Saturday, November 22, 2014

REVIEW: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Hey, guys! Today, I'm going to be reviewing a super hyped up product. It's the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. 


A universal finishing powder that uses state- of- the- art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light.


Yes, I know what you're thinking. Is this for real? I know it sounds like the most gimmick-y thing ever but I don't think it is, for the most part anyway. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders come in 6 shades, but I only have Dim Light so far. 

Dim Light is described as "a neutral soft beige that provides a perfect balance of warm and cool tones to blur imperfections". I chose Dim Light over the other powders just because it was more subtle and neutral when compared to the other powders because I really wanted something to dust on all over my face. However, I find that Dim Light is more rose toned than neutral. 

I have combination skin, although it's more on the oily side and I wear neutral- yellow medium shade foundations (think MAC NC30-35). Since my face is more oily, I can't really go all out with the luminous primers and luminous foundations because I end up looking like a disgusting, sweaty mess. Still, I was pretty darn obsessed with that beautiful, dewy glow and when I heard all the wonderful things about these powders, I had to snap one up.

Dim Light really blurs out my huge potholes i.e pores. It makes my face look incredibly smooth and healthy. I dust it all over my face and it doesn't make me look ashy or like I'm going as a ghost for Halloween, however it does make me look more peachy than yellow in harsh lighting. In yellow light, it looks absolutely amazing on my skin.


The only thing I don't really like about this is that it doesn't help absorb oil so I need to use a mattifying powder under it if I don't want to turn into an oily faced mess. Since I'm more neutral yellow than just flat out yellow, I find that I can get away with that peachiness this powder gives my skin, although you might find it looks off on you if you're more yellow and have a medium- dark or darker complexion. 

Priced at C$52 for 0.35 oz, it will cost you an arm and a leg. It's not a must, especially since it might not suit everyone's skin tone, although if you really want to try it, why not add it to your Christmas wishlist? 

Have you tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders? What do you think of them? Don't forget to comment and follow me via GFC! :) x 



  1. Great review! Its sad to know it doesnt keep the oil away. Although Its been so raved about.

  2. Lovely review !! I loved the idea of adding it to christmis list ;)

  3. I have my eyes on this baby for ages.Great review and love your blog's new look

  4. In this price tag, I'd expect it to clean my house as well :-D Too bad it doesn't control the oil. The blurring imperfections bit sounds good though