After the huge success of Ambient Ligting powders Hourglass released line of blushes. Since I do really like the powders I had high expectations for the blushes too. I did swatch them couple of times at Sephora but I was attracted only to one color – Dim infusion. All the rest seemed too pink for me.
So recently I finally broke down and got Dim infusion – subdued coral. I love anything peachy or coral plus I already adore their Dim infusion powder so this was meant to be a winner!
Dim infusion ended up looking much more pink on my skin than I expected – there is barely anything coral in it. I think it depends a lot on the veining you get – more of a blush or more of a Dim light. I honestly wish I got more of a Dim light than a blush in it. When I look at the swatches online I did find some that I loved – peachy coral goodness and some looked a lot like mine that pulls much more pink. I ordered mine online but I should have gone to the store and open couple of the boxes to find veining I like. Maybe in this case my experience with this blush would have been a bit better.
Texture is without a doubt done really well – soft, silky and nicely pigmented. It does kick up some extra powder no matter what brush you use but I feel this happens always with Hourglass powders. What I didn’t like is the fact that it doesn’t “melt into the skin” – it kind of sits on it no matter how much you try to blend it. My biggest complain is the finish – flat and dull – no life in it at all. I can understand this is you are purposely picking matte blush but this is supposed to have that “lit within” glow. I tried to apply it in so many different ways :
- used just buy itself made me look like I have rosacea flare up
- Dim infusion applied first and then blended out with a bit of their Luminous bronzer made it look more natural, like it melted into the skin better.
- I love wearing Dim light dusted all over lightly as a setting powder but when wearing Dim infusion I would try to first apply Dim light on my cheeks to make a nice base for the blush , then I would lightly apply Dim infusion and finish it with Luminous light as a highlighter on top – this way it looked very nice! Glowy healthy looking skin beautifully blended and great for summer BUT who is gonna do all these steps just to make one blush work???
It wore well on me with minimal oxidation due to very hot and humid weather. But it didn’t fade or become patchy. I also tried application with many different brushes and it made no real difference.
This is pretty big disappointment for me . I hate buying a product that promises a lot but delivers nothing except that you have to do 2543254 different tricks to make it work. For 37$ I expect easy breezy application. I really wanted to love it. Oh well… on to another blush!