While the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat ($41) is extravagantly priced and doesn’t even come with very much product, coming with a mere 0.15 ounces (costing $273.33/ounce), I have to say that the formula is impeccable and kind of worth the hefty price tag in my blush obsessed opinion. Essentially my thoughts on Diffused Heat remain the same as my thoughts were on the Ethereal Glow shade that I spoke about in great detail in my review here – it has a gorgeous non-powdery texture that blends in synergy with the skin, adding that luminosity without any sort of obvious shimmer particles or sheen.
The marbleized blush is described as “vibrant poppy” but in my opinion, it’s more accurately a pinky coral with a strong watermelon lean, and more neutral undertones. It has loads of pigmentation so it would be a suitable option even for deeper complexions, unlike the majority of shades in the line. It’s such an instantly brightening shade that can read as a subtle flush with a light hand or more of a dramatically rosy glowing flush – and more importantly the shade with its flattering satin finish is rather unique.
Diffused Heat has become among my favourites, even among my horrifically large blush collection, in the months that I’ve had it. It’s flattering even on uneven texture and dry patches on the cheeks and lasts for the entire day without even fading or starting to look faded or patchy. If you’re into these blushes in the coral shade family and have an interest in trying out the Hourglass Ambient Blush formula, I would highly recommend taking a peek at this shade. I love it especially for low key days where I’m not in the mood to put on loads of makeup and spend a long time doing it, as it adds instant life to the face and makes the skin instantly look less sallow, tired and ill.