Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting powders, blushes and bronzers have become cult favorites for enhancing the complexion and today they launched the next edition in the range—the Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38). With strobing (aka ‘intense highlighting’) being one of the hottest makeup trends right now, it’s no wonder Hourglass decided to take their complexion-perfecting powders in this direction.
Available in four shades, Incandescent Strobe Light (opalescent pearl for a celestial highlight), Iridescent Strobe Light (illuminating pink for a soft highlight), Euphoric Strobe Light (pearlescent beige for a natural highlight) and Brilliant Strobe Light (shimmering gold for a lustrous highlight), the powders can be used wet or dry to achieve a more intense or subtle effect, respectively.
The Ambient Strobe Powders are formulated with the same diffusing technology as the other powders in the range—meaning you’re going to get a smooth, soft-focus effect to your skin when you use them. From the shade descriptions, it sounds like Euphoric Strobe Light would be the most natural looking, followed by Iridescent Strobe Light, then Incandescent Strobe Light and finally Brilliant Strobe Light sounds as if it would be the most intense out of them all—but we will have to wait to get our hands on them before we can be sure.
Hourglass also created a sculpting sponge, the Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor ($22) which is designed to apply the powders. The sponge has an angled side to perfectly sculpt and contour the high points of the face and a velvet pad at the bottom to blend the powder out.
The powders and sponge are available at Sephora and Hourglass’ website..