Hold the phone. The heart-eyed emoji inducing launches just keep on coming and this time round it’s Hourglass that are making us all get a bit twitchy on the pursestrings. Imagine their Ambient Lighting Powders crossed with cheek pinching colour and there you have it – the Ambient Lighting Blush. A hybrid between a glow giver and traditional powder blush designed to impart the cheeks with the whole ‘glowing from within’ thang we’ve all been layering up multiple products to achieve for years. Here it is! And in one handy, sleek and mirrored palette to boot. *Sits down, fans self*

The new blush blends consist of a six strong line-up, mixing the best-selling Ambient Lighting Powder formula with a pop of colour. Think an airy, light and soft-focus look – doesn’t that sound dreamy? They’re designed to act as a blush and highlight in one; washing the cheeks with pigment and radiance. Handmade in Italy, no two pans are the same, you’re getting a real one-of-a-kind flush here. Wear alone, or layered up with the original Ambient Lighting Powders for even more glow.

I’ve had a preview playtime with two of the shades. First up, Ethereal Glow – a baby pink laced with creamy white streaks that promises a moonlit effect. This is probably the safest choice in the line-up; a typical suits-all shade as worn in the second photo. On me this comes off a cool pastel pink with a good dose of sheen. It’s more highlighter-y than it is blush-y. Perhaps one for fairer skinned gals out there? My favourite of the two though – and after internet browsing of all the shades – perhaps even my favourite shade of the whole line-up – is Radiant Magenta. It’s a hot fuchsia pink blended with a peachy tan that just looks bloomin’ lovely when applied (see last picture). Now I don’t own anything like this in my blush stash at all; it’s brightening, but not too ‘in yer face’ and the slight shimmer helps to make it easy to apply and easy to wear. It’s like a prettier version of my natural flush. The one thing I would say is that back of the hand swatching doesn’t really do them justice. Smooshed on with fingers they look a little subtle, but dusted onto the cheeks with a bit of layering required for the lighter shades is when they really give those apples oomph.

Roll up, roll up – they’re on pre-order now at Space NK, retailing at £28 each and with stock expecting to dispatch around the 11th February, I’d hazard a guess that the product will be tangible in stores around that time. Let the Hourglass counter stalking-commence.

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  • Chloe and her notes

    Oh that Radiant Magenta is gorgeous!! I may have to get myself one of those.

    Chloe x

  • Zazie Bibi

    Ooh these look so good! Really want to get my hands on the powder first though xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • Anna Blush

    Those look lovely, Radiant Magenta looks gorgeous! x


  • Guest

    I dont have any of the powders yet, but those blushes look amazing!!

    Carina | CARSTINA

  • http://toomanymuffins.com/ Nora

    These look stunning on!

  • http://www.bretonandblush.com/ Laura

    I haven’t tried the original powders but these look lovely!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  • Ellie

    Oh wow! Such amazing colours and they look stunning on this skin (Well, yours at least) :D

    Elephant stories and more

  • http://julie-roses.blogspot.fr/ Julie

    I want to try this brand but I’m French and it’s so difficult…

  • Oresiri teru

    I like Ethereal Glow the best. It’s subtle but still gorgeous ! xx


  • http://www.lamourjosie.com/ Josie

    Radiant Magenta looks stunning. It’s the shade I’ll be going for come payday x


  • http://www.forksandbrushes.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgina de Pear
  • Mel Zia

    they look amazing, no idea which one to choose though as they

    all look lovely !

    Melissa x

    My Blog | My YouTube

  • http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk/ Anya Cross

    I will definitely browsing the colours today, though the second one on your cheeks is heavenly! Can’t wait to pre order them x


  • molly

    these look beautiful, they are so pretty! xxx

  • Claudia

    Ethereal Glow is the shade I have my eyeballs on, looks so pretty and subtle! Can’t wait to get my mitts on a couple of these bad boys!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  • Silvia Innocenti

    How funny, they’re made in Italy but you can’t buy them here! I’m dying to try these babies!

  • Evelien

    That looks seriously beautiful!

  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk/ AmeliaRoseL

    I’ve just fallen in love! Wow.

    They look gorgeous on you as well, Anna.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

  • Jessica Sutherland

    Radiant Magenta looks beautiful! I’m thinking this will be my birthday present to myself this month…& I’ve got a Space NK free delivery code I need to use up!!

  • http://pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com/ kirsty thompson

    Ahh *drools* looks so gorgeous! xo


  • Strawbry_Blonde

    I love the look of Radiant Magenta. How much shimmer is in it – like is it ok for daytime wear?

    Thank you!
    Nic x

  • Marlenne

    They really are superpretty! Radiant Magenta sounds good!


  • Pink Elephant Blog

    Looks lovely! Can’t wait to have a look on the counter! x

    alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

  • http://claudiafoxblog.wordpress.com/ Claudia Louise Fox

    I received my order of Mood Exposure yesterday, it is gorgeous! might get another for my birthday :)

  • sarazbeautytonic
  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    Holy Frack! These are so pretty.


  • Carly Jade

    Thank you for giving some swatches! These look gorgeous; I think I prefer Ethereal Glow!


  • vicky
  • http://makeupfragrances.blogspot.com.es/ Kyllie

    El clarito es precioso, aunque el oscuro lo veo más modulable para cualquier época del año.

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • http://scentoffashion.dk/ Camilla

    So pretty!

    Scent of Fashion

  • http://elevatormusik.com/ Gillian

    Ohhh these look beautiful, think I’m going to have to put this top of my wishlist now!
    Gillian · elevatormusik.com x

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Gosh, I am so excited to see these in-person! How fun that you got to try them out- Radiant Magenta looks lovely on you :)

  • Chrissabella

    Wow that blush looks amazing on you and that whole handmade, one of a kind just sounds so tempting :)

    Greetings from London,


  • Cassie

    These look so amazing! All the shades are so gorgeous.


