Just Landed: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

Being neither a blush nor Hourglass fan, I was surprised when the announcement of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush’s release had me heart eye’d and drooling. It took me so long to decide on a shade, but last week I bit the bullet and ended up following my gut and going with Diffused Heat – my original choice – DOH.

The beautiful golden casing carries a swirl of blush and highlighting powder, giving a lit from within finish to the skin. The blush’s are far more pigmented than I imagined, so my shade in Diffused Heat (a strong peachy-pink/red colour with a luminous cool toned highlight), will be sticking with me for a while. I don’t think I’ve ever really felt the need to tap off some of the product on the back of my hand before! I’m currently applying it with a small brush I had lying around, but I have a feeling that a duo fibre brush would work amazingly with this shade as it’s so pigmented.

And now for the little details… You can order them online in the UK from Space NK (who might currently be doing free delivery?) for £28. Pricey, yes. But they will last. Do I want more shades? Naturally. Dim Infusion, I’m coming for you…


  1. Marie
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:15 am

    I got mine yesterday, and they are so beautiful! I have Dim Infusion and I posted about it, maybe you'd like to have a look 😉

    Love, Marie


  2. Shlaya92
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:18 am

    I cannot wait to get to the UK and get my hands on these!

  3. Ana Céline
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:26 am

    wow!! This colour looks amazing on you! The Hourglass blushes always look so pretty in the packaging 🙂

    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

  4. melissa z
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:30 am

    This looks amazing , its a gorgeous colour and the packaging is so lovely also , really must try this !!
    Melissa | theinkedblonde

  5. Marlenne
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:34 am

    I've had this one on my list for quite some time! Just orderd it!


  6. Anya
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:36 am

    This shade looks beautiful! I've been wanting to test out the normal ambient lighting powders for ages, but these blushes are so much more appealing! x


  7. Maddy
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:39 am

    Such a pretty colour, I really want to pick one up! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


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  8. Life of Verity
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:40 am

    This is so so pretty!! Ah I'm in love with and packaging and would buy it just for that but seeing the inside I'm in love! xxxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  9. Julie
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:48 am

    So pretty

  10. Zeeba Mahboubi
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:18 am

    I can't wait until payday when I can get my hands on these blushes!

  11. Eneli
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:31 am

    Looks really lovely and natural! 🙂


  12. Megan
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:35 am

    This looks gorgeous! I was going to get Radiant Magenta but I think you've made me want to get this one now 🙂 x


  13. Robyn
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:40 am

    Oh my, that's a gorgeous colour!

    Robyn @ Beauty & the Closet

  14. Brittany Seel
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:49 am

    I'm in two minds about whether to try one of these or not! I've never had anything from Hourglass but I am so tempted!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  15. Leanne Van Breda
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:52 am

    Looks gorgeous! Might have to try it out 😉

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  16. Ruby Barton
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:53 am

    I love this blush, I only got it about a week ago. You're so right about the pigment! Light hand needed 🙂

    Roo xx


  17. becky smith
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:58 am

    Beautiful x

  18. Anya Bond
    19 Feb 2014 / 12:02 pm

    This looks so beautiful. The colours remind me of rhubarb & custard sweets; which is reason enough to buy it!

  19. The Simple Wishlist
    19 Feb 2014 / 12:06 pm

    I don't think this colour would necessarily be for me, although maybe with a tan! But it looks so beautiful in the packaging!


  20. Tiny Alis
    19 Feb 2014 / 12:40 pm

    I cannot get over how gorgeous these look, I am definitely going to be picking one up!

    Tiny Alis

  21. Amber Hunter
    19 Feb 2014 / 12:47 pm

    To be perfectly honest, I'm not a big blush fan either but the more reviews I read (and swatches I see) of these the more I want one! Thanks for your review Suzie, the shade looks gorgeous on you.
    Lovely Notions

  22. Shelby
    19 Feb 2014 / 12:52 pm

    This colour looks really great on you. It really suits your skin tone perfectly!


  23. Cloud Esmé
    19 Feb 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Stunning shade, I wouldn't know which one to chose!

    Esmé ~ CloudEsmé

  24. Lillian ParisianToBe
    19 Feb 2014 / 12:55 pm

    Although I was swooning when these hit blogs, I was still unsure whether I wanted to pick one up. After seeing it on your cheeks, I'm drooling. I know where I'll be this weekend….

    Lillian | Parisian To Be

  25. Becca B
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:04 pm

    It just looks so pretty!! I really need to buy some new blushers, I just don't know where to start!


  26. Amy Liddell
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Ah this looks amazing!! Need one in my life

    Salted Roses // Fashion & Beauty

  27. Romila Marie
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Oh gorgeous! I really want this shade!

    xo runbarbierun.com

  28. Zazie Bibi
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:15 pm

    These blushes look so stunning! Really want to try these out xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  29. beautyandtheblank
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:23 pm

    that blush looks amazing!! such pretty packaging xx

  30. Aerin Downs
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:29 pm

    AHH! This looks so amazing 🙂 I really want to pick one of these up :)!

