Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Diffused Heat): Review, Swatch, FOTD

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What makes a woman blush? compliment her when she least expect it. 
What makes a woman blush? her baby's first ever smile.
What makes a woman blush? her stiletto broke while crossing the street.
So what makes a woman blush? anything and everything, because we are born just like that.

I saw, it came, I blushed. Welcome to my world, Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Blush. Available in six universally flattering shades, I picked up Diffused Heat.

The heat is on my dahling, salivate if you must.

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I've always been a fan of Hourglass face products, in fact Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and Ambient Lighting Powder made it to my Top 13 Best Beauty Products of 2013. So when Sephora had an early release to its VIB members, I have to have this blush pronto.

The skinny. At $35, Ambient Lighting Blush looks like it's more "affordable" than its sister Ambient Lighting Powder ($45) . I was surprised myself so when this beauty arrived, I had to compare it side by side. As you can see from the photo, Ambient Lighting Blush (Net wt 0.15 oz/ 4.2g) is smaller than Ambient Lighting Powder (Net wt 0.35 oz/ 10g). Take note, "affordable" is relative; I rarely discuss pricing unless it's a total rip-off. If I like a certain product, whether it's a cheapo drugstore or designer brand, I focus on inherent attributes because at the end of the day, it all boils down to preference. 


Now let's talk about the packaging. This blush is housed in a rosy-copper mirrored case. It's posh and luxe, just like the rest of Hourglass products. I like that it has a mirror for quick touch-ups. 

Diffused Heat is described as vibrant poppy. Simply put, it's a beautiful marbleized peachy-pink and soft yellow powder with specks of shimmer that renders a youthful luminous effect. It's moderately pigmented and finely-milled. There was minimal fading, and that's based on ten-hour wear, which is my average makeup time in any given day.


As of this writing, all shades are completely sold out at Sephora but fret not,  it will be available to the general public by last week of February. 

wearing Diffused Heat

What makes you blush?

Kathryne

44 comments:

  1. This color looks perfect on you!

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  2. That is a gorgeous color and packaging! You have been featuring some amazingly designed products lately. Makes my mouth water :)

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    1. Thanks Arielle. These new releases are real temptress, 'hard to say no!!!

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  3. I'm in love with Hourglass products, and I'll definitely pick up one of these blushes when they're back in stock :)

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  4. So pretty! I love the shade. I'm still deciding on which one(s) to pick up!

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    1. It's really so hard to choose; now that I want more, they're out of stock!

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  5. oh my flipping lordddddd I neeed this one so much!!!!!

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    1. LOL, same reaction when I saw your shade!!!

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  6. LOVE the packaging - and I love the marbled look in he case.

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  7. i really want to try this blush after reading so many great reviews

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  8. I love this! Looks amazing on you, and I love the marbleized effect in the compact

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  9. These blushes are making me swoon. I think that if I don't get at least one, I will have a tantrum of toddler proportions.

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    1. hahaha! You made me giggle like a toddler here. I love real human talk, haha!

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  10. PERFECT shade for you! I have to start reading your blog less frequently. We look good in the same shades, and you keep creating lemmings for me lol!

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    1. hahaha. Same feeling when I read your posts, you enable me!!!

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  11. i was surprised at the cheaper price tag for these blushes too. I was going to skip it, but all the reviews are making me want to buy one...

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  12. The blush looks great on you. I like the packaging too.

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  13. I can't decide if I want one of these, or to save a few more pennies and spring for the powder and use it with one of my many, many blushes!

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    1. hahaha, that's what I call women problem, a.k.a first-world problems.

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  14. I am loving this, I kind of want them all! That's SO bad. LOL

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    1. I can relate. I want them all so badly too!!!!!

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  15. I like it on you, but it's way too fresh and funky for me!

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  16. Gorgeous! I love the marble effect in the pan. Looks so glowy

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  17. I think it looks great on you. I wouldn't be afraid to try it out.

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  18. You just cost me SO MUCH MONEY! This is STUNNING!

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  19. I really love this on you! It's gorgeous...obviously.

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  20. I have Hourglass on my wishlist. Need to pick one of these up!

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  21. I love the hourglass lightning powders but the color of the blush inside the package looks odd to me O.O

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