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Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Smashbox

Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Fair (porcelain ivory)

Item #: 2273017 Size: 0.5 oz

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Get a luminous, lit-from-within glow with our 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.

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 257 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (206)
  • Lightweight (193)
  • Blends well (189)
  • Long-lasting (153)
  • Covers well (141)

Cons

  • Messy (24)
  • Poor coverage (21)
  • Pricey / poor value (16)
  • Settles in creases (9)
  • Unnatural color (7)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (84)
  • All skin types (71)
  • Sensitive skin (64)
  • Oily skin (51)
  • Dry skin (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (143), Budget shopper (85)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (25), Fair (24), Deep (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I like it once it sets

By METALandMIRRORS

from Ohio

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Dry Skin
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I originally got this in a kit of several items to try, this was the one thing I liked. Along the way I used other items and forgot about this, then a couple months ago I ran out of one of my fine powders and pulled this one out again and said wow! I forgot I liked it, so I ordered a new one. I use it to finalize my makeup when all through a once over and it sets it all up so nicely!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    This my 3rd purchase of this product,but it is too expensive

    By Linda

    from East Meadow NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I love the packaging and I love the dial so that just enough product is used. Not too much,not too little. It is way too expensiv so I will use sparingly

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Only powder I buy

    By Ace in the hole

    from Fayetteville NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

      This powder is the best!! I am a religious user. Always have another one on hand. I hate running out. Great powder! It makes my makeup look fantastic!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      worth the cost

      By amys618

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • runs out quickly

      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:

      this is a great use for a loose powder finish. I don't need to "touch up" my face either...

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Forget bare minerals.

      By Khaos Kim

      from Montgomery, Alabama

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I've used bare minerals powder foundation for YEARS. But I've been using smashbox bb cream for a while. When I ran out of the bare minerals foundation I went to buy more and thought I would see what the price difference was between that and smashbox. At first I thought it was more than double, but then I noticed how much it was-the smashbox foundation is also almost double the quantity, which means running out less! Plus, I loved that you only have to turn the compact to get the powder out-unlike bare minerals where you are tipping it upside and shaking and tapping constantly and then you get half the container and it goes everywhere. Once I applied it I also noticed how much more silky and smooth it was compared to the bare minerals. The bare minerals feels like chalk dust compared to the smashbox! My skin is also less oily. I'm not going back! My only regret is not trying this sooner.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love this powder!

        By KS Kate

        from Olathe, KS

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        Love the lightweight feel and mineral type powder. Will keep using!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By K

        from NC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          I love this powder!! I was looking for a powder for my dry skin that I could add over foundation to give me a little more coverage. This does the trick! I love the packaging. It isn't as messy as a loose powder and you save product! I will keep buying this.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          It's not worth the hype.

          By mom on the go

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Poor Coverage
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          It's Ok, I was really excited to use it and I was kinda disappointed after I got it and wish I could return it. I am fair skinned and I have lots of freckles and it just wasn't enough coverage for me.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I will buy this product over and over again.

          By patty

          from chicago

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            i love using this product to set the rest of makeup on my face (concealer, foundation, etc.). it works great and helps keep your face for nearly the entire day. i've never had any breakout given my sensitive skin. i absolutely love it!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            This product is awesome, I'll never buy anything but this

            By EP

            from Florence Alabama

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Full Coverage

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              I love this product! It even stays on when I sweat and that is saying a lot for a face powder.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

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              • 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

              • Q:

                If I am using the "light" shade of smashbox camera ready bb water should I get the same shade in this product or darker?
                Asked on 2/25/2016 by makeupbroad from NC

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We would recommend the same shade!

                  Answered on 2/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I currently use Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, and am looking for a powder to help set it. How closely do the colors in the Halo match the BB cream? I wear light/neutral in the BB.
                Asked on 1/12/2016 by Cyn from Waterford, MI

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We'd suggest the Light/Neutral in the Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, as well! The shades are designed to correspond between the products. Enjoy! :-)

                  Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I've been wanting to try the smashbox powder and foundation and I was wondering which shade would be closest to my skin tone. I'm currently using Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe.
                Asked on 1/8/2016 by Lauren from Long Beach

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Can I use this product as a setting powder for a foundation or BB cream, or is it more of a foundation itself?

                I am looking for something hydrating to set foundation for my dry skin that adds a small amount of coverage, but I don't want to have essentially two layers of foundation looking heavy on the face (like using BareMinerals medium-full coverage powder over a medium-full cover liquid).
                Asked on 1/8/2016 by Brianna

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Absolutely, Halo works great on all skin types to set foundation for lasting wear.

                  Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I use Smashbox Studio Skin foundation in 2.1. What shade would I need to pair with that?
                Asked on 12/30/2015 by Chell from Cullman, AL

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Light or Light/Neutral would both work well for your complexion!

                  Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Does this makeup clog pores?
                Asked on 12/10/2015 by bree from cali

                1 answer

                • Staff 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 12/11/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I bought Smashbox Camera Ready BB water Light/Medium. What Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder shade would go well with it?
                Asked on 11/5/2015 by Betty from Jacksonville, NC

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend the Light/Medium shade! :-)

                  Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                If I use studio skin liquid foundation 2.4 which powder would match ?
                Asked on 10/21/2015 by makie

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We suggest Light/Medium as your best match.

                  Answered on 10/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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