It is almost the end of the year and before I do my Beauty and Skincare Faves for 2013, let me just share with you my latest discovery and new love!
Before I do, let's build the back story shall we?
Have you heard of the very popular Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ? If you're a makeup junkie like me then I bet you have but for those who haven't well let me enlighten you! This ambient lighting powder is your "best light" in a finishing powder form. Basically, it illuminates your skin to give you that flawless and youthful look and it makes your skin look sooooo good in any light.
Here's a product description for you..
" universal finishing powders that recreate the most exquisitely flattering light—from ethereal moonlight to luminous candlelight."Based on my research and by research I mean countless Youtube videos of girls and boys reviewing this product, this ambient lighting powder is your skin's bestfriend. It illuminates without the shine and it gives your skin that healthy glow.
Obviously, I wanted this product so bad but I am still not ready to fork out AU$62 for one powder just yet so I have been on a mission to finding a dupe in a more pocket friendly price and I think I may have just found it in the form of Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth Boosting Power - Illuminating Finish (Phew! that's a mouthful!)
It's no Ambient light (that's for sure) but it illuminates your skin without looking shiny. There are light reflecting particles that makes your skin glow when the light touches your skin.
I got the Translucent shade of the Illuminating Finish and this doesn't leave a white/ashy film on my tannned (NC42) skin unlike the other "translucent" powders I've tried.
It doesn't mattify the skin which is plus for me as lately I've been hating the matte look.
It is very light on the skin and it doesn't give that cakey feeling when you use it over your foundation.
It is currently on sale at Priceline for 40% :)
Here's how it looks like on my skin on natural lighting (and no flash), can you see the glow?? I can! and I love it :)
This is seriously good stuff.
I still want to get my Ambient Lighting powder eventually but for now this baby will do :)
have you found your glow??
ps. this post is not sponsored but thank you for christmas presents ;-)