Blush-a-holics, this one is for you.
By now, I’m sure that most of us have swooned over the hybrid glory that is Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, a finely milled mixture of blush pigment and light deflecting powder. After becoming a huge fan of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder this winter, this new product launch was highly anticipated. The promo images sung to me. Reminiscent of my beloved MAC MSFs, but with less shimmer and better color payoff. With six shades to choose from, I went with the punchy coral Diffused Heat.
If you are familiar with the Ambient powders, here’s a trick to decode your color choices when it comes to the blush: pay attention to the names. Diffused Heat is swirled with Diffused Light to add warmth (hello glow!), Mood Exposure contains Mood Light to brighten, Radiant Magenta comes mixed with Radiant Light, and so forth. The Ambient blushes are designed to work as a team with the Ambient powders, to color correct on-the-spot, and offer your face depth and dimension thanks to the unique composition of these pigments.
The packaging is on point, no?
This is a warmer blush, but it still works very well on my cool, fair skin. I’m convinced that this color will look stunning on everyone (much like our favorite peachy pink pick from NARS). My favorite brush to use with this is the MAC 187 stippling brush, because it offers a truly goof-proof application. Swirl, tap, stipple and blend. I love how versatile Diffused Heat is– you can wear a sheer flush for a barely-there look, or build it up to beautiful vibrant poppy coral.
Product wear time is fantastic; this baby does not budge for a full 8 to 10 hours, at least. Hourglass blushes are a bit on the pricier side at $35, but a compact will last you a long time. You probably won’t finish it.
I’m convinced I need more of these in my collection. I think Mood Exposure might be up next– I don’t own much in the way of soft plum…
As I like to say: you can never have too much blush.