My incredibly sweet boyfriend decided to buy me a makeup product of my choice back in London. He knew I was eyeing the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes for a while now, so he suggested he bought me one of those. I obviously was a big fan of that idea so we went to Liberty and after swatching a few of the Hourglass Ambient Lightning blushes I decided to get the one in the shade Mood Exposure. I have been using it non-stop ever since I got home and took pictures of it so I think it’s about time I review this puppy. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this gorgeous, luxurious blush, make sure you continue reading!
Like always, let’s start off by talking about the packaging. I remember the first time I saw the Hourglass blushes in real life. It was a back in the summer of 2016 I believe and I was a little less into buying luxury products as I am now. And I also couldn’t afford it. Mostly that. I obviously fell in love with the products but because it was way too expensive for me at the time I decided I thought the packagings looked cheaper than I expected. Nowadays I don’t agree with that statement anymore. I actually really love how sleek the packaging looks and I adore the colour of it. The shape is just stunning and I love its simplicity. I also appreciate the mirror that comes inside of the lid and overall I think it’s just one gorgeous packaging.
The only thing that I could come up with to support my statement from when I was younger is the fact that this isn’t a very hefty packaging. Therefore it does not feel as luxury as some other, more hefty feeling, packagings. But to be completely honest with you I don’t mind it at all. I can’t say that I hate it when packagings are a little more hefty, but there are also advantages of lightweight packagings you know. Aside from that it does still feel very well-made and it doesn’t feel plasticy at all, so I’m a fan.
Hourglass Ambient Lightning Blush in Mood Exposure – £32?
Having discussed the packaging in way too much detail, let’s start discussing the colour in detail as well. Like I mentioned before the shade I ended up getting is called Mood Exposure. This shade seemed most appealing to me because it looked very wearable, natural yet unique. Some of the other shades I swatched were very bright and bold or just too boring for my liking. This shade however got the perfect amount of everything I like in a blush shade. So it seemed like the perfect match to me.
One of my favourite things about the product is that gorgeous, well what do you call it, marbly effect. I just think it makes the product look even more beautiful than it already is. This also allows you to combine these two blush shades in order to create the perfect colour. This particular shade consists of partially baby pink and partially a more purply pink colour. Both shades are quite muted which makes it a very natural and wearable shade, but because the two shades, especially the darker one, is quite unique it’s still a special colour to me.
But the shade isn’t necessarily what makes this product so special. It’s the texture that does that. I feel like the reason why Hourglass gained so much popularity is because of their amazing formula’s. Their powders have such a heavenly feel to it, it’s just mind-blowing. since I’m quite a skeptical young women at first I wasn’t really sure whether the texture was that amazing or not, but let me tell you, I was amazed the first time I touched this blush. It has such a luxurious, soft feeling to it. It’s like you’re touching silk bedsheets. It’s incredibly. Your finger just glides over the product and it is just a heavenly sensation. Something I had never felt before in my entire life.
Anyways, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. We haven’t discussed the claims just yet! According to Hourglass their Ambient Lighting Blush fuses universally flattering Ambient Lighting Powders with vivid cheek colours, creating airy, lightweight hybrid blushes that provide seamless, soft-focus, multidimensional colour. While traditional blushes can tend to be flat, the Ambient Lighting Blushes uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension. the hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique -which means ‘to mix’ in Italian- creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. Lastly it’s also supposed to deliver a natural, radiant finish with buildable colour.
Overall I have to say that I completely agree with all of the claims Hourglass had made so far. I have told you the whole thing about the texture already and even though I’m really excited about that and I could definitely write another 1000 words on why I love it so much, I’m not going to do that. It’s the most amazing feeling powder I have ever touched in my entire life and I really think that this formula is groundbreaking and setting itself apart from other brands out there.
And that really was it on the texture. Let’s talk pigmentation for a second. Hourglass claims that their blush has the exact right amount of pigmentation and that’s true. The blush does have enough pigment for it to show up from the moment it touched your face, however, it isn’t too extreme. And that, to me, is a very positive thing. However, if you like your blush to be a little more bold and out there, no worries. You can easily build up the blush to create a more pigmented and even more flushed looks on your cheeks.
The application of this blush is just as amazing as the formula. This blush applies so smooth and evenly. It goes on like a dream. It’s really hard to describe, I think you just have to experience it. What I like about it is that it really diffuses all over the cheek area. You will never get like a big patch of pigment on one area. I really hate that I don’t know how to put this to words, just try it for yourself!
Overall I’m just head over heels with this product. It literally is the best beauty product I have ever tried and that’s definitely a very big claim to make. This blush is just everything you need and more in a product and I love it to pieces. It has such a luxurious looking packaging, the formula is so incredibly amazing and unique and the way it looks on the face is just phenomenal. I really think that this blush is worth every single penny and I’m for sure going to get more shades in the very near future.
That’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this blush and if you have any experience with the Hourglass brand!