Friday, January 25, 2013

brand new beauty: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders

ready to cast your complexion in a flattering new light?

it should go without saying, but i'm beyond excited about the new collection from Hourglass. new for spring 2013, please allow me to introduce you to {drumroll, please}... Ambient Lighting Powders.

this range of finishing powders promises to capture, diffuse and soften the way light is reflected on your skin. six universally flattering shades offer just as many ways to make your skin look gorgeous, no matter what the lighting...

"i learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion,” says Carisa Janes, Hourglass CEO and founder. "growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. she loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good.”

Janes was inspired to create a new generation of powders that can be customized depending upon the desired lighting effect. according to brand description, these are unlike traditional finishing powders because of the way they alter the perceived appearance of the complexion by manipulating and filtering out harsh light. this is a gorgeous plus considering that as we age, skin loses its natural luminosity.

Ambient Lighting Powder is, you'll be happy to know, free of parabens, talc, fragrance, nano-particles and gluten {yay!}; each transparent blend contains micron-size, color-correcting particles to emulate the appearance of young, healthy-looking skin.

choose your powder according to your most flattering light:

soft, warm, pale yellow powder. reduces redness; gives skin clarity  like a soft ray of morning light.

opalescent sheer, cool white powder; mimics a moonlit glow – even in broad daylight.

sun-kissed golden beige powder. extend your summer glow, or enhance the overall complexion with believable, subtle, warmth.

soft, sheer lavender pink powder; mimic the softest
most forgiving light and reveal your brightest complexion.

neutral peach beige powder. blur imperfections and highlight a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.

champagne pearl powder; creates a soft,
incandescent candlelit glow ~ day or night.

don't they sound just splendid, beauties?

fyi ~ there's also an Ambient Powder Brush, a densely packed, extra-soft brush perfect for evenly dispersing the powder onto every contour of the complexion and packaged with a protective travel pouch.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder are available now at and will become available in-store soon {february 2013} at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman and Space NK.

info and image courtesy of Houglass

1 comment:

themakeupfile said...

I wonder if my oily skin can handle these. They are so pretty!