Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Discover a new way to blush: this groundbreaking hybrid combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues. The result is seamless, soft-focus and multidimensional color.

Ambient Lighting Blush ($35.00) (New, Permanent)

Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary and revolutionary. Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension. The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multi-dimensional level—effectively reinventing the way you view blush. The state-of-the-art formula means that its full potential is only displayed on application. The hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. Delivers a radiant natural finish and offers buildable color. Ambient Lighting Blush is designed to be paired with Ambient Lighting Powder. Using the two products together imbues the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow. The six shades, which range from soft coral to cool pink, are a wardrobe of captivating accent lights for cheeks. Free of parabens, talc, fragrance, nanoparticles and gluten. No Animal Testing.

  • Radiant Magenta A golden fuchsia blush combined with Radiant Light for a summer glow
  • Mood Exposure A soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion
  • Diffused Heat A vibrant poppy blush combined with Diffused Light for a subtle halo effect
  • Ethereal Glow A cool pink blush fused with Ethereal Light for a moonlit luminosity
  • Dim Infusion A subdued coral blush fused with Dim Light to add warmth
  • Luminous Flush A champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light to evoke a candlelit glimmer

Availability: February 2014 @ Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter.com, Sephora, Space NK; January 24th at Hourglasscosmetics.com

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

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144 thoughts on “Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 2014

  1. Carrie

    So pretty!! Can’t wait to see swatches!

  2. And there goes my budget… LOL. I just may be able to hold out for a 20% off sale, somehow… I want them all…

  3. I’m liking the look of some of these!
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  4. Ohhhhh want want want!! Glad that it’s not as expensive as the Ambient Powders, but I’m curious how these would swatch :)
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  5. wow! i saw that promo image and immediately thought ‘HOLY CRAP!’ i don’t know if a promo image has ever provoked such a reaction in me before! lol. they look amazing, i hope they turn out to be so!

  6. Angelina

    The coral one is lovely!


  8. Was that a collective “UH OH” I heard from beauty fiends all across the universe?(and their wallets too?)
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  9. My first reaction was to think “OMG! I WANT THEM ALL!!!” Then I started to wonder how different these are than using the existing Ambient Lighting powders with regular blush. I guess we’ll see soon enough…
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  10. Emma

    Oh my god how GORGEOUS. I am drooling. For real, drooling. I want every single color! This is going to be so difficult!

  11. Donna

    And the crowd cheers! They are all beautiful – can’t wait to see the swatches.

  12. Joy

    Photo looks odd – Probably not the best demonstration of product and placement.

  13. Jen

    Oh wow, instantly at the top of my wishlist! Am a huge fan of the Ambient Lighting powders, so imagine that these will be lovely as well :)

  14. Ann

    Dang it! I’ve been on a no buy since the new year and been doing great. I’m selfishly hoping these suck when you review them, but I just know they will be fabulous! I know i will be asking for nothing but Sephora gift cards for my birthday!

  15. These look amazing! Definitely going to get one! :)

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  16. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up with every single one of these! 😀

  17. This is the best thing I’ve seen all week. YAY!

  18. OMG..AMMMMAZZZINGGGGGGGG 😀 😀 Can’t wait for these to be available at Sephora!!

  19. Oh my goodness, Could they be any more beautiful? I am so excited to see these hitting stores. I can’t even begin to imagine the hype that will follow.

  20. A. Mar

    Sold! So excited.

  21. Kellie

    Whaaat? 😀

  22. Stephanie

    OH god yes!! I am definitely going to work on finishing my current blush now!! I’m on maternity leave so I’m only buying replacement products while I am not being paid. I wonder when it will be released in australia.

  23. vivi

    I hope they not frosty!!

  24. shelley

    I’m in HEAVEN!!!! I already have three of the Ambient powders and now they are coming out with blush shades. I can’t wait to see these babies in person. I want them all!!! lol

  25. I just had to picky my jaw up off of the floor. Wow. I had no idea these were coming out. So excited!

  26. Nazih

    oooooooh! Really hope these deliver, unlike the final cut blushes.

