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Sansu Avatar

Guerlain meteorites compact…i use a light dusting all over face after makeup is done..it gives the effect of smooth soft skin..and my friends always ask me if i got a facial done.:-) .I want to try the ambient lighting powders next but no idea which one to select..maybe go for the new trio you recommended Christine.

Meghan Avatar

I think the trio palette would be a great intro to the Ambient Lighting powders! I have Dim Light, Radiant Light, and I just got the palette (which coincidentally has both of the ALPs I already have, but oh well at least there’s the one limited edition?… Haha). Dim Light is my fave for everyday, I find it really softens the face/blurs any imperfections on the skin. You don’t need to apply much, so the powders seem to last so long, if you get the palette I’m sure it’ll last a long time – at least until you want to collect the others! πŸ˜‰

C. Avatar

I own Guerlain Meteorites Wulong and the Voyage Mythic both in compact pressed powder, I also have Hourglass ambient palette LE. I dont understand why I can’t see any difference when I wear any powders I owned? I tried every powder and take a picture and still doesnt notice it.. also tried hourglass on the other half of my face and guerlain on the other but i dont see any difference. I almost gave it to my friends. Good thing I used the powder to my daughter last trick or treat shes a teenager so i did her makeup and I noticed that her complexion brightens / Glowy.. thats the only reason I decided to keep it..

Evelyn Avatar

Maybe you have good skin and don’t really need them. πŸ™‚ My skin has it’s problems but when I use Meteorites (better) or the Hourglass powders (2nd choice) it does look far better, more smooth, even in tone and healthy. They are subtle but a good choice for someone who doesn’t like to heavily powder her face.

dtan0914 Avatar

I tend to like Diffused more on myself since I’m pretty warm and the yellow tone of it balances out my skin pretty nicely. I absolutely LOVE Incandescent Lighting, which is the LE shade in the palette. It’s like a mix of Dim and Diffused which makes me super happy and definitely great for an all-day look.

Anna Avatar

Make Up For Ever HD powder πŸ™‚ Or other spheric silicas (as cheaper alternative).

I have also bought Bobbi Brown’s Britghtening Finishing Powder, Guerlain Meteorites and many others. Silica is the best, because it doesn’t clog my pores. The only downside is that it can be drying πŸ™

Bre Avatar

Skin blurring powder??? I’m just gonna assume Setting powder…if so Ben Nye Banana Powder for under eye & MAC msfn for face, lately I have been using & loving Hourglass ambient light palette. You can’t go wrong with either of the above.

shelley Avatar

Hourglass Ambient Light powders in “dim” and “luminous light”. Luminous I use as a highlighter along my cheekbones. I’ve found my HG highlighter for my NC45 skintone. No ashy looking disco ball wearing skin for me. πŸ™‚

Cyndy Avatar

I use Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in “Dim Light” or “Radiant”. Both have a very nice softening and illuminating effect without aging skin or making it look dry. I have never been happier with a powder in all my years of makeup use.

Lauren Avatar

My favorite is Guerlain Pressed Voilettes. It’s the only one I’ve tried that actually lived up to it’s “airbrush” promise! Including the whole Meteorites line!

Meredith Avatar

I too like Guerlain’s Voilettes in the compact. It definitely brightens my middle aged sun damaged dull skin and makes it look airbrushed. Covers pores too. It’s HG for me.

Lauren Avatar

Oh, that’s great! I felt like a total weirdo because I was so blown away by this powder, but no one ever seems to talk about it! HG status, for sure.

Donna Avatar

I am not sure if I’m in the correct category but I’ve been using Chanel Les Beiges and think it does a good job. It diffuses a lot of the imperfections, and does not look heavy or “made up”. I use it after I am finished with everything on my face as a finishing touch. It’s not inexpensive but it looks as though it will last a long, long time. I am a light-medium skin tone and use #20. For a light application I use my MAC 188 brush, if I’m using it on my decolletage area I will use my Kabuki brush.

Polly Avatar

Cle de Peau – luminzing face enhancer #11 (blue, beige, lilac and peach colours)

Illuminates, brightens, freshens up the skin. Looks good and feels good every use !

zainab Avatar

Guerlain Meteorites! I was astounded at how much of a difference they made. I like Hourglass Diffused Light as well, but I find it can be a touch powdery on top of my foundation.

Camilla Avatar

I recently ordered the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Trio and can’t wait till I get it after reading all of your comments. πŸ™‚ It seems like everyone on YouTube is in love with it too.

divinem1 (Melissa) Avatar

Guerlain pressed Meteorites in Rose Teint 01. When I was in my 20s, I had porcelain skin — always had people commenting on how beautiful is was — translucent — like a porcelain doll.

I still have beautiful skin, but I have some discoloration from the 20+ prescription meds I take. One of them causes melasma. I use a concealer to cover that area and when I’m finished with my blush, I use the Guerlain Rose Teint 01 to set my foundation.

There’s no visible sparkle, but it gives a soft, iridescent look I used to have and softens some of the lines I have. This stuff is magic. I have two back-ups. That’s how much I like it. Worth every penny.

I have tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. It does give a nice finish, but not as nice as Guerlain, and the HG feels heavier on my skin. I don’t like it to feel like I’m wearing makeup.

Wwendalynne Avatar

Count me in Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders camp: My two favs are Mood and Dim. Mood counteracts sallowness and gives my complexion this beautiful rested look. Dim warms me up, gives me a bit of subtle colour. Just picked up the combo palette from Sephora courtesy of a 5:00 a.m. EST wake-up yesterday. Yay! More!

Amanda R Avatar

I’ll jump on the bandwagon with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders. I own Diffused, Ethereal, and just picked up Mood yesterday. I use diffused (soft yellow) on a daily basis as a finishing powder and often to set under eye concealer. It’s my favorite one because it really does blur pores, doesn’t get cakey (as long as you lightly pat it on after tapping off your brush), and the yellow tones counteract the redness in my skin in a subtle way. I generally can’t use yellow-toned powders with my NW10 skin because my skin is naturally pretty cool/neutral, but this one works beautifully. From the drugstore, I really like elf’s HD powder, which also blurs pores and was $6 last time I checked!

Lauren Avatar

I’m kind of new to this category. I’ve actually had the Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in baked starburst for at least 2 years and never knew what to do with it. It wasn’t a bronzer, which is what I thought it was when I bought it (The description says: Get a gorgeous lit-from-within glow with this radiant silk-like powder. The innovative baked formula imparts a soft veil of shimmer and keeps your skin looking luminous. Winner of Self Magazine’s Healthy Beauty Award for Best Bronzer). And it wasn’t quite a highlighter. However, I saw the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and something clicked and I realized how to use the Smashbox powder. It gives a beautiful effect on my medium skin! So now I’m hooked. I ordered the Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light with my VIB discount, so I’ll see how I like Hourglass!

Ade Avatar

Eshiko or Eraser Powder by Pure Luxe Cosmetics if you want matte finish; or
Hourglass Dim Ambient Lighting Powder or Guerlain Meteorites Voyage if you want that dewy-glow finish.

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