August 24, 2013

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ¦ Dim Light

London always bleeds me dry of both energy and cash. I came back from my weekend there last month totally exhausted and a tad broke, but it was 100% worth it. This powder was one of the most expensive items of make-up that I've ever bought, but I am crazy in love with it - and will be counting the ways in this post.

Out of all the Ambient Lighting Powders, I was quite sure after a bit of reading up online that Dim Light would be my friend. My best friend and I used to make a lot of crass jokes about only drinking in pubs with bad lighting for reasons that are fairly identical to why I bought this powder - we all look better under dim light, right?! I should probably be done with it and just wear a paper bag over my head instead of hoarding expensive crap like this, but, well, we all know I don't know any better.

After using this for a month, I can confirm that myself and Dim Light are very good friends indeed. Quite simply, this blurs a lot of what I don't want people to see on my face - scarring, uneven texture and big ol' pores. I usually just apply a light dusting of this as a final touch to my make-up - often on top of my usual loose powder, because this powder is all about optical illusion, and not so much about oil control.

The result is below - my skin does not usually look like that. Not at all. The powder seems to photograph even better than it appears in person, although I am extremely happy with how it looks in real life, too. Put simply, I would eat this for breakfast if I could. It's bloody brilliant at what it does; if you have been considering investing in one of these powders, I can totally recommend Dim Light, it's my new BFF. Of course, I'm now thinking about trying another one in the next few months - maybe Ethereal Light, just because it sounds kind of fabulous. I'll keep you posted...


  1. I need this in my life...thank god its not easy to get in Ireland!

  2. I was so excited to read this because I really want to try one of these but like everyone else my thoughts are, which one?

    You look beautiful with or without the powder, but this definitely does something to the face, it's hard to put my finger on it, but you look fab! :)

    Emma x

  3. I know i should comment about the powder, but omg your lashes are amazing! xo

  4. You look stunning. I've been wanting one of these powders for a while but now I need one :)


  5. Looks amazing, definitely need to try one out x

  6. you look beautiful , the powder finish is lovely but I love your eyeshadow too !


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