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Sunday, February 8, 2009

REVIEW: Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder Brush Set

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder Brush Set
Product 411:
  • a face perfecting mineral powder and brush duo
  • comes in 4 shades: fair, light, medium, and dark
  • contains Gogi berry - a powerful antioxidant
  • formula contains gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids, and powerful peptide
  • made for all skin types
  • oil/talc/paraben free
PROS:
  • contains anti-aging formula
  • hydrates skin all day
  • lightweight on skin
  • decreases the appearance of wrinkles
  • "built-in shaver" design makes the product easier to dispense thus less messy
CONS:
  • brush that came with it could be better - it's kinda scratchy on skin
  • sheer coverage - i suggest using a liquid foundation/concealer underneath for better coverage (unless you have naturally flawless skin)
  • expensive
  • not sure if safe for acne-prone skin
VERDICT: This product replaced my MAC Mineralize loose foundation. I've been using it for almost a month now and im lovin it! I specifically like the idea of grinding my own foundation. Makes it easier for me to carry it around + more sanitary + less product wasted. The design is truly a winner. Good job, Smashbox! I also like that it doesn't feel heavy on my skin. i still see wrinkles visible on pictures up close, but I am not expecting a miracle. I'll still continue to use it and hopefully my wrinkles decrease in time.
Close up pic of built-in shaver...
See product demo on my yt channel:
i did another neutral look using my NARS Best Palette since my bf is comin over and he hates it when i put too much makeup on =P
Some silly pics of us together! We never have a decent pic lol! he used to like takin pics with me lol!

5 comments:

ingrid717 said...

I like the pictures with you and your b/f. I like the fourth one, with you all being silly! Haha, cute!

N=LC^101 said...

aww u and ur bf look cute together! :D request nman sis sa blog mo ahm...mga favorate mo na mac eyeshadows. i want some reference sa pagbili ng mac eyeshadows kasi eh...thankyou in advance! :D take care!

SwatchCrazee said...

@ingrid: he's crazy lol!

SwatchCrazee said...

@N=LC^101: salamat! i'll do ur request soon. so hard to pick! lol!

Anonymous said...

What shade are you wearing?