As you can see below I wanted to compare Luminous light to all of them but mainly to Dim light. Luminous is more shimmery and has a bit more of a beige peach color to it. Dim is more subtle and blends into the skin without a shimmer. Incadescent is more silvery/white.
Create your perfect light with this palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, which utilize Photoluminescent Technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. Each of these high-tech, soft-focus finishing powders recreate an exquisitely flattering light source. The powders can be applied individually or layered to imbue skin with a multidimensional glow.
I know I am so overdue with reviewing this beauty from Hourglass but honestly I was so overwhelmed with all the new items coming out in the beauty industry that I had hard time catching up and reviewing everything I bought.
I’ve had this palette for a while now and I am truly impressed. I am not huge fan of Hourglass and I did not buy it when the hype about it was insane. I waited and bought it on a whim at Sephora.
Palette fits in the palm of the hand and is travel/purse/makeup bag friendly. I love that you get to try three different powders in a smaller size before purchasing full sized ones. Main problem is what if you like all three of them? (like me)
I knew even before trying that I will like Dim light. It is perfect beige for lighter complexions to dust all over. It nicely blurs imperfections and gives very soft glow. No shimmer no glitter. Color blends right in with my skin color. This could be subtle highlighter on medium and darker skin tones. Dim light is not a warm beige, it’s more of a neutral so it works equally good on both warmer and cooler skin tones. Comparing this to for example Guerlain meteorites both pressed version and pearls I can tell you Dim leaves more color. Both are finishing powders but Guerlain ones are more subtle in the terms of color but might have a little bit more of a shimmer .
Radiant light is supposed to be used to “contour”. I do not really think you can contour with something so warm and shimmery but you can use it instead of your bronzer to warm up the complexion. It is sheer but gives enough warmth to the skin to create that sun kissed look. This one I was a little worried about but with a light hand it looks nice even on the light skin. It would be the most perfect on medium and darker skin tones giving them some warmth and nice golden shimmer.
Incandescent Light is meant to be used on the tops of the cheekbones, under the brow, on the center of the eyelids, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow to brighten the complexion. It is a light pearl powder with a silver shimmer. It is not really subtle. I do like shimmery highlighters though. Te honest with you this is the one that drew me to this palette since it’s exclusive shade and not available in the single pan.
All three powders are really soft, smooth and blend easily.
So the main idea behind this palette is that you can use all three at the same time – Dim all over to blur the imperfections and to give nice soft focus , Radiant to warm up the complexion (you can use it instead or together with your bronzer or a blush) and Incandescent to highlight high points of the face.
The one I plan to buy when I hit the pan in this palette is Dim light. I mean can you ever have too many finishing powders? 🙂