Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder, There's something for everyone
I am pretty new to the whole #hourglass fan community, well only like a couple of months old. I was that quiet admirer who gazed or more like ogled at the super refined packaging of Hourglass products, appreciating it, adoring it and moving on to more pocket friendly alternatives. The key tiff wasn’t the cost now that I look back at it, but it was the whole notion of shine and shimmer that kept me off the hourglass premises. I have been on the greasy side of the scales for most of my life so my brain was trained to visualize that yellow crime scene tape tied around anything that hinted towards shimmer or glow.
So what made me a convert? A couple of months back I saw GlamLifeGuru’s video on baking and she used the Ambient Hourglass Powder not just generously but in heaps over her under eye area and that is when it dawned upon me that if she is piling on that much of powder and still managing to look human, it wouldn’t kill me to swipe a few brush strokes here and there. I was soon shopping Dim Light at Mecca Maxima and boy did I fell in love with it the moment I swooshed it across my face. To cut the long story short, that incident is what has brought me to this post and now I a proud owner of the Brilliant Strobe Light.
One of the girls at Mecca Store tried all the 4 shades on the back of my hand and we quickly narrowed it down to the most yellow looking one as I already own the Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector from Becca.
My First impression was what happened to the “Hourglass packaging” but then I realised that it is not called a strobe powder for no reason and it makes sense that they amped up the packaging to reflect that. Well it is what’s inside that matters the most.
Hourglass has nailed the texture and consistency of the shimmer in the powder. A light swipe on the cheek bones and the bridge of the nose gives a very sophisticated glow which looks and feels like a second skin. Despite of it being a strobing product, it is pretty dialed down for a day to day wear and can be easily dialed up for evenings. I have tried it in the harsh white office lighting and my skin looked refined and subtly glow-y. Hourglass says that it cab be used with a damp sponge for a more fierce strobe but I haven’t got around to that yet. With four shades of varying degree of shimmer, there is something for everyone.
I can see myself getting a whole lot of use out of it as it is one of those product that will make a difference to the skin that I’ll notice but others probably won’t. Well as long as I am happy with my inner and outer luminosity, it really doesn’t matter if the person sitting next to me on the train notices my $60 glow or not.