Ambient Lighting Blush

Hourglass

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is a blush that retails for $40.00 and contains 0.15 oz. ($266.67 per ounce). There are 19 shades in our database, which you can select from in the View a Shade dropdown menu below.

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Editor's Review

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... Read More.

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.

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Claims / Ingredients

This innovative hybrid combines the qualities of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors. Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses photoluminescent technology to exhibit depth and dimension. Lightweight and airy in texture, these handmade powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multidimensional level. Formulated using an advanced “miscelare” technique—“to mix” in Italian—each blush has the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. Each shade in this versatile spectrum delivers a radiant natural finish and offers beautifully buildable color.

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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Based on 5 Reviews, 47 Quick Reviews

The Good: Easy To Apply (31), Blendable (29), Smooth (27), Long-wearing (19), Buttery (13), Great Value (6), Creamy (4), Travel-friendly (3)

The In-Between: Luminous (24), Buildable (21), Highly Pigmented (18), Natural (17), Sheer (5)

The Bad: Powdery (7), Fades (2), Hard To Apply (1), Too Little Product (1)

5 Written Reviews

By Kristina 4 weeks ago.

About my skin: Fair Neutral, Dry, Sensitive, Some lines and wrinkles. About my history with blush: since I hit 50, most powdered blushes do not perform well on my skin. They either don’t last or they’re very drying. The diffused heat from Hour Glass was an item in one of my subscription boxes. I almost gave it away because it did not look like it would go with my coloring. I’m glad I tried it out. I’ve applied it several different ways and I’ve yet to be disappointed. If I want a nice airbrushed look, I use a big fluffy brush. If I want to have a bit of color pop, I use a velour puff. I’ve had absolutely zero issues with this product. It doesn’t cause any skin irritation and the staying power is strong.

Tags: buildable, buttery, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, luminous, travel-friendly
Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Seray 10 months ago.

I really wanted to love this blush because the compact looks beautiful and so does the marble effect. However, to get anything to show up on me at all requires a lot of building up and I'd honestly rather spend the time using something else. The luminous effect it gives from the ambient lighting powder being marbled in is nothing special either..

Tags: sheer, powdery, hard-to-apply, fades
Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Jade 4 years ago.

I've been really enjoying this blush lately so I thought I'd review it. I have this in the Ambient Lighting Blush palette. This is one of the more unique blushes in my stash, and recently I've found myself reaching for it to pair with the darker eye and lip looks I've been favouring. It is darker and more neutral than the rest of my mostly coral and pink stash. The shade appears as a medium-deep pink on me - it is signinficantly deeper and darker on me than the swatch above. The texture is unusual (similar to the rest of the Ambient Lighting Powders I have), I'd actually say it's somewhat powdery, though not in a bad way, as it never appears powdery on the skin. The finish is best described as a luminous matte - I find I can feel I look very "done up" in these blushes, which isn't always the look I'm going for. Overall it's a welcome addition to my stash, and a very good "winter" shade.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, buttery, powdery, blendable, easy-to-apply, luminous
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Neutral

By Melissa 4 years ago.

This was my first hourglass blush. And oh my goodness is it PIGMENTED!! You need such little product (literally dust) for the blush to be prominent on your cheeks. It has a little bit of fine glitter that didn't emphasise my pores or feel too much with my highlighter on. I know it's a little bit on the expensive end for most people (including myself) but I will never hit the pan on this!! It's just SO pigmented... but it lasts for 6-7 hours on me.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, natural, great-value, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Rose 5 years ago.

definitely my favorite go to everyday blush. gives my fair skin a gorgeous natural glow. it's one of those blushes that is a perfect blush and highlighter combo. beautiful!!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Neutral