Smashbox Halo Perfecting Powder Review

Smashbox Halo Perfecting Powderimage

Price: CAD58
Shade: Fair/Light

Continuing with my Sephora haul, this finishing powder was all sorts of amazing when I tried it out. Formulated without parabens, oil or talc, this product gives your complexion a luminous and glowy effect and it is suitable for all skin types. Aside from the glowing radiance, the packaging of this product was interesting for me because it’s a kind of compact and loose powder hybrid: you pop open the lid of the rather chunky compact and you twist the compact where it “shaves” the right amount of powder you need for one application; I twisted it one notch to just to gauge how much product I needed and for the most part, one notch is good for a sheer/light dusting and two notches would be where you want a bit more coverage. In terms of tools, I used both my Real Techniques powder brush as well as the Smashbox Telephoto 3-in-1 Brush; both worked like a dream with the powder and then some 🙂

I’ve used this both on its own and as a finishing powder and for both scenarios, my complexion was radiant, healthy and I noticed that as the day went on, the powder blended with my complexion and looked natural; some finishing powders tend to oxidize or require a second dusting during the day and I also noticed that even with a second dusting or the odd occasion where I was a little heavy handed in the morning, the powder didn’t settle into fine lines or look cakey because of its highly hydrating formula. I’ll note here that for the most part, although it would depend on what kind of foundation or bb cream you use with the finishing powder, I’ve tried a variety of foundations and bb creams with this powder and for the most part, I’ve never had an issue with oxidization or coverage as such; even on its own the powder blended with my complexion and made me look dewy and healthy even when in reality, I was feeling a little worse for wear. After that realization, I fell in love with it <3

Believe you me, I’m stocking up on this the next time I hit up a Sephora <3

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