Hourglass Brilliant Nude & Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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
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
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.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.15 oz. - $253.33 Per Ounce

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. They last between seven and eight hours on me typically.

Browse all of our Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Ingredients: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alumina, Water/Aqua, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tin Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

01/07

Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Incandescent Electra

Hourglass Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush ($38.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighter pop of pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Again, the standalone version ran lighter and wasn’t quite as bright as the one I have in a palette, and it wasn’t a pigmentation issue but a genuine difference in the amount of highlight vs. blush in the marbling. It had medium, buildable color payoff that took two to three layers for nearly opaque coverage. The powder felt smooth to the touch, silky and finely-milled but didn’t kick up lots of powder in the pan either. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.15 oz. - $253.33 Per Ounce

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. They last between seven and eight hours on me typically.

Browse all of our Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Ingredients: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alumina, Water/Aqua, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tin Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Urban Decay Mars Eyeliner
  • Stila Sunset Cove Glitter Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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These are turning out prettier than I expected. I do like me a pink coral and Brilliant Nude could actually be used as a subtle bronzer/blush hybrid on lighter skin.

Incandescent Electra looks interesting! Need to check my stash for dupes, but looks like it could be great for Monday mornings, very brightening!

That look with the Brilliant Nude blush and Nude Dip eyes is really lovely on you — so pretty and natural!

I had one of the original ambient blushes from Hourglass and never quite fell in love (though I did use it up) so I wasn’t sure if I would repurchase, but this one is calling me …

Incandescent Electra is a really lovely and fresh shade! It gives a healthy cheeks sort of glow.
But… Brilliant Nude, which barely shows up on you, would absolutely disappear on me! I do agree with you that it will probably look quite nice on very fair folks, though.

I love the second one. It would look so hot with a juicy/glossy hot pink/pink coral lip, and a golden brown eye!!! ?.

The first one I like, but it doesn’t inspire the same strong feelings as the second, brighter blush.

I’ll have to put aside some cash and pick up the second, brighter blush before the end of summer!!!

Wait! I just went to peek at the dupes, and I saw Deep Throat is listed as a 95% dupe. Which I have, and have hit pan on. Hmmm.

I’ll have to seriously think and swatch these side by side!

These finally arrived in the U.K. In palette form not stand alone yet. I bought one online, but went in store to exchange because of the strobe part of the blush was more then the pigmentation. I find that it goes on patchy, needs a lot of blending. Then fades patchy. I also find it doesn’t last as long as the original non-strobing blushes. It sounds like the stand alone are better, not sure if I would bother. I think I would rather get a shade that I don’t have from the original formula. Also I think MAC warm soul is a good dupe for Brillant Nude.

Christine, thank you for the reviews. Is this incandescent electra similar to the original ambient lighting blush in incandescent electra?

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