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Ambient Lighting Powder by Hourglass
Hourglass

Ambient Lighting Powder

$48 + SHIPPING
4.3(2254)
Diffused LightDiffused LightDim LightDim LightEthereal LightLuminous LightMood LightRadiant Light

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Key Benefits:

  • Smooth
  • Creamy
  • Lightweight
  • Does Not Have Fallout
  • Blends Well
  • Longlasting

Ingredients

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C13-14 Isoparaffin, CI 75470, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77499, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, CI 77492, Sorbic Acid, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Mica, Laureth-7, Silica, CI 77163, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sorbitan sesquioleate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Boron nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, CI 77491, C13-14 Isoparaffin, CI 75470, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77499, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, CI 77492, Sorbic Acid, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Mica, Laureth-7, Silica, CI 77163, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sorbitan sesquioleate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Boron nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, CI 77491, HDI Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Laureth-7, Polyacrylamide, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dimethicone, CI 77499, CI 77163, Boron nitride, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sorbitan sesquioleate, CI 75470, CI 77491, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Octyldodecanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Mica, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, CI 77492, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, CI 75470, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77499, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, CI 77492, Sorbic Acid, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Mica, Laureth-7, Silica, CI 77163, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sorbitan sesquioleate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Boron nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, CI 77491

Ratings & Reviews

4.382% of 2254reviewers recommend this product

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Sephora user
January 15, 2017

Absolutely beautiful

This product is absolutely beautiful. I am very fair and got this powder in luminous light. Although it is technically not a highlighter I still really love using it as one. It is perfect for those who don't like the super highlighted look because of how subtle it is or for those no makeup makeup days. It is fairly sheer and subtle but definitely still visible. This powder feels like nothing else I have ever tried. It is super silky, blends beautifully and is build able as well (especially with a spray of fix-plus) if you want a more intense shine. It isn't glittery or chunky which I absolutely love and it gives off this glow from within effect. Although it is definitely on the pricer side I think it is completely worth the investment. I have had mine for about 2 years and only just started hitting pan and I use it pretty much every day and the quality is just as amazing as when I first bought it. This is possibly my favourite beauty product in my collection Less

mecca.com.au user
September 29, 2013

Once you get 'the hang of it' you will be addicted

I have this in Dim Light. This product was something I initially had second thoughts about for the first week or so of my purchase, as I wasn't applying it correctly.I have medium/light olive toned skin, which is oily, and wear mineral powder foundation, with a combination of bronzer, blushers and highlighters in different mediums (powder, gel, cream etc)I found if applied with too heavy a hand, this product can appear to look unnatural around the areas you have most product (concealer, blush etc) so a light hand is all that is needed, as the jet milled texture is like swatching silk anyway and as it is supreme quality you get a great amount of product payoff.At first I applied this all over my face like a finishing powder. It blurred and blended everything... but also changed the shade/tone of my skin. It darkened me slightly. In summer when I am more tan, that will be brilliant. But right now I am more pale than usual.... so this doesn't enhance my lack of tan.. it highlights it.So what I do is apply it as I would a bronzing/contouring powder- along the frame of my face (hairline, chin, nose) cheeks and even on top of the cheekbones. The effect is now perfection. I adore this product. Women who are not product junkies however would maybe think this product is a waste of time- but once you have it, you won't stop using it. I think it's also about picking the right colour and using it correctly- because if used incorrectly, you could blame the product.So definitely experiment. This product will last me for years, even with daily use.This is also one of those products that you don't notice an obvious difference when it's on... but when you don't have it on you don't look quite so perfect.I would agree with online reviewers who compare the effect these powders have to airbrushing. It definitely blurs the skin/pores, and blends your other products (foundation, blusher etc) to a more natural, seamless effect.I think you should avoid applying it when you have breakouts, as it works best when enhancing an even surface. However, if we are talking fine lines, it softens them slightly. It's more bumps I would avoid.It is also beautiful on oily skinned gals, for those who fear it will make their condition worse. It won't! Just don't apply over your whole face. Less

Sephora user
July 19, 2013

best powder I've ever used

I bought two of these - Dim Light and Mood Light. I use Dim Light as an all-over face powder to set my foundation. It is lightweight with an amazing silky texture. I have no issues with caking or with any settling into fine lines with this powder. I'm fair, and was a little worried that Dim Light would be too dark for me, but it is sheer and flattering and I really do believe that these shades are universally flattering. Mood Light is a little pinker, but not pink in a way that will make you look flushed or red. I use this as a highlighter and to give my complexion a soft healthy glow. It's especially pretty layered over blush. These are pricey, but a little goes a long way so I feel that they will last a while. I will definitely buy again and would like to pick up some of the other shades as well. « less

Sephora user
November 23, 2014

Dim Light... Once you master application -- WOW!

