Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Finally Mine!)

3/25/2015


Insert a choir of soft angel voices while this immaculate apparition descends from the beauty heavens into my arms. Oh my gosh, I cannot even start to elaborate on how much I wanted this particular blush - how many sleepless nights it has caused (no, really!). I think it's one of the most desired things in my life beauty-wise for the past year or so and yes, I am guilty for falling for the hype. Now, some of you might think I'm mad to shell out loads of money for a blush because, it's just a frikin' blush - how good/ better/ different can it be from any other blush in the world? It's obvious that I could go on and on and on about my latest purchase but, if you're anything like me, you'll want to know is it worth the hype, is it something worth investing into and is it something you actually want or need. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat (£28.00 purchased via SpaceNK) may be the most talked about blush and it truly is epitome of elegance, beauty and quality. However, it isn't flawless - there's something I'm not fond of. This blush may photograph well and it looks amazing but I anticipated for it to exude a full-on luxe factor. Not only do I want expensive beauty bits to look expensive, they need to feel expensive as well. That's where this blush unfortunately flops - aesthetically, the packaging is a vision. But the bottom line is that it's made out of plastic. I expected a metallic casing which feels cool and heavy to the touch. However, I've got a regular, lightweight plastic casing which only has a nice metallic paint job. I personally feel that the product inside the casing deserves better - it deserves a luxe, metal, heavy packaging.

Zamislite u pozadini muziku mekanih andjeoskih glasova koja prati prizor spustanja ove besprijekorne ljepotice sa beauty nebesa u moje narucje. Mislim da mi je tesko smoci rijeci kojima bih vam opisala koliko veliku zelju mi je predstavljalo ovo rumenilo - koliko noci mi dolazilo u snove. Vjerujem da je upravo ono jedna od najzeljenijih stvari u mom zivotu iz beauty segmenta u posljednjih godinu dana i da - pala sam na hype. Pretpostavljam da ce neke od vas pomisliti kako je vise nego blesavo izdvojiti vecu kolicinu novca na rumenilo jer, ipak je rijec samo o rumenilu - koliko dobro/ bolje /posebnije moze biti od bilo kojeg drugog rumenila na svijetu? Prema ushicenju, sigurno bih mogla danima gugutati o ovoj ljepoti no, ako ste poput mene, vise ce vas zanimati konkretne informacije - da li je ovo rumenilo vrijedno hype-a, da li je isplativa investicija i da li ga uistinu zelite ili trebate u svom zivotu. Hourglass Ambient Lighting rumenilo u nijansi Diffused Heat (cca 75KM kupljeno preko SpaceNK + cca 13KM dostava) je zasigurno rumenilo o kojem se najvise prica i pise te je uistinu utjelovljenje elegancije, ljepote i kvaliteta. Ipak, nije bez mane - postoji nesto sto me nije odusevilo. Ovo rumenilo kao proizvod izgleda fantasticno na fotografijama i estetski je prekrasno no ocekivala sam da ce odavati luksuz (koji i jeste). Od skupocjenih komada kozmetike ocekujem ne samo da izgledaju skupo, vec i da je osjecaj luksuza prisutan kada proizvod drzim i koristim. U ovom segmentu Hourglass rumenilo nije u potpunosti ispunilo moja ocekivanja posto je cinjenica da je njegovo kuciste napravljeno od plastike. Licno sam ocekivala metalno pakovanje koje ce biti tesko i hladno na dodir. Ovdje je rijec o plasticnom pakovanju koje ima metalik premaz i on ga cini ljepsim ali - to nije to u mojim ocima. Smatram da proizvod koji se nalazi u pakovanju zasluzuje kuciste koje ce pratiti njegov cjelokupni kvalitet.




Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders are famous for the fact that, unlike regular finishing powders, they're not flat and they give dimension to the face along with beautiful luminosity. These blushes are created to give a similar effect with the added pigment. They come in a total of six shades out of which most seem very similar on the skin - the reason why I chose Diffused Heat is because it seems like one of the most pigmented from the bunch. A coral/red with a hint of uplifting finishing powder seemed like a perfect pick-me-up. Diffused Heat is a very pretty blush that offers a coral base and a champagne marbling. When swirled together the effect is soft and warm with flecks of shimmer which isn't too obvious. It catches the light as you move, never looking oily as the most shimmer from the pan merges and melts into the skin. The coral (poppy red is the official description) part is rather pigmented, just one step below Sleek blushes which are extremely vibrant. The pigmentation can be built and intensified so layering is the key. I'm impressed by the pigmentation and the vibrancy of Diffused Heat so I recommend applying it with a light hand and preferably a smaller or duo fibre type of blush brush. Having this in mind, you'll know that a little truly does go a long way which makes Hourglass blushes worthwhile investment pieces. Longevity is impressive! It lasts throughout more than 12h on my face which is some sort of a record as no blush has ever come close. It doesn't fade unevenly or in patches - it simply stays put until you remove it with a cleanser. I'd say that if you're dreaming of Hourglass blushes and you can afford at least one shade - go for it! However, if you'd have to stretch your budget significantly to get it - skip it because in that case it may not fulfill every single expectation you may have.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting puderi su poznati po tome sto, za razliku od obicnih pudera za zavrsni finish, uopste ne oduzimaju dimenziju licu - naprotiv, isticu je uz prekrasan sjaj koji podare kozi. Linija rumenila ovog kozmetickog brenda je stvorena sa slicnim ciljem na umu - da pruzaju slican efekat uz dodatak pigmenta. Ukupno je dostupno sest nijansi od kojih mi vecina djeluje dosta slicno na kozi. Razlog zbog kojeg sam se odlucila bas za nijansu Diffused Heat jeste sto mi spada u top dva najvise pigmentirana rumenila iz ponude. Koraljno/crvenkasta nijansa uz dasak pudera koji ozivljava ten mi je djelovala kao idealan nacin da podarim svjezinu licu. Diffused Heat je izuzetno lijepo rumenilo uz spomenutu koraljnu bazu te mramornu saru u nijansi sampanjca. Kada kistom predjem preko oba dijela tj. cijele povrsine rumenila, rezultat je mekan i topao na kozi uz par shimmerastih cestica koje izgledaju divno. Pri pokretu one uhvate svjetlost i cine ten blistavim, (nikako masnim) posto se pri nanosenju prisutni shimmer stopi sa teksturom koze. Koraljni dio rumenila (mak crvenkasta nijansa je zvanicni naziv) je nevjerovatne pigmentacije, samo jednu stepenicu nize u odnosu na Sleek rumenila koja su fantasticno zasicenih boja. Pigmentacija Hourglass rumenila se moze nadograditi i intenzivirati po zelji tako da je slojevito nanosenje kljucno. Impresionirana sam pigmentacijom i upecatljivoscu Diffused Heat nijanse koja istovremeno moze da bude najnjezniji topli veo. Preporucila bih za pocetak nanosenje ovog rumenila veoma oprezno i, ako je moguce, sa manjim kistom ili duo fibre verzijom koja na njezan nacin rasporedjuje boju. Imajuci ove informacije na umu, znati cete da ga je potrebno jako malo kolicinski po koristenju sto znaci da ce kao proizvod trajati jako dugo i dosta je isplativa investicija. Trajnost je impresivna! Na mom licu traje cak nesto duze od 12 sati sto mora biti neka vrsta rekorda posto niti jedno drugo rumenilo nema bas tako impresivne performanse. Rumenilo ne blijedi nejednako - naprosto ce se na kozi zadrzati koliko vi zelite, sve dok ga ne skinete cistacem zajedno sa ostatkom sminke. Ukoliko vam je Hourglass rumenilo ogromna kozmeticka zelja (kakva je bila meni) i mozete ga sebi priustiti - pocastite se slobodno! No, ako bi izdaci za njegovu kupovinu znacajno utjecali na budzet i ako bi znacilo neka odricanja - preskocite ga posto postoji mogucnost da po primitku nece biti bas sve sto ste ocekivali za svoj novac.



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