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Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation

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Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation

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0.5 oz Item 2273017

Color:Fair (porcelain ivory)

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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 440 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (351)
  • Lightweight (332)
  • Blends well (321)
  • Long-lasting (265)
  • Covers well (208)

Cons

  • Messy (37)
  • Poor coverage (30)
  • Pricey / poor value (27)
  • Settles in creases (17)
  • Unnatural color (9)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (143)
  • All skin types (113)
  • Sensitive skin (103)
  • Light to medium coverage (89)
  • Oily skin (80)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (239), Budget shopper (142)

Reviewed by 440 customers

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4.0

Hydrating

By German Pearl

from Germantown, TN

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Mature Skin

Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

This product was recommended to me as an alternative to BareMinerals. It is much more hydrating that Bare Minerals, but does not provide the coverage or sustainability as BareMinerals. My skin feels better using this product. If you need minimum coverage, it is good, but not for full coverage. In addition, it is difficult to begin using the product, as the powder is packed inside the packaging.

 
3.0

Wish I Had Returned This

By Deep Skin Tone

from Savannah, GA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Too Chalky

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

    This product was just too light for my complexion. It was darkest shade they had so I was told it would blend but after some months I decided it didn't work.

     
    5.0

    Best loose powder ever used

    By JJRose

    from Carson City, Nevada

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

    This powder remains my consistent favorite. The results speak for themselves. Gorgeous, natural-looking and sensitive skin loving. Although I have changed my liquid foundations multiple times, this is definitely the only staple powder foundation I constantly feel confident using and always return to for use in my daily makeup routine. I'm in my late 30's, have combination redhead sensitive skin, and have used this powder for just over three years now. Keep one in my purse, and another at my vanity. No other powder compares. Knockout color matching, great product quality and staying performance throughout my entire day. Hope to continue purchasing for a very long time.

     
    3.0

    I'm returning this product

    By Britt

    from San Antonio, Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

    I bought this product because Urban Decay no longer sells my favorite powder. I liked the fact that you can turn the dial to shave off the amount you want. What I do not like is the product isn't shaved into a fine powder. I also don't like that it maximizes every pore. It made my makeup look cakey.

     
    5.0

    Just bought for a second time

    By Miss VP

    from Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

      For my complexion, it's a little too lightweight to wear alone, but with something underneath I love the lightweight feel.

       
      5.0

      Love this powder

      By Jenny

      from Pittsburgh

      Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

      It does exactly what it says it does. On my 66 year old face, I give 5 more stars for working!

       
      5.0

      BEST POWDER I HAVE EVER USED

      By Alannah

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

        This powder feels amazing on your skin and blends beautifully.

         
        5.0

        I love !!!!

        By Very100281

        from Houston tx

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

            Love love love is beautiful

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Vivian

            from Riverside

            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

              Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

              Love this product

               
              5.0

              Love Halo!

              By Brenda

              from NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation:

                Love the fact that it doesn't settle into fine lines and wrinkles.

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                • Q:

                  Hello, can you tell me which shades have a pink undertone, and which shades have a neutral undertone. Thank you.
                  Asked on 5/13/2018 by Heidi from Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! All shades in the Halo Hydrating powder are considered to have a neutral undertone.

                    Answered on 5/14/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I use smashbox 4.2 foundation, which powder shade would go best?
                  Asked on 4/22/2018 by Lee Lee from New Orleans

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Can I use this product over Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream? Also I wear I wear MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder in C5 and MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC 30...which color should I select? Thank you in advance.
                  Asked on 4/8/2018 by RN4U from Los Angeles, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest shade Light with C5 and NC30... and you can absolutely use it over CC Cream.

                    Answered on 4/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  What color would I be in Halo powder and BB cream if I'm a NC35 in MAC Studio Fix / Studio Tech?
                  Asked on 3/21/2018 by SDGal from San Diego, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I use makeup forever ultra HD foundation in 120=y245, what shade should I get in this product?
                  Asked on 2/16/2018 by Lizzie from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                • 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
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