05.01.2012
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SmashboxBronze Lights
0 fl. oz. for $29
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This is one of the best talc-based pressed bronzing powders around. It has a wonderfully smooth texture that makes application nearly foolproof, plus it looks incredibly natural on skin. Even better, both shades (Suntan Matte is preferred, Sunkissed Matte is more peachy than bronze) offer a matte finish! Definitely a consideration if you love bronzing powder but are tired of those with sparkles.

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Smashbox At-A-Glance

Two interesting things about Smashbox are 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 visit www.smashbox.com.

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