I officially purchased what I would consider to be the most luxurious of face powders that I have ever owned. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are designed to diffuse the way lighting appears on your skin, giving you a radiant complexion.
I have ALWAYS wanted to try one and on my last visit to Sephora, my heart spoke to me and said, "It's time..." annnnnd I left with a $50 face powder that day ($45 to be exact). I chose the shade "Dim Light" which is a semi-luminous neutral peachy powder. I wasn't sure if I wanted one of the more shimmering finishes or natural and this seemed to be the closest between the two finishes.
There's a multitude of ways you can use the Ambient Lighting Powders (setting powder, highlight, stand-alone face powder, etc.) I have just been using mine as a finishing powder. I don't find that it has enough luminosity/shimmer in it to use as a highlight so unfortunately I won't be able to utilize it in that way.
I have to be honest, I am still getting used to it and don't think I've found the proper way to wear it yet. It's a beautiful powder and I don't have anything like it in my collection. However, I still haven't found it to be more flattering than my Bare Minerals Mineral Veil or IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores HD Powder.
Overall, I'm not "in love" with it (yet). I wanted to make this post to ask for your opinions on it. How do you personally wear the Ambient Powders if you have one that doesn't have much of a shimmer to it? I'd love to know! By the way, I tried to photo a swatch but this is just too close to my skin tone to show up!