May 6, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders

Hello Beauty Friends!

Last week I reviewed the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette - which has now been made permanent.  You can see that post here.

Today I thought I would share with you my thoughts on the other Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders I have.

My very first one was Diffused Light, described as soft, warm pale yellow powder.  When these first arrived at my local Sephora, I was excited to swatch them in person since it was hard to tell the shades online.  This shade was the one I liked the best over my foundation - and gave me the most natural finish for my skin tone.  I have used it quite a bit, as you can see from the photo!

During another Sephora visit, I thought I would try some of the other shades; maybe find a slightly warmer colour.  That's when I found Luminous Light, described as a champagne pearl powder.  I like to use this at this time of year, when my skin has a little more colour.  It suits my tanned skin tone and has a little more shimmer to it.  I apply it a little less liberally than I do the Diffused Light because it will add colour to my base.

So considering I was only going to purchase one of the Hourglass powders originally, I now have five different shades!  Oops!  Oh well, I use powder every day - so they won't go to waste.

What do you think of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders?  Do you like them?


  1. Everyone and their mother is ranting about these powders! I think i'll have to try one soon! Which one is the most matte?

    1. Personally I think Diffused Light is the most subtle and matte.

  2. I have a couple of them and the palette - tee hee. I love them though. They are great products.

  3. I really want to try these.. and the ambient lighting blushes too! xx