Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush are back in stock across the board and I’m sure many of you are exciting to check them out for yourself! I just wanted to go over some of the things I liked about these blushes and some of the things that disappointed. I’m kinda hopeful some of my thoughts my help you along your way in deciding if you do or do not need to try them.
Let’s take a look at this recap review.
So far I’ve reviewed four of the six shades of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes available. I had a really good time with them but I had grievances too and some disappointments.
- Hourglass Mood Exposure Ambient Lighting Blush
- Hourglass Radiant Magenta Ambient Lighting Blush
- Hourglass Diffused Heat Ambient Lighting Blush
- Hourglass Dim Infusion Ambient Lighting Blush
As a lover of the soft focused finish I get from Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder I have to admit that you’ll get that same soft focused finish from Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. The blushes have an absolute seamless finish. You can’t tell where they begin and your skin ends as the color creates a very natural, even finish on skin same as the powder does. I think the blushes look very, very natural no matter how lightly or heavily you apply them. This isn’t to say they are sheer because they are not but they have a knack for never looking over done. I know I can use that in my life because I apply blush very heavily, guilty as charged.
I think they got promoted as a glowing blush of sort when reading the promotional material for them and this is slightly disappointing. I’m not glitter, shimmer, or sparkle but just more of a finish like you’d get from MAC Power Petal. It’s that soft glow-y look of health. Unfortunately Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush lacks that somehow. The entire idea of Ambient Lighting Powder is to give skin a bit of a candlelit glow and even the powder doesn’t quite produce that. It’s more of a softer, even focused which is equally as a flattering as a glow but slightly disappointing if you expected that glow. The finish for me was more of a softer semi-matte consistency because there isn’t any real sparkle, glitter, shimmer, or even an iridescence here. The interesting thing about the blushes which I’m unsure if people realized or not is the fact their base if an Ambient Powder shade. So each blush is based upon a single Ambient Lighting Powder shade and Hourglass simply swirled in a complimentary color blush. It’s quite an interesting concept really but I think in combining the two sometimes you’re missing out on the effect the powder produces.
I think the formula is slightly disappointing because it is a bit dense, drier, and even dare I say chalky and powdery. Not the chalky aspect and even the dryness and density of the powder isn’t an issue because it blends flawlessly! The real issue is even though dense these kick up a heck of a lot of powder when you swipe through them and that’s quite wasteful as you’ll find yourself tapping access off. At $35 each I don’t think you can really afford to waste that much powder each time you use the blush.
Which brings me to another point…..price. $35 for what you’re getting is a little expensive. I do so urge you to try out a Laura Geller Blush m Brighten versus these as they are merely which are a few dollars cheaper and will give you a nice glow. I wish they would more around $25-$30 and even $30 is pushing the envelope slightly.
I have to admit I have a love hate relationship with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. On one hand I think the formula has a suburb natural finish but many other aspects contribute to my disappointing with the product including formula, price, and other points. This seems to be a season of blushes and many other competitive brands have produced blushes that are cheaper this Spring!
Do you need them?
I’d say yes but maybe around or during the Sephora Friends and Family Sale when you’ll get 20% off that $35.
Maybe just try one shade and see what you think!
Tried them already?
I’d love to hear your mini review or thoughts!