The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders ($45.00) are described as: “A wardrobe of six universal finishing powders that recreate the most exquisitely flattering light—from ethereal moonlight to luminous candlelight. Each powder captures, diffuses and softens surrounding light with groundbreaking photoluminescent technology.” The “soft-focus particles” and “photoluminescent technology” in these powders promise to make skin look younger, even-toned and radiant. Everyone wanted a piece of these when they were released and after hearing what they promise, it’s no wonder why.
The six “shades” you can choose from are Ethreal, Diffused, Luminous, Radiant, Mood, and Dim Light, which is what I have. It was a close call between Dim and Diffused Light, but I chose the former because it is the most neutral in tone (described as a “neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones”). Each shade creates a different kind of light for the skin and every single one will work differently for different skin tones, so I suggest reading the shade description before picking one up. It’s now a dream of mine to own all six…a little crazy, yes. But aren’t we all, sometimes!