  27. Denise

    I cannot wait to see swatches!!!! I think I may need to get a couple of these:)

  28. Erica

    Ah man! And I promised myself no blushes this year!! DANGIT

  29. Can’t wait to see the swatches…! 😀

  30. Melanie

    OH good lord … Insanely beautiful .. I will be getting each one! I have fallen head over heels for this makeup line

  31. Elizabeth K.

    I’ve limited myself to buying only 10 beauty products til July. This just made the list. I die!

  32. Andrea

    omgosh!! can’t wait for these to come out!!!!!!!!!!!! The Ambient Lighting Powders are AMAZING..

  33. WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO ME???? Just when I think I can’t possibly need more makeup, along comes something like this to just knock me on the head!

  34. Wow, I can’t wait to see how these look!

  35. Rebecca

    These are so pretty. I think people will buy them even if they turn out to be just ok…

  36. cca

    These look really good, remind me of milani blushes, cant wait to see swatches, probably have to buy before they just sell out

  37. Some of the best marketing I’ve ever seen (I want them all!). Please review these so I don’t buy blindly. I’m not even a blush girl….
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  38. Hoursglass how you eat my wallet. I hope these will be just as fine milled as the Ambient Lighting powder. Shade wish I’m interest in the coral/red (Diffused Heat?) and Dim Infusion. *_*
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  39. Wow they look beautiful! See now I’m kinda glad that I didn’t buy the ambient lighting palette because I’m guessing at some point they will bring out another trio and include one of these blushes, well I’m hoping so anyway :) I will be looking forward to your swatches and review.

  40. amy

    wow…sounds amazing

  41. Christina

    Hmm, these look like baked blushes to me, which would produce the marble effect. I’m guessing these are Hourglass’ version of it. The reference to Italy and hand mixing tips me off.

    Still, so pretty! I am definitely buying at least one shade. Exciting! :)

  42. Ralph

    HOLY CRAP I’M LITERALLY SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED FOR THESE!!! I’m gonna have to start saving up.

  43. Gotta’ have! Can’t make a decision so why have to decide? These are breathtaking.

  44. Valerie C.

    Yes! I must have at least two!!

  45. Gorgeous!!! I would like to try Dim Infusion =)

  46. I just drove 2 1/2 hours from work through a NYC blizzard (and I left early!). Cars, trucks, and SUVs sliding all over the place. I’m shaking like a leaf. When I got home and calmed down a bit, I made a cup of tea and opened up my IPad to see this – Hourglass Spring blushes! Christine, you sure know how to make a girl feel better (lol). I can’t wait to see these beauties in person.

  47. These look so cool! I can’t wait to go swatch these guys.

  48. Will wait for reviews to purchase but being Hourglass… Yeah. lol

  49. Jenny

    These are so pretty. I want one or two…

  50. Farida

    OMG, this has my name written all over them. I am getting them all, lol!!! I can’t wait. I hope they deliver the same results as the ambient powders.

  51. Kica

    oooooh these look gorgeous! Especially that coral.

  52. OMG. I can pick AT LEAST three of these that I want.

  53. Corliss

    Woooooo Hoooooo if these work on deeper skin tones they are all mine!

  54. These sound amazing!
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  55. OFFICIALLY.PUMPED. Hoping these are every bit as amazing as the Ambient Lighting Powders, but as always will be watching for a review :)

  56. My wallet is *WAILING*.


  57. These are gorgeous – I need to try them! I wonder how shimmery they’ll be…
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  58. Adriana

    Omg … I love 5 of them . .. 5 x 35 + tax … bye bye budget !!!

  59. BlendItOut

    Wow! Based solely on these pics, I want them all! They each offer something different and special. At the same time, the combinations are endless. I can’t wait to learn more!

  60. xamyx

    I’m loving the 3rd, 4th, & 5th ones down (ie, the “safe” colors, LOL!). I’ m not sure I *need* any more blush, but then again, not “needing” something has never stopped me…

  61. Sondra

    I see at least two that I want. I hope they swatch well.

