Has any one ever tried Smashbox Halo Foundation? Coz I just did!

Hello Ladies,

Happy Thursday! I can't wait for tomorrow to come because I will head to Sephora Hollywood & Highland to get some new foundations right after work! :) Yes, more foundations! In my previous post, I had mentioned that I bought several items from Sephora last week, unfortunately some of them did not work well with my skin type.
One of them is Smashbox Halo Foundation, and let me tell you why......

HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder & Brush Set

What it is: A face-perfecting anti-aging powder and brush duo.

What it does: Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder HALO is the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in. It's advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide deliver powerful anti-aging benefits while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin and provides a hydrated look that won't accentuate lines and wrinkles. The built-in shaver allows for the convenience of a pressed powder combined with the radiant finish of a loose one, and the super-sized brush deposits the perfect amount of powder every time.

                                                        My Verdict:

As you can see from the picture, the design of the case is quite remarkable. I can't deny that. The built-in shaver only shaves a little amount of powder, which means you won't have a messy and dirty looking case. ;). It has a mirror too, which is a plus! The only thing I don't like is that the case is quite bulky and heavy. It's not the type that I would like carry around in my purse. =/

Now, let me talk about the foundation. The texture is so light and "airy", and it does not get "cakey" on my skin. Most powder foundations I have tried in the past were not helping the appearance of my skin at all. They ascentuate the lines (that I don't have) and pores! If you don't have pores, and suddenly you see them all, you become self-conscious, you know? This Halo powder is great, awesome, and amazing; however, I have to keep on reapplying it every single hour, and I was annoyed by it. I don't like reapplying my makeup at all. Once or twice is fine, but constantly? Hmmmm nope. Another thing that bothers me too is that the coverage is not as great as Bare Minerals. Don't expect this powder to cover imperfections because the coverage is very light, but somewhat buildable. If you are looking for a medium to full coverage, this powder is not for you. But, if you are looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores, and have a glowy healthy looking skin at the same time, this HALO powder is definitely it.:) Give it a try! :)

Anyway, I have to return this back to Sephora because I don't like a bulky powder that doesn't fit in my makeup bag, and the constant "buffing" and reapplying. Sorry Halo. It's not you, it's just me! =/




Anonymous said...

Oh I love this..like love it. Mind you I don't have the problem of it wearing off, I use it once in the morning and it stays fine all day and I use it over a light tinted moisuriser..I was kind of hoping to hate it though because now that it is daily must have for me I dread the day I run out and have to spend $80 to replace it. In Canada it is $72+tax.

sugar sugar said...

too bad this didn't work for you dear. :(
i've seen this, and i agree it does seem bulky.

Rakhshanda said...

Looks nice but too bad that it didn't work for you:(

Eli said...

This kind of packaging looks like a winner. I hope more brands embrace it for their powder products.

PinkOrchids said...

Thanks for the review! It sounded promising till i read that the coverage is not great and that you needed to reapply, that sucks! xX

Rinz said...

I wish the packaging was a bit slimmer and the coverage is medium to full coz I got some flaws to cover lol

Marie said...

I agree with you, the packaging is bulky. Sorry it didn't work for you, now off to the next one!;D

Have a great weekend, Rinz!:D

***** Marie *****

Rinny said...

That's too bad it didn't work out for you :( I'm surprised because I hear so many good reviews on this all the time.

Rinz said...

Marie! Yeah I just got a new one ;) you too have a great weekend :)

Rinny : yeah, I read lots of reviews... Wanted to give it a try but did not work out that well :/

Simonne said...

Oh, it's such a shame that you didn't like it, i got that for my mom as a xmas present and she totally loves it, but i guess that the effectiveness of a product highly depends on the type of skin of who's using it; for exampe, my mom's got a really sensitive and thin skin and she's as pale as a corpse, lol.

by the way, i selected your blog for the 'Kreativ Blogger' award, come check it out on my blog :)

xx Simonne

Mimi said...

i've never tried that before, so thanks for this post! and going to sephora is definitely something to look forward to! can't wait to see what you got. :)

<3, Mimi

Skye said...

Hey sweetie i have an award for you!




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