Not often do I get really excited about a powder, but these have me nearly giddy with joy! Typically a makeup line will come out with a limited edition, seasonal powder that illuminates and then in a few weeks they’re gone, never to be seen again. And, the collection may not have a shade that works with your skin tone. Well, Hourglass has changed the name of the game with their Ambient Lighting Powders in six shades that work with a variety of skin tones and create a variety of skin-illuminating effects.
The finishing powders capture, diffuse and soften the way light is reflected on your skin. They brighten the appearance, conceal imperfections, pores and wrinkles so the skin looks younger, radiant and more even toned. Carisa Janes, CEO and Founder of Hourglass learned how different lighting can flatter the complexion. These powders were customized according to the desired lighting effect. According to the company, “Unlike traditional finishing powders, Ambient Lighting Powder alters the perceived appearance of the complexion by manipulating and filtering out harsh light. As we age, skin loses its natural luminosity and Ambient addresses this deficiency with ‘photoluminescent technology’. These transparent micon-sized, color correcting particles emulate the appearance of young, healthy-looking skin.”
The shades are from the bottom with the brush, Mood. Next line from left to right: Ethereal, Dim, Radiant. Top line: Luminous and Diffused.
Mood: A soft, sheer lavender pink powder. Light your skin with MOOD LIGHT to mimic the softest most forgiving light and reveal your brightest complexion
Ethereal: An opalescent sheer, cool white powder. Light your skin with ETHEREAL LIGHT to mimic a moonlit glow – even in broad daylight.
Dim: A neutral peach beige powder. Light your skin with DIM LIGHT to blur imperfections and highlight a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones
Radiant: A sun-kissed golden beige powder. Light your skin with RADIANT LIGHT to extend a summer glow, or enhance the overall complexion with believable, subtle, warmth
Luminous: A champagne pearl powder. Light your skin with LUMINOUS LIGHT to create a soft, incandescent candlelit glow – day or night.
Diffused: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder. Light your skin with DIFFUSED LIGHT to reduce redness and give skin clarity – like a soft ray of morning light.
Available in store February for $45. They’re paraben, talc, fragrance, nano-particles and gluten free