Beauty Find: New Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

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January 28, 2013 • Beauty, Fashion Blog



Get ready to create your perfect light. 24/7. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (launching next month) will enable you to cast your complexion in flattering light with a swipe of this new diffusing powder. The powders brighten the appearance and conceal skin imperfections, pores and wrinkles, so that skin appears younger, even-toned and radiant. With six universal shades available, you can choose the lighting effect you desire – it’s the equivalent of having a personal lighting technician follow you everywhere!

“I learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion,” says Carisa Janes, Hourglass CEO & Founder. “Growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. She loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good.” Janes was inspired to create a new generation of powders that can be customized according to the desired lighting effect.

Unlike traditional finishing powders, Hourglass 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. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder addresses this deficiency with ‘photoluminescent technology’. These transparent micron-size, color-correcting particles emulate the appearance of young, healthy-looking skin. Not sold yet?

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is free of parabens, talc, fragrance, nano-particles and gluten. All six lighting powders are suitable for all skin tones. It’s just a matter of deciding which one (or ones) will provide the most flattering light for you!

The 6 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are:

DIFFUSED LIGHT: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder. It reduces redness and gives skin clarity – like a soft ray of morning light.

ETHEREAL LIGHT: An opalescent sheer, cool white powder. It mimics a moonlit glow – even in broad daylight.

RADIANT LIGHT: A sun-kissed golden beige powder. Extends a summer glow, or enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle, warmth.

MOOD LIGHT: A soft, sheer lavender pink powder. Mimics the softest most forgiving light and reveal your brightest complexion.

DIM LIGHT: A neutral peach beige powder. Blurs imperfections and highlighst a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.

LUMINOUS LIGHT: A champagne pearl powder that creates a soft, incandescent candlelit glow – day or night.

I tried the DIM LIGHT formula and am sold! It is perfect for daytime and is very subtle. I have tried other diffusing powders, but found them to have have too much sparkle which I do not like for day. This powder has none and works beautifully.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, $45 for each powder, $35 for the brush. Will be available February 2013 at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman and Sephora.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Disclosure: Sample provided for review.

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One Response to Beauty Find: New Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

  1. City Journal says:

    Your position on a new hourglass conforms to that of other authors I encountered, which makes me wonder whether this consencus in pulic opinion signifies the beginning of a new way of thinking. Very Nice! Another good post Lauren.

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