22 August 2013

Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation Review, Pics, Swatches

Halo is a Smashbox hero product: a mineral-rich powder that has gorgeous luminosity and really brightens up the skin. So here's a little bit of happy news for all its many fans - a lovely liquid version is headed our way!

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation

Launching on September 18th, Liquid Halo HD foundation will be available in 10 shades (mine is #2), all oil-free with SPF 15, which earns it brownie points before it’s even hit my mug. 

Sez David Factor, Smashbox Founder and photographer, “This is the result of more than 20 years of getting skin to look flawless on camera, even under crazy HD technology. This is all of our lighting knowledge in a bottle full of cool innovation and technology.”

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation #2

With its talk of liquid light technology and gel-covered pigments, this immediately called to mind another excellent foundation launch– YSL’s Le Teint Touche Eclat, which took the beauty world by storm last year.

The idea is that the gel-covered pigments in the product will act like photo filters, blurring imperfections and giving the complexion a flattering, lit-from-within glow.

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation
I use just the one pump to cover my entire face 
And like the YSL product, this has also been created to work with skin's natural undertones, for a 'my skin but better' effect that effortlessly blends and is undetectable once it's on the skin. 

The main difference between this and Le Teint Touche Eclat? Liquid Halo lasts. I put it on in the morning and it stays put till the end of the day - no muss, no fuss - and quietly controls my oily tzone, too. 

Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation After
Wearing no other make up - obvs! 
I’ve been dialling down my base coverage lately, reaching more often for BB creams than out-and-out foundations. So with this, I use the lightest layer on my face for sheer to medium coverage, though it can also be built up for a more perfected look. 

The finish is lovely - natural, demi-matte but glowy, (similar, actually, to Chanel's Perfection Lumiere) with a flattering soft focus effect - and you'd expect no less of its €35.50 pricetag.  I'm definitely a fan - and you? 


Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

Beautiful matte finish, very interested in trying this one - thanks for the suggestion :O)! Xx


Adele said...

Wow! This sounds like the dream foundation!
Happy Thursday Emma xoxo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

It's quite gorgeous and gives good coverage. I had never heard of them before...might have to check this out as it seems to cover quite well. Good to see they have a range of tones as well too :) Have a great day Emma xo

Anonymous said...

There is so much excitement about this, I am really tempted to stray from my beloved LancĂ´me Teint Idole Ultra.

Gemma Turner said...

Wow your skin looks incredible, and flawless - I hope they do a really pale one for me! :D xx

Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

little t said...

I love the yellow undertones in this shade, warms up the skin tone.

Sam said...

Ive never tried any foundation by Smashbox before, sounds great, and I like how natural it looks on you.

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Aimee Thomas said...

This looks so pretty on you! :)

B said...

This foundation looks great Emma, your skin looks absolutely flawless. Will definitely have to check if there's a shade to suit my pale skin.

Street Lily said...

Ooooo looks so good! Ill have to give it a try!


Anonymous said...

It looks lovely on you! I think I will try this when it hits stores here!

Kim Alston said...

Well I love their primer, so I'll have to try their makeup too.

Johanna said...

So fresh faced - I love!

Chloe said...

It sounds really nice, I loved YSL too minus the longevity issues so might try it! x

yummychunklet said...

Love Smashbox products!

Sam said...

Thanks for your suggestions on my previous post :) Happy Friday!

Emma said...

This really looks lovely and natural on you Emma, like you're barely wearing foundation at all. I'm definitely interested in trying it when it's released.

Emma x

lucia m said...

loved the finish!




This sounds like it's worth a try, and looks like they have good selection of hues. I can never find my shade because I am inbetween shades with yellow pigments, so I typically use tinted moisturisers,lol. Looks good on you! xo

Anonymous said...

The finish looks beautiful on you. Steep price tag though so you're right to expect nothing less!

Caroline Topperman said...

I absolutely love it on you, what a flawless finish!

Anonymous said...

Which would you recommend - the smashbox liquid halo or YSL touche eclat?

Emma Henderson said...

Anonymous, it depends on your skin type - if you are drier, the YSL, and if you are normal/oily, the Smashbox I think.