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Ambient Lighting Bronzer by Hourglass

Ambient Lighting Bronzer

blends well(218)
does not have fallout(6)
pigmentation: sheer
Variation: Diffused Bronze Light
Diffused Bronze LightDiffused Bronze LightLuminous Bronze LightLuminous Bronze LightNude Bronze LightRadiant Bronze LightRadiant Bronze Light

Top Reviews


blends well

i'll go in with the matte bronzer first for a bit more color/contouring and then i'll use this one on top to blend everything out and omg it just gives you the most beautiful, healthy, bronzy glow

- Sephora User

this hourglass bronzer is perfection- giving subtle glow, blending like a dream over powder or liquid foundation and defining just enough without looking too extreme

- Mecca User

staying power


it goes on so nicely, you don’t need very much, i love that it has the setting powder mixed in so it stays on all day, absolutely no orange tones at all, it’s truly the perfect bronzer, and love that it’s a nice matte finish to

- Mecca User

this lasted all day and gave me an amazing glow

- Sephora User



the “radiant bronze light” is perfect and does not show up heavy or orange at all

- Sephora User

it is lightweight, easy to apply and stays on my skin perfectly

- Sephora User


does not have fallout

it truly comes alive on the face using a large brush: buildable bronze warmth with a glow that is not powdery and goes on smoothly without settling into fine lines or feeling dry on already dry skin

- Sephora User

the product is soft and there is some fallout

- Sephora User



this goes on very smooth and give the skin a wonderful glow with out being all shimmery

- Sephora User

this goes on very smooth and give the skin a wonderful glow with out being all shimmery

- Sephora User



i'm wearing this today combined with my nars sheer glow foundation, nars radiant creamy concealer and favourite highlighter, and on this cloudy melbourne day, i'm looking as glowing as ever

- Mecca User

i adore the light-medium shade and the relatively sheer intensity

- Sephora User
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Sephora userOctober 12, 2016

From Vampire to Beach Bunny

I love love Hourglass products. So far, they have not steered me wrong. This was sort of an impulse purchase as I was about to check out. I just got the small version of the Luminous Bronze Light. I'm what you might call, vampire white these days. Most of the time I get, are you feeling ok, and I'm always, yes, I'm fine. I'm just super pale. Go away! :) Try as I might to look like I have regular human color, I have failed. I sometimes mix my Giorgio Armani Liquid Summer into my makeup for a little color, but this bronzer, has completely changed my mind. No, it's not for contouring, but it does give me that just back from the beach gorgeous color that I'm sort of in love with. The pictures speak for themselves. You can see how white I usually am, and the color makes me look healthier and throws off rumors that I'm a nightwalker. Always a super fun side effect :) Anyway, if you're in need of super luminous, natural coverage, this is for you. I can't get over how well it blended into my skin. You can buff it into your skin to make it as sheer or opaque as you'd like. Bottom line, TRY IT! The small one that I got was $24 and I see this actually last quite a long time, which is saying something. Forgive my phone. I sort of half threw the bronzer on this morning, and I'm still extremely impressed. Enjoy! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="3593367580323471345-full" data-show="3593367580323471345-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>

- Sephora
sephora userJanuary 17, 2017

I look like I have jaundice.

On my skin this bronzer appears orange. It's highly pigmented, which would be great if it would blend out. However, it just doesn't. I've tried it over liquid, creme and powder foundation. I didn't want to give up on this product, but I'm banning it to my drawer of rejects. Note: If I use it, I apply directly over my primer and then apply liquid foundation with my stippling brush. It reduces the jaundiced-look.

- sephora
Sephora userSeptember 12, 2019

In Love!

I have a light complexion and a weird undertone, so finding a bronzer that works for me has always been a struggle. They either look orange or grey.I bought this bronzer on a whim and I am so happy with it!The powder is so smooth and "creamy". It is very pigmented and blends into the skin so nicely with little work needed. I have been using the bronzer for a few months now and it doeskin even look like I have made a dent in it, so I feel like it will last for a long time. The compact it comes in is nice and heavy, I have actually dropped it twice and it survived.I actually just bought a blush to try the other day and plan on buying a highlighter as well. I really love this bronzer and think i have found a new "holy grail". 

- Sephora
Sephora userJuly 21, 2015

won't live without this now

Absolutely my hands down favorite bronzer right now, I reach for it every day, something about the tone and the finish that is the perfect sunkissed color and glow, I've never used a bronzer as much as this one, and my skin is light and even though I have both I still prefer this darker one. It's so effortless and lightweight, blends in really easily, always looks good, be careful not to over do it though, it's more pigmented than you think and you won't necessarily notice that on the brush.

- Sephora
mecca.com.au userSeptember 20, 2017

Simply beautiful- enjoy the decadence...

I bought this bronzer in the shade Luminous. I reach for it more than I do any of my other bronzers. It has such good pigment that lasts all day. Easy to blend and build. The finish is a bronzed glow with a slight shimmer, without glittery bits. Lots of shades to choose from. You can also use this as a contour in the eye crease or a light dusting over the lid for a natural glow to the eye. This product works best with hourglass foundations but still works well with other branded foundation or tinted moisturiser. Like all the hourglass powders, you pay for what you get. This is a lux product that will last for ages due to its fine milling and pressure that it pressed. Once you start your collection of these powders you wont stop! 

- mecca.com.au


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