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Hourglass blushes are live!!!

Hourglass blushes are on sale now as a VIB/Rouge exclusive. So hard for me to just order one, I'm trying to be good and wait until chic week to order the others Smiley Happy 

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I found this photo of Ethereal Glow and Radiant Magenta on a blog called Loveyeyaa. I just googled "Hourglass Ambient Blush Swatch. These seem more true to life than Temptalia's swatches to me (which seems silly...I haven't seen any in real life)

 

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i agree that that is how ehteral glow looks on my arm. but somehow it looks so much more like a natural flush on my face!

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Pale pinks always seem to do that on me. It looks like chalk on my arm, but once it blends into my cheeks it looks totally natural and brightening. 

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Re-enabled for Ethereal. 

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Same here! 

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Okay now that looks like a light pink! The other ethereal swatch looked like an extremely light lavender.

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hey ladies who've had a chance to see these in person, (and thanks for all the gorgeous swatch pics btw!), can someone describe whether their blush is shimmery or matte?  I want to try one or two of these, but only if it's matte.  thanks!

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ethereal is matte

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thanks ghkim!  the swatches i've seen of ethereal are so freakin gorgeous, I may not be able to resist even though it's probably too light for me!  

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what is your skin tone? i was actually shocked that it worked on me, given the chalky light swatches i saw online. i am around nc 20 and it doesnt look too light or chalky at all. very natural glowy pink.

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I'm light-medium with warm undertones.  Would you say it compares to Benefit Dandelion?  That one works ok for me, it's really light but very pretty!

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i don't have dandelion so i can't say. i do have light-medium skin with warm undertones too, so my guess is that it will look great on you!

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Dim Infusion is matte. I just piled it onto my forearm and there's no shimmer. It's the most natural looking flush. And I'm pretty light - the NW15 foundation they sold me at MAC is too dark for me even to pretend like it might be my color. (Still looking for a foundation, so I don't have a good color match to give you!)

 

It's more peach than pink, but not at all in an Orgasm way. I wish I could do photos, but my cell phone shots in fake light won't help you. Smiley Sad

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See I think dim infusion has a satin finish, your probably right though. I'm pretty terrible at at telling subtle differences between some finishes. Maybe it's that dim infusion seems to have so much more depth than many matte blushes which I feel can sometimes go flat. 

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When I read you said "satin finish," I immediately wondered if I'd missed that. I tend to think of things as matte, shimmer, or glitter. The subtlety of satin is somewhat lost on me, I'm afraid. It wasn't flat or chalky, but I didn't see what I would think of as sheen or shine. But I agree with you that it has depth. Maybe I need remedial finishing class.  Smiley Wink  I'm going to use it tomorrow on my face for the first time and see what I think then. 

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great, thanks so much for the detailed descriptions ladies, now I can buy in confidence. Smiley Happy

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Sounds lovely.  I'm super pale as well - try out Illumasqua in skin base number 2, it's perfect for me, but I have pink undertones.  Bobbi Brown does a very light one as well with yellow undertones.  Did you consider getting the Etherial color too?

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Ethereal is on my loves and I will surely order it as soon as it's back in stock! You reminded me I actually have a full-sized Illamasqua Skin Base 3 that I haven't opened yet. It was more yellow than the 2, which is why I ordered it. I shall open tonight and try it tomorrow! Thank you!

 

And thanks for the tip on Bobbi Brown. I haven't used her stuff at all, but I've been wanting to try it out. Next time I'm in a store I will stop by for a match. Cheers!

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Mood Exposure is matte.

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Dim infusion is a definite satin finish, it has sheen but no discernible sparkle. Luminous flush has a slight shimmer to it, very very very fine sparkle much finer of a sparkle than say nars orgasm. It's hard to describe because luminous isn't glittery in any way, but there is still a refined sparkle if that makes any sense what so ever. 

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Yup, I think I know what you mean, and I like the phrase "refined sparkle"!  Thanks for the description Smiley Happy

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Mood Exposure is a good match for my medium tan skin with yellow undertones.  Was so excited that I tried it on as soon I got home, i.e. on oily face.  Won't be doing that again; it looked like clown makeup.

 

On a clean face, it was subtler and I loved the diffuse finish.  This makes me want to try the powders.  I tried to swatch it on my arm but it didn't show up in the photos.  They described it as a plum but warmed up to a mauve (more pink than purple) with my yellow tones.

 

Left it on for a while to check for a lagged effect.  Now I can see the "refined sparkle" that gem5136 described.  It's very subtle though - not shimmery.  Had to get up close to see it.  The diffuse finish is holding.  I will test the staying power through work and zumba (if my ankle holds) tomorrow but I love it so far.

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How are these packaged in the box? bubble wrap? regular paper? I know they are fragile so I'm afraid to order online with fear of them being broken...

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sephora packed mine in a medium sized box with a ton of paper for padding. there was no bubble wrap. it was perfectly intact. i've gotten most of my sephora orders like this without any problems except for one and that was a body wash that a lot of people complained had faulty packaging to begin with.

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I've ordered dozens of things from Sephora online, many fragile, and never had an issue - but maybe I am lucky!

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