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Does anyone own an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder?

(31 Posts)
Nabootique Tue 04-Aug-15 10:04:51

And if so do you like it? I've been umming and ahhing over them for ages. At first I thought it was like High Beam in powder form, and as I have High Beam I didn't bother, but having read more is it a more subtle, all over the face thing?

MsBojangles Tue 04-Aug-15 11:42:53

I so want to try this but can't justify it at the moment.

It's a kind of light diffusing powder, goes all over the face not just in highlighter spots like High Beam.

Get it and come back and tell me about it! grin

GingerFoxInAT0phat Tue 04-Aug-15 11:47:23

I have the palette and its ok, yes it's fairly subtle. I prefer my highlight to be seen from space grin

MsBojangles Tue 04-Aug-15 11:59:44

Has anyone tried Mary Lou manizer?

Now that one is a proper highligrer, want to try that one too!

Nabootique Tue 04-Aug-15 12:23:52

Oooh, yes I want the Mary Lou one as well, but as that is definitely a highlighter I will have to resist until I've finished High Beam. I have two bottles as I misplaced one and asked for another for Christmas. Oops.

I did think about the palette but it doesn't have any of the colours I was considering. Pfft. I wish the samples Space NK are offering at the moment were better. That would have definitely swung it for me! grin

ZacharyQuack Tue 04-Aug-15 12:28:26

I've got Mary Lou, it's lovely. It's a soft golden champagne, very glowy so you need to use a light hand for subtle or just load it on for outer space visibility! It can be used as an eyeshadow. It's a huge pan, so will last for yonks.

I haven't got an Hourglass powder, but have got Nars Light Reflecting pressed powder, which is a similar deal and is great. I use it as an all over setting powder, gives a lovely glow but isn't sparkly.

Callycatsy Tue 04-Aug-15 13:02:38

I have Guerlain Meteorites' does a similar thing. Little balls of loveliness smile

knitknack Tue 04-Aug-15 13:09:06

I have it, and have 'hit pan' (get me!) so have obviously used it a fair bit. TBH though it just ended up being my go to 'light dusting of powder over foundation' compact. I treated myself to some Charlotte Tilbury things a while back, one of which being a powder compact, so it's since been relegated to my 'bits I don't want to throw away' box and i'd sort of forgotten about it. It's a nice finishing powder that doesn't give that 'dead flat' look, but I won't be repurchasing. It's a bit of luxury but nothing that can't be found for less... actually speaking of which, everyone RUN to wilkos and buy yourselves an essence twist-up gel eye pencil. Better for tight-lining that the bobbi brown gel pots AND my beloved C Tilbury eye pencil (in that I don't cry when I have to sharpen it every two days or so...). Result!

GingerFoxInAT0phat Tue 04-Aug-15 13:16:59

I've hovered over buying the Mary loumanizer a few times but ended up with the Becca highlighter in champagne pop and its amazing.

Nabootique Tue 04-Aug-15 13:18:30

Hmm. Interested in the Nars now as it's cheaper and although I've only ever owned one Nars product I love it like my first born.

editorsbeauty Tue 04-Aug-15 13:52:19

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MsBojangles Tue 04-Aug-15 13:58:48

Is spamming one's own wares permitted?

SilverNightFairy Tue 04-Aug-15 13:59:42

I love The Balm's Maryloumanizer...I use both as highlighter and as eye shadow.

Nabootique Tue 04-Aug-15 14:07:56

You terrible lot. Stop tempting me into buying a new highlighter! No, no, no! grin

I think spamming one's own wares is not permitted, but it was prefaced with an opinion, so I'm on the fence, especially as there was an alternative recommendation.

MsBojangles Tue 04-Aug-15 14:13:26

Caved and bought Marylou, from eBay though so it doesn't count hmm

Nabootique Tue 04-Aug-15 14:15:30

Actually, MsBo, I'm pretty sure online purchasing doesn't count at all.

SilverNightFairy Tue 04-Aug-15 14:37:41

Callycatsy's, "little ball's of loveliness" has me aching to swipe my credit though..

Nightboattocairo Tue 04-Aug-15 14:40:39

I have the Hourglass ambient blusher, it's the best I've ever had.

Nightboattocairo Tue 04-Aug-15 14:42:32

As a 'mum' I don't really need beauty advice. Predominantly because I'm a 'woman' first.

Nabootique Tue 04-Aug-15 14:44:47

Noooooo! Not the blusher! I'm trying to resist the blusher! <sob> What are you people doing!? Actually, the Max Factor ones that have a similar look are nice. I have one that I use every day. I haven't used the Hourglass one though I can't really compare.

One review I read said that the Hourglass powder did what the little balls of loveliness don't achieve, so now I'm even more conflicted.

Nightboattocairo Tue 04-Aug-15 14:46:37

I did look at your blog, editors - but stopped at 'Mumspiration' - is that like perspiration? You look great (though I suspect you know that already!)

Nightboattocairo Tue 04-Aug-15 14:48:13

Oh the blusher makes me glow like an orb, it's beeeautiful.

MsBojangles Tue 04-Aug-15 14:51:46

Haha Nabootique, a woman after my own heart grin

Nabootique Tue 04-Aug-15 14:59:57

<wistfully pictures self glowing like an orb> Before I started this thread it was a toss up between the powder and the blush and I decided against the blush because of the Max Factor one, but now I'm torn!

Shopping on Cult Beauty absolutely doesn't count, for example. My latest non-purchase should be waiting for me when I get home grin I'm not totally sure that shopping in shops counts if you pay by card, either. I see no exchange! They're just giving me things!

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 04-Aug-15 15:35:59

I am not massively impressed with hourglass - I have the blusher and it is alright.

I have the balm one, the charlotte tilbury one and have just ordered the becca champagne pop. I think I have an addiction.

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