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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 176 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (143)
  • Blends well (132)
  • Covers well (128)
  • Lightweight (127)
  • Controls shine (108)

Cons

  • Messy (23)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Settles in creases (8)
  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (62)
  • Normal skin (57)
  • Oily skin (45)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
  • Acne prone skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (97), Budget shopper (56)

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5.0

like it

By Cynthia

from Santa Fe Tx

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    great product

     
    4.0

    Great!

    By PZaZ

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I like how you just spin the ring to dispense the powder-much better than having to shake or tip out powder. Although it is quite pricey to buy in the first place (con), it lasts a long time! I did find that it seems to settle and it does not control shine as much as I would like. However, I have pretty sensitive skin and breakout very easily, and this powder did not cause any breakouts, which makes it a win for me.

         
        4.0

        Great powder, just a teensy bit matte

        By SillyGirl

        from Chicago

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • No Applicator
        • Settles In Creases

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          I like this powder and will probably stick with it for a while. I'm new to it, my previous philosophy powder foundation having been discontinued. I like the packaging a lot - spinning the ring inside to shave off powder is pretty brilliant, and keeps messes to a minimum. Coverage is good, sometimes I do feel it accentuates fine lines and it's just a little too matte for my liking, but it's close enough to perfect for me. I had a massive zit that it covered up really well. The mirror inside is essentially useless - it's barely silvered plastic, and even when spotless you can't see yourself well enough to use it when applying the powder, or anything else. I also prefer my powders to come with some sort of applicator so I don't have to keep a brush with me all the time, just for emergency quick application. Overall though, this is great stuff.

           
          1.0

          I wouldn't buy this product again EVER!

          By Petra

          from Santa Rosa, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          After using this product for a little over a week, I was unimpressed, but thought I may grow to like it. After over a month I can't stand it, it doesn't give me good coverage at all, I use it just like the rep said with products used to go with it but it still didn't work for me. I have pretty normal skin just some freckles and this product seemed to hide my freckles but not any blemish that would appear. It also made me look like I had bags under my eyes when I didn't.

           
          4.0

          Would buy again1

          By Coco123

          from ORLANDO, FL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great product, but pricey for powder

            By MakeupMolly

            from Tyler, TX

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            This is a great product, but it's really messy and a bit pricey for powder.

             
            5.0

            great!

            By Nicole

            from Portland

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            This product is great for me. I am pale and have red/blue undertones and the "light" shade works perfectly to help even out my tone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love this

            By SKM

            from Stillwater

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            I was looking for something to replace the Merle Norman product I was using before. I like this a lot.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well worth the money

            By Bri

            from Minnesota

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Covers Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              I use this product every day and it lasts quite a long time!! I have dry fair skin. This product doesn't irritate or cause breakouts. It feels like your not even wearing makeup but makes your skin look perfect! To me it's totally worth the money :)

               
              5.0

              Perfect powder to add a little color

              By Mommyrocks3

              from Chalfont, PA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              After foundation but before I set with an anti-shine product

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              • Q:

                I currently use smashbox liquid halo hd foundation in 6 for warm medium beige for medium complexions. And I'm looking for the best match color that will match my skin tone for halo hydrating perfecting powder and the high definition Concealor.
                Asked on 4/15/2015 by Lindaaa

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  We recommend the Medium shade for you in both products!

                  Answered on 4/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I use Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm , color linen glow, for a light coverage foundation, what color would you recommend of the the Halo Powder for a finishing powder? I used One Hot Minute from benefits in the past but they don't make it anymore.
                Asked on 3/31/2015 by +50

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I wear studio skin 15 hour wear hydrating foundation 1.2. What color hydrating powder should I buy?
                Asked on 2/1/2015 by NA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  We recommend Fair/Light as your best match!

                  Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I use Smashbox 15 hour foundation, 2.1. What color powder should I purchase?
                Asked on 1/16/2015 by booyah

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

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

                  Answered on 1/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • 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
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