Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatch of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in the shade Dim Light.
These Hourglass powders are a bit of a cult but I’ve never tried them and I wanted to for years. They are so expensive so when I’ve found the mini one for 50% off on Sephora I decided to give it a go.
I mainly want to use it on my under eye because that’s the driest area of my face and powder can make it look even drier but this shouldn’t because is not 100% matt.
Anyway you can get it from Sephora for 48$ (the full size) or you can get the mini like mine for 24$.
The packaging is absolutely stunning and luxurious I totally love it.
It comes with a mirror on the inside. It’s not super lightweight but it’s not heavy either and you have all the info in the back.
The powder is very finely milled but it’s quite stiff in the pan, it’s not too powdery and not a lot comes out to the brush.
It is completely translucent and it doesn’t leave a white cast but it gives the skin a nice sheen.
This powder is definitely luminous so I don’t like it on my face but it’s perfect for the under the eye. If you have oily skin you won’t like it but drier skin, yes, please.
It sets without enhancing dry patches and never looks cakey or powdery.
I use a tiny brush to apply only where I need it.
On the under eye, it lasts for about 5 hours before I have to reapply it. On my face it lasts 1 hour before I look oily again (I have combo skin).
- Effect: 8/10
- Longevity: 8/10
- Application: 7/10
- Formula: 7/10
- Pigmentation: 5/10
- Packaging: 9/10
This powder is perfect if you have dry skin or drier areas. It glides on and never looks powdery but it sets any cream you have underneath. Since I plan on using it only on my under eye the mini is more than enough for me but I still think is way too pricey for what it is.
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