Diffused Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

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Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light (left) on top of / Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Hourglass Diffused Light (left) on top of / Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light (left) on top of / Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder

Hourglass Diffused Light is a moderately warm-toned, light beige with a satin finish. It is a permanent powder that retails for $48.00 and contains 0.35 oz.

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Editor's Review

Diffused Light is a translucent, yellowed beige with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. As a finishing powder, it had translucent coverage that applied a veil of natural-looking powder all-over the skin. The texture was silky-smooth, finely-milled, and easy to work with, and it performed consistently with past iterations I've tested of this shade (in palettes and as a standalone product).

On my skin tone, it didn't add any visible color, just softened and smoothed out my skin texture. Applied over a more matte base, it also helped bring back some luminosity (without looking dewy or shimmery). I like using the Ambient Lighting Powders as setting powders (but they are finishing powders) for more natural to luminous finish foundations, as they mattify and set slightly but allow some of the foundation's dewiness come through still. Used as a setting powder, it actually prolonged the wear of my base by an hour or two and otherwise doesn't negatively impact longevity.

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Reviewed on 10/3/19October 3rd, 2019

Palette/Set: Ghost
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Reviewed on 10/16/18October 16th, 2018

Palette/Set: Vol. 4
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Reviewed on 9/10/17September 10th, 2017

Palette/Set: Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017)
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Reviewed on 9/23/15September 23rd, 2015

Palette/Set: Ambient Lighting Edit (Original)
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Reviewed on 2/17/13February 17th, 2013

Not in a palette/set
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Available in a Palette/Set

Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

LELimited Edition. $80.00/0.29 oz.

Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

LELimited Edition. $80.00/0.29 oz.

Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

LELimited Edition. $80.00/0.29 oz.
Claims / Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Potassium Sorbate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain: Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride),Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide),Ci 77492 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxide),Ci 75470 (Carmine).

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Based on 1 Review, 17 Quick Reviews

The Good: Easy To Apply (9), Smooth (7), Buttery (5), Blendable (5), Long-wearing (3), Creamy (1)

The In-Between: Luminous (7), Sheer (7), Natural (7), Buildable (2)

The Bad: Powdery (1), Fades (1)

1 Written Reviews

By Katherine 4 months ago.

I have really enjoyed this finishing powder. It just imparts a naturally and subtle glow and finishes off the face in a really lovely way. It somehow melts into the skin and hides pores and fine lines without ever looking powdery or cakey. I bought this specifically to wear for my wedding, and I've worn it just about every day since I purchased it. The brand is expensive, and there may be less-expensive powders that function the same way. That said, I really do appreciate that a luxury brand has been so committed to remaining Cruelty-Free.

Tags: sheer, smooth, easy-to-apply, luminous
Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Neutral