Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush Review & Swatches

01/09

Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush

Vivid Flush

Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush ($35.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed to have a warmer, yellower pink base with slightly cooler, rosier pearl and fine shimmer, which gave it more nuance, though some of that got lost a bit against my warmer skin tone once blended out. It was rather pigmented–less buildable (as described) as it was soft and yielding enough to apply with a lighter hand for a more buildable application of color. The consistency was silky smooth, blendable, and very easy to work with, while the finish was luminous and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Neiman Marcus is still taking orders for the product, but it is backordered with no ship date listed. Hourglass has a “join waitlist” option.

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.15 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “depth and dimension” unlike traditional blush, be “lightweight and airy,” and have the “perfect balance of pigment and powder.” Hourglass says it uses “an advanced ‘miscelare’ technique,” which means to mix in Italian (per Sephora) and is how the marbled effect is achieved. The blush is also supposed to have “buildable color.” It does bring to mind the concept of a lot of baked formulas on the market, but I think the texture is softer and more finely-milled than most.

The texture is very soft and delicate; it feels exactly like the Ambient Lighting Powders. In an all-over powder, I don’t mind what can sometimes veer on powderiness, but in a blush, it can be easy to overload color onto the blush and then onto the skin. I wish it was slightly firmer or less powdery, which would minimize waste and make it more foolproof to apply.

Browse all of our Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush 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), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), 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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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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I’m 💯 % in love with this blush. It is just so perfect for me as an everyday sort of shade. Therefore, I think I will put my name on the wait list, because I know I will get a ton of use from it!

I had previously placed my name on Hourglass’s wait list. I went to the website earlier this afternoon to look at the mascara, and noticed the “sold out” message had been removed. I placed my order for the blush and received an email confirmation. BTW, I haven’t gotten any emails saying it’s back in stock.

This is gorgeous!! Thanks Christine I probably wouldn’t of gotten this if it wasn’t for you! I missed the launch on hourglass.

My order at NM was backordered but shipped in 2 days if that helps.

I like this blush a lot, I don’t have any dupes for it. If it comes to Europe I might get it, but I think I’ll probably get the Clinique dupe, it’s a lot cheaper and I like Cliniques blushes.

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