Hourglass Radiant Magenta Ambient Lighting Blush is one of six brand new blushes that Hourglass has launched for Spring 2014. This stunning baked blushes are visually gorgeous to say the least but thus far I’ve been a little disappointed with the formula.
Let’s take a look at the Radiant Magenta and see if it changes my mind!
Hourglass Radiant Magenta Ambient Lighting Blush ($35) is described as a golden fuchsia but I don’t really get the “gold” portion of this shade. It’s more of a cooler pink on my cheeks.
Now the innovative part of this blush is the fact that it actually combines the shade Radiant Light from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. Each of the six blushes uses a base shade of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder which is supposed to add that soft focused glow you get from the powder combined with swirls of blush.
Technically I think the powder itself works better than the combination of a powder with a blush as I don’t get a glow from the blush or any sort of soft focus. I feel the blush gives a lovely finish but not quite the finish I expected from these especially considering marketing totes them as a luminous glow finish of sorts.
I think so far Radiant Magenta is the most pigmented shades I’ve tried. The texture is a bit powdery so it does kick up a good deal of powder when you swipe a brush through it which I find wasteful as I have to tap to remove excess. The texture is luxuriously soft and finely milled. Thankfully once applied it doesn’t look powdery and has a smooth, soft finish on my cheeks.
Overall, as with other shades in this release, I was a little disappointed because this is just more of a regular blush versus anything as unique and special as I worked it out to be in my mind. At $35….it’s a little high when there is a vast ocean of blushes out there that are just as nice. I was thinking these blushes would have more of the finish I seen from the new MAC Power Petal shade but unfortunately that isn’t the case sadly!
Do share your thoughts!