Powders seem to be taking center stage this year, or at least this season. Add to the list a new one from Hourglass.
Called Ambient Lighting Powder , there are 6 varieties , each to mimic light effects on your skin.
I tried Diffused Light, liking the idea of brightening and softness. Even though I don't have that much redness. Diffused Light is a pale yellow and yellow in makeup is often used to combat redness as well as sallowness. It was hard to choose. They all sound nice.
This is a very finely milled powder that goes on sheer and light. You can tell you have powdered, but there is nothing heavy here. It's airy. Diffused Light helped to keep shine down and warm things up just a bit. There is no shimmer that I can detect, but I don't know if that's true for all colors.
The powders come in a typically elegant Hourglass Compact and they are
free of parabens, talc, fragrance, nano-particles and gluten.
DIFFUSED LIGHT: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder. Light your skin with Diffused Light to reduce redness and give skin clarity – like a soft ray of morning light.
ETHEREAL LIGHT: An opalescent sheer, cool white powder. Light your skin with Ethereal Light to mimic a moonlit glow – even in broad daylight.
RADIANT LIGHT: A sun-kissed golden beige powder. Light your skin with Radiant Light to extend a summer glow, or enhance the overall complexion with believable, subtle, warmth.
MOOD LIGHT: A soft, sheer lavender pink powder. Light your skin with Mood Light to mimic the softest most forgiving light and reveal your brightest complexion.
LUMINOUS LIGHT: A champagne pearl powder. Light your skin with Luminous Light to create a soft, incandescent candlelit glow – day or night.
Ambient Powder Brush also available with extra soft, high-grade taklon bristles and packaged with a protective travel pouch.
$45 for each powder, $35 for the brush.
Currently on Sephora .com, in stores Mid February.