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Well, I am very excited to announce that after all this time an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush now holds a very prized place in my makeup collection! On my trip to Melbourne I bit the bullet and visited the Hourglass stand at Mecca in Myer on Bourke Street and had a bit of a drool over the amazing shades before getting a bit of a pamper from the sales assistant (who, again, I have naughtily forgotten the name of but she rocked an amazing red eyeshadow look right around the eyes and we again bonded over our love of UK beauty bloggers) and picking up one of my own.
When I reviewed swatches and read some commentaries it was the shades Mood Infusion and Diffused Heat that caught all of my attention and lusting. They seemed to offer a pop of colour that was similar to the MAC Star Wonder, and I loved their plummy and pink shades. But after the assistant applied Dim Infusion to my cheeks everything I thought I knew and wanted changed and it was the warm apricot shade that made it home with me.
The packaging is gorgeous, with a rosy gold plastic compact that offers a very satisfying click when closed. Though it is plastic it feels solid and secure, not at all cheap, and I have no fear of it getting crushed in my makeup bag. There is a god sized, and great quality, mirror in the lid which is rather handy. Even the packaging and luxury of its presentation makes it worth the $50 price tag and the product inside just adds to the value!
The blush itself has a lovely swirl of the bright apricot pigment (which does lean slightly pinkish but not in a bad way) with the dim light powder. The box it comes in says that it offers a 'truly multidimensional blush that enhances cheeks with seamless soft-focus colour, and a natural radiant finish', and I have to say that I totally agree. It feels soft and luxurious when applied to the cheeks and a light swirl picks up a great amount of colour. The colour is natural but you can still tell that there is a little sumin' sumin' going on, and it is easily built up for added brightness without going too chalky or messy. It is also free of paragons, talc, fragrance, nano particles and interestingly, gluten.
I have been loving this blush and am glad to report that all of the rave reviews are spot on which is good, because my one sided love affair with this blush is now justified!
Have you got any of these blushes? What makeup item are you lusting after?