Another Way to Use Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders

Last summer I picked up a travel size of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, and while it is a great product it just doesn't compare to the shade Diffused Light which is a much better match for my skin tone. After realizing that perhaps Dim Light just wasn't for me, I popped it in the back of my Muji drawers and sort of forgot about it. Whilst cleaning the insides of my drawers the other week, I came across this baby again and almost decided to give it away. Fortunately for it, I came across a tip while looking up swatches and reviews of the RMS Eye Polishes and now I have a reason to keep this in my stash.


I always mention that I have slightly oily lids. A primer is a must when wearing almost any eyeshadow. Cream shadows are a hit or miss for me when it comes down to creasing. There are ones like the Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop that rarely crease even without a primer. Then there are ones like the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize that almost always crease even with a primer. To prevent creasing at all, I have been lightly dusting the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light over the cream eyeshadows after I'm done blending them out. 


Using a large, fluffy brush I dust a very light layer of the powder on and it barely alters the shade of the eyeshadow. It isn't noticeable to me anyway. I love that it does the trick for keeping my eyeshadow in place throughout the day without being cakey or heavy. Sometimes I find that applying a powder eyeshadow over a cream eyeshadow can just feel like a bit much. 


If you struggle with creasing, give this little trick a try! What do you do to keep your cream eyeshadows in place?