Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review New favorite holy grail!!
I have been using this product for about two weeks now. I didn't want to write a review right off because I like to try it different ways and wear it several days to see if I really love the product as much as I did the first time I tried it. First off all I love the concept and how you can grind up fresh powder every time. It is very thinly milled and velvety smooth. I thought it was going to be to dark at first glance but it ended up being perfect. I didn't like that the cap was attached and I couldn't dump some product on the cap to not be so messy. It seems to make a mess when I did my brush in. But honestly because of how well this product worked for me I'm still giving it five stars. I usually have a very hard time keeping product on my nose and top lip. Actually I have never gone a full day before without loosing any product there until I tried this. Now mind you I have very dry skin. And this didn't make my skin look caked at all. It didn't even look like I had powder on. My skin looked airbrushed and it continued like that for a full ten hours every time I wore it. I didn't see any problems at all. I like that it's a vegan product and comes in many colors. And I'm super excited to get my hands on the foundation version of this. This picture was taken in my bathroom light after ten hours of wear. Without any filters or any editing at all. This product also wore beautifully under my eyes which I never ever find anything that doesn't look horrid under my mom eyes. ;)
Most Helpful Critical Review on the fence
I'm still on the fence about this powder. I've tried it over full coverage foundations, light coverage, and just over primer and concealer. I'm not really wild about it on top of full coverage foundation. It someone ends up making my skin look oilier through out the day when I wore it with FC and I know it wasn't anything else because I kept all other variables the same. But with light coverage or just concealer for no makeup makeup days, it did pretty well. I'm still definitely gonna use it up but I would recommend it for using for lighter makeup days. It wasn't long wearing with fuller coverage but was for lighter coverage and I'm not fully sure how that works but oh well. The grinding feature is interesting but honestly kinda gimmicky to me. I don't see the actual purpose of it. Didn't notice much of a difference in coverage from the powder. All in all it's a nice powder I just don't think I'd repurchase because I wasn't wowed.
Reviewed by 427 customers Works well with the foundation and without
Honest from Bastrop, TX
Purchased this smashbox setting power with the smashbox foundation. I liked how they worked together. With the exception that the powder darkened the foundation. Of course I purchased 1.1 foundation and the fair/light powder. It wasn't a bad difference but it does change it. Other than that its a very good quality powder. Love the size of the container. Its worth the money.
Product increases in price and shrinks 30% in volume.
PROF from Virginia Beach, VA
I have been using Halo powder since it was first introduced. I love the product but noticed that it has gone from .50oz/15g, down to .35oz/10g. This is a 30% reduction in product. I wouldn't mind the reduction but the price has increased steadily over the past few years. As with so many products...sneaky and deceptive marketing.
Perfect color match!
Ap1005 from Tampa, FL
Very happy with this setting powder. I like to wear just concealer with a setting powder instead of foundation for an everyday no makeup look. When worn without foundation, most translucent powders leave a white cast and most tinted setting powders are too yellow or orange. This powder is perfect to wear without foundation because it actually matches my skin tone and provides light coverage. The powder wears nicely and kept my face from turning oily through the day. I also really like the powder grinding mechanism that gives you loose powder without the mess.
Good product but too expensive for smaller size
Momma K from CA
I've used this product for a while now and really liked it. However, I will not purchase it anymore because they have reduced the size of the powder but did not reduce the price. It is definitely too expensive for what you get. I found a new powder foundation that works just as well for half the price.
I wouldn't buy this again
Brie from California
This product is definitely not worth the price. I thought trying out a new powder would be fun but after using it compared to my $10 powder it just was not worth it, in my opinion. Plus I'm use to apply powders without using a brush so it just wasn't for me.
Kcox from NOLA
So far I love this product!
would buy again
Jane from PA
I recently bought this powder after checking reviews. I have dry skin and like a finishing powder that is not cakey at all to use over my liquid foundation. I have translucent powder that I like but wanted something to add a little color to my face now. I picked up the light/medium which I love. It does add a warmth I was looking for and it does not get cakey at all. It also blurs fine wrinkles. I will definitely keep buying this!
