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I have been so excited to try this new incarnation of Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting powders because I, like a lot of other people, have become entirely obsessed with highlighting. I have the new Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Brilliant which is one of four new shades in the line. Here’s a look!
So! If you are looking for the kind of highlight that can be spotted from outer space, then this may not be the product for you. However, if what you want a glowy powder that gives the skin a soft velvety highlight that looks skin-like and natural, then this could definitely be for you.
Now, because the product uses the word ‘strobe’, I was imagining some kind of intergalactic mega highlight, so I ended up being quite surprised about the kind of effect this delivers. Whereas a BECCA highlight powder gives skin a kind of creamy sheen, this is more of a powdery product that produces more of a diffused glow.
Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Brilliant Swatch
When you see the product swatched like this, it delivers quite an intense finish, however once applied to the skin, the effect is rather a lot more subtle.
I really like the finish of this because it gives a nice and natural looking glow and I was actually on the hunt for a more subtle highlighter than my BECCA Champagne Pop for every day use. If you were looking for a strobing product though, then this probably isn’t it; you’d want something a lot more intense.
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