Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Luminous Flush) – Review

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jay x

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MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush – Ambering Rose – Review & Swatch

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When I saw this tutorial on Youtube I knew I had to buy the blush that was being used on the model. Ambering Rose from MAC is a Sheertone Shimmer Blush which I believe is one of the most beautiful colours available for darker skin tones.

The colour is difficult to describe, I would say it’s a very warm muted rose colour. It doesn’t appear garish or bright on the skin. There is a shimmer but nothing overwhelming. I love wearing this colour with pink lips during the Spring/ Summer, it adds a nice fresh warmth to the cheeks.

This blush is extremely pigmented and has to be applied with a very light hand. I would say it almost exclusively suits medium tan to deep/dark skin tones, however don’t quote me on that if you’re lighter and love this blush haha! As with all MAC blushes it doesn’t fade, move or change colour during the day.

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If you’re around my skin tone or darker you must, must check this out, you will not regret it!

Jay x

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge – Powder Pink 6 – Review

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. I went out for a coffee earlier with one of my good friends and we took a trip to the department store where I picked up this cream blush.

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This is the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks from Bobbi Brown in the colour Powder Pink (6) and it cost £19.00.

First lets talk about the packaging. As with all Bobbi Brown makeup this compact comes in the sleek black packaging with a mirror on the top making it perfect for touch-ups on the go. The texture of this is extremely emollient and oily which makes application a dream. It is best applied with your fingers or a soft blush brush. On the lips this has the texture of a moisturising lip balm.

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The colour of this cream blush is very different to most pink blushes, it’s a soft pink with a brown undertone which makes it look very grown up. It leaves an extremely dewy, “expensive” finish on the cheeks. If you have very oily skin this is probably a no-go for you because the formula contains castor oil, also if you have sensitive skin you should avoid this as it contains perfume. The colour pay-off is subtle but can be built up. IMG_2466

Overall I am loving this blush, I often find pink blushes a bit too bright and garish. If you’re looking for a more mature way to wear pink then this is the way forward. If you’re someone who touches their face a lot then you will need to reapply this blush as it rubs off easily.

Jay x