The newest offering from Hourglass is its Ambient Lighting Blush, which retails for $50 at Mecca Cosmetica and comes in 6 shades. If you’re familiar with the Ambient Lighting Powders from Hourglass, which were a huge hit last year, you’ll like these blushes which are pretty much each of the ambient powders mixed in with blush pigment.
I purchased the shade Dim Infusion. It is much smaller than the ambient powders and come packaged in a stylish copper compact with a mirror while the Ambient Powders come in a darker greyed bronze compact.
Dim Infusion is described as a “subdued coral blush fused with Dim Light to add warmth”, and I already have Dim Light on its own so I knew I would like Dim Infusion.
Dim Light is a “neutral soft beige that provides a perfect balance of warm and cool tones to blur imperfections”, and it’s the one that best matches my skintone as I’m not overly warm but not cool either. It looks pale in the pictures above (which were taken indoors in a shaded area) but for my Mac NC35 skintone it shows up nicely. I do have to apply this with a heavy hand to get the pigment to show up on my skin, so I think this would be perfect for those with paler complexions.
I really like this for a natural flush as it gives the skin a healthy, satin finish peachy glow. You can’t see shimmer or sparkle when applied but it does give the skin that radiance, which is quite a unique feature.
Here are more images taken in sunlight near my window: