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Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

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Item #: 2233914

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 133 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (110)
  • Covers well (105)
  • Blends well (102)
  • Lightweight (96)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (85)

Cons

  • Messy (17)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (46)
  • Normal skin (46)
  • Oily skin (35)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Dry skin (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (77), Budget shopper (42)

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4.0

covers well & with no break outs

By jenny

from Phoenix Az

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

although it is a loose powder it does not look like a power on teh face

 
3.0

Just Ok So Far

By Want's To Look Natural Older Lady

from Clarksville, Arkansas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Covers Well
  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Settles In Creases
  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

The price is too high for the amount of time it lasts.

 
5.0

Magic in a box

By Madelyn the beauty guru

from Virginia

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Controls Shine
  • Covers Well
  • 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 use tho product every day. I pare it up with the Smashbox studio skin 15 hour hydrating foundation. They go perfectly together! Blends well and it is good without liquid foundation too!
    Good for everyday and special occasions. You will always be the Belle of the ball with this because it gives your skin a perfect look.

     
    5.0

    Love this powder!

    By KDZ

    from Cary, NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      I have slighly dry skin and have tried many powders. Most of them end up looking like they are sitting on top of my skin, which leaves a heavy, caked-on appearance up close. This Smashbox powder is by far the best I've found. It goes on lightly, blends well and leaves my skin looking smooth and natural. I started out by buying the sample kit and love the BB Cream as well. The primer also works well, but I don't use it all the time as I don't really need it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants great coverage with natural looking results.

       
      5.0

      LOVE!!

      By Vanessa

      from texas

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      I love this powder! It is well worth the money. Leaves my skin looking great and non greasy.

       
      4.0

      Love this container!

      By Adhocs

      from Alabama

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        I love the way this powder is packaged. Finally there isn't powder just everywhere and I can actually use the mirror inside of it. The powder itself is great and really helps blend everything out.

         
        5.0

        love this powder

        By melissab12

        from illinois

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          i just switched to this powder and i love it. it feels like silk on your skin, covers well and lasts all day long!

           
          5.0

          Great stuff

          By Aurora

          from Marquette, MI

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            I never wear makeup, because I think it looks fake on me, and I hate spending the money. But I was changed after I bought this. It looks so natural and is so light. I love it!

             
            5.0

            Love, love, love this powder!

            By LQB

            from Garner, NC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              I absolutely love this powder. It makes fine lines simply disappear. I have very oily skin and this powder controls the oil throughout the day. It is a little pricey for powder, but it is worth it!

               
              5.0

              Flawless coverage

              By A. Mason

              from Tulsa, Ok

              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

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                I recently switched from Philosophy powder foundation. I don't care for creams. This powder is fantastic! It creates a natural flawless face. Doesn't look like you are wearing makeup. I have some uneven skin pigmentation and this did a good job covering it up. I also have 50 + year old skin, a combo of oily and dry. This powder controlled the shine but didn't make my skin look dry either. I did have to invest in a good makeup bush. But it was worth it. Highly recommend this foundation powder.

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                • Q:

                  I am currently wearing Skin Studio in 2.3, which color would work best for me?
                  Asked on 9/26/2014 by Victoria Lundberg from Hammond, La

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We suggest Light/Medium as your best match.

                    Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Whats the best brush to use with this
                  Asked on 9/19/2014 by Jasmine from United States

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I am using Smashbox Studio Skin 2.4, which shade would go along with that one?
                  Asked on 9/17/2014 by tal21

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We suggest Light/Medium as your best match.

                    Answered on 9/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I'm on the fence between light and light/neutral. Can you describe the primary differences between the two? Light appears more pink; would light/neutral have more of a yellow undertone to hide redness?
                  Asked on 9/12/2014 by Ditto2u

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    You are absolutely correct! Though both shades are appropriate for light complexions, Light is ideal for those with pink undertones, while Light/Neutral is ideal for those with both yellow & pink undertones or those with skin redness as a color corrector.

                    Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I am on the fence about choosing a color. I heard the shades are lighter than described. I have a natural tan (I get mistaken for being Hawaiian). What color do you suggest I purchase?
                  Asked on 9/1/2014 by chelle from cali

                  1 answer

                • 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
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