Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

So here's my review of the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder....
According to the Smashbox website:
A powder that reduces fine lines & wrinkles in 10 minutes? It's not magic, it's new 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 for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day. HALO’s innovative built in shaver gives you the perfect amount of luminous loose powder every time with no mess. Finally, a powder that multi-tasks as much as you do.

Clinical studies show: -After 10 minutes there is a 33% decrease in the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. -After 6 weeks of use, there is a 67% decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles overall.

Includes a custom KABUKI BRUSH for flawless application plus a sample of our award-winning PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER.

Oil-free, Talc-free, and Paraben-free. (Full List of Ingredients)

Winner of the HBA Award for Best Prestige Packaging.
Ingredients: Great ingredients is key and is of great significance for me since I have super sensitive skin (Thanks mom :p)
Packaging: I love the great packaging. Compared to other mineral powders that I've used, this has the best packaging because it prevents product waste. Mineral makeup usually comes in a container (acrylic or plastic) w/ a built in sifter but since mineral powder is so finely milled it has the tendency to be messy, flying and spilling everywhere. However, since this powder is a solid with a built in grinder it's not messy and you waste no product. Freshly grind mineral makeup each time!
Price: $59
Color Options and Coverage: Fair, Light, Medium, and Dark. I bought mine in Light and it blends in easily with my natural complexion. It has a nice semi-matte finish. It looks natural and it does not cake. The coverage is light to medium, depending on how much you buff on.

The baby-buki that comes with the powder compact is of good quality and it's just the right size for convenient buffing of the product onto areas of the face.

In this picture I am only using the Halo powder w/out any foundation or concealer.
Although, I currently use this powder to set my foundation (Sally Hansen Inspired by Carmindy -Will do a review on this baby soon!) however, you can wear it alone and with a little bit of concealer if needed.

Final Verdict:
Would I buy this product again???
Does it hydrate???
Well let's just say it does not dry up my skin unlike some powders. (These days I have dry skin since it's getting hotter, but normally I have combination skin).
Do I think it's too pricey???
I think it is a little bit on the expensive side for mineral makeup but the again it does help improve the skin so I think it's a great investment. Plus you can always be on a lookout for special offers or coupons, like I did.

Hope this review helped!


  1. It looks great! Sounds very promising as well! :]

  2. great review! and i agree, your skin looks amazing :)

  3. WOW!! Seems like a nice powder :D

  4. i have this too! i got it in a holiday set. i don't have wrinkles so i don't see a difference with it but it sure helps with the overall appearance. plus, it's been doing good for my acne i believe.


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