A few weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, whilst browsing the SpaceNK website I came across the Ambient Lighting Blush from Hourglass. Now I’d heard of the Ambient Lighting Powders and they have been on my wishlist for a while, but whilst still deciding which colour to buy I chose to buy a blush instead, as you do.
Ambient Lighting Blush comes in seven different shades to suit a range of skin tones, but I do notice that there aren’t many that are suitable for very deep skin tones. What makes these blushes special is that the Ambient Lighting Powders are baked into the blush giving the blush a marbled effect. I went for the shade Luminous Flush which is a warm pink shade with the Luminous Light shade of the Ambient Lighting Powder running through it.
Like all Hourglass cosmetics, the packaging for this blush is luxurious, weighty and decadent and for £28 a pop, rightly so!
On to the blush itself I find that it is well pigmented and I only have to apply a tiny amount for it to show up on the skin. The lasting power of these blushes is really impressive, I find that they last 14 hours on my skin. The Ambient Lighting Powder in the blush adds a really subtle pearlescent finish to the skin which catches the light and looks really pretty and youthful. The blush also does a good job of blurring imperfections on the skin due to the light reflecting technology. Whenever I’m wearing this blush I don’t feel like I need another highlighter as it adds a sort of sheen to the skin. It’s difficult to capture this blush on camera but here is a picture of me wearing it. What I really like is that it doesn’t emphasise any texture on the skin or settle into pores.
Overall I don’t think that these blushes are any better in quality than say a MAC blush, but if you’re into high end make-up brands and you want a blush that has a different finish that your standard matte then go for it. I’m already eyeing up some of the coral shades.
Have you tried these blushes before? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know.