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Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Smashbox

Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

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Item #: 2233914

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Get a luminous, lit-from-within glow with Smashbox's best-selling perfecting powder that can be used as a foundation or finishing powder.

Why you'll love it:

It's the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in! This advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide delives dynamic anti-aging benefits, while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day.

Just the facts:

  • After 10 minutes there is a 33% decrease in the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
  • After 6 weeks of use, there is a 67% decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles overall.
  • Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance & talc.
For the perfect amount of fresh powder every time, simply twist the shaver, swirl brush into powder and apply to face.

Tip: Wear alone or as a luminous finishing powder over your favorite primer and foundation for more coverage.
Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Water\Aqua\Eau, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Peat Extract, Gold, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Silica, Polyethylene, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Barium Sulfate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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Product Reviews

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 314 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (252)
  • Lightweight (239)
  • Blends well (230)
  • Long-lasting (188)
  • Covers well (155)

Cons

  • Messy (27)
  • Poor coverage (22)
  • Pricey / poor value (21)
  • Settles in creases (11)
  • Unnatural color (7)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (105)
  • All skin types (81)
  • Sensitive skin (81)
  • Light to medium coverage (58)
  • Oily skin (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (167), Budget shopper (110)

Reviewed by 314 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great finishing to set your makeup!

By Dianne

from Tuscaloosa alabama

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Controls Shine
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Silky Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    Great finishing powder!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Smashbox halo

    By Kaela K

    from Winston, Oregon

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

    • Shipping took two weeks :(

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I like to best products for my money.

     
    5.0

    Best Powder I've Ever Used!

    By Gran Mere'

    from Missouri City, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      This is my base application before adding blush/eye shadows,etc.

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Beauty conscious

      from Coeur D Alene ID

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        My favorite is that you control the amount of product available so you don't end up with too much

         
        2.0

        Undecided. Depends on person buying it.

        By Faye

        from Clinton, North Carolina

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Covers Well

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I use this product as a finishing veil over my foundation

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Radiant finish, but price prohibitive

        By rachelxvi

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Covers Well
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

        • Price; plenty of cheaper alternatives

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I've fallen in love with this powder, but if I ever lose my big discount, I won't buy it. I also want to say you can ignore the hydrating claim--it's ridiculous to think any type of powder, which is always largely ground minerals, will add moisture. It doesn't disrupt all the lotions & potions I use before applying, nor does it interfere with It Illuminating CC cream, primer or concealer underneath. It adds a radiant finish & perfectly evens skin as a final step.

        I use Tarte's kabuki powder brush with the bamboo handle to apply it, tapping off excess. I tried using two of It's powder foundation brushes, but I found them too loose for a smooth application. The firmer bristles allow me to focus on areas and buff any demarcations while controlling the amount of powder I apply. I love the grinder & the fact that I can grind very little. I've always preferred the formulas in compact powders, and grinding what I need makes me feel I'm getting the most out of it.

        Colors run towards the dark, and I'm naturally a solid neutral light. It's a favorite for me, and I recommend it for light powder coverage with great control.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Powder!

        By Midnitesky

        from Grand Haven MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          The product does not cake, it does not clog pores, does not settle in dry spots. Makes older skin look younger and oily skin look divine.

           
          5.0

          Happy with new powder foundation

          By EAbbe

          from NJ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Covers Well
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            Good coverage and silky feel. Fresh each time with each application. No mess. Pleased with color.

             
            5.0

            Love this product

            By Cathleen

            from Nj

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              Have tried many different brands and this is my favorite. Pricey but worth it!

               
              4.0

              I do like this product and would buy it again.

              By Catfish

              from Las Cruces, NM 88011

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Shine
              • Covers Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Silky Finish

              Cons

              • Cakes Up
              • Settles In Creases

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              I love the cover and first finished look, but seems to settle in creases.

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              • Q:

                I am wearing your studio skin foundation in 2.15. What shade in the halo hydrating perfecting powder would you recommend ?
                Asked on 11/2/2016 by paulette from MI

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Hello, does this powder photograph well. I previously used the smashbox pressed photo filter powder foundation but went to ulta and saw they no longer sell it in store.
                Asked on 10/31/2016 by alex from utah

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! All of our products are created, tested and photographed at Smashbox Photo Studios in L.A, so you can guaranteed the Halo Perfecting Powders photograph beautifully.

                  Answered on 11/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                can you bake with this product?
                Asked on 10/29/2016 by MJ from Alabama

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder is perfect for baking!

                  Answered on 10/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Right now I am using fair/light, but need a little more coverage. I have pink undertones and am 63 years old and I love smashbox. Thank you.
                Asked on 9/14/2016 by fancy from Shreveport, La.

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! You can increase the coverage of your Halo perfecting powder by using a blush/powder brush to apply it. If you already do this and are willing to try a new formula we suggest our CC cream in Light. It's a gorgeous formulation that will leave your skin looking flawless.

                  Answered on 9/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Hi, I normally use bare minerals summer bisque. What would be my color in this?
                Asked on 9/10/2016 by ACA from North Carolina

                1 answer

              • Q:

                How does this work as strictly a foundation? Is it more of a setting powder? I don't like to wear too many products as I feel cakey.
                Asked on 8/21/2016 by f0xy

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder works well as a foundation. We suggest applying it with a medium size brush to buff away imperfections and even out skin tone. Apply this over a Smashbox Foundation Primer for a finish that will last and last.

                  Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Is this product non comedogenic ?
                Asked on 7/21/2016 by Methinee from Torrance CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Smashbox does not use the claim non-comedogenic on any of their products. Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder is non-acnegenic, meaning it has been clinically tested by a board certified dermatologist and determined that it does not increase acne lesions on acne-prone patients.

                  Answered on 7/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Hi I am currently using "sand" in airbrush canvas, what color would I use in this product?
                Asked on 7/21/2016 by Linda Duff from redford Michigan

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi there! Light Medium would work well for your complexion!

                  Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Hello! I currently use studio skin 2.3 with the photo filter powder in 5, I would like to try this powder instead of the photo filter, what shade would correspond?
                Asked on 7/14/2016 by Erin from Cortland, OH

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi there! Light Medium would work well for your complexion!

                  Answered on 7/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Hi, I wear 3.3 and 3.4 in the 15 hour foundation. What shade would I be in this Halo powder.
                Asked on 5/25/2016 by ReRe from Tennessee

                1 answer

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