Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Glowing Skin
I really liked this new Smashbox "Halo Tinted Moisturizer". I received the shade "Light Medium" and was kind of scared because it looked almost to dark and orange for me. I'm usually light but since it's the summer got somewhat of a tan, nothing crazy. Product was easy to squeeze out just the right amount that you would want to use. Seemed thick at first but as I applied with my fingers it blended into my skin nicely and the color buffed right into my skin with out looking to dark or orange. The best part is the "glow" it gives your skin!!! Really impressed with the glow factor! The only thing I felt I had a problem with was the application. I had to go in with a beauty blender sprayed with setting spray because after using my fingers it left like streak marks. I didn't mind going over it and setting it with the beauty blender. I felt I got a light, natural coverage ..which is what I prefer with the glow factor of course! Definitely felt nice and hydrated on my skin and didn't cause any breakouts throughout the day and taking off at night. I could see how they say it's primer infused because it does act like a primer in blurring imperfections and pores. You definitely can build up the coverage I feel. This tinted moisturizer give my healthy looking glowing skin and I would recommend it if u are looking for something not to heavy and natural looking plus quick and easy to apply. It did last all day. It did however transfer on to the inside of my mask 😷 I like that it has Hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide and gold & peptides in it too!!Plus it's vegan, cruelty-free and has SPF 25! I did receive this complementary to try from Influenster for my honest review. #complementary #influencer @smashboxcosmetics #haloskin ￼￼￼
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointed in Smashbox
If you don't feel like reading then just skip down to the last paragraph & I'll sum it up there. Otherwise here goes I….
This review wouldn't submit unless I unchecked the "No I wouldn't recommend this to a friend" believe that? ANYTHING to try to skew the weight of negativity.
Smashbox (& many others) are NOTORIOUS for not ever creating or accommodating the people w/cool undertones in all their face products. I've never found a foundation (or foundation-type product) from Smashbox that I can wear because they're ALWAYS too warm (yellow). Even the "neutral" shades are much too yellow.
Tarte, Too Faced, UD, Nars, Estée Lauder, IT, Huda, (the list is long) are all brands that I can't wear because there isn't a shade match for me. I can't even "make it work even though I shouldn't have to at this stage of our consumerism. I've gotten to a point where I don't ever approach a foundation line thinking, "oh gee, I'd like to try this, let me grab my shade," no, I approach thinking, "let me humor myself (again) & see how close this line gets to a shade match, maybe I'll get lucky & this time will be different." My friend said, "that's really sad, bcz it's no different from how people feel when a brand doesnt make shades deep enough — cough-cough Hourglass (& almost every other luxury brand out there). I wish there was a brand that came out with a line that offered those hard to find shades or undertones.
In all fairness though, the Pür 4 in 1 Love Your Selfie Foundation is the only high end foundation (that I have found) that has a PERFECT (Winter) shade match AND simultaneously love the formula too. It's nowhere near as difficult to match myself in the summer when I have a tan but I also don't wear a lot of foundation in the summer. Most other high-end brands don't make my winter shade which is a med-light to medium shade w/a truly cool (pink) undertone (not "peach" either! Peach is not cool, peach is peach!). Many brands label or describe a shade as peach or having a peachy undertone & claim it's a "cool undertone" & it's just not! Peach is more for neutral skin, not cool.