  62. Vanessa

    I screamed a little when I saw this…

    come on, lady, keep it together…

  63. Oh, good grief. My breath caught in my throat when I saw this. I ‘need’ three of them, at least. This is the first spring stuff that I really don’t think I’ll be able to resist.

  64. Amanda

    Well, at least the one thing I want this spring is permanent :) nothing to go rushing out for!

  65. LU

    These look great! Everything MAC MSF’s should have been, but even better.

  66. OH. NO. How am I going to decide which one? Maybe I’ll wait a bit and see if they release a palette…
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  67. Since they came out with the highlighting palette for the holidays, I’ve fallen in love with Hourglass… I simply can’t wait for these! Ahhhh!

  68. Oh man! I’m pretty sure I want all of these …

  69. I have had sooo many problems with Hourglass (nothing I purchased for the brand worked out for me, strangely) but I’ll overlook everything and still indulge in these (after reading your reviews, of course!) These look soo good!
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  70. Jennifer

    Ooohhh. I want them all but maybe I can control myself enough to only get 2. Or 3.

  71. Oh no this is gonna be one of those gotta catch them all situations. Can’t wait to see swatches.

  72. I’m still waiting to get my hands on my first Ambient Lighting Powder and now Hourglass is releasing these beauties…..! I can´t wait to swatch these; I’ll begin saving!!

  73. Sarah

    I swear that I heard Dies Ire start playing as soon as the page image loaded.

    And lo, the Ambient Blush did appear upon the horizon, and yea, the legion of beauty worshipers did cry unto the heavens, “NOOOOOOOO!” and did plead with their wallets. But the wallets were unforgiving, and such weeping did commence.

    And mean, what?

  74. Cara

    Oh Hourglass. If lovin’ you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. I can’t wait to swatch these.

  75. CatG


  76. Zainab

    I want all of them! Here’s hoping they’re not just pretty in the pan (and cost less than AUD$62).

  77. Jaclyn

    My wallet is crying.

  78. Omg I’m so excited for these!!

  79. Genevieve

    Soooo gorgeous… Must…have…them…all! Thank God they are permanent- that’s all I have to say about that! If they are anything like the ambient powders that inspired them- these are going to be some seriously, off the charts, amazing blushes.

  80. Goodness they’re gorgeous! I easily spot three I want already lol. I can’t wait for swatches and reviews!
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  81. EmJay

    OMG, these look fantastic!

  82. Wow, those look lovely! I have to try the regular ambient powders, but I have really been wanting to… now I’m going to have to add the new blush to my list as well!

  83. What I’m about to say is so shocking I can hardly believe it’s coming out of my mouth, or fingers. ‘Wow, those look like total dupes for the Milani baked blushes!’

    There, I said it. Phew. Not that I’m a big fan of Milani, but I have tried their baked blushes and they are fabulous. Not sure Hourglass, even with their genius, can convince me to buy a product that looks identical to one hanging pretty at CVS.

  84. so lovely! I was saving up for the illuminating powder but maybe I’ll switch to one of these beauties ;(
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  85. Oh, my!! I CAN NOT wait to get my hands on these!! I am def saving my Sephora GC’s for these!!! YAY!!!

  86. Beauty fiend Sylirael: ‘ERMAGHERD, look at all the pretty!! Want!’ *flails arms*

    Scientist Sylirael: Hehe! These look like beautiful, stained histology samples!
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  87. C

    Damn, I can’t wait.

  88. Miss J

    I’m strangely turned on by this post. 😛

  89. Alice

    I think I will wait on these, as hard as that is. My bet is that they will come out with a holiday palette of these, then they shall be mine.

  90. The picture of all of the blushes together look so bright ,love! I find the pictures of the individual blushes to look kinda muted with the exception of the last magenta one.

  91. Well this is probably going to be a smash hit. And… yeah I’ll probably be among the adorers 😉
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  92. Aye aye!!!! Gorgeous…I must have the luminous flush!

  93. These are absolutely gorgeous. I want them all!

  94. Oh, my! I don’t think I can resist these. I want every single one! 😀

  95. Soleil

    How do these compare with MAC Mineralize blushes?