New Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzers & Strobe Lighting Blushes

Hourglass released two new shades of their Ambient Lighting Bronzers and also released the Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes in single shades. We were first introduced to the Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes when they released the LE blush palette that was launched during the holidays last year. They are a mix between the Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders and blush pigment so they are a different, more glowy formula than the Ambient Lighting Blushes.

The two new shades of the Ambient Lighting Bronzers are both on the more neutral and cooler side so they are a nice addition to their previous two shades (which are warmer). I’m a big fan of both the Ambient Lighting Bronzers and the new Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes so I was happy to see that they added new shades to the line.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Nude Bronze Light is a neutral bronze shade that is infused with Nude Light to mimic a subtle warmth. This shade is ideal for people with fair and light complexions. If you are not familiar with the formula of these bronzers, they are very glowy and give a natural bronze look to the skin without any noticeable shimmer.

I love using the two older shades during the summer months as they give the most beautiful bronze glow to the skin. But those two shades can be a little warm if you are fair so the new Nude Bronze Light is a great addition to the line.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Diffused Bronze Light is a cool bronze shade that is infused with Diffused Light which mimics a ray of warm sunlight. This shade is perfect for light to medium skin tones. It’s on the cooler side but still appears natural on the skin and it’s great for achieving an all over bronzed glow.

Swatches L to R: Luminous Bronze Light, Radiant Bronze Light, Nude Bronze Light, Diffused Bronze Light

When Hourglass released the Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush palette I instantly purchased it and I’ve been using it a lot since then. I knew that I would love the formula of the new blushes since I had time to test them.

Hourglass released the three shades that came in the palette in singles and also added a brand new shade to the line. The shades that came in the LE palette were Euphoric Fusion (a soft lilac blush blended with Euphoric Strobe Light), Brilliant Nude (deep amber blush blended with Brilliant Strobe Light) and Incandescent Electra (cool peach blush blended with Incandescent Strobe Light). The new shade that they added to the line is Iridescent Flash which is a vivid magenta color that’s blended with Iridescent Strobe Light.

Since the formula is mixed with the Strobe powders, the blushes have a glowier finish. Depending on how much blush pigment vs Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder the blush has, you will get either more pigment and intense color payoff or more of a highlighter powder than a blush.

I find that this new blush formula appears more intense on the skin so the blushes would be great even if you have a deeper skin tone. Just make sure that the shade that you pick has more blush pigment mixed in.

Swatches L to R: Brilliant Nude, Incandescent Electra, Iridescent Flash, Euphoric Fusion

I haven’t found an Hourglass powder that I didn’t like and I feel the same way about the new releases. Both the new Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes and the new shades of the Ambient Lighting Bronzers are an amazing addition to their line.

Have you tried the new Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes?

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  • Sarah

    Lovely review and swatches. These look so nice. I really want to try their blushers and highlighters. I don’t have anywhere local that sells hourglass and I’d like to swatch them all before deciding which ones to get. I find it easier to tell in person. I’m hopefully going on a shopping trip for the day soon, where I know their is a shop that sells them.
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  • I’ve very excited about the new Nude Bronze Light shade as, just as you, I sometimes find my Luminous Bronze Light bronzer a little bit unforgiving on my pale skin, I can wear it, but I really need to spend a lot of time blending it to make it look a little bit more natural! Lovely post as always 🙂

  • Very pretty colors.

  • Brilliant Nude and Euphoric Fusion are calling my name! So stunning!