Even after working in this delightful world of beauty for nearly three decades I still find products that can really make my heart flutter.
After a discussion with a good friend, who doesn’t have access to a retailer that stocks Hourglass, I had promised to pop into my local Space NK. I swatched the famous Ambient Powders, selected a shade and purchased it on her behalf.
Although I have been a make-up artist for many years I have never been a big fan of shimmer products for the face for my personal use. I think that’s why I have never investigated this brand before.
My first impression of this product is that it has outstanding texture and subtle tonal shades and that it could not be more perfectly named.
The Ambient Lighting Powders are available in six shades from the soft golden glow of Radiant Light to the translucence of Ethereal Light. My personal choice for my friend was Dim Light which is described as a neutral beige with a perfect balance of warm and cool tones.
The powders are designed to filter out harsh light and diffuse the appearance of skin imperfections. The Hourglass website claims that using this product is not unlike having a personal lighting technician to hand – and who doesn’t want that! Having appeared myself in front of live TV studio cameras many times I know the importance of the right lighting!
Needless to say after posting off this parcel of magic all I could do was dream of owning one myself. Fate intervened the next week when I received a loyalty offer from Liberty. To me this was a sign!
I purchased the Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and also the Ambient Lighting Blush in the shade Diffused Heat. The blush gives a diffused wash of colour that brings dimension to the cheek.
In summary I’m writing this post not because this is a new product launch but because these two products have totally blown me away. As a plus I’ve received multiple compliments on my skin since I’ve been using them.
In the words of a well known 70’s magician “Now that’s magic!”.