Friday, 3 February 2017

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

Now I've got a job, I've taken to randomly treating myself to huge presents when I should really be saving the money for other things like rent, holidays and things that we actually need like food, clothes and euro. However, I like treating myself to things and my latest big purchase has been the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. This set me back £40, which is no laughing matter and seems ridiculous even to a makeup lover like me; but I love this shit so much - and although it wasn't the powder I originally went out to get, this is definitely a better option for me than my first choice.

I first went in hoping to grab the middle shade in the Ambient Lighting Palette - which is Incandescent Light - but this turned out to be a strobe lighting powder and though I wasn't hugely against that, it was just a lot more glittery than I was really looking for and so in swatching similar shades (as the other two shades within the ambient lighting palette have been barely touched as they're too dark for me), and so I opted for the Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. This is a white/champagne coloured highlighter with the tiniest amount of natural sheen, and it's everything that I wanted it to be and more.

I'm not in the habit of paying a small fortune for highlighters, in fact my favourites tend to be the cheapest ones from the drugstore, however I opted for this one as the pan was considerably larger than you might imagine; and I knew it was a shade that I could pick if I didn't want that "you can see me from Mars" highlight, but rather an "isn't the light hitting me in an amazing way" sort of look. This isn't a colour I'd normally go for either - my favourite are white highlights that tend to reflect blue or purple, however this just makes my skin look really healthy, and it's so much more subtle than my normal favourite offerings.

Don't get me wrong; you can get decent highlighters without paying a small fortune for them, but this was a treat for me and it's definitely the best subtle highlight that I have in my collection. I don't use this as a setting powder, as it's a little too harsh on my pale, pale skin, but that works for me, because as a highlighter this is going to last forever and a day, as the tiniest bit can have your whole face glowing up in no time.

I'm absolutely desperate to get a blush, but I'm not sure that I can justify the money, so if you have one please let me know if its worth it!

Sammy xo.

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