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Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light & Radiant Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers

01/07

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Luminous Bronze Light

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and golden shimmer. The color seemed more subdued and less yellow-toned compared to the one I have from the original launch in 2015. It mostly opaque pigmentation, which was easily sheered out or used with a lighter hand (or less dense brush) for more buildable coverage. It was also buildable to full coverage with two layers. The consistency was very smooth, silky, and finely-milled with just a touch of dustiness in the pan, which did not translate to the skin once blended out. It was easy to apply, diffuse and blend, and stayed on well for eight hours.

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer formula is supposed have a “sheer, airy” feel (sheer as in texture) that give a “natural, sun-kissed glow” with the “illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder” with “bronze pigments” that give it “buildable color.” The formula tends to be more pigmented (usually semi-opaque), but the textures are always soft enough that a less dense brush or lighter hand is an option for picking up less product and getting less coverage. I find that the bronzer formula tends to be less powdery compared to the original Ambient Lighting Powders, which is nice. The wear is typically around eight hours on me.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Luminous Bronze Light
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Hourglass Brilliant Nude & Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes

01/07

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Brilliant Nude

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush ($38.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen–glowing but not overtly shimmery. The standalone version ended up looking a few shades lighter than the one I have in a palette, due to the difference in marbling, so it may be lighter or darker depending on the particular pan. It just barely shows up on my skin tone–more like a gently warming highlighter–but would be an easy, everyday kind of color on fairer complexions. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and very blendable, though just a smidgen dusty in the pan. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque) that wore well for eight hours on me.

The Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder is designed to have the “illuminating effects” of their Strobe Lighting Powder with “vivid cheek colors.” The formula features “buildable color” with a “natural-looking, radiant finish.” The texture of the powder is very, very silky and finely-milled, which can result in noticeable powder that gets kicked up in the pan, though they apply beautifully to the skin and never look dry or dusty actually applied (which is where it counts!). One of the things I have noticed over the years is that the depth of color can vary dramatically depending on the marbling of the powders; some have more of the “Strobe” shade and others have more of the “blush” shade.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Brilliant Nude
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Hourglass Nude Bronze Light & Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers

01/07

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Nude Bronze Light

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The brand said this shade was mixed with “Nude Light,” which doesn’t actually exist in the Ambient Lighting Powder range, but I couldn’t detect any shimmer or sparkle–everything swirled together for a natural, matte finish (matte without being flat). The consistency was smooth, finely-milled, and silky to the touch without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage in two layers, though it was soft enough in the pan that I could use a lighter hand and get sheerer coverage, if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer formula is supposed have a “sheer, airy” feel (sheer as in texture) that give a “natural, sun-kissed glow” with the “illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder” with “bronze pigments” that give it “buildable color.” The formula tends to be more pigmented (usually semi-opaque), but the textures are always soft enough that a less dense brush or lighter hand is an option for picking up less product and getting less coverage. I find that the bronzer formula tends to be less powdery compared to the original Ambient Lighting Powders, which is nice. The wear is typically around eight hours on me.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Nude Bronze Light
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Hourglass Euphoric Fusion & Iridescent Flash Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes

01/07

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Euphoric Fusion

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush ($38.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium pinky-plum with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. The powder was incredibly smooth and finely-milled, though it kicked up excess powder in the pan and looked dusty when swatched, but the more I blended it out, the smoother and more luminous it looked on the skin (without looking dusty or dry). It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) and the shimmery finish never emphasized my skin’s natural texture. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading on me.

The Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder is designed to have the “illuminating effects” of their Strobe Lighting Powder with “vivid cheek colors.” The formula features “buildable color” with a “natural-looking, radiant finish.” The texture of the powder is very, very silky and finely-milled, which can result in noticeable powder that gets kicked up in the pan, though they apply beautifully to the skin and never look dry or dusty actually applied (which is where it counts!). One of the things I have noticed over the years is that the depth of color can vary dramatically depending on the marbling of the powders; some have more of the “Strobe” shade and others have more of the “blush” shade.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Euphoric Fusion
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes & Bronzers Now Available

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes & Bronzers
Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes & Bronzers

Ambeitn Strobe Lighting Blush now available in four shades, and Ambient Lighting Bronzer now available in two new shades.

Availability

Now online

The Details

Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush | $38.00 | Permanent

  • Euphoric Fusion Soft lilac resplendent glow
  • Iridescent Flash Vivid magenta illuminating glow
  • Brilliant Nude Deep amber lustrous glow
  • Incandescent Electra Cool peach

Ambient Lighting Bronzer | $50.00 | Permanent

  • Nude Bronze Light Neutral bronze with a subtle warmth
  • Diffused Bronze Light Cool bronze for a ray of warm sunlight

The Best & Worst: Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo ($34.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new, permanent twist-up jumbo lip crayon available in 20 shades. The formula had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a smooth, creamy, and lightweight consistency. I felt like I could apply a little here, a little there, and then spread the color out by pressing my lips together for sheerer coverage, or I could apply a single layer and get semi-opaque coverage fairly easily. The formula was incredibly comfortable to wear: lightweight, hydrating, and smoothing. Some balm-like formulas that have more coverage can sit in lip lines, but I felt like these filled them and made them look softer for the most part. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

01

Hourglass Icon

PPermanent. $32.00/0.08 oz.

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark red with cool, pink undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Hourglass Protector

Hourglass Protector GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with hints of magenta and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A+

03. Hourglass Liberator

Hourglass Liberator GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark berry with reddish undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A+

04. Hourglass Achiever

Hourglass Achiever GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of plum paired with a lightly glossy sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Hourglass Leader

Hourglass Leader GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Hourglass Innovator

Hourglass Innovator GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

07. Hourglass Visionary

Hourglass Visionary GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep, coppery red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Hourglass Creator

Hourglass Creator GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

09. Hourglass Activist

Hourglass Activist GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Hourglass Inventor

Hourglass Inventor GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a natural finish. Read full review.

A-

11. Hourglass Lover

Hourglass Lover GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A-

12. Hourglass Seeker

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, pop of pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

13. Hourglass Influencer

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with subtle, rosy undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

14. Hourglass Peacemaker

Hourglass Peacemaker GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

15. Hourglass Warrior

Hourglass Warrior GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a dark burgundy with cool undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

B+

16. Hourglass Believer

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, pinky beige with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

B

17. Hourglass Explorer

Hourglass Explorer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

18. Hourglass Futurist

Hourglass Futurist GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, rosy brown with warm undertones and a lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

B

19. Hourglass Dreamer

Hourglass Dreamer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

20. Hourglass Idealist

Hourglass Idealist GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a soft, glossy sheen. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
14
B
6
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
91%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
91%

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