Hourglass Mood Exposure Ambient Lighting Blush is the last and final blush I purchased for review. Thus far I got four out of the six Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush as that was all that was in stock when I went to grab them up. I had plans to go back for the shades that were out of stock but I’m convinced I don’t need them now as I’m really not all that impressed with these in the long run.
Here’s some thoughts on Hourglass Mood Exposure Ambient Lighting Blush.
Hourglass Mood Exposure Ambient Lighting Blush is one of six new shades of blush that Hourglass Cosmetics launched for Spring 2014 which combine swirls of blush into their popular Ambient Lighting Powder. It’s basically an improved version of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder as you’re getting the benefits of a blush along with the soft focus of the powder.
I think my beef with the formula was I expected something glow-y from the formula and that isn’t exactly what you get. These are a seamless formula that much is true. Although the texture is fairly powdery for a baked formula they still have a very soft, finely milled texture that blends beautifully on cheeks. The texture of the blush is very soft, silky, and smooth. Color excels at looking very natural and pretty yet not really producing any of the natural, soft focused light you might experience by using the Ambient Lighting Powder alone.
Visually Hourglass Mood Exposure is beautiful to behold. It’s a dusky shade of plum that comes across more as a bronze-y peach on my cheeks. I think perhaps it’ll appear different on a variety of skin tones. It almost gives my cheeks a sculpted, contoured look. It’s very pretty and natural.
I think my disappointment stems from the fact that I’m not getting the glow I thought these would perhaps produce. On one side the naturalness of the color is stunning and the formula simply beautiful to work with but on the other I really wish they had more of a glow to them versus the semi-matte finish they seem to produce.
Overall, if you don’t mind missing out on the glow you’ll be happy with the the excellent formula on Hourglass Mood Exposure Ambient Lighting Blush!
What are your thoughts so far on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes?
I’d love to hear!
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