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A groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues for seamless, soft-focus, and multidimensional color. Discover a new way to blush. Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary, and revolutionary. Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension. The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multidimensional level—effectively reinventing the way you view blush.
Hourglass’ newest Ambient Lighting Blush–Incandescent Electra–is a cool peach shade. Keep reading to see swatches and see what I think!
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes come in rounded, square, plastic, reflective, bronze compacts. They snap shut, are light-weight, and have mirrors inside. The pan is domed and slightly textured.
Incandescent Electra is a soft peach with a light pink undertone. The pigmentation is on the soft side and the blush has plentiful, iridescent gold shimmer in it that’s subtle under indoor lighting but gives off a pretty strong sheen in outdoor lighting.
This formula is incredibly silky and smooth without being chalky. I personally wish the balance between luminizer and pigment were tipped more toward pigmentation and less towards shimmer, particularly since I have oily/combination skin and don’t like shimmer over a large area of my cheek. I have to apply 2 layers of Incandescent Electra to get the strength of color that I want, and I end up with more of a sheen than I’d like. But those who like a sheen on their cheeks and/or who don’t have an issue combating oiliness might not take issue with this.
The powder formula transfers easily onto a brush and the skin, and blends out smoothly.
Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol; Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tin Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, May Contain: (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).