Founded in 1990 by Davis and Dean Factor, the great-grandsons of Max Factor, Smashbox has become a legend in the world of makeup. Born in a Los Angeles studio and put to the test by professional makeup artists and photographers, Smashbox is the heir to the most storied family in American cosmetics. It draws from a legacy of over a century of Hollywood glamour, creating for today s celebrities what the house of Factor had done for the likes of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Judy Garland and many other icons of the golden age of cinema. As Smashbox continually innovates for applications in the film industry, it has also become one of the most sought-after brands in the multi-billion-dollar cosmetics market. Driven by a core philosophy of making high-quality, super-comfortable, cruelty-free products that give you that gorgeous look anytime, on or off-duty, in front of the camera or behind the lens the brand has continually cultivated a youthful and sophisticated following. This present-day clientele is inspired in no small part by the images of the great and good in Hollywood that are featured in both campaigns and editorials shot by Davis Factor. Indeed, the heart of the book draws on these mythic images. Collected together for the very first time are over three decades of portraits, from stars to ingenues, of the women (and quite a few men) that tell the story of the brand, and include Farrah Fawcett, Jane Fonda, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Cindy Crawford, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, and many more, with many unpublished outtakes.
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