Thursday, April 10, 2014

REVIEW & SWATCHES: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush


Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you a review on a blush that I've been rather smitten with lately. Hourglass, who is known especially for their fabulously glowing setting powders, came out with a line of corresponding Ambient Lighting Blushes which have the same finely milled texture and glowing appearance. Obviously this was going to be a huge cult hit from the get-go. 

Um, can we just take a moment to appreciate the sexy gold marbling? Ahhh....



The shade I'm sharing today is Radiant Magenta which is a lovely hot pink with peach-gold veining in the pan. This is not just a spray-on shimmer overlay, but the actual product has the gold baked into the formula.


When it blends into the skin, the color transforms into a gorgeous rosy peach with very, very subtle gold shimmers. The shimmer is so finely dispersed that it's virtually undetectable on the cheeks but it does give the slightest natural glow.


You can see here that it looks like a matte blush but with just a little more life. The wear on me has also been really great and lasts throughout the day when other blushes would normally have faded. As far as blushes go, I'm not sure what else I'd ask for in an everyday blush! 


As with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, the formula is quite soft and if your brush or hand are too rough you'll get a lot of dust fallout. I don't see that problem translating to application and wear, but it's worth noting if you tend to be heavy-handed.

In particular, I've found that this pairs really well with powder foundations since it really glides right over any textures 

 

Here I wore Radiant Magenta over my Bare Minerals Original Foundation. Overall, it's been a wonderful addition to my blush collection and definitely my go-to pink blush at the moment!

You can pick Hourglass Ambient Blushes up for $35 at Sephora, Net-a-Porter, and Barney's.

Check out these other shades of Hourglass Ambient Blush:


Readers, have you tried any of the Hourglass blushes? Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Disclaimer: This post contains product provided by the company's PR for consideration. For more information please see my review policy.  



21 comments:

  1. This looks lovely - I want them all :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  2. I own 5 of the 6-this looks so pretty on you-it comes out a little pinker on me-I was surprised how pigmented they were



    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a pretty shade, I'm still contemplating on spending money on the blushes since I just bought the ambient lighting powder, veil primer AND foundation!! So far I'm loving Hourglass though. Maybe I should splurge before the sale is over !


    www.melissatee.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Mineral Veil primer is one of my favorite makeup things EVER!

      Delete
  4. Such a pretty blush! :) I never tried Hourglass before, I should though!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Haven't even heard of this brand before, but am now tempted to try! Have you ever sampled Stila's Convertible Color (blush + lip color)? I've found it super easy to use, and the Peony shade is beautiful. I highly recommend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I used to have the Peony one ages ago too! :)

      Delete
  6. I've been really liking the results of ambient blushes! A natural gold glow without being too much :)

    tht-christina.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've had my eye on the Hourglass blushes for a while now, so glad you did a review. I really need to go and pick some up. I'm thinking I'll try out the new Luminous Flush (rose champagne one). ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  8. What brush do you recommend for application?
    Shelby
    BIFFSQUIGGLED

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much for this post! I have heard rave reviews on these blushes but have been hesitant to buy one because I wasn't sure what color I would like the best and the ones I have seen swatches of, the colors are just too bold for me. This color looks perfect and so glow-y on your skin that I might just have to take the plunge and buy it!

    love always, Tanka

    lovealwaystanka.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've had this blush for a week, and i'm obsessed, it's so amazing. Love it so much. i'm for sure getting more colors. And I totally agree with you about the dust off, at first i was like: wtf? but now I know better and brush it lightly and it's fine.

    everythingyoussy.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks beautiful!

    Have an amazing weekend!
    ♥ Oxana
    O X A N A  M.U.A makeup blog NEW POST! >> spring inspired makeup!
    Bloglovin | Facebook | TumblrInstagram

    ReplyDelete
  12. ok you have convinced me! I am going to pick this up on my next trip!

    ReplyDelete
  13. how does this compare to the NARS orgasm blush? Does it last longer than the NARS?

    http://sbbeautydiary.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Been debating whether to go for one of these or one of the Clinique blushes. If the shimmer is very subtle, it definitely helps put aside some worries about this blush.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Texture is the main difference between this and the Clinique Cheek Pops. Hourglass is more powdery whereas Cheek Pop is almost like a baked cream-powder. Hourglass sits over skin texture and Clinique gives translucent color. I like them both based on my mood, but they are VERY different!

      Delete
  15. Hi Jen,

    Can you do a makeup tutorial for daily office ladies? Asian version pls... I love your false lashes. Looks so natural!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Radiant Magenta looks so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  17. There have been many other blogs that have talked about these terrific blushes, so I finally bought one and am SOOOO happy with it. I purchased Dim Infusion (looking for a soft peach) and it was exactly what I needed. Excellent purchase without a doubt.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Google+