Hourglass Surreal Bronze Light is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium brown with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition bronzer that retails for $52.00 and contains 0.39 oz.
Surreal Bronze Light is a soft, light-medium brown with warm, rosy undertones and a soft, dusting of gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage that sat well on the skin, even though the texture seemed a little thin and dusty. I had no trouble blending and diffusing the color, and it showed up a little more noticeably than Surreal Glow. I think it would be a lovely option for someone wanting a subtle bronzing shade that wasn't too yellow or too orange in tone. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Spring Bling (LE, $35.50) is darker (95% similar). Essence Bespoke (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Wild Card (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Bronzer (-, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Jet Set (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Optical (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bronze Dynasty (LE, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantalize (106) (P, $49.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Soft Terra (001) (LE, $49.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Sunkissed Pop (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Soft Sunlight (002) (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Natasha Denona Bronze (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Samoa (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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Ambient Lighting Bronzer’s sheer, airy formula sweeps softly onto skin for a healthy-looking, radiant finish. It’s formulated with Photoluminescent Technology, featuring optically transparent particles that transform the look of skin by manipulating and refracting light to emphasize your best features. The optically transparent particles allow for seamless blending and color transitions. The powders, blended by hand using an advanced miscelare technique, offer the perfect balance of pigments in a gorgeous pattern. Use this bronzer alone, or paired with Ambient Lighting Powder for maximum control to create depth and dimension—or even use it for a subtle contouring effect.
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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