Not to be defeated, I figured it must have been the colors that weren't working with my skin tone, so I bought a full-size Ethereal Light. I like it. But I don't looooove it. I know the point of these isn't to be super obvious, but I was expecting more I suppose.
However, that didn't stop me from having my jaw drop when I saw the press images for the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes! These are being touted as "a groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues for seamless, soft-focus, and multidimensional color." I dig it. I could maybe do without spending $35 on a blush, but it's all in the name of research, right?
When Sephora announced a VIB preview sale online, I decided to pick one up and give it a shot with no high hopes. I purchased Luminous Flush, a champagne rose which is supposed to evoke a candlelit glimmer. And guess what. I looooove it! It's a warm toned rosy-pink that applied effortlessly and seriously looks like a natural flush, no makeup here folks! I applied it lightly since I'm fair, but I can easily see this being built up to add more punch on darker skin tones. It does lean pretty warm, so keep that in mind if you've got a ultra cool toned complexion.
I know everyone wants to know if the hype is worth it. Yes, it is - just give in and get one (or more!) when they officially launch in stores February 21st. I know I am!