I'm just so tired of brands completely excluding the truly cool-pink undertones. Having shades named or described as cool doesnt make it so. All exclusions at this point in time in the industry is unacceptable - it's lazy neglect in my opinion. Although Smashbox doesn't label any of their foundations as cool lol. They're all warm, neutral or olive. It's a blatant exclusion but at least I don't waste my time looking (& hoping) that I'll find a match. Sadly, I'm actually grateful for this "backhanded favor." Can't tell you how many times I've looked for my shade , only to realize that the one I had hopes for or thought MIGHT be a possibility, was named "cool bisque" (for example) & described as neutral w/a peach undertone or cool with pinky-neutral undertones & you swatch it & it looks like you smeared a streak of yellow paint on your hand or jawline }:( grrrrrr
As usual I end up having to resort back to the ONLY brand that I've been able to count on for the past decade, that has always had shades (yes, plural) that are cool enough for my skin - it's the "CoverGirl 'Tru Blend' line." It's a very simple but STUNNING medium but buildable coverage foundation - very underrated & very inexpensive too (the original formula not the matte). I use shades M2 &/or M7 depending on time of year & &/or tan depth. It reminds me a lot of that newer $5 Wet & Wild product, that "Tinted Hydration". They're very similar but not dupes. I like them both.
Anyway, Smashbox's foundation-type products suck bcz there's never been a line to accommodate a cooler skin tone. So they're missing out bcz there are a lot of us!
Reviewed by 579 customers I will purchase this product again.
Ms. E. from New Orleans, LA
I only wanted a light tinted moisturizer with SPF. This product works great.
Nickname from VA
I used to use the camera ready bb cream before it got discontinued. I don't know why it took my so long to try this out. I think this is even better than that was. It feels good on my skin, blends out effortlessly. This looks good no matter what primer, what setting powder, what moisturizer. It's literally just the least fussy product. It looks like skin, but blurs my texture. I own two bottles fair light and light. Love both. Light warms my complexion up a bit which I feel I need some days. I will likely use light more when the summer rolls around. I've gotten rid of all of my other bb cream, tm, light coverage products bc *this* is what I've been looking for. I wear this daily and one proper foundation I keep for special occasions. Love this!! I wish smashbox got more hype than they do
Creek from Houston
Getting away from traditional foundations because well....I'm in my 50s. I just need to even out my skin and this has enough color and coverage to do just that. Loaded with hydration and hyaluronic which is a great dream team. Sits on my face not "in" my face and if you know, you know.
Not for sensitive skin
Jaelchav from Los Angeles
I was looking to replace my BB cream from 100% since they are constantly running out of my shade, was so excited to try out this tinted moisturizer, it applied great, the color match fantastic. Unfortunately I am ALLERGIC to it. My skin has flared up and now I have a rash on my chin and forehead.
Sierramissstt from Norwalk
I never write reviews ever for foundations/timted moisturizers ever bc I never find one that works with me. My skin is so dry, very patchy and breaks out a lot so most face products cake, cling up or just don't work. I usually use the urban decay skin tint foundation and it's great but this smash box one has changed my life. It's not sticky, doesn't cling and looks flawless on my face. It is a dewy finish and I never set my face bc of how dry my face is and how products look crazy on me set but this one works effortlessly with setting if you want. For anyone with dry skin, texture and dry patches this is going to be you new love! I never get to obsessed over face products but this incredible. I pair it with a face oil, face cream and I use the milk makeup primer and this last alllllll day!!!
Love it and worth every penny!
Angie from Ripley Ev
I've wanted to try this for awhile and picked it up a few weeks ago. I haven't put it down since…It's lightweight and blends into the skin beautifully. Light to medium coverage. I'll definitely be repurchasing!
Not what I thought it was going to be
Morganpie from Everett, WA
The consistency is very thick-not what I was expecting for a tinted moisturizer. I applied a pea sized amount (it goes a long way so that's good) with a clean duo fiber stippling brush & buffed out the first day. Surprisingly it was light feeling on the skin, set with a little powder & worked a 12 hour day. It definitely looked like my skin but better & held up as well as can be expected under a paper surgical mask doing a job that requires a lot of talking. But when I washed it off for bedtime…holy baby whiteheads. On my forehead, cheeks, even a couple around my mouth area. I took a little extra time & care with my skincare that night & next morning & things were better. So gave it a second go for a short 6 hour wear test. This time I went over it after buffing with a damp beauty blender to pick up any excess & make it a little lighter (this product can definitely give you medium+ coverage easily). Washed it off that night…same issues with the whiteheads. My skin, which is pretty tolerant, apparently does not like this product, which is such a bummer because the light medium is spot on for my winter shade & golden tone and the thicker consistency actually felt good on my skin. I really wish it worked for me.