Ok, so let me begin by saying that, when this powder first arrived, I kind of hated it. I swatched and photographed it on the inside of my arm, back of my hand, and just felt sort of 'meh' about the subtlety of its glow. (I'm a serious highlight addict from waaay back and I guess I'd just become accustomed to more shimmery formulas). I had read all the hype online, though, and some of my trusted beauty interweb oracles had strongly suggested the Dim Light. So I decided to integrate it into my work week's daily regimen....A few tips about using this powder, from a week of cynical experience: First, it's not a setting powder, and I don't suggest trying to use it that way. I did this (accidentally) early on in the week and was very unhappy with the results. "Flawless, shmalless!" I cynically thought. Secondly, it's not really a highlighter, either; I'm willing to bet, unless you're darker-toned, that you'll be disappointed if you try to use Dim as a highlighter. I did this on Tuesday, I think it was, and I was thoroughly nonplussed by the results: "Lamest highlight ever!" I grumbled.What this super-fine milled powder is for (at least the Dim one, anyway), is for *finishing." What do I mean by this? Here's the deal: Put on your BB/ CC/ Primer (or not, if that's not your thing), put on your foundation; next, concealer. Then, cream contour (if that's how you roll); then, your setting powder. If you're a powder contour goddess, do that next, blend it out, then highlight, then blush. Buff it all lightly with a duo fiber flat buki.*THEN* -- and only then, lovelies! -- sweep on the Dim Light powder (with the hourglass brush, by god).You will be left with a beautiful, almost invisible glow (not a sheen, not a shimmer) that seems to radiate off the surface of the skin. Finishing with it will not make your makeup cakey, it will not fade your contours or mess up your blush -- it will enhance all of these things, along with your complexion. Set with All Nighter and you're good to hook for 9 hours or so (as long as you used a good setting powder).Now, I wear this stuff everyday. Less

Sephora user
May 1, 2019

why isn’t there a 0 star option

Let me start with saying there is glitter in it.. no where does it say that , yes it’s fine particles but still noticeable and not in a good way. Second this powder settles into EVERY fine line, and pore. It causes the make up to look cakey and added skin texture that i don’t have as well as making you look aged bc it was so dry and patchy. It sat on top of make up clumping , imo it’s just plain awful. There was no positive way to use the product( under eye nope, whole face nope, with sponge nope or brush you guessed it still no good) I cannot understand all the positive reviews. My skin is smooth and usually glows , my only concern is some fine lines. I don’t have any acne, scars,or dry patches, I have never used a product where it made me look like I have skin concerns, thankfully a makeup wipe and face wash brought me back to reality. Amount of product compared to price was high, packing was standard. Less

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I need some new bronzers in my life! What are your holy grails? I currently use Physician’s Formula and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. Love them both but just looking to switch things up a bit. Both luxury and drugstore suggestions welcome 😊 #bronzer #holygrail

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MY HOLY GRAIL. I’ve been using this for 4-5 years and I hit the pan 2-3 times a year. It’s light but buildable!

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Recommendations for a relatively inexpensive, natural looking finishing powder? Something without skin irritants for sensitive skin and non drying

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Elsa Hanson
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This is quite expensive so sorry it doesn’t fit the budget but I absolutely love the hourglass ambient lighting powder a beautiful powder that’ doesn’t look caked or emphasizes dry patches and gives skin a Healthy subtle  glow ( lasts forever as well so you won’t need to keep rebuying)

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What is a good setting powder for dry skin?

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If I do use a powder, I use the hourglass ambient lighting powder with a very light hand. It looks stunning. I like the color diffused light. It’s a nice yellow tone, but it’s not opaque at all and brightens nicely. But nine times out of ten I will simply spritz myself with a setting spray, let it dry a little, and then use a blotting sheet where I don’t want too much shine, no powder needed. But that’s just what works for my dry skin. :)