Hourglass Nude Bronze Light & Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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
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
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.

Formula Overview

$52.00/0.39 oz. - $133.33 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer swatches.

Ingredients

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

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01/07

Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Diffused Bronze Light

Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft sheen. One of the downsides of the original two shades in the Ambient Lighting Bronzer range was how warm-toned they were, so I think this particular shade is a fantastic addition to the range (they could still use more shades, particularly some deeper and more red-toned options). The powder was incredibly silky and smooth with very little dustiness in the pan. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, which could be built up to opaque coverage, but the softer texture made it pretty easy to just use a lighter hand to pick up less product for sheerer coverage. This shade started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$52.00/0.39 oz. - $133.33 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tin Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), 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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Omg! Not hourglass powder’s biggest fan, but love the rosiness in diffused! And I haven’t even scored balm desert. Gotta have something on the WL, after these sales. It’s cheerful…and the cheerful hourglass powders reeeeeally don’t suit me. Well worth a swatc or app. Nice.

The bronzers look gorgeous and I could wear both, though my Diffused Bronze Light with its red undertone would be more ideal. I see dupes for both in my collection but am very intrigued to try in-store.

I love the rosier tone of Diffused Bronze as it has a natural sunkissed appearance to it. Between this one and that MJ coconut infused bronzer for this spring, I’m very pleased to see bronzers that aren’t a sickly, unappealing shade of orange!

Diffused Bronze Light looks the best imo. But I’m not a big fan of either on my skintone!! I feel like these would be too light/subtle for my tastes!!

??????????Please excuse this irrelevant comment, but I think many readers would like to know, and I’ve not seen it mentioned on T. ULTA NOW SHIPS TO CANADA!!! Don’t know the details, but cruise way to the bottom of a selection page (I saw it on a new arrivals page). And there it is. Go, you maple leaves! ??????????

Hi Christine! I really love the undertone of Diffused Bronze Light, but do you think this is ok for those with medium skin tones? I’m an NC42, and it looks very beautiful, but I don’t know if it will be too light. Thank you! (FYI love your site!!!).

Christine, first off your makeup and hair look beautiful, as always. Rarely see the hair down though! ☺️ Which color would be best for a … porcelain, slight yellow/ neutral undertone? Or would one of their originals be better suited? Or!? Does another product come to mind? ?☺️ Thank you❤️

I wear 20-beige in chanel and nc20-25 in most foundations, and prefer a very natural look- would you recommend the diffused bronze light or tom ford terra?

the ratio of powder and color is the same for every palette. Once you use it the patter changes 😉 so every swirl is supposed to give you the same ratio of bronze + powder

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