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Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion


Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion

It's all in the lighting ... luminize your face by blending this oil-free lotion into your foundation. Ginkgo biloba and Japanese green tea will add a natural glow.
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion

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How to use this product?
Your website does not have information on how to use this product. Please advise. Irina
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Florida)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
5 answers
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answer 1
Mix with foundation and then apply.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I believe it is meant to be mixed into your foundation, but I liked it best when I blended a tiny amount onto my cheeks and brow bone as a highlighter; it really did impart a nice luminizing finish when used this way.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
You can use as a highlighter or mixer in your foundation but i highly DON'T RECOMMEND
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lovetofashion
answer 4
Irina, you use it with your foundation or tinted moisturizer (that's what I use) and all you need is a small squirt! A little goes a long way! You do not want that over glowed look.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dani70
(Concord, NH)
answer 5
You can apply to cheekbones and brow bones for a beautiful sheen, or mix with your moisturizer or foundation for an all-over glow.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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What would go good with my skin tone?
I have red hair, and i am very pale with blue eyes. Which artificial light luminizing lotion would go good with me... I want a glow to me, something very nice and attractive looking.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
nursejackie
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
5 answers
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answer 1
It truly depends on the undertone of your skin. If roses, pinks, silver, white, and gem tones flatter you, you are probably "cool" and have a pink undertone. If you are flattered by golds, rusts, browns, and earthy greens, then you are most likely "warm," and have a yellow/olive undertone. Select the one which matches your skintone. If all of the above flatter you, choose either shade.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I would probably say the lightest of all the shades the diffuse. Flash may work but it has somewhat of a pink undertone and if you are very pale it might show up more than you would like. Diffuse would probably look the most natural and compliment your features like your red hair the best. Hope this helped!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
afey
(Toronto, Ont)
answer 3
FLASH I do NOT recommend the GLOW it will be to much color I cannot wear glow and I tan Diffuse may be to Blue for you Flash is intense so mix with foundation or with moisturizer for fresh look
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bornfab
(Dallas)
answer 4
Probably the lightest one since you have fair skin.. the Diffuse.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
luvian
(Ohio)
answer 5
I have used it and it does give you that glow without being to shiny or glittery.
I used it ontop of my foundation. It looks great on bare skin when you dont wear much makeup but want a nice glow.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
brantae
(fl)
Question
Which color should I get?
I have very light skin with yellow undertones, golden brown eyes and dark brown hair.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
scarlett19
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
5 answers
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answer 1
It truly depends on the undertone of your skin. If roses, pinks, silver, white, and gem tones flatter you, you are probably "cool" and have a pink undertone. If you are flattered by golds, rusts, browns, and earthy greens, then you are most likely "warm," and have a yellow/olive undertone. Select the one which matches your skintone. If all of the above flatter you, choose either shade.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
Flash has the most natural appearance as a highlighter and will best accentuate your skin tone.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lizz15235
(roseville, ca)
answer 3
Flash is always a safe bet will add some Pink sunkissed tones to your skin / it is intense so mix it with a moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bornfab
(Dallas)
answer 4
one can be used to add a bit of color and one can be used as a highlighter. flash will work with pretty much any skin tone if added to foundation.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
llowery
(Marcellus NY)
answer 5
Your coloring sounds like mine except my eyes are mid-to-dark green. I use Flash, which will balance out the yellow in your skin well. I found the bronze color to be too dark and fake-looking, and the Diffuse color is a sheer white shimmer that would be better for small areas (like inner eye corner and browbone) rather than for the whole face.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
stephaniejb
(Washington, DC)
Question
Ingredients?
Does anyone know the ingredients? Especially does this product contain silicones? My skin breaks out very badly when I use anything with silicones in it
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
juliesmith
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
4 answers
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answer 1
The ingredients are on the tab next to the product description.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
Water, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Steareth-21, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Hybrid Safflower Seed Oil, Steareth-2, Squalane, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Proplyene Glycol Laurate, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Triethanolamine. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
gerlstar
answer 3
The ingredients that would cause a great deal of skin irritation (to those suffering from highly sensitized skin), are as follows: glycerin, magnesium aluminum silicate, safflower seed oil, phospholipids, titanium, iron oxides, and, for those with an allergy, remember it contains green tea and gingko!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
angimaria
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
No, this is not a silicone based product.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
alexandriad
(Sacramento, CA)
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Which Artificial Light luminizing Lotion would be the best for me,
My skin is fair. I have Auburn hair. Out of the 3 types mentioned which would be the right one for my skin. I do burn easily when out in the sun. If that helps. Thank you.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
germanystuff
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
4 answers
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answer 1
