Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush2

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush | Photos, Swatches, Review

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush2

I shared with you the initial release information on the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes ($41 CAD/$35 US) back in January. I was so excited about this release. My beloved Ambient Lighting Powder formula in blush form. Heaven. I was not the only one eagerly anticipating these blushes. Since then I have heard fairly mixed reviews of the blushes resulting mostly from the advanced miscelare technique used in the formulation of these hand made powders that results in each blush being unique. Particularly with shades like Ethereal Glow, that is on the lighter side of the shade spectrum, if the unique pattern of the blush results in a higher percentage of it being the Ambient Lighting Powder rather than the coloured blush shade, then the pigmentation of the blush may not be as intense as you’d like. When I was asked to select a colour I chose Luminous Flush. Even though Ethereal Glow seemed like the perfect shade for me, I knew that this mix of shades would result in an even softer result so I opted for something a bit more pigmented. I still think that Ethereal Glow will be my next purchase because on my fair skin I am confident that it will look lovely unless I end up with some really off balance mix of shades.

So here’s the deal. If you are purchasing in person, open the box and take a peek. Make sure you are happy with the unique formulation of your blush. If you are ordering online than accept the gamble but also note that stores like Sephora have excellent return policies. If you really feel you got a dud then exchange it!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush3

I happen to be 100% happy with my Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush. The mix of the medium rose shade mixed with Luminous Light results in a lovely natural flush that has the natural radiance and glow that I expected from the Hourglass Ambient powder formula. There is no flatness, or chalkiness with this formula only luminous blushing skin. I found this blush to have an even silkier and creamier texture than my Ambient Lighting Powders. Pigmentation with this shade, and my particular unique cheek palette, is very intense. I need to use a fairly light hand with it.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Swatch1

The packaging is lighter golden bronze compared to the deeper brown bronze of the Ambient Lighting Powders. It has a very mirrored finish so shows fingerprints quickly. Size wise it is a bit smaller than the face compacts.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush1

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  • Ashley McKernan
    February 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM


  • mara
    February 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    i want these so bad! i was very late to the vib/rouge early purchase train from sephora so i’m just waiting tip these get restocked. which is okay… cause then i can use up some of what i have ;] but they are so prettyyyyy!

  • Kate MacDonald
    February 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    This and Ethereal Glow are the two that I was really drawn to. I was worried when some swatches made them all seem very warm-toned, but I think I can pull this one off. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • BooBooNinja
    February 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Christa, this is the best review of the HG blushes I have read yet. Cheers!


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