ULTA
  • Home
  • / Makeup
  • / Face
  • / Powder
  • / Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
Smashbox

Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Light/Medium

Item #: 2233913

Ask a Question
Details+
How to Use+
Shipping & Coupon Restrictions+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 174 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (141)
  • Blends well (132)
  • Covers well (127)
  • Lightweight (125)
  • Controls shine (107)

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 (44)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
  • Dry skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (96), Budget shopper (55)

Reviewed by 174 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
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:

      x

      (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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Boston Meg

        from Boston

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          I used this to set my foundation (Smashbox Studio Skin), I couldn't believe all the compliments I got when I went out that night. Also, when I looked back at the pictures my skin looked FLAWLESS. No filters necessary, I looked like a porcelain doll.

           
          4.0

          I have bought this product again and aga

          By 

          from Mississippi

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            One container lasts a long time. Very easy to apply and it blends well.

            Displaying reviews 1-10

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            Q&A

            Product Q&A

            Do you have questions about this product?

            Get answers from in-house experts.

            24 Questions | 24 Answers
            Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
            • 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
            Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

            Do you have a question about this product?