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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 186 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (149)
  • Blends well (138)
  • Lightweight (135)
  • Covers well (131)
  • Controls shine (115)

Cons

  • Messy (24)
  • Poor coverage (15)
  • Settles in creases (9)
  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (65)
  • Normal skin (58)
  • Oily skin (47)
  • Sensitive skin (41)
  • Acne prone skin (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (104), Budget shopper (57)

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5.0

One of my staples

By Momof2

from Midwest

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    Sets makeup perfectly without looking like you have a mask on. Just pretty, sheer perfecting step as final finish to keep my face "set" all day.

     
    5.0

    Love this!

    By Jen

    from Oakley, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      Use this in the summer when I don't like to use a heavy foundation. Works great to control shine and give light coverage.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Too sheer for me

      By Prestige cosmetics Please

      from MI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Messy
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I purchased this after a store demo because it is a very sheer and lightweight product. However, after trying it a couple of times, I decided that it was not the coverage I was looking for; it was very close to wearing nothing. I could have used it as a finishing powder over a liquid foundation. I was disappointed, so I returned the product. I like the idea of turning the top to release the powder, but if you do not use all the powder that was released, you will have a small mess next time you use it if you put it in your purse or cosmetic bag. A round blending sponge over the top may prevent that from happening.

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Sam

        from Tustin, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Covers Well

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          I like the twist top to shave off just the right amount - you'll never need to worry about the messiness of loose powders.

           
          5.0

          Love love love so worth the $

          By Italianlady

          from Lansing

          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:

            Yes at first it costs a bit - BUT- it is amazing and lasts several months. And I wear make up EVERY day. Well worth the $ love the coverage, feel, just amazing

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Smooth

            By WorkinMom

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            Love that you can control how much you use easily and doesn't make a mess. Love the way it makes my skin feel. I don't feel like it covers blemishes, redness or dark circles well, so overall doesn't "cover up"

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Wasn't what i expected...

            By Honest Opinion

            from Charlotte, NC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Coverage
              • Settles In Creases

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                Was talked into purchasing, wasn't what I wanted. Very little coverage, doesn't really 'set' any of my make-up. If you have oily skin, don't waste your money.

                 
                4.0

                Long Time User!

                By Sharyn

                from Broomfield, CO

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Large Container

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Can Be Used Alone
                • Finishing Powder

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                I have used this for many years. Mostly as a powder finish for setting my makeup but it can be used by itself as a quick lightweight 'makeup'...especially good for summer!
                The draw backs are the size of the container and the brush, albeit small, isn't attached so it's not convenient to take with you. They do make a smaller travel size which helps but there is still the problem of the brush.

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Product

                By Kim

                from Columbus, GA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne Prone Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                  I used this product for the first time due to me being in a wedding. The price was high, but it was worth the money. I will be using this powder for a very long time.

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE

                  By badam003

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                      LOVE

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                      • Q:

                        Does this product come with a sponge?
                        Asked on 6/7/2015 by Monica from Chicago

                        1 answer

                      • 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
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