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For me, this Summer it is going to be all about glowing, bronzed, healthy skin.

So, I decided to share with you what products and what tricks I use to achieve the amazing “Goddess” look. Bronzed, healthy glowing skin, vibrant colours on the eyes and lips, bronzing and contouring, self-tanning that is what my next posts will be about!

Let’s kick off this mini-series with Tip #1: Powders and the ones I am going to propose to you next are the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, in shade Luminous Light and the gorgeous shades of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette.

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I’m sure all of you beauty addicts out there have heard and read tons of reviews on the beautiful Hourglass powders already, that is why I am not going to go in depth with analyzing these products. But I am still going to underline the essentials.

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The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light is described as a “champagne pearl”. On me it is a peach with white shimmers which doesn’t transfer on the skin but covers it in a “luminous” ( hence the name! ) veil. It really goes on mostly colorless on bronzed skin but since I am pale, on me it acts like a subtle bronzer, which is the main reason I bought it for.

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The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is, maybe, the most known and desired of their products. It really shook the beauty world mainly because it was a Limited Edition release. It was selling out like crazy! Good thing that by the end of last year Hourglass decided to make it permanent. That way I was able to move it from my Bucket List to the drawers of my collection.

The Palette contains 3 of the single powders shades, the particularity of it being that the shade in the middle Incandescent Light is a special shade created exclusively for this palette. The other two powders Dim Light and Radiant Light can be purchased separately.

Dim Light is more of a neutral peach beige type of colour, a pale, light beige with neutral to warm undertones and a very subtle satin shimmers. It matches perfectly my skin tone and I can use it all-over the face, light-handed though because of the shimmer particles.

Incandescent Light is the highlighting powder by excellence. A pearlescent, pale, light beige with neutral undertones and a soft ivory shimmer all in one product. It transfers amazing on my skin, creating a healthy awake look.

Radiant Light is described as a “golden beige powder”. It is the darkest of the shades, even darker than the Luminous Light ( see picture below! ). I use it to define my cheeks and on the places where the sun usually touches my face, which adds a subtle warmth to the look, that is very natural and flattering.


All the powders are paraben, talc, fragrance, nano-particle and gluten free and recommended for all skin types, if gently and strategically used.

I got mine here and they still have them in stock! Also available at Sephora.com!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie