Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Hourglass products are something everyone and their mothers have been talking about over the last year or two, particularly their bronzers and setting powders.

I’ve been wanting to try them for a while but I was always put off by the price.  They are not on the budget side, they are pretty expensive, their setting powders are £40, which is close to €50. 

I balked when I realised the price.  I honestly don’t think I could ever bring myself to spend that on a setting powder, no matter how good it is or how much I love it. It’s just crazy.

I did however, order the travel size from Space NK for £19 which is pretty expensive considering it’s a travel size so I’m hoping its good and it lives up to my expectations.  It would want to for that  price. 

Taken in daylight

I’ve had some people say to me “you’ve dry skin, you don’t need to set your foundation”,  but for me personally, I do.  I hate my foundation feeling tacky on my face. I can’t stand it.  

I also like to set it to ensure that my blush, bronzer etc all blend nicely on top and I always use a setting spray, namely Urban Decay’s All Nighter.

Anyway, back to the powder.  I’ll start with the packaging. 

Taken in daylight

Taken in daylight

The powder comes housed in a slim, mirrored compact, which is pewter in colour and quite lightweight, which I’d expect. 

Taken in daylight

The powder itself is silky smooth finely milled and lightweight on the skin. 

Taken in daylight with flash

It sets my make up without adding any coverage and without making my skin look cakey or heavy.  I’m not a fan of the heavy/cakey look which I’ve found all my powders to be giving me recently.

I adore this for setting my under eyes too.  This doesn’t accentuate my fine lines or make my under-eye area look dry and cakey.

I’m not sure if I could justify spending the guts of €50 on a single setting powder.  It’s something I would most definitely repurchase, but if it was on sale or there was a promo code.  

I’m considering picking up one of their palettes with different shades in it, but they’re super expensive.

I did read somewhere that Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder is similar but I haven’t tried that one yet.

If however you’d like to treat yourself you can purchase the travel size here from Space NK or the full size here.

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