Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

4.3

78 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Potassium Sorbate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain: Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride),Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide),Ci 77492 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxide),Ci 75470 (Carmine).


on 6/20/2015 10:11:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

i'm very fair, cool-toned. i use this as an all-over finishing powder, and i find that it adds a very subtle bronze to my skin. (emphasis on the very).

pros:
- beautiful finish to your face makeup. a subtle softening/blurring and glowy complexion. prepare to be complimented on how great your skin looks.
- packaging is very sleek and you get a lot of product. i've had this for almost a year and use it about once a week, and i've used less than half of it.
- if you're fair/cool, it warms up the face without being orangey like a lot of bronzers are on my skin

cons:
- super pricey. but it's worth it

i would repurchase, and want to try other shades in the range.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This powder is really fun for spring! It's great to fluff all over the face or just on the cheek bones. Like all Hourglass products the illumination is delicate and finely milled. Im not a fan of sparkle so that's music to my ears. I would probably choose the shade that has more gold tones next time. I find this one a tad too peachy but it does match my skin nicely. I have to be honest I have been looking high and low for a powder that illuminates without sparkle for years and this is it. The packaging is perfect, nice big mirror and stays closed while rolling around in my purse. Overall perfection

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 4/22/2015 11:06:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely LOVE this product. I did ample "homework" before taking the plunge because this is the priciest finishing powder I've ever bought by far. I was using a translucent powder in the past, or the Veronica's blush by MAC on occasion, which I thought was sublime. This, however, is the most amazing finishing powder ever. It's worth every penny of the 45.00 and change it cost me. I bought Dim and Radiant and now aim to acquire every color made.

Don't hesitate to splurge on this product, it's worth its weight in gold to say the least. The texture is very very finely milled powder that truly just melts into your skin. It gives a subtle yet obvious polish to the face. It's as if all imperfections are suddenly diminished dramatically yet seeming invisible at the same time as the product is not obvious whatsoever.

I will buy the rest of the colors in the very near future because owning Dim and Radiant is not nearly enough. I am VERY impressed with this magical little compact. I feel like I must acquire doubles, at least, of every color fearing they will discontinue it or change the formula some day. This stuff is my ADDICTION. I keep looking at myself with this on and marveling at its elegance. I am truly obsessed with it!!!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 3/18/2015 1:56:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown






on 3/16/2015 3:38:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Ive owned Dim Light for about 5 months now and I must say it was so worth the splurge. I used this everyday and it doesn't even look like I made any dent in the pan since I need is a small amount. I use Dim Light as my finishing powder and apply it lightly with a tulip brush all over my face. I also use this on days that I have little to know makeup on. I always put a pore filling primer on with or with out makeup so applying this on top adds the extra touch to blurring my pores and fine lines. I dont ever want to go with out this powder.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I use this powder everyday when I wear makeup as a final step. I have fair skin NW20 so this is too dark for me to use as an all over setting or finishing powder. I use it on the outer sides of my face and sometimes to fuse my blush and contour together.
I do not think all the hype about these powders are true but I grew to really like this product. I say this bc at first I was disappointed with Dim Light. I thought it would do more for my skin like blur imperfections and give it a soft glow. It does do this it is just not as noticeable as I thought it would be.
I thought about exchanging it but I really do love this product and I could not bring myself to take it back to Sephora. Next on my list is Ethereal light. It will be a better match for me. But I will still use Dim Light.

This product is amazing in how little I have used. I have worn it almost everyday for the last 2 months and have barely made a dent.

One more positive to mention before I end this review is how finely milled it is. The quality is amazing. I have read some dupes for it are Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana bronzer, which I also own and I do not agree with. Yes, they swatch a similar color but the Hourglass Dim Light is very fine in texture and is less noticeable.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Best setting powder. It gives me a healthy look and blurs my imperfections. Can't get enough of this. I have to becareful not to apply too much as it does look a little dark on my light/yellow skin tone. A light dusting is all i need. My next powder to try is Diffused light. I apply this over my face power which is the Benefit Hello Flawless powder and it gives dimension to my face so it isn't so flat. Highly recommend this product.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

oh my goodness, lemme tell you how much i regret not buying this sooner. IT IS AMAZING. it's expensive, but will last you a long time. A little goes a long way. You honestly look airbrushed. It doesn't cling onto my dry patches. It's the perfect shade for all over the face. I'm very dry, so it's nice to have a powder that won't suck the tiny oil I have on my face away. it gives you a healthy glow

I have diffused light as well - great during winter when I'm very pale (i'm korean with yellow undertones).

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is a winner for me. I have normal to combination skin with slightly large pores in the t-zone. My skin is Sand in the Hourglass foundation series which sounds darker than it is. My skin is light but not fair 2R07 as the Sephora number, neutral cool. I have prominent features and this casts them in the best light, soft focus. It brightens my complexion without looking like highlighter. I have been kind of obsessed with soft focus makeup effects since I have researched old school techniques used on Marilyn Monroe who also had prominent features enhanced by a layer of Vaseline under her makeup to cast a soft focus effect. This may not work on everyone but it does for me. I like it.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 1/22/2015 11:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders were extremely hyped up in the blogging world, and they seemed like the "dewy base" lovers powder. I waited a long time to get one, and continuously swatched the two I was umming and ahhing over in the store : Dim Light and Diffused Light and Dim Light. I was set on getting Diffused Light, but then when I looked at the swatch I was put of by some evident shimmers and glitter particles. When swatched in the store on my hand and face, Dim light was the perfect match, so I decided to purchase this one. Now at $59 dollars it is expensive. First the postive: this is the most beautiful packaging and feels so lovely, has a great closure and big mirror. But the negatives: Once I got home I was so excited to use it with the rest of my products, but unfortunately when I put it on it started to look really pink toned (and I have yellow toned skin). I can get away with it all over my face, except for my eye area. This product makes my eye area look diseased, it makes the redness in my eyes stand out. It also makes my bags worse even when I had already concealed them.
I thought this was going to be a transformative powder, making me look super glowy. But its not. It's good but its not incredible and definitely not a must have. I'll use it until it's finished but I won't repurchase it. I feel as though when things get glowing reviews, they often can't live up to the expectations. This was the case with these powders for sure. Dim Light was a let down for a product so highly reviewed. I would spend my money elsewhere (like on a Ambient Lighting Blush, or a Nars Light Reflecting Powder).

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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