Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light: Review, Photos, Swatches

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Dim Light

If you read beauty blogs, I’m sure you know that Hourglass recently released six new Ambient Lighting powders, two of which I have previously reviewed (Diffused Light and Mood Light). The previous post has more details on the lineup of powders.

This review is for Dim Light, which is described by Hourglass as a “neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.”

hourglass ambient lighting powder dim light

Dim Light is just a touch darker than my skintone, so it was difficult for me to get it to show up in a photograph.   The following photo has a heavy swatch on the left, and a blended swatch on the right – I know it’s difficult to see the powder, which I suppose is mostly a good thing, since it’s meant to be worn all over the face.

hourglass ambient lighting dim light swatch

I would describe the finish as a soft satin-matte; it’s really quite a gorgeous finish, not shimmery at all, but not quite matte.  If you recall, Diffused Light has visible flecks of shimmer in sunlight, while Mood Light has a luminous satin finish.  Dim Light has less sheen than Mood Light, but still has detectable sheen – it is not matte.  But, there are no visible flecks of shimmer.

Here is a before / after photo without and with Dim Light – the addition of the finishing powder is the only difference between the photos, and they were taken minutes apart.hourglass ambient lighting dim light before after

I can see a difference between the photos – do you see one? In the photo on the right, I think my skin looks more even, I look less red, and I look just a touch darker.  Dim Light also gives my skin a really lovely finish; my skin but better.

Overall, I’m really happy with this powder – I think it’s the best shade for me out of the six! Have you tried any of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders yet?

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  • Icequeen81

    I dont see much difference, but what I saw is that your forehead shines less with the dim light. maybe your freckles look less pronaunsed

  • I definitely see the difference, although I’d never suspect you had on any product without the before picture. It’s really undetectable, which is amazing

  • Wow I definitely see a difference between the before and after, though you can’t tell at all that it’s because of a product. The powder is absolutely invisible on the skin and really perfects and somehow manages to correct skin tone. Amazing! It’s really interesting to see how all these different powders/shades work differently. Radiant Light has a shimmery sheen as well as flecks of micro-shimmer, so to me, it isn’t really suited as a finishing powder. But Dim Light seems to be perfect that way (really must go try it for myself!)!

  • I haven’t tried one yet Emi, but I’m dying to!! I think I’m going to have a terrible time trying to choose just one lol I think they’re all worth owning for difference reasons 🙂

  • Laura H.

    Wow ! It really looks like it evens out your skin tone !