Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light Review

Like a sucker, I bought the Hourglass Ambient lighting powder. Part of me was curious, why is everybody gushing about it? Especially Wayne Goss from Gossmakeupartist.

I bought this product knowing that it is a finishing powder. I did not bought it by any means to set my foundation. I also know that the powders look better on lighter skin tones so I picked out the "Radiant Light"-the darkest shade they have. It seemed to most natural color to me.

These are the reasons why I picked up the product.
  1. I want the glowing look everyone seems to have.
  2. I like the idea of a powder that blurs my imperfections. 
  3. I really wanted to try if higher end powders work better than drugstore one.
That being said, I first tried this powder after I finished setting my face with Rimmel London Stay Matte powder. I also added all the other products on my face and found that my face is just too powdery afterwards. I even sprayed MAC's fix plus but it did nothing for me.

It did not give me that glowing look I was looking for.

I tried to skip my setting powder and use the Hourglass ambient lighting powder to set my face and to finish off after putting on my blush and more. I noticed that the powder gives off the same finish as my foundation which was nice but unfortunately it makes for a poor setting powder. 

It does blurs my imperfection and my face looks clearer. My pores looked non-existent and some of my acne scars looked lighter.  I still need to cover it up with a concealer. I almost didn't want to return the product, almost. 

Overall I think that this is a nice product. But I can't justify the price tag even though I got it while on sale. This thing is worth a textbook and it just simply has too little of an effect for my liking. 

Bottom Line: It's a nice product on its own. It blurs imperfection and lightens acne scars very slightly. However it could look a little too powdery after all the other products are applied. It doesn't give me that glowing look everyone seems to have. Personally, the price tag does not justify the product.

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