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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer


4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.63 / 5 based on 794 Reviews


Ambient® Lighting Bronzer fuses the illuminating effects of Ambient® Lighting Powder with bronze pigments to add depth and dimension for a natural, sun-kissed glow. The sheer, airy formula sweeps on softly for a healthy-looking, radiant finish.


• The airy, lightweight bronzers fuse the illuminating effects of Ambient® Lighting Powder with bronze pigments to deliver buildable color and a radiant finish. 
• While traditional bronzer tends to be flat, Ambient® Lighting Bronzer uses Photoluminescent Technology for seamless blending and color transitions.
• The hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique - which means "to mix" in Italian - creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. 
• Ambient® Lighting Bronzer can be used alone for subtle warmth and contouring or paired with Ambient® Lighting Powder to create depth and dimension. 
• .39 OZ / 11 G


• Warming - Using the Nº 1 Powder Brush, gently swirl the entire compact to pick up the perfect balance of pigment and powder. Lightly apply all over face to achieve a sun-kissed look.
• Defining – Use the Ambient® Lighting Brush to apply Ambient® Lighting Bronzer as a subtle contour along the temples, hollows of the cheeks and jawline.
• Ambient® Lighting Bronzer works best when applied after Ambient® Lighting Powder and before Ambient® Lighting Blush.
• Explore the Ambient® Lighting Collection to create your perfect light.

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
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  • "beautiful product! doesn't apply too heavy or too sheer so is not easy to mess up. definitely not for you if you are a matte bronzer kinda person but i find it looks fab on mature clients and brides as it adds the most stunning glow to the skin. very finely milled and blends beautifully" in 17 reviews
  • "this is my holy grail bronzer. it looks so seamless and natural on my pale skin. it's also so pigmented that you only need a tiny bit each application. i've been using it everyday for almost a year and i've hardly even made a dent!" in 14 reviews
Nicole A.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Nude Bronze Light more...
The product description indicates this is a bronzer that fuses the illuminating effects of Photoluminescent Technology with bronze pigments to deliver a natural, sun-kissed glow while exhibiting depth and dimension. It is supposed to be for all skin types. This bronzer is one of the best on the market currently. I have the Nude Bronze Light (best for light to medium skin tones/no glitter or shimmer). I keep this in my every day rotation along with 2 others that I absolutely love. It provides a natural glow with the slightest sheen so appears really natural on the skin. I find that you can build this up if you want a more intense bronze without it looking muddy. If you have fairer/lighter skin tones, you can use this for a soft contour as well. Who doesn't love a product that can serve dual purposes?!?!I also tried the the shade Diffused Bronze Light. This one has the diffused light powder mixed in and it does provide a very nice, luminous bronze best for light to medium skin tones. I do prefer the Nude Bronze light as I find it more natural and a better shade for my skin tone. I would absolutely recommend this product. It is pricey but the large pans will last you for a long time. I believe you can buy the minis in some shades if you are looking to try it out but don't want to drop the big bucks just yet.
Sarah G.
Scottsdale, AZ
355 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Luminous Bronze Light more...
Hourglass makes the most brilliant bronzers and blushers. I used to be way too heavy handed with my application of blush and bronzer, and this bronzer from hourglass is such a brilliant mixture of their bronzer and their ambient lighting powder that it next to impossible to be too heavy handed with this bronzer. I absolutely adore Hourglass and think that everyone should have at least one of their blushes and bronzers in their makeup collection. And it is worth the price tag because it will take you ages to hit pan on any of their products. I used to avoid wearing bronzer at all costs (unless I was having my makeup professionally done), because I could never get bronzer to not look artificial on me. If you pick the right shade of this bronzer for your skin tone and use a bronzer brush, I swear that you can get your bronzer to look natural and believable as well.
carla l.
Salem, OR
267 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Luminous Bronze Light more...
This is SO pretty!  I wish that it was just a tad less warm--I'm very cool-toned and I purchased this thinking that it would be a little on the cool side as well--but even though it's the shade is a little off for me I love it nonetheless.  I think it will be perfect in summer, especially.  The powder itself is so fine and weightless and I love how it looks and feels on my skin.  This is such a beautiful product and I love how each individual pan looks just slightly different.  I'm so happy I purchased this and I'd do it again.  But now I want more...
Jamie B.
Sanford, NC
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Diffused Bronze Light more...
I love this bronzer it's like no other bronzer I've tried b4! It's that perfect sunkissed glow, that perfect balance of barely there darkness and a hint of glow! I love that it's a bronzer u can have as little or as much as u want, u can build it up if needed! This will work on anybody just pick a color range and u will love it! I love that it doesn't make whatever skin problems I have under it look worse or exaggerated! It won't skid on cream if u have like cream blush or highlight on, like no skipping when applying or no toughing on ur foundation! It won't lift ur foundation or any makeup under it, it just graciously glides on seamlessly and looks beautiful! I would recommend to a friend! I am trying out the mini and know I'll be buying the larger size when I run out I love it that much!
Michele W.
Des Moines , IA
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Diffused Bronze Light more...
I got the mini size of this from Sephora to try before I dropped the money for the full size. I really really like this! It goes on so smooth! Wheat I like most is that it’s buildable. I’d much rather have a bronzer that goes on light and you can build to the color you want, then one that is super pigmented and can end up looking muddy. This bronzer just looks gorgeous in the skin and once this mini is done, I’ll be buying the bigger size! I highly recommend this bronzer!
Jayme L.
White Bear Lk, MN
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Diffused Bronze Light more...
Beautiful bronzer that is not too ashy or too orange. There is a subtle highlighter mixed in which really makes your bronze look luminous and not like you have chunky glitter on your cheekbones. While the color is pigmented it is not so much that you are left with a dark streak after one swipe. The pigment is buildable and the highlight doesn’t go overboard after multiple applications.
Melanie D.
158 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Radiant Bronze Light more...
I love this. It looks like its going to be super shimmery in the pan but when applied it just gives a diffusing glow. The color is buildable but if i add too much i find it oxidizes and turns orange. With a light hand though it is a perfect glowy bronzer. Ive had this for over a year and havent even hit pan so its worth the price and i might repurchase if i dont find a new one to try.
Brittany M.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Luminous Bronze Light more...
This is my absolute favorite bronzer of all time! It has such a beautiful luminescence to it that literally makes you glow from within! Whether you’re in the summer months and want to have that perfect summer glow or you’re in winter and want to still look healthy and bronzed, this is the way to go!
Shannon K.
Harrison Twp, MI
233 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Diffused Bronze Light more...
I LOVE bronzers! They are my thing and one is never enough, or two of three. Even though I love bronzers, I am picky. I don't like shimmer or glitter on my skin- I prefer a matte formula. I also like a light\medium tone with no red or orange.

