Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
Last Updated:02.08.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion has a very silky, fluid feel and produces a shimmer that’s softly metallic. It’s an OK option for shine, but because this stays moist it is prone to rubbing off and fading. For this amount of money, there should be no drawbacks, and overall this isn’t worth considering over better, longer-lasting options from Lorac or Make Up For Ever.


As we know in the studio, lighting is everything. The gorgeous shimmer of Artificial Light softens the way light reflects off of the skin and hides wrinkles when mixed with foundation or applied alone, it's like a soft focus lens for the skin. Contains ginkgo biloba and Japanese green tea to add a vitamin-packed natural glow.


Deionized Water, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Steareth-21, Fragrance, Dimethicone Copolyol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Triethanolamine, Steareth-2, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lecithin, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Pca, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Laurate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Blue 1 Aluminum Lake, Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, Chromium Oxide Greens, Aluminum Powder, Manganese Violet, Red 30, Red 27 Aluminum Lake, Red 7 Calcium Lake, Red 30 Lake, Red 6 Barium Lake, Red 21 Bromo Lake, Red 28 Aluminum Lake, Red 33 Aluminum Lake

Brand Overview

Smashbox At-A-Glance

Strengths: A unique Anti-Shine product that is a must-try if you have very oily skin; mostly excellent foundations with a neutral range of shades; improved powder eyeshadows and lip color products; well-constructed makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: A few products that are better in concept than execution.

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about Smashbox is that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeup—their great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.

Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primers—whether that’s a necessary step is up for debate—but nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.

For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder, call (888) 763-1361 or visit www.smashbox.com.

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