Favorite loose powder
PJ from California
I use this with a powder brush to set my liquid foundation. It gives me a nice matte finish
luisa from new york
this foundation is perfect when you are doing everyday day makeup or a quick makeup look. is so lightweight you cant feel nothing, yet the coverage is amazing.. really happy i got it
Lisa from Ohio
I've used this powder for years. It was .75 ounces when it first came out, then they dropped it to .50....now it's .35 ounces. I was about to purchase a new one, because I love it, but I will find something else. Too expensive for such a small amount of product. Very nice powder though.
I will buy this product again but disappointed in the size
Linda from Kingwood, TX
I have been using this Smashbox Powder for years. I have sensitive skin and this product has always worked great. I am truly disappointed to see that Smashbox has reduced the contents from .50 oz to .35 oz.
Cakeface from Salisbury, MD
Careful ladies!! I've been buying the product for years! I bought it again recently because I was almost out & well COVID has kept the shelves pretty empty. I noticed the new packaging. Well I opened the new container today and happened to look at the back. The product now measures .35oz instead of the prior .50oz. FOR THE SAME PRICE. So! With that said I will be returning & looking at other brands. Come on smashbox! Do you really think we don't pay attention?!
I would buy this again
Rachel from The Woodlands, TX
It works really well with great coverage
Less product same price
Bella from Delaware
Shame on Smashbox. New and improved means 30% less product at the same price. Disappointing.
kaileyl5 from Bethpage, NY
Was pleasantly surprised by how incredible this powder is. Don't love loose powders, just because of how messy than can be.. but this packaging is everything! Love how effortless this is and how flawlessly this makes my skin looks. Evens out my skin tone and blurs my imperfections. I love it on its own or lightly dusted on top of foundation. It's truly one of my favorites!
When did they take away .15 oz and charge the same price?
Kris from NJ
I have been wearing this power for over a year. I love it! I just bought new container. It wasn't till I got home and compared it to my old pallet that I realized it is only .35 oz. The one I own is .50 oz. Quite deceiving to cut out product and charge the same amount. Disappointing.
I like it but the previous version was better
Lauri from TX
It gives you a great matte finish....it just doesn't wear well. The original only needed to be applied once a day maybe twice if I was going out. This needs to be reapplied multiple times a day. Also, the color is slightly darker than the original version.
When I need a non-translucent powder - this is it
kristinafh from Indiana
This powder is so good to use when I'm looking for something that can add a bit of color to my light / medium coverage foundation. I have dry skin so using powders is tricky. I use this every day for my eyelids (after applying mac paint pot).
one of the best powder foundations
kimb126 from Petawawa
I believe halo was one the first to get the concept of the glow from within. Without sparkles which is huge. Love the build able coverage and the price is good for the amount. For those who don't like to use foundations or a lot of product then this is for you
the best powder foundation
borellibru from Troy, MI
I loved this product!
I'm completely obsessed about that and I can't leave home without it anymore!
It looks natural and cover everything I want to hide! It's perfect! It's not too matte, it shows some glow! Fits perfectly!Smashbox Cosmetics Halo Fesh Perfecting Powder Foundation
kikimaree from Philadelphia, MS
I REALLY wanted to like this product. I think the idea is great, and I love smashbox cosmetics. I feel like the design in the lid is lacking. Maybe a tighter seal to prevent excess powder from spilling out? The compact itself is gorgeous. My favorite compact, actually! Just such a shame to lose any ground powder that I may have left over.
My HG Powder
itsmox3 from Troy, MI
This is the best powder I've ever used! It doesn't break me out and gives me that light air brushed looked. It's subtle enough for everyday use and blurs everything nicely. When I use a primer under power, it lasts all day and keeps oil under control. Haven't tried since the new packaging but looking forward to it.
Nice and light
emilyc8228 from Winooski, VT
This works great as a setting powder or if you're looking for light coverage. I also really liked that you can shave as much as you need each time you use it so there's less mess.
NOT NEW - JUST SMALLER LESSER AMOUNT
Tute from Chicago
Wow! So disappointed in Smashbox! Have been using this powder for years and love the product itself. So to
really claim that this is a new product - common! It's a new smaller package, that's it! It's the same powder only shrank by 5 grams- the old one was 15 grams the new is 10 grams. See for yourselves in the picture attached.
very nice finish
glamcatt from Eloise, FL
I used this powder over my foundation and it looked so good. My skin was glowy but not in a oily way. Just made my skin look fresh and nice. It's the powder I've been reaching for more and more lately! And I will be purchasing it again when I run out! Thanks #influenstervoxbox for introducing me to it.