Hourglass Lighting Powders: Ethereal Light & Dim Infusion – Worth the Hype?

Hourglass powders have been getting so much hype on the interwebs in the past year or so and I’ve been experimenting with wedding make-up the past few weeks so I wanted to give these a go.
Setting powders are something I’ve always struggled with for some reason. And believe it or not, I’ve only really been using setting powders the past three years or so!

I like a semi-matte finish, yet glowy and natural looking. Ideally I want a powder that I apply once and it stays like that all day with no touch-ups. In the past I’ve tried many from Clinque, Estee Lauder, Soap and Glory, MAC, jane iredale and many many more, however there is always something I don’t like about the finish, or it makes me oily in a few hours, or the lasting power isn’t as great as I’d hoped. Maybe I’m just being a bit of a fuss-pot… But with my wedding coming up, I need to find the perfect powder!

Any who, going off on a bit of a tangent there… So yes, after all the hype over Hourglass’ powders and watching loads of YouTube reviews, I decided to give them a go. I picked up Ethereal Light (£38) which is suitable for fair skin. And, Dim Infusion (£32) a gorgeous coral shade which is part of the blush range.
These powders have been formulated to deliver a soft focus effect that look amazing under harsh fluorescent bright lights or other unflattening light sources. The key benefits of these powders are to capture, diffuse and soften the way light reflects on to your skin by using cutting-edge photo-luminescent technology—transparent micron-size, colour correcting particles to alter and refine the appearance of the complexion. And to deliver a multi-dimensional luminescence to every skin tone, making it appear younger, unlike traditional powders which simply sit on the skin to cover imperfections.
 After trailing them for a month or so, I have to say I am completely in love with them and yes they are 100% worth the hype! They are such beautiful powders.
First off the packaging is stunning – luxurious, weighted metallic cases. And, the marbled effect of the blushes are too pretty to look at! Also the finish of the powders are incredible, they are so finely milled and they give you a healthy glow whilst looking airbrushed.

As my skin gets fairly oily through-out the day, I do have to touch-up or use a matte powder underneath, but that doesn’t bother me too much because they leave such a beautiful finish on the skin.

(Wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, jane iredale PurePressed Base, Hourglass Ethereal Light and Dim Infusion in the photo above.)

Ethereal Light is a soft, cool white powder with a hint of lumionsity. The finish is a ‘moonlight glow’ super radiant looking.
This powder is kind of like a highlighter for your face, without looking shimmery or like a disco ball.
If you do prefer more of a matte finish or have combination to oily skin, I would recommend using another powder before applying this on top.

This is the perfect powder for fair skin girls and those who enjoy a glowy, yet soft focused finish.
I absolutely love this powder, I’ve been wearing it every day since I got it, and I will be most likely wearing this on my wedding day!
Dim Infusion is a beautiful coral shade that add’s a bit of warmth to the cheeks. This shade works really well with my hair colour and my fair skin-tone, but I do think it would look lovely on other skin-tones too.

I’ve also been wearing this every day since I got it! It’s the perfect peachy coral shade and looks lovely and natural on the cheeks!

I will most likely be wearing these for my wedding day. Or, if not these shades, then perhaps ‘Dim Light’, ‘Diffused Light’ or ‘Ethereal Glow’ – I haven’t yet decided, too many choices of different ‘lights’!  But for the time being I want to look air-brushed every day and these two are doing me wonders! Highly highly recommend these and I get the hype! They are frickin’ amazing!
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