Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

Hourglass has a new product out this spring called Ambient Lighting Powder. What the heck is an Ambient Lighting Powder? Well here’s the scoop: they are finishing powders that help capture, diffuse and soften the way light is reflected on your skin. They use photoluminescent technology, which means they use transparent micro-sized color-correcting particles that emulate the appearance of younger, healthier skin. They help you glow from within!

These are also paraben-free, gluten-free, talc-free and fragrance-free and come in six types:

DIFFUSED LIGHT: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder. Light your skin with DIFFUSED LIGHT to reduce redness and give skin clarity – like a soft ray of morning light.

ETHEREAL LIGHT: An opalescent sheer, cool white powder. Light your skin with ETHEREAL LIGHT to mimic a moonlit glow – even in broad daylight.

RADIANT LIGHT: A sun-kissed golden beige powder. Light your skin with RADIANT LIGHT to extend a summer glow, or enhance the overall complexion with believable, subtle, warmth.

MOOD LIGHT: A soft, sheer lavender pink powder. Light your skin with MOOD LIGHT to mimic the softest most forgiving light and reveal your brightest complexion.

DIM LIGHT: A neutral peach beige powder. Light your skin with DIM LIGHT to blur imperfections and highlight a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.

LUMINOUS LIGHT: A champagne pearl powder. Light your skin with LUMINOUS LIGHT to create a soft, incandescent candlelit glow – day or night.

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Ethereal Light

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light Swatch
Ethereal Light

Ethereal Light is an opalescent white shade. It’s supposed to mimic a moonlight glow, even in daylight.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light on me
Wearing Ethereal Light

Ok so here is my take on this particular one. I didn’t notice that much of a difference with it compared to any other highlighter I use. Here I am wearing it on my cheekbones and across my temples, (which you can’t really see in this pic). It does show up as a nice glow on my cheekbones, but did it make me look more youthful? Nah. I mean it’s nice, don’t get me wrong. It feels soft and silky and it’s hard to overdo it, which is good. But I don’t necessarily think it’s anything to write home about. Maybe the other shades, which I believe are deeper or more noticeable would have made more of a difference.

Overall: As far as this shade goes, I would say it’s nice, but nothing that incredible for me.

Availability: Sephora, Barney’s, Space NK, etc.

Pricing: $45.00 for 0.35 oz.

What do you think about these, would you try them? Which one sounds appealing?

-Kelly

Note: Hourglass is cruelty free.

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