Initially bought because of its exquisite beauty only? I plead guilty. Just look at this marbled gorgeousness, it’s too pretty not to bring it home. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush has been in my collection for quiet a while now, thanks to my loveliest cousin who brought it all the way from the States. I asked her to hunt down Diffused Heat as it’s supposed to be the most universal shade hence flattering on all skin tones. So is this beauty worth the hype?
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is a blusher-highlighter hybrid, each infused with their Ambient Lighting Powder name equivalent, which is what makes them so unique. Hourglass used Photoluminescent Technology to provide depth and dimension to your cheeks. Oh, and have I mentioned that each is handmade which means that no two are alike? Splendid.
Diffused heat, combined with Diffused Light, is a soft pink with warm peachy undertones and subtle shimmer particles which provides a natural, luminous flush to the cheeks. The formula is very soft and finely-mild which makes application quiet delicate; Use it light-handed and build up gradually, or vibrant poppy cheeks will be achieved. Using a duo-fibre brush might be of great help. I’m not the bestest friend with pigmented blushes so it was quickly shoved aside not being able to achieve the desired colour intensity but that’s luckily all water under the bridge now.
Although powder is infused, it’s undetectable onto the skin and no pores are accentuated, just like the regular finishing powders. On the other hand, it manages to perfect the skin by delivering a utterly smooth and radiant finish. The blush blends in effortlessly making extra blending unnecessary.
The fact that this review is long overdue proves my scepticism towards its immense popularity. Well, I might not have picked the right shade at the time as it was slightly too pink to my liking but I’ve managed to find a way to make this blush work. Here’s what I’ve discovered after few trial and errors; It’s best paired with warm-toned eyeshadows e.g. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita or Tom Ford Cognac Sable. It pulls the look so beautifully together. Recently I’ve also been rocking it on no make-up make-up days, giving my dull complexion a little pinch of life .
Is it an absolute must-have? It depends really. I’ve never been the fanatic blush hoarder, but there’s no doubt that it would be a gorgeous addition to any make-up stash. It’s a winner in terms of combining luminosity with actual blush colour. I’m positive that we’re going to get along well during the colder months: Cute winter flushed cheeks, I’m all in! I might have been torn at first but I’m getting a bigger fan by the day …