At the La Perla Black Label Collection fashion presentation at New York Fashion Week, the models didn’t just wear slinky, Valentine’s Day-appropriate lingerie; they all boasted perfect glowing skin. Sure, they had a rig of ultra-flattering lights shining down on them (the better for fashion week photogs, naturally), but they also had another secret weapon: Hourglass Cosmetics’ Ambient Lighting Powder. The latest release from the cult-fave beauty line is meant to give the effect of different lighting setups, like having your own personal lighting crew with you.
The powder is the first to have both photoluminescence and color-correcting capabilities, which is cosmetics speak for refined shimmer and light-reflecting properties. Still in over your head? Think of these finishing powders as highlighters that give you a more polished makeup look and make you look as if you’re behind a soft focus lens. Soften any look and make your face look boudoir ready with the pink-hued Mood Lighting or give yourself a glam glow with champagne pearl-infused Luminous Light. Each one (there are six altogether), including bronze-boosting Radiant Light, is meant to bend and manipulate harsh lighting and give you a softer, glowing complexion. Dust it on your cheekbones as a finishing touch (Hourglass’ own Ambient Powder Brush is recommended) or on your décolletage and shoulders a la La Perla for that perfect boudoir glow.
Available now at Sephora.com and in stores beginning March 1.
Photos courtesy Hourglass