- Head: 3.7 cm H x 5 cm W x 1.5 cm D (1.5 in H x 2 in W x 0.6 in D)
- Handle: 3.3 cm L (1.3 in L)
Review & Usage
Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush is a short-handled, wide brush designed to be used with the Ambient Lighting Powder. Unlike other Hourglass brushes, this one has a plastic handle that is lightweight and has a flattened ferrule. The short handle does not feel awkward at all. In fact, it is surprisingly pretty comfortable to hold and give you lots of control (where and how much to apply). The synthetic Taklon bristles are soft, luxurious, and dense, which is perfect for picking up the right amount of the Ambient Lighting Powder.
When I use this brush, I will use a light sweeping motion over the powder instead of “swirling” so it doesn't kick up too much product in the pan. After that I sweep the brush lightly across my face to deposit a light layer of the powder. I don't think this brush is supposed to be used with the “buffing” motion as it can move your makeup underneath, or deposit too much powder.
Due to its wide and flat shape, I suppose you can use this brush for other purposes as well, such as applying a highlighter or bronzer, or even powder foundation.
The brush comes protected in its matching brown velvet protective pouch for travel or storage. I did not experience any shedding at all during use or after multiple washes. The dense bristles wash well, retain their shape, but can take some time to dry.
This is a cute little brush to have if you i) travel a lot, ii) have a hard time picking up the right amount of the Ambient Lighting Powder, or iii) want to complete your Ambient Lighting collection. It's not a necessary tool to have by any means since you can use other brush that you probably already have in your stash to apply the powder. It doesn't do anything too special, nor make much difference in the outcome than my other powder brush does. I will admit, I totally bought it just for the cute factor and to complete my Ambient Lighting collection! :)