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Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 150 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (123)
  • Blends well (113)
  • Covers well (112)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (97)

Cons

  • Messy (20)
  • Poor coverage (11)
  • Settles in creases (7)
  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (52)
  • All skin types (51)
  • Oily skin (42)
  • Sensitive skin (35)
  • Acne prone skin (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (86), Budget shopper (45)

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5.0

Love - Love - Love

By CISCOLANGirl

from Harker Heights, Texas

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

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I have gone through many different powders and spent a lot of money trying to find a powder for my sensitive skin. Those brands that claim all natural, great for sensitive skin is all a lie. This is the only one that does not burn or cause my face to puff up and break out.

     
    3.0

    wanted to love it

    By Jaclyn

    from NM

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I had been wanting to try this product for quite some time. Finally I decided to try it and am not very impressed. It wasn't hydrating at all for me and left my skin looking kind of dull, not at all dewy like the description says. I really love the packaging and you get quite a bit for the price but it just didn't work for me.

     
    5.0

    Great hydrating powder!

    By Gigi

    from Atascadero

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I use it I over photo finish smash box foundation. Very flattering and hydrating for the skin!

         
        4.0

        Decent powder

        By nptobe09

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

        • Messy
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • Acne Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        It's messy, but does the job. I do find that I have to apply it one to two times during the day (I work 12 hour shifts).

         
        5.0

        light and lovely

        By Steelers fan

        from Texas

        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:

          I use everyday over lotion. It's fab

           
          5.0

          GREAT COVERAGE AND REDUCES SHINE

          By MAKE UP MASTER

          from DALLAS, TEXAS

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            BEST POWDER AND COVERAGE

             
            3.0

            Good coverage, good color

            By HallieLH

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • The Compact Clasp Breaks

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            I use this powder daily and like it -- I'm not sure that it is really any better or different from other similar options, but I like other smashbox products so I have stuck with it.

            My only complaint is I have now bought 3 compacts over the last 2 years and 2 of them have had the clasp break so it would not close and stay closed. The 3rd is brand new so I haven't had issues yet but fully expect it to also break. They last such a long time, I just wish the hardware was a little better quality to keep up. It looks bad to have all this nice make up in your bag and then a compact held shut by a rubberband.

             
            4.0

            Love!

            By Lisa

            from Moultrie, GA

            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

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Acne Prone Skin
            • Dry Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            Gets a little messy while applying, gets all over my shirt.

             
            4.0

            I like it! It works well!!!

            By Jodi

            from Grand Rapids Mi

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Compact Broke

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            I like it! I was told it would make my sun spots disaper in 2 weeks It didn't but I still like the feel and coverage! Compact broke little black open wouldn't work after about 2 months Ulta was great. Replaced it with out question! So using the product again !

             
            4.0

            I Love this Product!

            By CT

            from Castle Rock, Colorado

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Very Nice Covereage

            Cons

            • But Sets Quiclky And Give
            • Good Coverage
            • It Looks Ghostly At First

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            I wish this was a more transluenct powder

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            • Q:

              Can an oily skin type usde this to set liquid foundation?
              Asked on 12/11/2014 by benebabe from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

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

                Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Can an oily skin type use this to set liquid foundation?
              Asked on 12/9/2014 by benebabe from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

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

                Answered on 12/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Hi, I use Bareminerals Bareskin foundation in 06 bare satin. Which shade would you recommend?
              Asked on 11/21/2014 by Britt from CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We recommend Medium as your best match.

                Answered on 11/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I currently use philosophy foundation and
              Minerals powder. I would like longer coverage. I also have a tendancy to get red in my cheeks mid afternoon sometimes causing a burning sensation. Would this powder be similar to minerals.
              Asked on 11/12/2014 by heather from milledgeville, ga

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product is similar to minerals and features a luminous talc-free formula that can be worn alone or over foundation as a finishing powder.

                Answered on 11/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Hi I was unsure of which shade to choose this is my first time using smash box I'm beige in pretty much all my foundations. I was thinking I should go for light/medium but I was not sure would light/medium be a good choice or the next shade up? Thanks in advance for your help :)
              Asked on 11/10/2014 by Beauty beginner

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Halo applies to sheerly that either Light/Medium or Medium may work well for you. We recommend testing both shades at your nearest ULTA store to determine your best match:
                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                Answered on 11/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I currently wear Studio Skin 15 hour wear hydrating foundation in 3.1 what shade in the Halo powder would I use ?
              Asked on 10/20/2014 by Chrissy from SLC, Utah

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We suggest shade Medium as your best match.

                Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I am currently wearing Skin Studio in 2.3, which color would work best for me?
              Asked on 9/26/2014 by Victoria Lundberg from Hammond, La

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We suggest Light/Medium as your best match.

                Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Whats the best brush to use with this
              Asked on 9/19/2014 by Jasmine from United States

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I am using Smashbox Studio Skin 2.4, which shade would go along with that one?
              Asked on 9/17/2014 by tal21

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We suggest Light/Medium as your best match.

                Answered on 9/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I'm on the fence between light and light/neutral. Can you describe the primary differences between the two? Light appears more pink; would light/neutral have more of a yellow undertone to hide redness?
              Asked on 9/12/2014 by Ditto2u

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                You are absolutely correct! Though both shades are appropriate for light complexions, Light is ideal for those with pink undertones, while Light/Neutral is ideal for those with both yellow & pink undertones or those with skin redness as a color corrector.

                Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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