Friday, April 22, 2016

Two New Launches From Hourglass

I've been feeling in kind of a blogging rut lately--maybe because there haven't been many new makeup launches I'm excited about. But these two new products from Hourglass kind of came out of nowhere and pleasantly surprised me. When the Ambient Lighting Blushes launched, I think I got all of them, and I'm also a fan of the Ambient Lighting Powders. So when a new Ambient Lighting PRIMER got released, I was all over it. And a new contouring trio came out as well, so I figured why not. These both arrived just yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to wear them, but these are my love-at-first-swatch impressions.

Ambient Light Correcting Primer in Luminous Light. I'm all about glowy primers, especially ones that double as correctors. I like to use the Luminous Light powder all over my face to add an extra glow, so that shade called to me the most. It's a golden champagne shade that blends so easily into the skin. You can wear it alone, since it's subtle enough that you won't look like a disco ball, but I plan on using it under foundation. I can't speak to how it does underneath makeup, but I'm impressed so far with the swatch. There is a more pink shade, as well as a more natural radiance shade.

Luminous Light

Illume Sheer Color Trio. My first warning about this is that it's expensive--if you're looking for a more affordable cream contour/blush/highlight product, I also love the MUFE one. But these seem to be even creamier and blend out so naturally. Despite the name of "sheer color", these can be pretty pigmented, but are sheerer when applied. The contour is a perfect shade for me and the blush is a traditional just-flushed sort of color. The highlighter was a bit too subtle for my taste, although the whole point of this palette is natural color that you can apply with your fingers.

Illume Sheer Trio

I'm graduating a month from the day this post goes up, which is so insanely hard to believe. Along with graduation, I'll be leaving Vermont and heading to LA at the end of June/beginning of July. Before that, I am heading on a two week trip to Israel and Vienna, so blogging may be sporadic but there will be lots of stories and pictures to come!


  1. I really want to try Hourglass, especially their blushes and highlighters! ;)


  2. Gosh you have no idea how much I want to try Hourglass but it's so hard to find here! I would love to try their new blushes and highlighters. Luminous Light looks divine!

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