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Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Smashbox

Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Light/Medium

Item #: 2233913

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What is it?

Get a luminous, lit-from-within glow with our best-selling perfecting powder that can be used as a foundation or finishing powder.

Why it's unique:

It's the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in! This advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide delives dynamic anti-aging benefits, while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day.

Bragging rights:

  • After 10 minutes there is a 33% decrease in the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
  • After 6 weeks of use, there is a 67% decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles overall.
  • Oil-free
  • Talc-free
  • Paraben-free
Twist the shaver to get perfect amount of powder you need for a single application. For a radiant, flawless complexion wear alone or over foundation as a finishing powder/setting powder. Perfect for the baking trend. Apply Halo with face and body brush.

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 252 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (201)
  • Lightweight (188)
  • Blends well (184)
  • Long-lasting (149)
  • Covers well (141)

Cons

  • Messy (24)
  • Poor coverage (21)
  • Pricey / poor value (15)
  • Settles in creases (9)
  • Unnatural color (7)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (80)
  • All skin types (71)
  • Sensitive skin (61)
  • Oily skin (51)
  • Dry skin (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (140), Budget shopper (83)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (22), Medium (22), Deep (3)

Reviewed by 252 customers

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5.0

Love this powder!

By KS Kate

from Olathe, KS

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

Love the lightweight feel and mineral type powder. Will keep using!!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Love it!

By K

from NC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I love this powder!! I was looking for a powder for my dry skin that I could add over foundation to give me a little more coverage. This does the trick! I love the packaging. It isn't as messy as a loose powder and you save product! I will keep buying this.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It's not worth the hype.

    By mom on the go

    from Birmingham, AL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Poor Coverage
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    It's Ok, I was really excited to use it and I was kinda disappointed after I got it and wish I could return it. I am fair skinned and I have lots of freckles and it just wasn't enough coverage for me.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I will buy this product over and over again.

    By patty

    from chicago

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      i love using this product to set the rest of makeup on my face (concealer, foundation, etc.). it works great and helps keep your face for nearly the entire day. i've never had any breakout given my sensitive skin. i absolutely love it!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      This product is awesome, I'll never buy anything but this

      By EP

      from Florence Alabama

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Full Coverage

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I love this product! It even stays on when I sweat and that is saying a lot for a face powder.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        New fave powder!

        By Amber

        from Somersworth, NH

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          When that time of the month comes, I always get the dreaded break outs! I get the occasional cystic acne as well. With that being said, I look for very high coverage products. I use the smashbox studio skin foundation, and press this powder on top with a fluffy brush-and WOW! I love the finish of this product! It looks smooth and natural and gives amazing coverage without being super matte and cakey! It's also build able and doesn't have to be heavy coverage. It feels lightweight and lasts all day with urban decay setting spray! This is the best high coverage powder I have ever used! Will most definitely re purchase again. Only downside is the price, but it's worth it for a great product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          A must have

          By tabethap

          from Maryland

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          Builds an amazing coverage. Probably best face powder I ever used. Worth the price

           
          5.0

          Only powder I use

          By Kel

          from Concord, nh

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            Great packaging. Easy use. Stays on all day, even when super active.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bare Minerals over Smashbox

            By Krissy

            from Chicago

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              Not enough coverage. Ended up using bare minerals on top to even it out and for better coverage.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love This Product All Year Round!!! Combo Skin Approved!

              By Marcy

              from Chicago,IL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Softens Skin
              • Suitable All Year

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                This is one of my favorite products ever. It has saved me so much time when I was running late and just needed some powder on my face to run out the door. I use this product every time I apply my make-up, the texture is so soft and I love how you can cut the powder to your liking. This means NO MESS and no wasting product, not to even mention fresh product every single time. I can't explain how worth it this product is simply for those reasons alone. It's a nice light/medium coverage and has a beautiful natural finish. I have oily skin in the summer and dry in the winter and I'm constantly switching products from season to season and this is one of the products that stays around year-round. Anyone on the fence of buying this product because of the price, I promise it is so worth it.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • Q:

                  I'm currently using urban decay naked loose powder in shade medium what shade of this is comparable to that
                  Asked on 4/25/2016 by Ren from US

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I use bare minerals foundation in fairly light. What shade would work best for me? What brush works best?
                  Asked on 4/22/2016 by Andy1701 from Seattle, Wa.

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  If I am using the "light" shade of smashbox camera ready bb water should I get the same shade in this product or darker?
                  Asked on 2/25/2016 by makeupbroad from NC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We would recommend the same shade!

                    Answered on 2/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I currently use Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, and am looking for a powder to help set it. How closely do the colors in the Halo match the BB cream? I wear light/neutral in the BB.
                  Asked on 1/12/2016 by Cyn from Waterford, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We'd suggest the Light/Neutral in the Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, as well! The shades are designed to correspond between the products. Enjoy! :-)

                    Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I've been wanting to try the smashbox powder and foundation and I was wondering which shade would be closest to my skin tone. I'm currently using Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe.
                  Asked on 1/8/2016 by Lauren from Long Beach

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Can I use this product as a setting powder for a foundation or BB cream, or is it more of a foundation itself?

                  I am looking for something hydrating to set foundation for my dry skin that adds a small amount of coverage, but I don't want to have essentially two layers of foundation looking heavy on the face (like using BareMinerals medium-full coverage powder over a medium-full cover liquid).
                  Asked on 1/8/2016 by Brianna

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I use Smashbox Studio Skin foundation in 2.1. What shade would I need to pair with that?
                  Asked on 12/30/2015 by Chell from Cullman, AL

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this makeup clog pores?
                  Asked on 12/10/2015 by bree from cali

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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 12/11/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I bought Smashbox Camera Ready BB water Light/Medium. What Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder shade would go well with it?
                  Asked on 11/5/2015 by Betty from Jacksonville, NC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend the Light/Medium shade! :-)

                    Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  If I use studio skin liquid foundation 2.4 which powder would match ?
                  Asked on 10/21/2015 by makie

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We suggest Light/Medium as your best match.

                    Answered on 10/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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