    Berrie-Blogs// Beauty Blog x

  31. Katie Louise
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Such a gorgeous blush!

    Katie | Hang up the Glamour

  32. Sophie Ollis
    19 Feb 2014 / 1:54 pm

    This looks beautiful and very natural.

    Check out my February Flake-Away series over on my blog where I review the best skincare and makeup for the winter weather and show you a few DIYs.




  33. Tasniah.
    19 Feb 2014 / 2:05 pm

    so pretty … can i justify the purchase?


  34. Claire
    19 Feb 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Stunning colour, this blush is going straight to the top of my beauty wishlist 🙂
    xxx Claire

  35. Katie
    19 Feb 2014 / 2:57 pm

    Love the look of these. Gorgeous!

    Katie | and-katie.com

  36. vicki
    19 Feb 2014 / 3:03 pm

    This is a very pretty blush, it gives you a fresh, healthy flush of colour. Ideal for Spring

  37. Ciara Pollock
    19 Feb 2014 / 3:04 pm

    wow this looks absolutely beautiful!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  38. Ana Leote
    19 Feb 2014 / 3:39 pm

    I'm always scared of Pink blushes with red undertones, but this one looks really good on you! I need to see the other shades before choosing mine 🙂


  39. beauty visions
    19 Feb 2014 / 4:06 pm

    I can't wait to get my hands on one of these beauties! I wasn't too sure at first considering the price tag but the reviews are all so positive. xx


  40. sofia grigoriadou
    19 Feb 2014 / 4:41 pm


  41. Karolina
    19 Feb 2014 / 4:55 pm

    this blush looks like a piece of art!

  42. PWhiley94
    19 Feb 2014 / 5:46 pm

    This is so beautiful, the product and the packaging but it's just a little expensive. I might have to treat myself.


  43. Carly Slym
    19 Feb 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Beautiful blush!

  44. Victoria
    19 Feb 2014 / 8:20 pm

    This looks so beautiful! I really want one of those!


  45. Talisa Tossell
    19 Feb 2014 / 8:34 pm

    This contours your cheeks so well!


  46. Sian Marie
    19 Feb 2014 / 8:50 pm

    These look perfect! Lusting after them so bad.



  47. Hope Butler
    19 Feb 2014 / 9:01 pm

    Wow, this colour looks so good on you. Want want want H x


  48. Michelle
    19 Feb 2014 / 9:18 pm

    oh this looks lovely!


  49. Almeida
    19 Feb 2014 / 9:42 pm

    Lovely look and lovely blush! x / almeidas.se

  50. Fran Leanne
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:21 pm

    This looks uh-mazing!!!



  51. Holly Bee
    19 Feb 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! All of their blushes are so darn pretty!


  52. Simplybeautifulelegant
    19 Feb 2014 / 11:04 pm


  53. Madeleine S-B
    20 Feb 2014 / 12:58 am

    This is so lovely – probably the prettiest shade of the Ambient Lighting Blushes that I've seen (: x


  54. Devyn
    20 Feb 2014 / 3:33 am

    These are so stunning, payday needs to come sooner!

  55. hazel
    20 Feb 2014 / 5:28 am

    It looks natural looking to you!! And btw I love the shade of lipstick you used.. what's that? 🙂

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    20 Feb 2014 / 8:01 am

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    20 Feb 2014 / 8:51 am

    I've heard so much about these blushes on youtube!


  58. WillowTea
    20 Feb 2014 / 9:14 am

    Such a gorgeous blush, and such wonderful pictures! x


  59. Siri Lovise Eliassen
    20 Feb 2014 / 10:03 am


  60. Biancarosa
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:30 am

    oh wow, the colour is absolutely beautiful!

    Biancarosa // xoxo

  61. Emily / www.thebeautymist.com
    20 Feb 2014 / 12:56 pm

    This is so stunning:) x


  62. Carly Jade
    20 Feb 2014 / 4:49 pm

    This looks gorgeous! Just what I was looking for for my S/S cheek shade!


  63. Niki
    20 Feb 2014 / 8:57 pm

    These blushes are amazing! I have one (I forget the shade) but it's the deeper one of the bunch. I really need to brighten up a bit!

  64. Samantha Mariko
    24 Feb 2014 / 8:36 am

    what a beautiful shade! it seems like a deep shade but it looks subtle on you!

  65. Love Lana
    27 Feb 2014 / 1:19 pm

    I have Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure. Luminous Flush is a gorgeous soft pink while Mood Exposure is more of a muted colour. If you want to check out the colour of these pans check out lovelanaxx.blogspot.com my little blog hun. I really like the colours I have been wearing both and think they are so pretty both in the pan and on.

    Love Lana xx


  66. Rachel Claire
    06 Mar 2014 / 10:20 am

    Oh my goodness I keep coming back and looking at this post because it just looks so beautiful! I can't spend that much on a blusher though :'( *sobs*

    Rachel — Claireful