During late fall, I picked up two samples of the new Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation. After hearing some rave reviews, I wanted to see what the hype was about! I got two shades: 2 (warm vanilla for fair and light complexions), and 3 (light beige for light complexions).
Makeup, reimagined: this foundation utilizes 100 percent Liquid Light Technology for a totally natural, radiant finish. The microscopic, gel-covered pigments mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. This HD formula completely evens out skin, but is undetectable to the naked eye. This oil-free foundation works with all undertones and builds from sheer to medium coverage.
There are ten shades in this line, so the color selections aren’t the best, but it’s also not the worst. I’ve found that this foundation has some “give” when it comes to finding the right match. Of the two shades I picked out, Shade 3 was the better fit for my neutral skin tone, but I don’t think anyone would notice a difference while wearing shade 2 except for me!
Halo 2, Halo 3, NARS Santa Fe, Cargo OneBase in 02 Beige, and Revlon Nearly Naked in shade 150 Nude
There are a lot of pros to this foundation. It blurs pores, it is extremely lightweight, and provides an even finish. I would say the coverage is light to a buildable medium. If you always prefer full coverage, this is not for you. It also provides a true “no makeup” look, so it is quite natural on the skin.
Wearing Halo Shade 2
The finish has a slight sheen and the texture is very silky. I like this foundation, but it wasn’t love at first application; after using up my samples it turned out to be average. The reason for this is because it didn’t last very long on my skin compared to other foundations I have, and starts to look patchy after about six hours of wear. I love how lightweight it is, but my days involve getting up early and staying up late, so I want something that will last.
I do recommend picking up a sample to see if you like it, because it has a lot of great qualities!