If you don’t quite have the $$ to splurge on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($45) might I suggest the Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio ($21)?
Recently, Sephora launched two new shades of their Microsmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trios in Sublime and Spirited for Spring 2015 and Sublime is a perfect little switch up for the more expensive Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders.
Take a look!
Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio is made up of three gradating shades of soft, silky highlighter powder. I know people who automatically see the words “baked” cringe! Personally I’m a huge fan of baked shadows, baked blushes, etc…don’t let your hate of baked sway you from trying this palette as the texture is divine and very close to the silkiness of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder.
The soft shimmery, beige peach shades remind me of my own Radiant Hourglass Palette and also reminds me of shades in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette! Not exact dupes mind you but the texture and look of the shades on skin do very much remind me of Hourglass’s much more expensive formula.
The Microsmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio has a very soft shimmery finish. I wouldn’t recommend it all over use but you can use it in key areas around your face to add a touch of luminosity. It’s especially handy to have around if you contour your face as this makes for a perfect way to follow up with a highlighter.
The texture is divine on this powder. It’s very soft, silky, and easy to blend. The colors are quite universally flattering as they’ll look great on lighter skin and even better on darker.
If you’re not looking to spend near $50 bucks on Hourglass’s powder, I’d say that Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio in Sublime is a nice little switch up!
You can get it now in stores or online at Sephora.com.