Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush for Spring 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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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!

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…

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!

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.

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

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!

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. *_*

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.

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! 🙂

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.

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.

OFFICIALLY.PUMPED. Hoping these are every bit as amazing as the Ambient Lighting Powders, but as always will be watching for a review 🙂

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!

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…

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.

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!

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!!

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Oh my goodness I am beyond excited to see these make their debut! I now know what I will have on my wish list for Valentines Day 🙂 Can’t wait to see the review and swatches from you Christine!

These are wayyyy too pretty. And FINALLY, a marbled effect that actually makes SENSE. I can totally see mixing blush with the ambient lighting powders… unlike MAC’s mineralize swirled eyeshadows where it just ends up turning into one silvery/grey blob time after time after time!

I’m really excited for these! I see 3 that I would like. I’m excited for the actual photos and swatches! I think these blushes will sell REALLY well.

Hi Christine!
I was just wondering if you could share some advice on what shade of blush one should choose. I’m nw20/25 (from mac) and I like the cool pink and coral but I’m a blush newbie and I’m not sure how those would look with my skin color!
Thanks!

Hi Hannah,

NW20/25 suggests that you are cool-toned, so cool pinks should definitely work on you! I believe you can rock anything you really want, but in terms of what tends to work “best,” so-to-speak, then you’ll want to look for corals that lean pink rather than orange – peach or pink corals.

Thanks Christine!
Just one more question. I was looking up how to tell your undertone type and it says to look at the veins. If I have blue veins in my wrist but green veins on my hands, does that mean I’m both? While I do find that cooler colors work best on me clothes wise, I find that warm colors on my lips and eyes work better. Is being both even a possibility?

You could be neutral 🙂 It could be that you’re neutral leaning cool, so slightly cooler-toned but not completely. If you like warm colors on your lips and eyes, go warm for blush! 🙂

OMG… These went on sale today about half an hour ago, and they sold out in about 20 minutes. I managed to snag the Radiant Magenta before they went. They say they’ll restock daily, so all those ladies who missed it, just keep refreshing the site once a day!

Unbelievably fast! I originally wanted Diffused Heat, but I’ll take what I can get… I know I’ll find a way to rock it no matter which I ended up getting. (Of course, my wallet is crying, but what else is new)

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