Friday, 27 January 2017

Review: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!

Ambient Lighting Blush! Let's be honest, although it's been more than two years since the release of this very popular product, the line of Ambient products from Hourglass has yet to fully die down. Their powders have lots of crazy fans along with the blushes and bronze pieces in the line. I have never been one to buy things when they first release and I did not. This purchase was made a good year and more after the release. At that time, you still could not buy Hourglass products in Singapore (there used to be a stand alone boutique shop years ago I found out but it had closed down some years back) and therefore when I saw this available on a popular local online cosmetic shop I was one of many who made purchases in their pre-order and paid a very hefty price for it.

Continue below for my full review!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!

Copper in tone with a mirror finish, the exterior of these parcels of blush are very pretty. Even the box that the products come in look very elegant, refined although one might say a big 'older' looking too. I'm a fan, the packaging is light weight and yet very well made. 

I also do like how the compact doesn't open in a very conventional way and that there is a nice mirror on the inside which is large enough to be used for doing make up on your whole face if needed. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!

Getting right into it, despite paying a very high price for this product, you are getting a very standard 4.2 grams of product which is very sad compared to the generous amount of 8 grams of Sleek. Luminous Flush in the pan very much looks like a pinky coral with a champagne swirl. It's a gorgeous product to look at and comes off as a very pretty wearable pinky coral that doesn't visibly pull orange. It's a good option for those who want to try something peachy but that isn't orangy.

In terms of texture this blush product is extremely fine and smooth. There is no way this product won't apply well no matter what applicator you use. This is a blush that will always look flawless and blended without much effort and it's part of the reason why it looks gorgeous on. 

In account for the luminous part of this product, it has a finish that's glowy and a light sheen but this is far from a 'shimmery' blush hence it's the perfect compromise for all blush wearers. Wear time seems to be pretty good with the blush not looking worn after many hours over a powder base.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!

 It's hard not to find this product irresistible based on its looks however looking back, although I think this product performs and looks amazing, the shade I picked turned out not to be one that I normally would reach for along with the amount I'm getting for the cost being very high I'm not 100% satisfied. 

I'd highly recommend to swatch these in person as how they look in photo swatches can really vary depending on your skintone and how it'd look on you.

Swatches of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush!
Paid: $85 SGD or about $60 USD

(This product actually sells for $59 SGD in Sephora in Singapore, I bought mine at a time before Hourglass was available in Sephora hence the high mark up)

Recommend: Yes, given that you have a swatch of the colors of interest in person and that you're willing to spend the money, these are of excellent quality.

Repurchase: No, not this blush product as I would rather get another product to try such as their bronzer which seems to looks fantastic on everyone!

Bottom line: This is a very high quality product that looks gorgeous on the skin. However as it is a pricey purchase, do consider buying a color that you already love and will wear regularly. 

Do you own any Hourglass powder products?
Are you willing to splurge on a blush?
Let me know!

Feel free to comment!
Thank you!


  1. Such a pretty product, dear! Mmmm..... I haven't heard of the brand tho, but it's lovely. Happy CNY, dear! xoxo

  2. Such a beauty! I only have a highlighter by them, but I definitely want to try their blushes.

  3. This shade is beautiful! It is indeed a very wearable. :D




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