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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

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Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

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

Why you'll love it:

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.

Just the facts:
  • 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.


Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance & talc.
For the perfect amount of fresh powder every time, simply twist the shaver, swirl brush into powder and apply to face.

Tip: Wear alone or as a luminous finishing powder over your favorite primer and foundation for more coverage.
Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Water\Aqua\Eau, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Peat Extract, Gold, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Silica, Polyethylene, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Barium Sulfate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
 
4.5

(based on 422 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (341)
  • Lightweight (322)
  • Blends well (311)
  • Long-lasting (257)
  • Covers well (208)

Cons

  • Messy (37)
  • Poor coverage (29)
  • Pricey / poor value (26)
  • Settles in creases (17)
  • Unnatural color (9)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (140)
  • All skin types (113)
  • Sensitive skin (99)
  • Oily skin (80)
  • Light to medium coverage (78)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (230), Budget shopper (139)

Reviewed by 422 customers

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5.0

Awesone

By Jen R.

from NY

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

    I use it over foundation. It's smooth and non caking. Looks flawless!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't Live Witnout!

    By Dustbunnie

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination w/ Freckles
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

      Halo Powder is AMAZING! It instantly evens out and brightens my skin tone (without concealing my freckles). It really does hydrate. I do look younger wearing it.
      My mom was So shocked at the 30 second transformation, which looks even better after 5 minutes, that she wants to now find her shade!
      You look like you have "paid attention to your appearance", rather than you have "caked on make-up!"
      Best foundation/powder ever invented!
      I miss the little kabuki brush it used to come with though :/ Bring it back, Smashbox!

       
      5.0

      Only powder I use. Smooth & color perfect

      By Powder Puff

      from Bloomington IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

        Smooth & non-shiny

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Finishing Powder

        By Nvale

        from Riverside

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

          I wish it had sunscreen in it. Otherwise, I love it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          goes on very good

          By izzy..

          from dallas, texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

            2nd time buyer goes on great

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The "foundation" staple for my 50 year old face

            By Mamabear

            from Renton WA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

              The key to using this product finally clicked when I started using it exclusively with the IT cosmetics "Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush #101." (The brushes that did NOT work were traditional flat foundation brushes, stippling brushes, powder brushes or kabuki brushes. Somehow each of those brushes left the powder spotty, cakey or streaky.) I like the way this product is blendable and buildable. I do find it works best when my skin is not overly dry, but haven't had that "overly made up" look with this powder - which is key because I'm 50 and the last thing I need is to look like I've got makeup in any creases. I use it on moisturized skin. Sometimes I go the extra mile and put on the Smashbox primer, but most of the time I just use it straight out of the grater. I know it's a keeper because this is the second one I've bought, and I usually find something wrong with any foundation. :)

               
              5.0

              love it

              By josie

              from pa

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                best product on earth

                 
                5.0

                Love this!

                By Boogirl

                from Trenton, TN

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                  Blends well

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect powder, worth every penny!

                  By TinaB

                  from Manassas, VA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Full Coverage
                    • Light To Medium Coverage
                    • Mature Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                    Love this powder, do wish it wasn't so expensive:)

                     
                    5.0

                    One of the best loose powders out there!

                    By Meow154

                    from Decatur, IL

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder:

                    Love this powder because it always gives fresh product with the built in shaver.

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                    • Q:

                      I wear 1.1 in the Studio Skin hydrating foundation. What color would I need in this?
                      Asked on 12/2/2017 by Rachelbrad from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest shade Light. It will look gorgeous!

                        Answered on 12/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I wear Smashbox 1.15 in Studio Skin 15 hour Hydrating Foundation. What color would I be in the Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder?
                      Asked on 11/24/2017 by Kimberly from Fl

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest shade Light. It will look gorgeous!

                        Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have this powder and used it over the Smashbox original primer and each and every time after about 3 hours max it separates on my face and looks all patchy. Why is this? Is it not compatible with that primer and it's having an oil in water effect? Pls let me know and if you have any thoughts or suggestions that would be great.
                      Asked on 11/14/2017 by loBentley from Los Angeles,CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Halo Powder should not separate - especially when it's placed over our Photo Finish Foundation Primer. We suggest using our Primer Stick for touch-ups. It can be used under/over makeup and will help control oil for up to 12 Hours.

                        Answered on 11/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      What would be the best kind of brush to use with this product?
                      Asked on 11/6/2017 by Shayna from Iowa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Gorgeous! Choosing a brush depends on the coverage you're looking for. If you want a full coverage look, choose a powder brush with more density and a shorter hair. If you want a sheer coverage look, choose a powder brush with less density and a longer hair.

                        Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I am looking for a setting powder that won't emphasize my dry patches and I was a sort of 'second skin' look. Will this be a good product for me because my ideal foundation is something that is light coverage and looks very natural, as if i'm not wearing anything. Will this work for me? I was also wondering if this works well to set makeup and the under eyes. Does this work well for setting the BB camera ready cream eyes?
                      Asked on 10/24/2017 by naturalgirl from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Halo powder is a lightweight foundation, so it will look like a 'second skin.' It's also hydrating and shouldn't emphasize dry patches. You can also use it to set your makeup under the eyes. For smoother looking skin we suggest using a foundation primer and an under eye hydrating primer for a flawless look that will last all day.

                        Answered on 10/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this powder matte"
                      Asked on 8/15/2017 by Sienna from Graham, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Halo Hydrating Powder is considered to have a demi-matte finish.

                        Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I wear 3.35 in Studio 15 hour. What shade of the hydrating powder do you recommend
                      Asked on 8/10/2017 by gelle from louisiana

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I wear 4.0 in Urban Decay Naked Foundation. What color would be the best to use? Thanks!
                      Asked on 7/24/2017 by csvihl from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest Light/Neutral as the closest match to shade 4 in the Naked Skin Foundation. Pair it with our Photo Finish Primer for a look that will last all day.

                        Answered on 7/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can Smashbox Halo powder be used as a foundation?or is it too shear?
                      Asked on 6/24/2017 by Scarlett from Princeton, NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, Smashbox Halo Foundation can be used as a light to medium coverage foundation. Apply it with a brush after you've applied your Photo Finish Foundation Primer for a look that will last all day.

                        Answered on 6/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I use the smashbox photo filter shade 4 ..which shade would I use in this?
                      Asked on 6/6/2017 by Chelsea from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest Light/Neutral as the closest match to shade 4 in the Photo Filter Foundation. Pair it with our Photo Finish Primer for a look that will last all day.

                        Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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