I think that most women know exactly what types of lighting suit them best and what types of lighting may require a bit more time at the makeup mirror than usual. For me (and many others), candlelight is lovely while florescents leave something to be desired. Enter the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. From the moment I learned of their release I knew something exciting was on the horizon.

This new formula offers 6 silky smooth powders that help mimic different types of lighting, anywhere from moonlight to candlelight.  The shade I chose is called Dim Light, and I don’t think I could have picked a better match for my skin.

Hourglass Dim Light Package

Hourglass Dim Light Back

When I described the powders as “silky smooth” I really meant it. It just melts into the skin. It doesn’t turn creamy, but it doesn’t need to. It blends in flawlessly, never sitting on top of the skin or looking obviously powdery.

Hourglass Dim Light

Dim Light is described by Hourglass as a neutral beige, and I’d agree with that assessment. It does lean a little warmer on me, but I have a warmer undertone to my skin. Initially the powder looks like it has the tiniest bit of sheen (at least in sunlight) and an almost translucent color. However, when applied to the face or when swatched a noticeable change occurs…

Hourglass Dim Light Swatch

This is a heavier swatch done to show how the color may look when built up. I don’t wear it this heavily, of course, but there’s no stopping you from testing application methods to see how it wears best on you. I find that when I take a large powder brush and swirl it in the pan and dust lightly all over my face, starting with the T-Zone, I get the best results. I usually dip my brush back in the pan 2-3 times during application. I also don’t find that I have to reapply. The effect lasts all day. I also noticed that it seems to help keep the oil I normally experience at bay, but doesn’t prevent it entirely.

In the photographs below I am wearing Hourglass Dim Light dusted all over:

Hourglass Dim Light FOTD 2

Hourglass Dim Light FOTD

I do feel like it has a blurring effect, making my face look glowy, but not shimmery or shiny. The reason I like this particular shade is because you can use it all over. I was initially attracted to Luminous light (which incidentally is gorgeous and still on my radar) but decided it wouldn’t really be something that I would want to wear all over my face. This powder is flexible enough to be used on certain areas or as a nice all-over dusting. I’ve used it for meetings in office settings, weekend shopping trips and fancier evenings out and Dim Light performed each time.

These powders retail for $45 at Hourglass and Sephora. My opinion? Well, I’ve been using it every day since receiving it a month ago….. TOTALLY WORTH IT.

*item(s) in this post was provided by PR for review purposes only*

7 responses to “Look Great in Any Light With Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light”

  1. Sunny says:

    Ahhh this powder looks sooooo soft! You look as great as ever, Danielle!

  2. Oh, goodness. Sounds like I need this product in my life! I love how natural the glow looks — it really does seem as if your skin is just naturally glowy. How lovely! <3

  3. That second photograph is especially gorgeous. I love Dim Light 🙂

  4. I’ve been dying to try this, I think I’m planning to go with Radiant Light. Looks absolutely gorrrgeous on you!

  5. Agata says:

    I just bought it on Wednesday and it’s gorgeous! And it looks great on you!

  6. Latoya says:

    There are so many fabulous options – Radiant and Luminous Light totally hook me in – but I think Dim Light is first on my purchasing list. This looks great Danielle! Yet another person who has convinced me I need this in my life!

  7. Tiffany says:

    Love it on you, Danielle! I’ve noticed the first time I used it, it can look pretty muddy on fairer complexions if you use too much, but when used correctly, OMG. Love it. Miss you! <3

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