The bronzers I own are Stila, Tom Ford (my least fave!), Chanel Soleil...,Cover FX, Charlotte Tilbury,IT and a Bare Minerals. I have heard people rave about Hourglass bronzers but I was too afraid they would be have a lot of shimmer. I should have purchased sooner!!

If you are like me and are worried about too much shimmer, don't be. This bronzer is STUNNING. It does have a sheen or a glow, but I detect no shimmer. I like to wear this over my Chanel Soleil cream bronzer. The two are a perfect match. I have worn alone as well.

Believe the hype- it is real!
Mary B.
16 reviews
Review for: Luminous Bronze Light more...
This bronzer is perfect for a summer night out. It does have a bit of shimmer in it, but it’s not overbearing. It is, however, quite a bit more sparkly than the ambient lighting powders if that’s the level of shimmer you’re looking for. I have very pale skin and this is a bit darker than other bronzers I generally use, but I was able to keep it light enough so it looks beautiful.
Kristine s.
318 reviews
Is this worth the money?!
kenzie b.
Winnipeg, MB
138 reviews
Is it worth is for the money? Packaging/size/quality!
Whit T.
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
what’s the best bronzer for a nice glow? I’m debating buying the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer but it’s $50. I don’t mind spending the cash if it’s amazing but are there any slightly cheaper ones from Sephora that gives a nice glow like hourglass products?
Nurun C.
Stone Mountain, GA
264 reviews
Omg that looks amazing!! Who recommends?
Lindsey B.
Tampa, FL
76 reviews
Is this overly glittery or is it more of a natural sheen?

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