It truly depends on the undertone of your skin. If roses, pinks, silver, white, and gem tones flatter you, you are probably "cool" and have a pink undertone. If you are flattered by golds, rusts, browns, and earthy greens, then you are most likely "warm," and have a yellow/olive undertone. Select the one which matches your skintone. If all of the above flatter you, choose either shade.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I personally love Diffuse. I have pale skin and it really adds the shimmer that I love on my cheekbones, brow bone, and inner corners of my eyes. It's a great product that will last forever, seeing as how you only need a little :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
hermioneg
(Washington)
answer 3
I would recommend flash :-)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
catergirl
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
I have similar feature as yourself and I love the artificial light luminizing lotion. All I use on my skin is a moisturizer with a 25 SPF and the luminizing lotion to get a sheer natural glow.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
nuagedreamz
(Red Deer, AB)
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Artificial Light Prism
I have a bottle of Smashbox Artificial Light in Prism. It seems they no longer have that color. What is the right color to purchase. I am fair, blue eyes.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
SisalTiger
(Palm Harbor, Fl)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
3 answers
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answer 1
It truly depends on the undertone of your skin. If roses, pinks, silver, white, and gem tones flatter you, you are probably "cool" and have a pink undertone. If you are flattered by golds, rusts, browns, and earthy greens, then you are most likely "warm," and have a yellow/olive undertone. Select the one which matches your skintone. If all of the above flatter you, choose either shade.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
My younger sister is fair skinned as well and I use "Glow" on her and it looks amazing right now since it is the summer time and she has a bit of a tan (you know, that lovely post-burn kind). However, if you stay pretty fair I would suggest going with "Flash" as opposed to "Diffuse" as the latter ends up looking like you used a not-so-flattering frosty eyeshadow.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
makeupnerdqueen
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 3
Diffuse would be best for you. I'm very fair, with green eyes, and it works for me.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
AdnamaCustoms
(Montreal, QC)
Question
Flash or Diffuse?
I am indian, and have a medium to fair skin tone. To give you a better idea, I use makeup forever foundation #127. I would like to brighten up my face and add a bit of a glow, would you recommend me using the diffuse or the Flash?
asked 4 years ago
makeuplover84
(Chicago, IL)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
3 answers
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answer 1
It truly depends on the undertone of your skin. If roses, pinks, silver, white, and gem tones flatter you, you are probably "cool" and have a pink undertone. If you are flattered by golds, rusts, browns, and earthy greens, then you are most likely "warm," and have a yellow/olive undertone. Select the one which matches your skintone. If all of the above flatter you, choose either shade.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I would recommend the pinkish tinted one, the white would make you look ghostly.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
becksies
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
For darker skin tones, you should avoid Diffuse altogether. It will make your skin look cakey or ashy. Flash works pretty well, but Glow is especially nice, since it adds a warmth to your face, like you just spent the day at the beach. Very nice.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
CJRocks
(San Jose, CA)
Question
ingredients on box contain oil???
The description says oil free on the website but in the store when i read the box it contains oil.Hmmm. I noticed a lot of Smashbox products say oil free but have a weird oil feel and separate in heat into a liquid mess. Im hoping for a more emulsified texture and may go with either the Lorac or Clinique.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
misshavisham
(Los Angeles CA)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
3 answers
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answer 1
Read the ingredients on the tab next to the product description. There is some oil in this.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I have suggest mixing it with some serum or foundation this product is a bit more intense than other brands but mixing also give more bang for the buck . Also remember Sephora is excellent for taking back a product if you are not happy with it .
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bornfab
(Dallas)
answer 3
it does not feel oily at all, it is just right
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
fortv
(Dallas. TX)
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I'm wondering what shade of Luminizing lotion to go with. I have brown eyes, olive skin and brown hair.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
laura1217
(Chicago, Illinois)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
3 answers
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answer 1
"Glow" would be most flattering for you.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
the gold tone would be perfect for you, but make sure you mix it into your moisturizer and not apply it directly on your face
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lisgel
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I have your same complexion and had the same question for the expert in the store before buying. It turns out, the different tones don't eliminate each other. The white one will give you more of a sheer luminizing effect, whereas the glow one will give you a tan glow. It depends on what effect you are trying to achieve: if you want a little reflection, I'd go with the white one. But, since you have olive skin, I think the glow will have more to add to your complexion than the other one. The one in glow gives gives you that Jlo/red carpet effect without being overpowering. I use everyday under my foundation in the cheek area and overall for a night event. It really takes out the best of olive/medium to light dark skin tones.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Bella80
(Alexandria, VA)
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sparkles
does this product contain any sparkling particles. I do not like sparkles as I feel like I should be acting in a play on Broadway.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(boston, MA)
on Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
3 answers
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answer 1
No sparkles at all! It's more of a pearlescent, luminizing finish - no glitter involved :)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
The "sparkle" in this product is not an actual chunk of glitter.
It is subtle, and you must blend with your foundation to achieve the look of luminescence. Remember to chose based on your actual skin tone, not that of a look you want, after say, a week in Florida. Tan's fade, and the lighter the color of the product, the more natural your "sparkle" will be.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
angimaria
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
There definitely are not any sparkles in this product. It will give you a nice sheer natural glow.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
nuagedreamz
(Red Deer, AB)
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