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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).

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 295 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (238)
  • Lightweight (225)
  • Blends well (218)
  • Long-lasting (178)
  • Covers well (141)

Cons

  • Messy (26)
  • Poor coverage (21)
  • Pricey / poor value (21)
  • Settles in creases (9)
  • Unnatural color (7)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (96)
  • Sensitive skin (79)
  • All skin types (71)
  • Light to medium coverage (58)
  • Dry skin (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (155), Budget shopper (105)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (44), Medium (42), Deep (3)

Reviewed by 295 customers

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5.0

LOVE

By Victoria

from Louisiana

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

I wear little to no makeup and this is perfect for me!!!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

I would defiantly buy this again

By Murt

from Denver CO

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • No oily spots on the foundation

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

I love that you scrape off exactly what you need and don't contaminate the rest of it.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Best powder ever!

By Christy

from Clermont, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    Love this powder! It is the best one that I have found. It is not like other powders, it does not settle into fine lines and creases. It is hydrating. Can use it as a finishing powder over foundation or over a BB cream. Can be used alone. The packaging is great. You twist the top to shave as much or as little as you need. As a redhead, this is a great color (light). Not cakey.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Fav makeup product

    By Sandy Pants

    from Esco, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      This is my big makeup splurge. It lasts so long you really get your money's worth. There is less waste with the way it dispenses the loose powder in a pepper grinder style. I have a special skill for dropping every loose powder product and losing half that way so this is great at preventing that. Also great for traveling and not worrying about it shattering.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love this powder

      By Ali

      from Arizona

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I have sensitive dry skin and usually wouldn't wear a powder foundation but this just sets beautifully. Covers basic imperfections and redness without being heavy or settling in fine wrinkles. You do need to give it a couple minutes to 'set' after application

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        The best I have ever used.....

        By csheldonnd

        from Bismarck, ND

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          I have used Bobbi Brown mineral powder for years; however, they quit making the kind I used and I was devastated! However, it was a blessing in disguise. I did a lot of searching and found this little pearl! The nicest, softest coverage ever for those in their forties! I have had good skin, and don't have a lot to cover, but this is the best! Just enough coverage and oh my.......just the best for me! I have received many compliments....

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Lightweight Coverage & Great for Sensitive Skin

          By Kate

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Paraben Free
          • Talc Free

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          I went to Ulta yesterday and learned that Smashbox is a clean makeup brand good for people like me with sensitive skin. I am usually a Tarte & Bare Minerals loyalist. Mostly because these two brands have anti-cruelty practices and do not contain paraben, pthalates, chemical sunscreens and other things that irritate my skin and cause contact dermatitis.

          I liked the Smashbox Perfecting Powder because I do not like heavy/liquid foundations as I have relatively good clear skin and just need some evening out of tone etc. In the winter, my skin is ivory, but now that it is Summer, the Bare Minerals light powder foundation is too light for me. I opted for the Smashbox light and it is a perfect step up in color.

          It was recommended that I use a primer before using this, but I have used it with and without and it looks great either way.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I have bought this product for last 3 years.

          By Grammy

          from Missouri

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            Love container controls amount of powder released to use.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Smashbox all over color

            By Beasley

            from Downers Grove, IL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              I normally use BareEssentials and have used that for about 7 yrs, so i was a bit skeptical, however, I'll see how cost effective it is since it is more than double the price of BareEssentials. I like the feel of it so, for now, its a keeper.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              LOVE this!

              By SA

              from Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                I use this to set my foundation and also have one in my desk for any touch-ups needed before big meetings. I LOVE this powder: doesn't dry me out or settle into fine lines and STAYS ON!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • 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

                • Q:

                  Hi I forgot what shade I am in:p
                  I am fairly light in bare minerals and light/medium in cover fx. What shade would I be?
                  Asked on 5/24/2016 by Forgetful

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I'm currently using urban decay naked loose powder in shade medium what shade of this is comparable to that
                  Asked on 4/25/2016 by Ren from US

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I use bare minerals foundation in fairly light. What shade would work best for me? What brush works best?
                  Asked on 4/22/2016 by Andy1701 from Seattle, Wa.

                  1 answer

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