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...