I know what you are probably thinking, “Not another review of these blushers!” I was very surprised to read mixed reviews on the – not so new any more – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers. I’ve been a viewing fan of Hourglass for a long time, meaning every single review I saw I had to read it regardless if I had read others about the same product ten times, anyone else like that? When I saw these where going to be hitting our beauty shelves I knew I had to get myself on that well and truly hyped up band wagon.
Blushers and mascara I live for, so when the offering of a blusher and a well loved powder hybrid came along, who was going to say no? There are 6 shades available, ranging from a baby pink to a lovely coral. The shade I originally wanted was out of stock so I went for Diffused Heat instead.
Diffused Heat is described as a vibrant poppy blush combined with the powder Diffused Light. I haven’t used any of powders sadly, however since using the blushers I definitely want to try them. None of the blushers are the same, because of the extraordinary marble effect, you could end up with a larger powder section or vice versa.
The one thing about these that let me down was the packaging. Online they look weighty and sturdy well in actual fact they are just encased in weightless plastic. Very pretty shiny plastic mind you. Saying that though, they do look very luxurious and pretty in the collection. There’s a big mirror on the lid which is great for touch ups and I’d say you get an amazing amount of product for the price of £28.00. I made the mistake of doing my blusher the normal way and ended up with clown cheeks, you only need the lightest touch on the powder to get excellent colour pay off which is fab and therefore means it will last a long time.
The actual product blends like a dream, I’ve never used a blusher like it, so easy to apply and doesn’t leave any awful patches or lines, it just blends beautifully. There are teeny tiny shimmer particles in the pan but once blended in, they just create a beautiful soft glow. I love the luminescent glow that the Diffused Light powder creates on my cheekbones. You can see in the picture above how natural and soft the shade is and on the apple of my cheek there’s a soft light glow. The staying power for me and my dry skin is pretty much all day, lightens a little bit but it’s still very much noticeable. It also doesn’t sit in any dry patches or look cakey, just looks like an effortless natural glow to the skin.
I think it’s pretty obvious how much I adore these. I recently bought a couple Milani Baked Blushers and although they offer a similar effect, the Hourglass ones are so much softer and the powder has hardly any kick-up in the pan whereas the Milani one’s turn into a dessert storm with the slightest touch of a brush.
Do I think they are worth it? Yes. I would definitely recommend them if you have had them on your wishlist for a while. I now have my heart set on all the shades and after a lot of deliberation, I will be saving for the well-hyped Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, too much luxury for me to handle!
Have you tried any of the Hourglass blushers? What are your thoughts on them?