Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder & Strobe Light Sculptor

Happy Saturday, everyone! I recently got one of the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders and the Strobe Light Sculptor to try out. The Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders come in four different shades: Iridescent, Incandescent, Euphoric, and Brilliant. I chose Incandescent Strobe Light, which is an “opalescent pearl powder imparting a celestial highlight.” Each of the ASLPs retails for $38 USD.

The Strobe Light Sculptor is an “innovative highlighting tool uniquely designed to add light and dimension to the face to create a refined, natural highlight.” It features an angled tip to “fit perfectly on the high points of the face” and a flat, felt-like side to “soften and blend for the most natural and smooth finish.” The SLS retails for $22 USD.

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All of the Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders have a sheer base with micro pearl particles to give off a very luminescent, shimmery highlight. With Incandescent, I found that the color of the powder in pan did not translate into the color shown on skin unless the powder was heavily built up.

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This product does not give a YASSS SLAYYYY type of highlight. Although it’s glittery, it’s subtle and more natural. While the Hourglass powder formula works extremely well for finishing powders and blushes, I am not impressed with it for highlighting purposes, especially not at that price point. It feels extremely dry and powdery, and I found that I had to really dig into the pan to get an adequate amount on a brush and on the Strobe Light Sculptor.

Each ASLP is 0.16 oz. Becca’s Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector is also $38 USD, but you get 0.28 oz instead. Furthermore, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators are $28 USD for 0.32 oz of product! The Becca formula is also much creamier and pigmented than the ASLPs, meaning a little goes a long way and the product will last you longer. The ASLPs are not terrible products by any means, I just feel like there are better highlighters on the market.

As for the Strobe Light Sculptor, it is a decent product but it’s not something you need to maximize the potential of the ASLPs. I noticed no difference in intensity or application between a brush and the sponge. You can get the exact same effect with a Beauty Blender or Real Techniques sponge and both are cheaper than the Strobe Light Sculptor.

Overall, the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder and Strobe Light Sculptor are both just mediocre products. There are other options that give better results for a lower cost.

Do you own either of these products? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below ❤

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