Monday, 30 December 2013

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation - A Review

Smashbox Liquid Halo is a very lightweight, oil free foundation. It provides a very light coverage, possibly medium after building it up. It retails at £27.50 from Boots and comes in 10 different shades which should meet everyone's needs. I'm using shade number 1, which I would say is similar to a MAC NC15.

Shade 2 is just a tad too dark for my skin in winter, but would probably suit my skin in summer when I've caught the sun.

The pigment is made from 100% minerals and it's encased in a hydrogel formula (like the Halo powder) which is designed to 'drip feed' your skin with hydration and moisture. With it being oil free, it won't make you skin greasy, nor will it just slip straight off, especially if paired with a primer. 

The texture and look of liquid halo on my skin very much reminds me of L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique or YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat. It's very lightweight and instantly blends and glides into the skin; it's quite hydrating; and it leaves you with a lovely dewy, radiant finish.

You can see here, blended into the skin, it's very light, it looks so natural and would be ideal for someone who doesn't want a lot of coverage, just something very natural looking.

For me, as a Smashbox Studio Skin and Estee Lauder Double Wear user, this foundation is too light weight for winter. I'm so used to seeing my skin completely covered up with a full coverage foundation and I just can't get my head around this. As a previous user of YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat (when I got back from Australia complete with lovely, glowing skin!), I do feel this is something that I will get round to using, but probably not until summer.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants a lightweight, hydrating and natural finish. It honestly just melts into the skin leaving you with a nice boost, but with a light coverage.

Laura xx


  1. I love lightweight foundations! Smashbox are such a great brand too

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

    1. If lightweight foundations are your thing, I certainly recommend trying this foundation, or asking for a sample from your nearest Smashbox counter :-)
      Laura xx


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