I was recently asked about my favorite blushes, and it’s rare for me to answer such a question without hesitating to think – but I did it without batting an eyelash. I bought these beauties in March and I have been addicted to them ever since! Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes are not flat like other blushes usually are; they are meant to give a multidimensional effect and they definitely succeed at that. They are finely-milled and the inclusion of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting finishing powders gives them a soft-focus effect that makes the cheeks glow. To top things off, the packaging is very sleek and luxurious.
The shades I have are (clockwise, starting from the top left): Luminous Flush, Diffused Heat, Mood Exposure and Radiant Magenta. Luminous Flush might seem similar to Radiant Magenta, but it’s actually more of a pink while the latter is more of a purple orchid shade. Mood Exposure, a plum shade, is the most muted of the whole lot. Diffused Heat, described as a poppy color, is the most intense for my skin tone and just a light tap of the brush gives a good color payoff for me.
It’s too bad Hourglass is still not available in Sephora or department stores in the UAE – let’s hope they introduce the brand here soon! In the meantime, most of their products can be purchased online from Alshop.