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Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

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Item #: 2233913

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 118 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (96)
  • Covers well (93)
  • Blends well (91)
  • Lightweight (85)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (76)

Cons

  • Messy (14)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Unnatural color (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Settles in creases (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (44)
  • Normal skin (42)
  • Oily skin (26)
  • Sensitive skin (25)
  • Acne prone skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (71), Budget shopper (36)

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5.0

Love this stuff!

By G

from Cyer In.

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    Put it on before your shirt, its a little messy because it's loose powder. I use it as a base/powder combo so only one product to buy!

     
    4.0

    Very natural

    By tbartolome

    from oceanside, ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    This powder is best for people that want a natural even skin tone coverage. This is not full coverage very light. I am lucky enough that i have good skin. I like to use this product to even my skin complexion and help with giving my skin a matte look.I love the packaging is very non messy and simple. I am Filipino with tan skin and I use the color TAN, this color works perfect not to light, not orangey and not to dark... PERFECT!

     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Shoecrazy

    from Chino, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Covers Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

    • Spills

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I really like this product, its easy and fast for full coverage. And I can touch it up at the end of the day with my brush and a small amount and looks great. Only one thing that I have an issue with is when I travel, it spills inside the compact it self and sometimes in my make up bag.

     
    5.0

    Good Coverage and Lightweight

    By MEDANKS

    from San Antonio, Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Good coverage
    • Great In The Summer
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Have to reapply

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    The holes in the compact are quite small so you have to continue to shake it but at least you don't get more product than you need. Been a MAC user for years and I am enjoying Smashbox even more.

     
    5.0

    The best loose powder for my dry skin

    By RachelN

    from DFW, TX

    About Me Brand 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
      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      I have really dry skin, especially my cheeks. They get downright flaky. But I also don't like to wear a ton of make-up that ends up looking cakey on my face. I use a tinted moisturizer as foundation (to help combat the dryness and give me a little coverage) and set it with a loose powder...but I usually find that the loose powder drys me right out, undoing the good the tinted moisturizer just did. I'd done quite a bit of research and tried 4-5 different loose powders that were $20 or less but none of them gave me the results I was looking for. I finally decided to splurge on Halo and I will NEVER GO BACK! It is the BEST loose powder I have ever used - EVER. It gives me just enough coverage without looking caked on, and does not dry my skin out! I am also incredibly impressed with how long it wears. It is a bit pricey, but it is worth every penny.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fits my needs and beyond!

      By Nicole

      from Medford, WI

      About Me Brand 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
      • All Skin Types
      • Daily use

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      Bought this product because I my previous powder was just not covering it. Its easy to apply, and blends beautifully. It doesn't cake either and makes my face glow! I love it! Definitely a regular product to buy now. Lasts all day and night, especially when I'm done working and decide to go out, its still there with zero flaws at 5 in the morning!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      amazing

      By Sophie

      from Missouri

      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
        • Combination skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I have combination skin and this product works great with it. I always wear liquid foundation because i want full coverage, but this is the first powder foundation I have used that gives me the same amount of coverage as a liquid foundation would.

         
        5.0

        Great Powder for all Skin Types

        By can't stay out of ulta

        from chicago, il

        About Me Budget 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:

          I purchased this powder when my normal brand's color no longer matched by "tanned" skin. This color matched my skin tone perfectly. I bought the medium. Blends very well to give a smooth light weight finish. Great coverage. Perfect for my combination skin. However, this powder is not cheap.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent product!

          By Samantha

          from MN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            The first time I used this product was with the Smashbox BB cream. I did not like the results. I was shiny and after a few hours my makeup looked caked on.
            I tried it again after I went back to my old BB cream and used the perfecting powder to set it. Loved the look! I wore it for 8+ hours in high humidity and no shine came through. Another added bonus is that you chose how much powder to grind so there is very little wasted which I think is a great idea since this is a pricier product. Worth it!

             
            1.0

            Not good!

            By Theresa

            from Ocoee, FL

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unnatural Color

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                Maybe this product is not for use by women of color. It made my skin look grey/ashy. I exchanged it for another product which is awesome called "Mally" poreless perfection.

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                • Q:

                  Is this a "mineral" powder? Every mineral product I've tried so far has made me break out, so I just want to be sure before I purchase this powder. Thank You
                  Asked on 7/24/2014 by Unfortunately Sensitive from Northern California

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product is formulated with minerals, but it is not a pure mineral powder.

                    This product contains: Mica, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Water (Aqua, Eau), Isopropyl Linoleate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Silica, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Peat Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Barium Sulfate, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, , Dimethicone, Gold (CI 77480), Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Trisodium EDTA, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

                    Answered on 7/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this powder used for a for a foundation or just a finshing powder?
                  Asked on 7/19/2014 by bella's mom from Az

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    If you desire light coverage, you can certainly use Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder as your foundation. It can also be layered over another foundation or BB cream as a finishing powder.

                    Answered on 7/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I am currently using philosophy powder. Is this comparable to it? I feel that philosophy needs many applications to cover and I am trying to switch over to a different product. If I am using the sand color, what would match my skin color in this product?
                  Asked on 6/16/2014 by Alisha from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product provides sheer coverage. It can be worn alone or as a luminous finishing powder over your favorite primer and foundation for more coverage. Shade Light/Medium may be your best match, though we suggest testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 6/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this product non-comedegenic?
                  Asked on 5/31/2014 by sherry from kokomo

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    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 6/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I wear color 4.5 in the Naked foundation. What would be the best match in this powder? Does the product reduce shine?
                  Asked on 5/19/2014 by MB from Philadelphia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Light/Medium (Item #:2273021) may be your best match. It features a luminous finish and does help to keep makeup fresh and skin balanced throughout the day.

                    Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Does light have a yellow undertone? Which others do?
                  Asked on 5/8/2014 by Tarah from Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, all Smashbox complexion products' shades feature a neutral-to-warm undertone ideal for all complexions.

                    Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Will this cover redness? Also which color should i get if i match to NP-3 Lorac Natural Performance Foundation?
                  Asked on 5/7/2014 by MissMeesh from Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Light/Medium (Item #:2273021) may be your best match. This product provides sheer coverage that helps to even skin tone and lessen the appearance of skin redness. For fuller coverage, we recommend layering this product over your foundation.

                    Answered on 5/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this product fragrance free?
                  Asked on 4/16/2014 by Bran

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, this product contains no added fragrance. It is also oil-free, talc-free, and paraben-free.

                    Answered on 4/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I am currently using urban decay foundation in shade 1.0 I also have dry/combination skin that's acne prone. I was wondering if this would be a good fit for me and also is this full coverage?
                  Asked on 4/4/2014 by Gaga for cosmetics from Vacaville,Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product offers sheer coverage and can be worn alone or over foundation as a finishing powder. It is oil-free, talc-free, and formulated for all skin types including acne-prone combination/dry skin. Shade Fair (Item #:2273017) may be your best match.

                    Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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