Worth the Hype Wednesday:
I may be married to foundation, but I’m having an affair with bronzer. As a former tanning bed addict, I may have given up the unhealthy habit, but I still strive for the look. While I have plenty of bronzers that work really well, this was always something I wanted to try due to the massive hype it receives. So, during the most recent @sephora sale, I finally purchased the @hourglasscosmetics Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light ($50 for .39 ounces at Sephora).
What it claims:
🔘 Illuminating bronzer with Photoluminescent Technology, featuring optically transparent particles that transform the look of the skin by manipulating and refracting light to emphasize your best features
🔘 The powders, blended by hand using an advanced miscelare technique, offer the perfect balance of pigments in a gorgeous pattern
🔘 I used this product today and also have it on in Sunday and Tuesday’s posts.
👍🏻 All three (3) days I’ve worn it, I have applied it before 7am and taken it off after 10pm. It looked just as good at night as it did in the morning.
👍🏻 When I applied it for the first time, I was surprised by how pigmented it was. Thankfully, it blended out extremely well and you couldn’t even notice I had accidentally used a heavy hand.
👍🏻 Although the swatch makes appear luminous, it isn’t obviously so on the face.
👍🏻👎🏻 For the first day and a half, I didn’t notice anything special. Then, I pulled my hair back last night, after a full day of wear, and it just looked so naturally bronzed. Literally like I had spent the day at the beach, without any unnatural orange tone.
Yes, this is a stunning product - I can’t deny that. It blends beautifully and the shade works really well with my skin tone. However, I’m having a hard time getting past the price. I’ll have to keep using it to determine whether it makes me feel good enough to warrant the higher price tag. However, I can guarantee I will thoroughly enjoy that decision-making process.
Have you tried this bronzer? If yes, do you think the results justify the cost?