  • Bev

    Ethereal glow is pending in my basket at SpaceNK online atm I wasn’t sure which one but think the others may be too bright on me. Magenta looks beautiful on your skin tone but I can barely notice the ethereal shot hoping it would give a soft pink glow on me as I am pale but don’t want to be sparkling as I would be using this for a natural day look. Hopefully it would suit that as I’m so unsure now

  • http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com/ Shani

    I just reviewed my Radiant Magenta yesterday. I pretty much bought it because I felt like I had to, to review it, but I am so in love with it, I can’t even begin. The Universe did me one right!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

  • http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/ Emily Allen

    Radiant magenta is calling me to buy it hehe, these look stunning Anna like a classier version of the milani baked blushes we can’t get in the UK score! x


  • Annie Lindsay

    Oh no, that last thing I need to do is spend that much money on blush but how do I resist?! I want them so badly.

  • Amyzz


  • Emily Golding

    As I have said before, these look just fab I want to marry them.

    Emily xx


  • Pippi Bartlett

    Anna you are so beautiful! I need Ethereal Glow in my life..

    heypip.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • http://girlinbrogues.wordpress.com/ Saskia

    That blush is gorgeous! I love Radiant Magenta


  • Claire Wilkinson

    These are so pretty! I particularly love Radiant Magenta :) xx

  • http://loveaugustblog.blogspot.com/ Stephanie @ Love, August

    Both of these shades look so lovely and I’m just crying over these because I know I won’t be able to get my hands on them for ages since Hourglass isn’t available in my region! *sniff*

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • Amy

    Both of these look amazing! I really do wish I could buy Hourglass makeup nearer me! :(

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://mrsdloves.blogspot.co.uk Amanda

    Oh my they look amazing! I have had my beady eyes on these ever since I saw them! I don’t know what color to get tho x

  • Louise Smith

    These look amazing on you! I think I’ll be going to Space NK soon, they have such pretty names as well!


  • http://www.thefashionfuse.com/ Angie Wilson

    oh they look absolutely incredible, their powders are amazing! I could only imagine how luxe these are!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

  • Rosalie Carvin

    I keep hearing about hourglass products and how great they are and this post is making me want to make a purchase even more, the blusher’s look lovely on you. x

  • Thereasa Locke

    I bought Diffused Heat during the couple of days Sephora let VIB’s get it early. Very pigmented and long lasting.

  • Celina

    These are gorgeous! I’m definitely going to have to pick one up!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Stefanie Meier

    These shades look stunning on your cheeks Vivianna, looking gorgeous (:


  • Madeleine S-B

    These look very pretty, the magenta shade is gorgeous on you (:


  • Bittersweet Shelby

    These blushes look amazing on you! I think these powders are great for people with fair skin as the pigmentation isn’t too overwhelming but it gives a nice flush to the cheeks. Looks great!


  • Amber Hunter

    Radiant magenta–to quote you–is bloomin’ lovely! Cue the heart eyed emojies indeed. Too bad I definitely can’t afford these right now haha. Still…it doesn’t hurt to wish! (Except when it leads to naughty purchases ;) )

    Lovely Notions

  • http://lauraneuzeth.com/ Laura Neuzeth

    These look amazing! They almost look like watercolors since they blend out so well. Will have to check them out.


  • MyOwnLoves

    Love the second shade too!

  • Michelle

    These are beautiful Anna!


  • http://blushingbiddies.com/ Puri

    Soooo lovely, I can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  • debasree banerjee

    They sound sooo good!!.. I just loved reading *sits down, fans self* for some reason. haha I just love the way you write.


  • http://sailorstories.blogspot.co.uk/ Hayley M

    Order placed!!… after some internet stalking, I decided on Diffused Heat! Fingers crossed I picked a goodun’!
    Hayley xo | http://www.sailor-stories.blogspot.co.uk

  • C.

    Ooo these look beautiful when applied! I passed up the opportunity to buy them in a pre-sale on Sephora, now I slightly wished I had purchased Radiant Magenta like I had originally planned…

  • Ella

    I can’t decide between one of these or the Narsisisst blush palette!


  • Tarte Tanya

    Hopefully these come back in stock at Sephora.
    I can’t wait to get my hands on these and try them out asap.

  • http://www.madaboutbeauty.com/ narine

    Wow they look really lovely in their package and look like great blushes for daytime, just natural
    Narine – 6 Gorgeous Valentine’s Day makeup ideas

  • Becky Alyssa

    So gorgeous..yet so expensive! I may indulge myself in future when I’m feeling particularly wealthy.


  • http://nicolafaye.blogspot.com/ Nicola

    They are so pretty, I think I’m in love with the lighter one! Can’t wait until these are in stores!

    Nicola xx

  • PeonyandPeach

    The radiant magenta one looks amazing! There are so many amazing launches atm It’s so difficult to choose what to spend my pennies on!


  • http://rosariagrace.wordpress.com/ Rosaria

    This reminds me of the limited edition Estee Lauder Illuminating Gelee blush in tease!! So beautiful!!

    rosarigrace.wordpress.com xx

  • http://almeidas.se/ AlmsBeauty

    I fancy the brighter blush more :) The first one would never show up on my skin, and I really love my blush to be visible.

  • Shruti

    Definitely going to get these just have to save up for them :)


  • Love Lana

    I have Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure but Radiant Magenta looks stunning but so does the Ethereal Glow! 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… but now I am coveting Ethereal Glow (this pay day coming) and Radiant Magenta (maybe the following one). It is ok to buy all 6 right?!

    Love Lana xx