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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 113 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (91)
  • Covers well (88)
  • Blends well (86)
  • Lightweight (80)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (72)

Cons

  • Messy (13)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Unnatural color (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Settles in creases (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (42)
  • Normal skin (39)
  • Oily skin (24)
  • Sensitive skin (22)
  • Acne prone skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (68), Budget shopper (35)

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5.0

Fits my needs and beyond!

By Nicole

from Medford, WI

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

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Acne Prone Skin
  • All Skin Types
  • Daily use

Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

Bought this product because I my previous powder was just not covering it. Its easy to apply, and blends beautifully. It doesn't cake either and makes my face glow! I love it! Definitely a regular product to buy now. Lasts all day and night, especially when I'm done working and decide to go out, its still there with zero flaws at 5 in the morning!

 
4.0

amazing

By Sophie

from Missouri

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Combination skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I have combination skin and this product works great with it. I always wear liquid foundation because i want full coverage, but this is the first powder foundation I have used that gives me the same amount of coverage as a liquid foundation would.

     
    5.0

    Great Powder for all Skin Types

    By can't stay out of ulta

    from chicago, il

    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:

      I purchased this powder when my normal brand's color no longer matched by "tanned" skin. This color matched my skin tone perfectly. I bought the medium. Blends very well to give a smooth light weight finish. Great coverage. Perfect for my combination skin. However, this powder is not cheap.

       
      4.0

      Excellent product!

      By Samantha

      from MN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        The first time I used this product was with the Smashbox BB cream. I did not like the results. I was shiny and after a few hours my makeup looked caked on.
        I tried it again after I went back to my old BB cream and used the perfecting powder to set it. Loved the look! I wore it for 8+ hours in high humidity and no shine came through. Another added bonus is that you chose how much powder to grind so there is very little wasted which I think is a great idea since this is a pricier product. Worth it!

         
        1.0

        Not good!

        By Theresa

        from Ocoee, FL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            Maybe this product is not for use by women of color. It made my skin look grey/ashy. I exchanged it for another product which is awesome called "Mally" poreless perfection.

             
            5.0

            Perfect Powder

            By Angelface

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Covers Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              I was thrilled to find Smashbox's shaved powder compact after another cosmetic line discontinued theirs. For the hot, humid Houston summer days, I love to put this powder on over sunscreen and just go. I like a more natural look and don't like heavy products or heavy coverage and Smashbox has provided me that product.

               
              2.0

              too matte!

              By Lynner

              from Ft. Myers , Fl

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              change the name! no hydration in this powder

               
              5.0

              Excellent coverage and ingenious package

              By Jennifer

              from Boca Raton, FL

              About Me Brand 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:

                I am very happy with the coverage and texture of this powder. I often use it with just some concealer instead of foundation. Also, the package allows you to shave off just the amount you need, so there is no mess like with most loose powders. Highly recommended!

                 
                4.0

                Great Coverage

                By N/A

                from Tracy ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                I am very pleased. I have used liquid foundations before. This is very lightweight and has great coverage

                 
                5.0

                best loose powder!

                By Vivi

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                  It's expensive but worth it, goes on light but great coverage. I made the switch from laura mercier translucent powder to this magic powder

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Does light have a yellow undertone? Which others do?
                    Asked on 5/8/2014 by Tarah from Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, all Smashbox complexion products' shades feature a neutral-to-warm undertone ideal for all complexions.

                      Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Will this cover redness? Also which color should i get if i match to NP-3 Lorac Natural Performance Foundation?
                    Asked on 5/7/2014 by MissMeesh from Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Light/Medium (Item #:2273021) may be your best match. This product provides sheer coverage that helps to even skin tone and lessen the appearance of skin redness. For fuller coverage, we recommend layering this product over your foundation.

                      Answered on 5/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this product fragrance free?
                    Asked on 4/16/2014 by Bran

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this product contains no added fragrance. It is also oil-free, talc-free, and paraben-free.

                      Answered on 4/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I am currently using urban decay foundation in shade 1.0 I also have dry/combination skin that's acne prone. I was wondering if this would be a good fit for me and also is this full coverage?
                    Asked on 4/4/2014 by Gaga for cosmetics from Vacaville,Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product offers sheer coverage and can be worn alone or over foundation as a finishing powder. It is oil-free, talc-free, and formulated for all skin types including acne-prone combination/dry skin. Shade Fair (Item #:2273017) may be your best match.

                      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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