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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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.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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