Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Mood Exposure): Review, Swatch, FOTD

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Few weeks ago, I expressed my love at first buff with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Diffused Heat so in my recent trip to my local candy store a.k.a Sephora, I picked up Mood Exposure, the darkest shade in the collection.

Mood Exposure is described as soft plum but it appears bronzy rose on my medium skin tone. It is moderately-pigmented with barely-there luminous finish. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush has that distinctive marbleized look. It reminds me of Laura Geller albeit finer and silkier in texture. The rosy-copper mirrored packaging, although a magnet for fingerprints (OC zilla), is very chic and modern.

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Ingredients: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol; Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Here’s a side by side comparison with Diffused heat (bright poppy pink).

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If you haven’t tried any Hourglass products yet, I say start with the ambient lighting blush and expand your collection. This brand has become my go-to for finishing powder (Diffused Light, Dim Light) and foundation (Immaculate Liquid Powder). And with two blushes that got me swooned, you know I’m staying.

Moi in Mood Exposure.

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47 Comments

  1. March 18, 2014 / 7:29 am

    It looks lovely on you. I really like my ambient lighting powder.

  2. March 18, 2014 / 9:34 am

    This is just beautiful! I agree I love their products, I have a foundation and a couple powders from them. Love!

    • March 20, 2014 / 5:59 am

      Yes, it' a brand that has strong cult following! The only one I didn't like so far is the liquid lippy

  3. March 18, 2014 / 9:43 am

    I love this shade. You wear it really well.

  4. March 18, 2014 / 10:20 am

    It looks fantastic on you!

  5. March 18, 2014 / 10:46 am

    WOOOOOOO! I love these so much!!! I was so excited to see your post on this LMAO It gets me excited to get more of them on da face =D

    • March 20, 2014 / 6:01 am

      LOL! The feeling is mutual, I get excited too when I see yours because you enable me, haha!

  6. March 18, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Love this color!!! Looks gorgeous on you too!!! 😉

  7. March 18, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    So pretty! I want one!

  8. March 18, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    This blush looks fantastic! I picked up Luminous Flush but I really like the look of this one on you, too, so it may be my next purchase.. along with TB lippies 😀

    • March 20, 2014 / 6:02 am

      I think you'll like this too! I think luminous flush makes a good illuminizer

  9. March 18, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    This is the same shade that I have! My one and only Ambient Blush. I love mauve blushes. This looks gorgeous on you!!

  10. March 18, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Oh my goodness. I really need to check these out.

  11. March 18, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    I want one of these so badly, but I'm stymied by the choices! Should I start with a blush or a finishing powder, and how do I know which one is best for me? aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!

    • March 20, 2014 / 6:03 am

      Start w/ the blush Nidia. If you want more color payoff, go for the darker shades.

  12. March 18, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    This shade is pretty and it looks great on you!

  13. March 18, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    I haven't tried these blushes yet. This color looks amazing on you!

  14. March 18, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    I keep hearing such amazing things and want these so badly! Looks amazing on you!

  15. March 18, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Mood Exposure looks just glorious on you! This year is shaping up to be the year of blush and lips for me, so one of these might just eventually find its way to my vanity. Every time I look at them I keep getting stuck on Diffused Heat, so that will probably be the one I go for. 🙂

  16. March 18, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    I have seen nothing but wonderful photos of these blushes. And you model them the best!!!

  17. March 18, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    So gorgeous on you! I need to grab a few of these

  18. March 19, 2014 / 12:10 am

    I love the way these look! I always think that with swirly marbled products, the color doesn't always pay off. You've shown them off beautifully!

    • March 20, 2014 / 6:06 am

      Thanks Kat. This blush is moderately pigmented, a must-ty indeed!

  19. March 20, 2014 / 5:50 am

    I am resisting buying all of these blushes! hehe i can't choose one! Anyway, this looks great on you!

  20. March 31, 2014 / 2:47 am

    The blush looks really pretty on you. I am loving the swatch for diffuse heat.

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