I finally caved in. Fell for the hype. So, the Ambient Lighting Powders, they worth it?
They really are, at least the shade I went for Diffused Light is.
In short, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are supposed to provide a soft focus finish whilst providing luminescence - a lit from within kind of glow whilst also colour correcting - Diffused Light being a yellow toned powder - aims to correct redness.
I really wasn't disappointed.
Using my Real Techniques Duo Fibre face brush, brings the best results. I found my denser powder brushes didn't do it justice, personally although they might work for you. At first also, I was using my usual 'dab' motions (as opposed to buffing or swirling,) as to not move the base underneath. What I found best was how Ruth from A Model Recommends in this video. Just light sweeping motions work wonders.
Results? Redness corrected, a beautiful overall 'glow' and no cakeyness in sight (always a plus with powders, obviously) with a soft focus finish.
An expensive treat at £38, but one I'm head over heels for. Of course Now I'm eyeing the palette...
Have you tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders?