A little heads up: I'm currently on holiday and am trying to clear out any old posts that are left in my drafts. All posts after that will feature larger images which will match the width of this text. So I apologize for any irregularities. Anyhow, I reviewed the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($45) in Diffused Light a year ago (time flies, wth!) and expressed my feelings of discontent with the product. I mentioned that I returned Diffused Light and got Dim Light (the shade I wanted originally) but never posted a full review of the latter. Here it is!
Dim Light has the standard Ambient Lighting Powder texture: soft, buttery, finely milled, and slightly powdery (it kicks off some excess dust when you put your brush in it). It is also very effective at blurring the appearance of pores, just as effective as Diffused Light (to see a before and after, refer to my original review). The reason I like Dim Light better is because the color suits my skin tone. Diffused Light was too pale and I noticed a slight white cast whenever I used it. The Ambient Lighting Powders are sheer but not completely translucent and that is something important to keep in mind.
As I mentioned in my first review, Ambient Lighting Powders are finishing powders but they aren't very effective when it comes to mattifying and you will notice that your face will get shinier faster when compared to your regular pressed face powder. Therefore, oiler skin types may not find them too practical.