Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation review, before & after shots

Smashbox's Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder is the best powder I've ever tried and when they announced they were bringing out a Liquid Halo HD foundation, I couldn't wait to try it out.  I was given shade 2 (there are ten altogether) to play with and it's the perfect match for my colouring.  This makes for a happy Karen!

So what makes it different to other HD foundations?  Well, it's infused with "100% gel-covered pigments that mimic photo filters to blur imperfections."  Hold on.... It blurs imperfections and I don't have to edit the living daylights out of my photos to look like I've great skin?  Sign moi up!

It has Liquid Light technology, giving you a radiant glow but without it looking like you've make up on.  And that's the main selling point for me.  This is the only foundation I've tried that when I've applied it, I can't see it on my skin.  It doesn't settle into pores or fine lines and as it gives a sheer to medium coverage, is buildable, but the photos below show just the one layer of it on my visage.

I've been wearing the foundation with the Halo powder and together, they're a dream team of luminosity and perfect looking skin!  And now that Joanne and I are doing YouTube videos, we need perfect looking skin on camera, so I'll be trying this out on Joanne for the next video we do together.  This stays put all day and doesn't cake or cling to dry patches and has been an absolute staple in my routine in the mornings.  The fact that it's oil free and has SPF 15 are added bonuses to this already fantastic foundation.

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation will be on counters from September the 18th and you need to go in and see it for yourself when the time comes!  It will be €35.50 and when you see the results on your own face, you'll be handing your spondoolies over!


  1. I can't see my Maestro foundation on my skin and it stays on like a dream for me... But from what I've read I'm one of the lucky ones :S

    1. I haven't tried the Maestro foundation but I've heard it's lovely

  2. Really want to try this one, love the Halo powder.

  3. Looks good, I've never heard of this or the powder tbh so I'm heading off to look sharpish! Great post, love your humour :)

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  4. Looks really lovely and natural but has a really perfect finish :) Will definitely be trying this one!


  5. Looks great on you and sounds like exactly what I love in a foundation, definitely want to try this!


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