Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

4.3

84 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).


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is a subtle powder that sits lightly on skin, adds a hint of glow and helps to blur minor imperfections such as blemishes. While people rave about this product as a miracle worker, don't expect a drastic change. I find it to be very, very subtle. It doesn't erase imperfections, it just helps to smooth them (kind of like a very lightly applied Photoshop filter). I have fair skin that is neutral to warm, and this shade matches my skin well. I like the product, and recommend it. However, it's not a miracle worker and the effect is understated. The price is high, which is why I'm knocking off a lippie.



on 8/27/2015 3:39:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

If you want to blur imperfections and look more youthful, I highly recommend Dim Light. I am very fair, so it shows up on me almost like a very light bronzer. I dust it at my temples, cheek bones and on the bridge of my nose. It doesn't sparkle, just looks like a healthy glow. I bought the sample size from Sephora, so if you're on the fence, start there. I have also used it as an eye shadow, just in the crease to add some depth. Really happy with this purchase!


on 8/19/2015 6:19:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Super light powder. I hate the heavier powder that I can feel on my face, and I hate blending so get the right color and it is pretty much fool proof and fast

The DIM is just a shade or tow dark for my fair skin. Works as a bronzer to warm up around my temples and blusher (peach) but is too dark for an all over powder.

I bought several of these, and the Luminous seems to work best for my fair / pink skin all over, setting under eyes, to luminize under and over eyebrows, and really build it up on my cheeks for a peach glow

The Luminous covers much of the redness in my skin, and I imagine the Dim would do the same for someone a tad shade darker than I am (I use the NARS concealer in color Vanilla)

I do not use foundation, I use a bit of concealer, and the Luminous lighting powder

I think if you get the right color and have decent skin, a bit of redness and unevenness, you too may be able to stop using foundation / BB / CC and go with concealer only and the color of powder that matches your skin


on 8/11/2015 11:08:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I haven't ever reviewed a product before but I was jumping out of my skin to write a raving review about this powder.

It is INCREDIBLE. I have quite porous skin, blemished skin with a few acne scars and have been searching for something that will give me that overall polished look. This powder is it.

I have a tendency to get quite oily, and use a tinted moisteriser as my base with a bit of concealer. I finish with this powder lightly dusted over my whole face and not only does it blend beautifully into my skin, it also covers my pores, and gives me a soft, golden glow

It is really really expensive, but I feel that it is completely worth it. I will definitely be repurchasing.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 8/3/2015 8:50:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I read many of the reviews here and elsewhere before buying this powder. It's expensive, yes. But all the hype, in my opinion, is right on. It provides a nice finish with either my tinted moisturizer (Complexion Rescue) or regular foundation (MAC Mineralize). It gives me a soft glow and blurs some like a nice soft filter. NOT glittery and annoying like many other powders that claim to provide a blurring/soft effect. It's finely milled and of a high quality. I would not hesitate to buy again, although it is expensive (that says a lot). I would advise you go into the store and try out the various colors and let the SA apply so you can compare the various shades as you may fall in love with an unexpected shade (or 2 or more!).

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

I use this powder as a finishing powder on my NC25 skin and it looks wonderful. It gives me a soft, candle-lit, angelic glow to my skin that ties together my entire makeup look. The powder lasts for a long time and it's definitely worth a buy despite the steep price. You'll only need a light dusting of it so the compact will last you ages. I definitely have to recommend this.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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.

5 out of 5 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!!!

5 out of 5 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






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