Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

I know you all have heard about the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes that came out a new months ago but I just picked one up and I thought I would share my thoughts on it! 

This is the first Hourglass makeup product that I have tried. After hearing so much about the Ambient Lighting Powders, I knew I wanted to try one of these blushes when they came out. They are more on the expensive side, so I held off for a while. When I got a 15% off sephora coupon, I knew right away I wanted one of these blushes!

These are priced at $35. 

The packaging is a really pretty, and looks classy and sleek. 

The color I chose was Mood Exposure. I knew I wanted this one because it's a pretty plum color, but at the same time it's still pretty neutral (ish). Most blushes I own are pink, coral, ect. and I don't own many this color. 

Here is a swatch taken with the camera flash on. 

A little bit about this product
"Hourglass has fused Ambient Powder with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary, and revolutionary. 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.

Each hand-made blush is formulated using an advanced miscelare technique to creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. They deliver a radiant, natural finish and offer buildable color to imbue the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow."

Mood Exposure 
Mood Exposure is described as "Soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion". 

My thoughts on this blush
-I was so beyond excited to get this blush. To me it just feels more of a 'luxury' makeup items as opposed to my normal Mac or benefit blushes. (Not that either is better/less quality, I just rarely spend this much money on a blush lol).
-This powder really finely milled so it's really silky and blends super easily. 
-It has a satin finish, but isn't overly shimmery. It just has a natural but beautiful sheen to it. 
-I think the pigmentation is good, and definitely buildable. 

Overall I can't say enough great things about this blush! If I pick up any more, it will definitely be Ethereal Glow, which is a light, cool toned pink!

Have you tried these Hourglass blushes? What is your favorite shade? Let me know in the comments! 

22 comments:

  1. I tried this one while I was in Sephora, but this shade did not show up on me at all. I'm surprised that this is considered to be the darkest shade in the collection b/c it just faded away on me. Radiant Magenta sold out while I was in the process of paying for it online. lol.

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    1. Yeah I definetly think it looks way darker in the pan than it does on skin! And oh no I hope you'll be able to re order it soon!!

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  2. So excited to read this!!! I have been waiting!! I am so glad you picked this up, you deserve some luxury hun!

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    1. Aw thanks Margo!! It's definetly amazing!

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  3. This shade is beautiful. I have Diffused Heat and Luminous Flush and if I'm honest I'd really like to get them all eventually!

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    1. I would love them all too!! If I had them all, I wouldn't need any other blushes lol!!

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  4. Gorgeous shade of blush! You have some really nice shades of blushes and your reviews are insightful as well!

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    1. Aw thank you Pilar! I think I'm a blush hoarder lol

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  5. Wow, I never gave this much thought but you make me want to get this blush! I love satin finishes on blush. And that packaging plus the blush design, swoooon. My sister wanted this one too, except it was sold out everywhere during the sale!

    (PS don't worry, I can definitely say I'm a blush hoarder even though all of them are like... different shades of muted rosy browns or something)

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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    1. When I first wanted these they were sold out everywhere too!! I definitely recommend these blushes though they are amazing! And I can't help my blush hoarder ness lol!

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  6. i have thought about getting this!! it's on my list :)

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  7. This is such a pretty shade! So far I've heard mixed reviews about these new blushes, but this one looks like it's been working pretty well for you. Great review girl!

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    1. Thanks!! I really like them but I guess different products work different for everyone!

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    1. Thank you! I definitely recommend this one!

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  9. such a petty shade... since I have very oil skin ... i might pass :( xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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    1. Thanks! I havnt heard if these hold up on oily skin or not :(

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    2. have a nice weekend Ashley :) xx
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  10. I've never heard of them, so I'm glad I came across your blog. The color is beautiful and I love the packaging. Love the shade you chose. Will have to look these up. Great review Ashley.
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    1. Thank you!! I definitely recommend these blushes! All of the shades are beautiful!

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