I really enjoy the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder range. Although I have not yet tried the bronzers, the face powder and now blushers have become an everyday staple in my collection. I’ve done a review on the face powders if interested, linked here.
The trick with the Ambient lighting range is finding the right shade for you as each powder has a specific purpose and effect it will give your skin. The Mood Exposure blush is derived from the Mood Light ambient powder (pictured below), which is meant to give you the ‘softest, most forgiving light and brightens the complexion’. It is a light lilac shade, which is used to add a brightening effect (think about all the lavender or light purple colour correctors you may see – those are meant to improve sallowness on the face, brightening dull areas).
The ambient lighting blushers build off of the same base colour as the powders with an added shade for use as a blusher. The finish is a radiant pearl, with no shimmer or glitter.
When swatched, Mood Exposure comes off as a light pink colour with a sheen. When applied on the cheek, I see slightly more mauve tones come through and it really brightens up and brings life to my complexion, which I love.
The travel size of this blush is a rip off. The price of the travel size ($32 CAD for 1.3 grams) works out to be $24 per gram whereas the price of the regular size ($45 for 4.25 grams) is less than half the price at $10.6 per gram. I know the total amount of money you spend is less but you’re really only saving $12 for a product that is twice as expensive as the regular size.
These powders tend to not swatch impressively. It’s when you apply them to your face that you see the radiant effect that they have. There have been so many times when I’ve swatched these powders and walked away but the story and science behind them had me coming back. So happy I tried to brand and that the blushes lived up to the legacy of the powders. these are beauty swatched approved