Finally we have passed the middle of the week and can look forward to the weekend!
A few short weeks ago I picked up my first ever Hourglass product. Unless you have an endless amount of cash rolling in it is ridiculously hard to keep up with your own wishlists and i am definitely struggling! I’ve heard a lot about Hourglass over the last year or so and have been interested in their blushes, bronzers and highlighters as they seem to be most coveted but I don’t have a lot of money at the moment so I’ve been choosing wisely.
As soon as I saw Dim Infusion, one of their Ambient Lighting Blushes I couldn’t leave it behind.
The box is quite chic, it’s a welcome break from monochrome even though I’m a die hard fan of the old black and white.
It’s also great to know the ‘free from’ list, interesting that they include gluten on it don’t you think? Seems to be such a fad nowadays.
Dim Infusion is a coral blush with gold shimmer through it. It looks like a perfectly marbled masterpiece and on first glance I knew it was mine. Initially I didn’t even know what it was, a blush? A highlighter? A complexion enhancer type thing? Who knew, it was mine as soon as i saw it, those colours are me all over!
With flash you can see the shimmer particles a lot more easily, though even then they show up as more of a glow:
It was at this point that i admittedly became a little disappointed. When I started to use the product itself it fell short of what I thought it would do to my face and my complexion. I had visions of it creating a super blendable glow effect that would undoubtedly look the most natural I had ever looked courtesy of make up.
Sadly this wasn’t the case. The shimmery particles don’t seem to play any part at all and so in fact, the blush is just a blush. Don’t get me wrong it is a beautiful colour and I have been getting a lot of wear out of it as it suits my skin tone and is perfect for everyday use, but it does seem to have lost its magic for me.
You can see for yourself:
It’s a really gorgeous colour and for £28 for 4.2g it is slightly more expensive than a Nars blush but near enough on par. It is something that I have been wearing most days and will continue to I just thought it was going to be a bit more special that it was and that is what disappoints me the most.
Part of me wonders if i had bought the Ambient Blush Palette for £56 I may have been more satisfied with three colours and they come in at 3.3g each. I’ve heard so much about the Ambient Lighting products and the primer from Hourglass that I just imagined it to be better and it has put me off buying products from them in future without being able to try them beforehand which can be difficult in Wales as we don’t have a Space NK anywhere near.
Have you tried the Ambient Lighting Blushes before? What did you think? Have you tried anything else from Hourglass?
I haven’t given up on them yet but it may be a while before I buy from them again.