Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review & Swatch - Really Ree
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review & Swatch

27 May 2015 (Updated: 6 Aug 2015)

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Yes!! I have been SO excited to try out the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer. I love the Ambient Lighting Palette and as a fan of glow, the idea of a ‘photoluminescent’ bronzer simply pushes all the buttons going!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review

It’s a beautiful thing to behold, and I am pleased to say, also beautiful to use and wear. Yay!!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Features

  • Photoluminescent technology for depth and dimension
  • Airy, lightweight texture
  • Buildable colour
  • Lustrous finish
  • Optically transparent particles for seamless blending
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review

As I said, it’s gorgeous to look at and the texture is just gorgeous, but then we expected that from Hourglass Ambient Lighting didn’t we? I love the dual tones the bronzer uses, much like the blushes, and product picks up so easily on the brush and blends on to the skin.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Shades

There are 2 shades in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer line up:

  • Luminous Bronze Light – medium tan shade fused with Luminous Light for a softer, candlelit warmth
  • Radiant Bronze Light – warm bronze shade fused with Radiant Light to mimic a deep golden tan
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review

I have the lighter of the two, Luminous Bronze Light and I think it works really well with my pale skin.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Swatch – Luminous Bronze Light

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Swatch – Luminous Bronze Light
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Swatch – Luminous Bronze Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer – Luminous Bronze Light Before & After

Before:

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Swatch – Luminous Bronze Light – Before

After:

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Swatch – Luminous Bronze Light – After

When I first swatched this, I was a little bit worried that the shimmer I could see might be too much on the face but I don’t think it is a problem in the slightest. It doesn’t make my pores look any bigger than they are already, and I love the really natural looking glow.

I make sure I go lightly with the brush (a fluffy one) as it is pretty pigmented, but even if you over-apply, it is quite easy to blend out as the texture is so light. Love it! It makes my skin look just like it has been in the sun, which it hasn’t for a very long time!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer is available at Urban Retreat, Space NK, and John Lewis.

Ree

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3 thoughts on “Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review & Swatch

  1. Hi, what brush did you use to apply the bronzer? (I own the Ethereal Glow blush and apply it with Wayne Goss’ fan brush.) Really appreciated your review as this bronzer is part of Hourglasses Holiday 2015 palette that also includes Ambient blushes and Ambient lighting pans in a 6-pan palette.

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