By Jill Adams
Photography courtesy of Smashbox Cosmetics
Smashbox Cosmetics recently introduced a unique complexion-correcting formula, intended to reduce dark spots, while enhancing the skin’s natural beauty. In time for fall, Smashbox is also launching an array of new products, including a one-of-a-kind foundation with pure Liquid Light technology, a primer that moisturizes and fights breakouts, its new fall make-up collection and a self-sharpening liner.
Looking for a complexion cream that does more? Smashbox’s latest complexion-correcting cream, Camera Ready CC, has a multi-benefit formula that reduces the appearance of dark spots and enhances the natural radiance of the skin. Enriched with vitamins C and E, the cream boosts natural collagen production, which targets fine lines and wrinkles. The cream uses apple, cucumber and other fruit extracts, as well as scutellaria baicalensis root to brighten and smoothen skin and reduce inflammation, which is a cause of hyper pigmentation. The cream is already available in stores. It offers SPF 30 protection and is suitable for all skin types. Available in five shades (from fair to dark), it can be worn alone or under foundation for additional coverage.
In August, Smashbox Cosmetics will be introducing the first-ever foundation with pure Liquid Light technology for flawless, photo-ready coverage. Liquid Halo HD Foundation is long-lasting, has SPF 15 and is infused with 100 per cent gel-covered pigments that mimic photo filters for a soft focus effect and to blur imperfections. Enhancing your skin’s natural glow, the light-weight formula provides sheer to medium coverage, without looking like a heavy mask of make-up. Available in ten shades, the foundation blends dynamically with your natural complexion and your skin’s undertones for an exact match.
Fade to Black, Smashbox’s fall 2013 collection, combines the most-wanted neutrals and fades to rich, deep browns and fierce blacks. The versatile, limited-edition collection comes in sleek metallic packaging that uses a violet-to-black gradient and includes eye shadow palettes, shadow liners and lipsticks.
- Fade to Black Eye Shadow Palette: Ranging from the most wearable nudes to extreme blacks, this palette offers matte and shimmer finishes. It is available in two shades: gold pearl to safari green (Fade In) and soft peach to deep plum (Fade Out). The palette is packaged with a QR code, providing access to a “how-to” video from Smashbox Studios.
- Fade to Black Shadow Liner: This is a long-lasting liner with a built-in smudger for on-the-go touch-ups. It is available in two shades: Blackest Black and Black Gold.
- Fade to Black Be Legendary Lipstick: Smashbox introduces two new shades of its bestselling Be Legendary Lipstick for the Fade to Black fall collection. Cognac is a warm nude with a pink undertone, and Black Cherry is a deep berry tone.
Also new from Smashbox Cosmetics is Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control, which not only creates a smooth canvas for make-up application, but also treats breakouts and provides oil-free hydration. Clinical tests showed that women had clearer skin in just two weeks after use. Great even for sensitive skin, this breathable primer layers seamlessly under foundation for the ultimate coverage, without having to worry about breakouts.
Line, define and ditch your sharpener — forever! Smashbox Cosmetics’ new Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner is a smooth, long-lasting liner that self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off. With a perfect tip for precise lines and on-the-go touch-ups, the innovative liner comes in eight new shades, including black (Raven), nude (Bare) and a shimmering brown (Penny Lane). The liner is safe to use on the inner rims for an ultra-dramatic eye.