Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review - Ethereal Glow Swatch - Really Ree
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review – Ethereal Glow Swatch

23 Apr 2014 (Updated: 20 May 2014)

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I have finally gotten around to trying the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush which has been raved about so so much and marketed as a ‘truly next generation blush’. I got myself rather excited by all this and I do really like it but maybe not quite as much as I thought I would! But I’m not sure, maybe it is just as lovely as it needs to be. I don’t know…take a look!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review
I have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in the shade Ethereal Glow, but there are but there are 5 others – Diffused Heat, Dim Infusion, Luminous Flush, Mood Exposure and Radiant Magenta. 
I think Ethereal Glow is the most subtle one which could explain my reluctance to fall wildly in love with it. It is a beautiful blush but I think it is the least pigmented of the bunch and I had a go pack to the pan a couple of times to start to see the effect on my skin.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review – Ethereal Glow

Once I had layered it up a bit I was really happy with it, and I think that Ethereal Glow is a good name for this shade. It gives you a barely there glow that really lights up the skin but doesn’t really look like you’re wearing blush.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review – Ethereal Glow
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush combines the lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder (which I think is the part I like) with an infusion of colour. Ethereal Glow has the lightest baby pink pigments so it would be perfect for those who like the lightest touch of colour.

What I really like about this is the soft-focus effect it has on the skin. It is the kind of blush that you’d imagine angels would choose! I think I just need to try a slightly more pigmented shade. I am loving the look of Diffused Heat or Radiant Magenta. I think I’ll probably stick to Ethereal Glow as a super skin-enhancing highlight.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is available at Space NK for £28 each. Which shade would you like? Have you tried them?


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5 thoughts on “Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review – Ethereal Glow Swatch

  1. Actually, being as pale as I am, I had the same reaction – it needs some layering. But it is a gorgeous look. Then I played with it a bit – here’s my little tip, try it and see if it works for you, too. I use it as a setting powder under the eyes (little goes a long way) and also as an Ambient Lighting Powder – all over the face. It has the Ethereal Powder but then that very light, translucent pink that hardly imparts colour but really gives the face a gorgeous glow. Using it off purpose, I can’t speak to it’s staying power but the effect is gorgeous when applied with a light hand. Would be curious to see what you think. Certainly made me love this powder blush even more!

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