Beauty Moments

A Beauty Review Moment – Hourglass Ambient Bronzer


Hi everyone! Long time no blog post.

School unfortunately started back up again about two weeks ago now. While I love all of my classes this semester (yay!), I definitely have a lot of work keeping me extra busy (boo!).

But today I am back with another beauty review. These next few posts are all going to be about products that I’ve gotten my hands on recently.


This is the Hourglass Ambient Bronzer, and the shade I have is Luminous Bronze Light.

I’ve been wanting a glow-y bronzer like crazy as of late, and I was lucky enough to receive this one for Christmas. I’m a huge fan of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders, which are supposed to be like a photo filter for your face. Each of the shades performs a different task, from blurring to correcting redness, etc. I figured since I enjoy those so much I would like these.

The Hourglass Ambient Bronzer is kind of like their Ambient Blushes (which I’ve never tried because I’m not too crazy about the colors). The pigment – aka bronzer – is swirled together with a shade of the Ambient Lighting powder. Luminous Bronze Light, recommended for lighter skin tones, is mixed with their Luminous Ambient Lighting powder.


This bronzer is glow-y and illuminating without being shimmery. I don’t totally love matte bronzers, but I also don’t like ones that make you look like a disco ball. I think this is a great compromise. It gives life and color to your skin, which is much needed during the dreary winter season. I usually apply this with a large powder brush to my temples, hollows of my cheeks, and my jawline blended down onto my neck.


The bronzer is pigmented without being scary to work with, and while it looks a little orange in the swatch, it doesn’t appear that way on the skin. The powder is incredibly smooth just like the other Ambient products. If you have a darker skin tone, the bronzer comes in Radiant Bronze Light. The compact is also beautiful. It definitely looks as luxe as the product feels.

The only bad part is the price. If you’ve got an extra $50, though, I definitely recommend this. I’ve had my fair share of bronzers in the past (including cult-favorite NARS Laguna), and I think this is the best of them all if don’t want a matte look. This will be a definite repurchase for me, but I don’t think I will be running out of this (.39 oz) any time soon.

P.S.  I’ve been recently loving Panic! At the Disco’s new album. Can they really still be called Panic! At the Disco, though, now that Brendon Urie is the only one left? Either way, this song is probably my favorite:

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Rebekah


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