Glowing to the Gods
deli from Woodbridge va
omggggggg this will have you glowing like you just left the beach in Rio lol
Yes Yes Yes !!
Everythingcreative__ from Philadelphia
Don't Overthink it just… YES! Best light alternative to foundation and has spf in it !! Perfect for a no makeup look and a full face I've done both !! Stays all day a and very light easy to wash your face at night
My fav tinted moisturizer
Fallon from Michigan
I have normal to oily skin and I love this stuff. It is very lightweight and provides enough coverage for days you do not want to wear a lot of makeup. Would recommend!
This is the only thing I ever use.
Jiji from Oregon
This is the only thing I can use during the winter. I have dry-combination skin and a lighter complexion, and no matter what I use on top of it, it always looks so natural. It has great coverage and it holds up all day. It's the only thing I use!
Love it for winter
Juliethasagun from Maryland
Matches skin well in winter DOESNT look like makeup. Price I can't afford to use often. Bought on sale. Only foundation that blurs imperfections yet doesn't budge nor look like makeup. Great product. Limited shades.
Love this product
Dre from Highland, MI
I love how this product looks and feels. Perfect lightweight coverage and no caking or cracking. Goes on great with a beauty blender.
New favorite tinted moisturizer
Samm from CA
I use this with a morphe m444 brush and It blends in really well into my skin without using alot of product. This is also buildable without looking cakey.
Needs Halo Illuminating Moisturizer
Susan from Vacaville, CA
This looks stunning when I wear it over the Halo Illuminating Moisturizer, otherwise, it gets too dry as the day wears on. The best applicatio is with a damp beauty sponge
becca12 from Florida
I have tried a ton of foundations and this one is my most favorite of all of them. It goes on and blends so smoothly. It gives more coverage than I expected, but not too much. Only a little bit is needed to do my whole face and it doesn't settle into my pores and lines and doesn't crease. The shade match, for me, is perfect. All my other foundations sit neglected because I choose this one day after day.
NA from Nm
Leaves such a soft and glowing look on the skin
BAD ALLERGIC REACTION
Do not buy from Virginia
I have tried many products and many from smashbox but this product made me have a terrible allergic reaction all over my face. As for the product itself I was that impress with anyways for the price. You can definitely find dupes that won't make you have hives all
Over your face.
Love love love
Allie C from Jacksonville Florida
This is a perfect moisturizing skintint it goes on beautifully and lays down on the skin perfectly!! Highly recommend highly recommended
DESTROYED my skin
Erika from Charleston, SC
I wanted to love this SO bad but it is SO SO SO awful. It looks lovely, just don't look too closely. Less than 3 hours in my skin was horribly dry and peeling, I could FEEL how dry my skin was, and I could feel the breakouts forming. I could not get this off of my skin fast enough.
Kiki Poptart from Loveland, OH
I used this as a "no makeup" makeup look in December. This gave me a soft glow with moisture and a little coverage. I could probably layer a powder foundation for extra coverage but I left it without powder or setting spray. I highly recommend of you like and even skin tone, moisture and minimal effort.
forever go to
katie from orem ut
I have used this in 2 different shades between summer & winter. I constantly get compliments on my skin even with a full face. It has such good coverage but still looks like your skin!
Best moisturizer ever!
Natasha from New Jersey
Best tinted moisturizer and primer I have ever used..
This product is amazing
Laura from Texas
This product is very light and makes your skin look smooth and dewy.
Perfect barely there look
Megday from Granville, Ohio
This moisturizer is fantastic. Im so happy they have super fair shades! My only complaint is that there is octinoxate in it...which is an unsafe sunscreen...especially for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.