Monday, July 22, 2013

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation

Want to have glowy skin ? One way is with the new Liquid Halo foundation from Smashbox. It's the kind of foundation that quickly gives you a lit from within , brighter look .

You may recall Smashbox has Halo  Hydrating Powder in several variations.  Well this is the foundation companion.  It imparts a perfected , rested and brightened look with no shimmer or shine . It's a little bit of a dewy finish but not overly so. It's certainly not dry or flat and it's oil free and lightweight so suitable for all but the medium oily to oiliest I'd say. The foundation has a silky feel out of the bottle and feels very light on skin.

What really got me was how much better I looked. Like I said, more rested etc. It really does a nice job on that along with good coverage . Coverage is light to medium  and buildable .

Smashbox says Halo  is an HD formula, has a light responsive technology for a luminous finish and " The microscopic gel covered pigments mimic photo filters to blur imperfections"

Shown is shade 2 which is the next up from the lightest  and seems to show a little deeper in the pics than it is in person.

Smashbox  Halo Foundation has SPF 15 with octinoxate and titanium dioxide and retails for $ 42.

Availble at Sephora and 


sunny said...

Does it remind you of the MUFE HD?
And does it get oily quickly?

Beauty Alchemist said...

Hi Sunny,
It's been really long since I tried MUFE HD. And honestly, I recall wasn't a huge fan of it but not exactly why.

I do think Halo is a bit different, more brightening.

I got about 3 hrs before oil breakthrough ( this was in the evening though , but still hot here and I ended up getting rained on also). I have fairly oily skin so that's decent for me unless I use something matte. For me I think it would be even better in cooler weather . If you are oily, perhaps you'd feel the same.

Once fall/winter sets in I can go to a more dewy foundation like this.

Hope that helps.