The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are getting a lot hype online lately. I offer simply the following testimony: The first day I ever wore it my work friend came up to me and asked what on earth I had done differently to my skin? Keep in mind this was during exam week, so this was a particularly strange compliment. Moments later, through groggy sleep deprived thoughts I remembered that I had indeed applied the Ambient Lighting Powder that morning!
When I walked into Mecca Comsetica I had the lovely assistant apply Dim Light on one side of my face and Diffused Light on the other. Within seconds I noticed that the Dim Light made me look like my foundation didn't match my skin. If you are a pale ass bitch like myself you will know that feeling of applying a too orange powder over a perfectly matched foundation, commonly known as pure despair. However Diffused Light was an entirely different story. It had a very light amount of pigmentation, and has soft yellow undertones. These undertones offset the redness in my skin and gave me a beautiful, radiant glow.
This powder is one of the least powdery powders that I've ever powdered with. The texture is however, very powdery and soft. I like to apply it by patting and pressing it into the skin to set my foundation. The powder itself has teeny tiny micro shimmers in it. And when I say micro, I mean barely visible to the human eye. What this powder results in is a beautiful glowing face that is set and stays all day.
One other thing to note is that I have actually tried applying this over a powder foundation to the the results and they are also impressive. The Ambient Lighting Powder takes down the powderyness of the powder foundation underneath and transforms the matte finish to a more natural one.
The last thing to mention about this powder is how beautifully it photographs. This is THE powder to wear to your wedding/prom night. This compact will last ages too as you don't need a lot of to achieve a luminous finish.
My final thoughts? Yes, it's a $62 powder but it behaves like a $62 powder. Also, I strongly suggest you have someone at Mecca Cosmetica colour match you as if I had've bought Dim Light I feel I would have an entirely different review.
- Setting powder with a luminous finish
- It's really expensive
- But it's really good.
Have you tried these? Would you fork out $62 for a face powder? I'd love to hear your thoughts.