Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion Review

What is it?

As stated on their website – The gorgeous shimmer of this luminizing lotion softens the way light reflects off of the skin to add radiance and help hide wrinkles and imperfections – it’s like a soft focus lens for the skin! Contains ginkgo biloba and japanese green tea for added healthy-skin benefits. In a new airless pump for freshness to the last drop!

The Smashbox luminizing lotion comes in 3 shades – Diffuse (luminous pearl), Glow (luminous bronze) and Flash (luminous peach).

Smashbox luminizing lotion

I always find myself reaching for foundations and makeup that promise you a dewy, luminous complexion. So after reading the description above, I couldn’t help myself from trying this one and now this product has become one of my favorites from Smashbox cosmetics ! I purchased the color Flash, it’s a gorgeous peachy-champagne color.

Smashbox artificial light luminizing lotion

Smashbox luminizing lotion Flash

After using this product for a few weeks, I have to say, I am hooked! I really like the soft, iridescent consistency of this luminizing lotion. Most of the times, I dab it on my upper cheekbones and under my brows as a highlighter. I have also tried the all-over glow look by mixing it with my foundation but prefer the highlighting method. I like the fact that it blends very easily to impart a luminous & healthy skin look and does not appear over-the-top shimmery. The pump is pretty good, but you have to use it with a light hand to get the right amount of liquid – just a tiny bit (i.e. one little pump) of the luminizing lotion is enough to make your skin looking radiant and fresh. So, even though the product is a bit on the expensive side ($24 for 0.7 oz), it will last a really long time. That said, even though I don’t have wrinkles yet, I am not convinced that this illuminating liquid can “hide wrinkles and imperfections” (as stated in the description). It adds a healthy glow to your skin but certainly does not help with covering up the dark spots or blemishes.

Here is a swatch of  the luminizing lotion after blending in the skin.

Smashbox luminizing lotion review

Have you tried Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion? What’s your take on this illuminator? Do tell!

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