Hourglass Vivid Flush is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a luminous finish. It is a limited edition blush that retails for $40.00 and contains 0.15 oz.
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.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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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