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SmashboxHalo Hydrating Powder Foundation

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Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation

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Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation is a longwearing, luminous mineral powder foundation that delivers sheer to medium buildable coverage with an unfeelable soft-satin finish in a range of skin-perfecting shades.

Benefits:
  • Easily builds sheer to medium coverage that's never cakey or over-powdery
  • Visibly smoothes skin and blurs imperfections, improves the look of skin texture and minimizes pores while not settling into fine lines and wrinkles
  • Oil-free and non-drying formula controls shine without compromising radiance
  • Mess and waste-free grinder lets you freshly grind desired amount of powder
  • Doubles as a setting and finishing powder over liquid foundation or concealer
  • Suitable for all skin types, even dry, oily and combination
  • Non-acnegenic & dermatologist tested
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer after 1 use:
  • 98% said it felt weightless on skin
  • 96% said it improved the look of their skin's texture
  • 94% said it gave skin a soft, smooth appearance
  • 96% said it was not over-powdery
  • 93% said it minimized pores
  • 91% said skin looked more luminous

In a consumer study after 1 week:
  • 96% said it controlled oil & shine
  • 96% said it maintained their skin's moisture level
  • 95% said it enhanced their natural luminosity while improving the look of their skin texture
  • 84% said it gave skin a healthy glow

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation is a foundation-setting powder hybrid that combines the payoff of a pressed powder with the luminous and breathable finish of a loose setting powder. The built-in Powderizer allows you to freshly grind the perfect amount for a single application every time without fear of mess or over-powdering. The weightless formula is infused with Mineral Boost Complex, a blend of amino acids, peptides and minerals that work like a filter for skin, leaving you with an instantly corrected complexion and youthful glow.

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Oil, Fragrance & Talc.
Get fresh powder with every twist. Wear alone or over foundation as a setting and finishing powder. Apply with a buki brush as foundation or a fan brush as setting powder. Can also be used to mattify the t-zone.
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 Powder Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 428 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (345)
  • Lightweight (327)
  • Blends well (316)
  • Long-lasting (262)
  • Covers well (208)

Cons

  • Messy (37)
  • Poor coverage (29)
  • Pricey / poor value (27)
  • Settles in creases (17)
  • Unnatural color (9)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (142)
  • All skin types (113)
  • Sensitive skin (102)
  • Light to medium coverage (84)
  • Oily skin (80)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (234), Budget shopper (140)

Reviewed by 428 customers

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5.0

Great product. Lightweight

By Angel

from Las Vegas

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

    Great product

     
    5.0

    This is wonderful!!!

    By beattycat

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

      So glad I found this foundation! I have always used mineral makeup, and when my favorite product was discontinued I started searching for a replacement. This is it!! I love grinding fresh product for each use, and a little goes a long way. It's smooth and soft, and I did have to use a lighter shade than I expected. With my Julep primer, my face is perfect all day!!!

       
      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Senior Lady

      from Yukon, OK

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

        I used this product over foundation or over a self tanning lotion. Really like how fine the powder is. Like the container after I got used to it. The only problem is the amount, would be much better if the amount was more.

         
        4.0

        Nice powder; lasts all day

        By Miss D

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

          I use this daily after I apply my foundation.

           
          5.0

          Great Powder!

          By Gaux

          from Biloxi, MS

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

          I love this powder. I use it everyday on top of my foundation. It really locks in my foundation and blends the color well.

           
          5.0

          This is my go-to powder. I absolutely love it!

          By Sarah

          from San Diego

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Feels soft
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

            I absolutely love this product. The powder is so soft on my face it's almost silky. Also it stays on all day and feels really good.

             
            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 Powder Foundation:

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

              (2 of 3 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 Powder Foundation:

                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 Powder Foundation:

                  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 Powder Foundation:

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

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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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