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Glow in any light with Hourglass

Cult Beauty
Writer and expert6 years ago
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Let’s face it, we all look better with a little mood lighting and no one (that we’ve come across!) loves looking at themselves beneath the unforgiving office lights or in the supermarket queue. Thankfully, we’ve found new fairy glow-giving godmothers in the shape of Hourglass’ beautifully buttery Ambient Lighting Powders… …

Mimicking universally flattering light sources (we’re talking candlelight, dusk and moonlight) the perfecting powder formulations manipulate and filter out harsh light, concealing imperfections and imbuing skin with the most natural-looking ‘lit from within’ finish.

Hourglass describes these perfecting powders as ‘not unlike having a personal lighting technician at your disposal’, which, if we’re honest, is something we’ve always wanted. Universally gorgeous, any Ambient Lighting Powder variation will make your skin look seamlessly illuminated – but for a fail-safe route to flawless, simply follow this foolproof formula for creating your ‘perfect light’…

1. Set the scene

Any make up product is only as good as the primer that comes before it, so set the tone for what’s to come with {Ambient Light Correcting Primer}. This primer blurs, smooths and perfects skin, neutralising, brightening and leaving a soft, subtle glow in three radiant shades.

2. Catch some rays

Some subtle sun-kissing is essential for creating your perfect light – and {Ambient Lighting Bronzer} is one of the most beautiful bronzers we’ve come across. Magnificently marbled, the powder unites Ambient Lighting Powder with buildable bronze pigments, so sweep on one of the four sumptuous shades, seamlessly sculpting or applying wherever the sun’s rays would hit.

3. Feel flush

Time for a pop of colour with {Ambient Lighting Blush}. Fusing Ambient Lighting Powder with vivid blush pigments, this hand-made powder grants soft-focus radiance, enhanced with luminescent technology to ensure that your flush never falls flat. Apply to apples of cheeks and get ready to glow…

4. Get glowing

Finally, it’s time for the main event: {Ambient Lighting Powder} itself. Capturing, diffusing and softening harsh light and concealing imperfections, this is a game-changer in the glowing stakes, delivering multi-dimensional, soft-focus luminosity. Apply it to high points of the face, or all over for a subtly illuminated finish.

5. Step up the strobe

Prefer a stand-out strobe? Up the glowing ante with {Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder}. Steering clear of heavy, shiny metallic territory, this natural-looking highlighter features ultra-fine micro pearl particles of varying sizes within a sheer base, giving a stunning, believably luminescent finish. It’s the ultimate tool for sophisticated strobing.


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