6 March 2014

A little bit late to the party....Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush!

So yes, yes...I am a little late to the party in reviewing this one but I was so unbelievably on the fence about purchasing one of these due to the amount of good / bad reviews of them recently.  

So an email from Net-a-porter with a free delivery code and both Lily Pebbles and Amelia Liana's blogs finally pushed me over the edge, I cracked and I ordered! I chose 'Luminous Flush' as this seemed to be the one that most people gave good reviews for. 

So there it is, in all it's gloriousness! I have to say, probably the most exciting part was taking it out of the packaging! Net-a-Porter certainly don't do things by half, this tiny blusher was packaged in a box I could fit a pair of shoes into! then bundled up in tissue paper and bows galore! 

The blusher is housed in a beautiful rose gold case and looks very impressive, I do like the way hourglass shape the blushes (does that make sense?) so they are like a little cushion (ok, now I know I'm losing the plot!!) 

I have one of the Hourglass Ambient Powders and although they do a decent enough job, I wasn't overly impressed to be honest, if anything I found those to be a little chalky. 

I was however pleased with the outcome of this blush, it's very finely milled and very pigmented, I didn't need to apply much on my brush to get a lovely rosy blush on the cheeks. I don't have anything quite like this colour in my collection so far, so it was nice to have something a little different.  

Now to my honest opinion, are they anything special? Answer is no, not really, I was a little disappointed that the highlighting qualities they rave about aren't really there to be honest. If anything, it looks a little 'flat' on the face.  Still, I was pleased with the colour and it does last nicely throughout the day.  I doubt I would repurchase though because it is very pricey for what it actually is.  

So here is a sleepy me sporting said blush, the effect is nice but nothing 'wow' really is it (tired face not helping much mind!)

Anyway, as I said, not sure I would repurchase this, but I do like it - it may grow on me so I will let you know when I've tried it with a few other make up looks!

What do you think about these Hourglass blushes, are there any others I should perhaps try? 



1 comment

  1. I am desperate to try those blushes!! I haven't tried anything from Hourglass but these look amazing, I love the colour!
    We've followed you on bloglovin and would love it if you did the same, we only just started our blog up today and would love some readers xx



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