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Swatches + Review: NEW Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood)

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What it is:

A light correcting primer to blur, smooth, and perfect the skin for a soft, subtle glow.

What it does:

Ambient® Light Correcting Primer is infused with light correcting pigments that act as a first filter to neutralize, brighten, and soften light. They blurs imperfections and smooth skin’s texture for flawless makeup application. This allows the primer to create a better starting point for makeup or simply be worn alone. Unlike other primers, the oil-free, weightless formula instantly absorbs into the skin, imparting a natural-looking glow without feeling wet or greasy. It’s designed to further enhance the lighting effects of the Ambient Lighting Collection by creating the first layer of light.

Keep reading to see my review and swatches…

Cost: $44

Where to buy:

Available Shades:

  • Luminous Light: A champagne pearl that brightens light to create a luminous candlelit glow
  • Mood Light: A soft, sheer pink that softens light to create the most forgiving mood lighting
  • Dim Light: A natural beige that neutralizes light to create soft, dim lighting

Review:

I pretty much love everything from Hourglass (except for the Strobe Powder) so I knew I had to pick this up and try it. I didn’t buy all three shades because I felt like if I liked this one then I can buy the other two. I bought the color Mood Light. I also was curious to see how this compared to the Becca Backlight Priming Filter.

So here are my thoughts…when I first squeezed it out of the tube I thought it was going to be more pink and more glowy. This is more of a beige color which is fine, I still like the color. I also expected it to have more of a shimmer like the Becca Backlight Primer and this does not. See my picture comparison below.

This dries very quick so you have to blend fast and it is more of a satin finish. It smooths the skin nicely and makes everything look even. As you can see from my “blended” picture below.

I think this is a pretty good primer but it did not WOW me. I think I wanted more of a luminous glow. Even though this didn’t make my skin look luminous, it is still a really good primer. I feel like it makes my foundation look better, evens out my skin tone and my foundation wears great throughout the day with this primer.

I don’t know if it is worth $44 though. That seems a little steep. I think if the price was $32-$35 I would have an easier time buying it.

Here are my swatches:

Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood) Swatch
Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood) Swatch
Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood) Blended
Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood) Blended

 

Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood) compared to Becca Backlight Priming Filter
Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood) compared to Becca Backlight Priming Filter

 

Watch my YouTube video review as well.

 

Also check out my review on the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders.

Have you guys tried them? I think the other one I would get is Luminous Light.

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