Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders have taken on cult status in the beauty and blogging world with everyone and their mum raving about them. I have to admit that the new palette they are bringing out for christmas (I think it will be available in Oct/Nov) is on my wish list but the price tag will probably be quite eye watering so when the opportunity arose to try out one of the single powders, I was over the moon and I may have squealed slightly...ok, a lot. 

I chose the *Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light (£38 at Urban Retreat Beautique). Each powder claims to perform a certain task, for example, Dim Light blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion, Mood Light mimics soft lighting and brightens the complexion and Diffused Light conceals redness and gives skin clarity. I chose Diffused Light as I have quite a lot of redness in my skin naturally and also because of eczema flare ups. 

The packaging and compact are very luxe and fancy, it feels like it is very high quality, as you can imagine from the price. The compact is a little chunky but it isn't an issue for me and it also has a good sized mirror in the lid. The powder itself is a very pale yellow with very fine shimmer. The texture of the powder is incredibly smooth and very finely milled so it doesn't look caky or heavy on the skin. 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
I've been using the powder all over my face, especially under my eyes to set my foundation and concealer in place. The powder takes away oily shine but it still gives the skin such a gorgeous radiant, lit from within glow that doesn't look glittery or shiny. It is translucent so it doesn't add colour or coverage but it really helps to reduce the look of redness and it gives the illusion of blurring imperfections, skin tone issues and pores like a soft focus veil over the skin. I find it doesn't emphasise dryness or settle into fine lines on me which is fantastic! 

Overall, I have been using this powder everyday I've worn makeup since I received it. I love the packaging and the powder just makes my skin look better without being obvious, heavy or glittery on the skin.  I've only tried this Diffused Light shade but I can say that it has definitely lived up to the hype, in my opinion. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5!

I definitely want to try out more the wide range of luxe beauty products from Urban Retreat Beautique, I love their sales and I also love that they have a 'coming soon' section! Here's my mini wish list:


Have you tried any of the Hourglass ambient lighting powders? Have you bought anything from Urban Retreat Beautique?

45 comments

  1. I am dying to try some of these powders! I have my eye on Ethereal Light as I know it supposed to be amazing for pale skin xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  2. I adore my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light! So much so I hit pan on it over the weekend haha x
    Beauty Wanderer

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  4. Looks so nice! I'd love to try it out thanks for the review x

    www.damlatuzun.blogspot.com

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    1. It's lovely and definitely worth a try x

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  5. I've wanted to try one of these powders for such a log time now but mainly due to price I've still not picked one up -I would be gutted if I hated it after spending all that money!! I have also had my eye on the new Christmas palette...maybe one for the Christmas wish list hehe. I also had no idea this one was good for redness, I have (annoyingly) a lot of redness in my skin so if I do go for one maybe it should be this one.
    I also wanted to say hi, your blog is lovely -I'm a new follower :) xx

    Baking Fashion

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    1. The christmas palette looks amazing and I definitely have my eye on it - thank you! xx

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  6. Ooh I've not heard of this website before, but it stocks some gems! I've been wanting to try these powders for the longest time, I'm glad you're impressed with yours! :D

    Style Sunrise☀

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  7. Loving the sound lf this One! I love Hourglass they always get it right with their products especially their gorgeous packaging :)

    Serene xo
    http://www.iamserenel.com

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    1. I love the packaging, I do want to try more from the brand x

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  8. This sounds and looks beautiful! It is expensive but definitely sounds worth it xx

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    1. It is expensive but I personally think it is worth it xx

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  9. The Hourglass powders have definitely been lighting up the beauty blogging/vlogging world (that was GENIUS pun) and I've been lusting after one for a long time! Such a lovely review, though I'd love to see it on you!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. They have, everyone seems to love them - I will have an autumn makeup look on my blog next month showing off this product x

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  10. the powder looks so fine
    Kisses,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    www.indianbeautydiary.com

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  11. this product looks so lovely, i'd love to try it! x

    je suis cat

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  12. I definitely want to try this. It sounds so beautiful! It's been on my wishlist for so long!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. They have been on my very long wish list for ages x

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  13. It looks and sounds amazing! It is something I so want to try however it is kinda pricey so I don't know what to do.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. It is pricey but worth it in my opinion x

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  14. I loved the blush I have from them so getting a powder next would be ideal. I don't really like heavy powders and most of the time avoid using them if I don't need to so this sounds perfect x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. They are so finely milled, they aren't visible on the skin x

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  15. This all looks really great!

    xo

    www.dylanasuarez.com

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  16. I love these powders! I have the palette and I use it almost everyday!

    Brunette-ish | A Beauty Blog

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  17. Wow this powder looks stunning and I love that this helps remove oil whilst leaving your skin radiant as that sometimes can be annoying when you apply powder as it can sometimes leave skin looking dull. Fab review hun :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. It definitely makes my skin look more awake and glowing without massive glitter x

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  18. I wish I'd been more bowled over by these powders :( I really like the one I have and use it a lot but just felt it wasn't amazing enough for the price xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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    1. Everyone is different, so I guess they are going to be a big hit for some and a miss for others :( x

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  19. Oh my, this looks perfect! I've been dying to try one of these powders :)

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I've wanted them for ages so I am glad that I was able to try one x

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  20. I've heard such great things about Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders! I want to try it out so badly! It looks beautiful! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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    1. It's so pretty - the palette that is coming out for christmas is on my list now x

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  21. I had a look at this the other day but decided not to buy it. Regretting it now after your write up!!xxx

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