The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers £28 are another one of those products that undoubtedly receive the 'Prettiest in the Pan' Award. I mean, I don't usually get too snap happy but even I couldn't resist taking a gazillion photos at umpteen different angles when it comes to this little compact of joy . The shade I picked up is Radiant Magenta, which looks like a cool toned bright pink, laced with their best selling Radiant Light Ambient Powder.
The concept behind the Ambient Lighting Blushers is essentially to take the 'customised lighting effects' of the Ambient Lighting Powders and mix them with fresh 'modern' tones, ending up with a whole new take on blush altogether. There's also a lot of fancy words thrown in the description such as 'Photoluminscent Technology' and the use of the 'miscelare' technique to create the perfect balance of powder and pigment. That's all fair and well but at the end of the day, a blusher is still a blusher. So let's see how it fairs on the cheeks.On me, Radiant Magenta pulls a very golden, warm toned pink and I don't notice any of the light shimmer in the pan transferring to the face. Although Radiant Magenta is very pigmented, it's suprisingly easy to work with, with the strong pink pigment toned down by the more golden tones in the pan. It's definitely one of those shades that adds life and lifts the face, but I'm not all too sure that it's that unique.
Having said that, I think the real genius of the Ambient Lighting Blushers is that they really blend and mesh with your skin - they don't sit on top like a traditional powder - and for that reason they have fab staying power and even when it does start to fade, it's a natural, even fade that still looks super pretty. For example, when Radiant Magenta first arrived I applied it at around 12pm, and it was still there when I was about to head off to the gym at 6.30pm.
If you find some blushers really hard to work with and are after something that looks natural and effortless, the Ambient Lighting Blushers are definitely one to try. Yes the price is extortionate, but you are paying for the packaging and branding as much as you are the product. What do you think of this new blush concept from Hourglass? Which shade do you have your eye on?