I'm probably one of the few people who has not partaken in the craze that was the Ambient Lighting Powder flurry that spread across the beauty blogs, but even I couldn't resist the pretty marbled pattern of the Ambient Lighting Blushers.
Picking a shade was tricky, the majority looked very warm and similar. I bought Ethereal Glow (£28), the lightest and
coolest toned out of the lot, but then started seeing a lot of reviews
where the word chalky was going hand in hand with this particular shade.
In the compact its a mix of a sheer very cool toned pink blush with the
moonlight/white glow of Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light. On
swatching, it really does look chalky, but applies on me as a soft
focused cool pink flush to the skin, with a satin finish.
Swatched below and then blended in
It has a a smooth texture, though it does kick off quite a bit of excess
powder when applying. Whilst this applies really well and has an extremely good wear time, it
doesn't sit too well on my skin as I find it drying and highlights those
little fine hairs (the horror).
In terms of the finished look, due to the presence of the lighting
powder, I was expecting more luminescence but this isn't the case,
yes it does give a bit of brightness but not to the level I was expecting.
Not the best photo below but just to show that this does impart colour on the skin
Overall whilst the texture of this doesn't work for my dry cheek
area, I do like this shade (though I think this best suited to the very
However, though I haven' tried the Lighting Powders, I
can't help but feel that this does not replicate their attributes.
I bought this from http://uk.spacenk.com