Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
Hey hey you lovely folks. So I’ve been a pretty sucky blogger by having allowed quite a lot of time to pass since my last post. It turns out you can have all the pre written posts and pre photographed photos in the world and still not be consistent. So that is one mystery solved! Yes I am going to play the uni card, it’s my last semester so in future blunders i won’t be able to blame uni anymore so I need to hold onto that excuse for as long as possible. Seeing as its been a while I thought I’d throw a review at you guys. Now this one is quite a controversal review as my my thoughts on this little powder aren’t what you’d expect, so let’s jump right in!
So my views my surprise you because they aren’t going with the flow on this one. Spoiler alert.
So enough chit chat, let’s jump right in!
Does it work with many skin tones? There are numerous shades under the Hourglass ambient lighting powders. Numerous shades could possibly work for you though there are options for the extremely fair skinned and those with a deeper skin tone.
Is it overly glittery? When you swatch it – it does appear glittery however, it doesn’t appear glittery on the face when you apply it with a brush.
Is it too natural? It won’t give you a popping highlight. It has a very subtle effect … too subtle for my liking and considering the price tag you want your glowyness to be seen from space! If you like the very very natural look, then you’ll like this! But the fact that it’s natural means you can apply it anywhere you’d like!
Is it available in many shades?: There are six shades available.
Day or night appropriate?: It’s so subtle you can wear it any time of the day. It’s still quite subtle in the day time so really it’s dealer’s choice with that one.
Where is it best for applying on the face? Because it’s so subtle I apply it everywhere I want some glowyness. So pretty much everywhere except my t-zone!
Price: $67 AUD
Availability: Mecca cosmetic, (Sephora US)
Formula?: It’s a smooth finely milled formula. Not cakey or heavy. It’s a pressed powder.
Pros: Smooth finely milled formula, you can apply it anywhere on the face, it isn’t chalky or glittery, you get a lot of product!
Cons: Very subtle, expensive
Overall thoughts: The reason I am judging this product so harshly is because of its price point. With a product close to 70 bucks I am expecting it to do a miracle on my face. It doesn’t do much for the price, it’s nice but it’s subtle and aside from giving a subtle glow on the face it just didn’t do much else. If this exact product was in the drugstore I wouldn’t mind it. BUT having spent a lot of money on it I’m disappointed. Its nice don’t get me wrong I just had higher expectations going in. I do want to get the hourglass blushes and bronzer but with the powders I just can’t justify the price point.
Would I repurchase? No I wouldn’t.
And this wraps up the review! Have you guys tried the ambient lighting powders or any other products from hourglass? What was your experience with them? I hope you guys have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post.