Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light is hands down my most used and most liked finishing powder. I almost didn’t order it, because it had so many poor reviews on Sephora at the time. However, after scrolling through pages of reviews and reading the product instructions, I came to the conclusion that the poor reviews were because people were using this product the wrong way.
The majority of people seemed to expect this product to behave like a highlight, like the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting powders, when in reality it is just a finishing powder.
As you can tell, I’ve used this a lot! It’s definitely not a glamorous shot of the product, but I absolutely hate seeing bloggers and influencers who claim they use a product every single day, despite the fact that their product looks entirely brand new and unused. Perhaps I’m paranoid, but I find it hard to trust their opinion if the product doesn’t look well-loved in their posts or videos.
With this powder I didn’t get as oily quite as quickly as I normally do, and it had a smoothing effect over the acne I used to have, more so in photographs.
Because I had hit pan, I ordered the Ambient Lighting Palette to eventually replace my individual Mood Light compact.
I worried that the palette would be bulky in comparison to my other compact, and that it wouldn’t fit well in my purse, but I had nothing to worry about. Although it isn’t tiny, it definitely fits into most of my makeup bags easily.
From swatching it and wearing the bronze shade all day yesterday, the palette appears to be the same formula as the individual compacts. As someone with olive skin that changes in appearance drastically based on the seasons, I really like the variety of finishing powders you have at your disposal in a single palette.
Though pricey, I find that I use this product enough and that it has lasted me long enough to justify the higher price tag.