Thursday, November 12, 2015

Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation

this post was supposed to go up yesterday, which was Veteran's Day in the US, but my internet went down... so, i still want to say a HUGE thank you to all our veteran's! thank you all, human and animal, for giving so much of yourselves to protect our freedom <3

today i have a foundation to share with you all! it's Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation (a press sample, kindly provided to me for review). i love that it comes in a sleek bottle with a pump... i can't stand foundations that don't have a pump or are in a squeezy tube. i just hate dealing with tipping the bottle... i'm far too messy a human for that. it. gets. EVERYWHERE.

here's how it's packaged!




this foundation is oil-free and has SPF 15... i would still put on sunscreen under it during the summer, but i love any extra protection i can get! the finish is beautiful, slightly dewy, but not enough so that your face looks slick. it lasts well on me, both without primer and with using a spray primer... like most foundations, it will last longer with primer! i prefer to set it with powder, as i'm a bit oily and the 'dewy' look will return soon enough :)

i was sent Shade 2 for review, which is pretty dark on me... if you are ultra fair/porcelain, i doubt you will find a color match in this line. i tried Shade 1 by getting a little Smashbox counter sample. it's lighter, but still not quite light enough! the major is issue is both shades pull extremely orange on me.

here is Shade 2 on my hand... you can really see the orange undertone. it's not nearly so blatant blended, though!




and finally, on my face! it looks a bit darker on me in person... the orange is a bit more obvious around my chin in the photo for some reason, but it's gives you an idea. if i use a light colored powder to set it and then do a lot of highlighter, i can make it work. 

all i have on my face other than Liquid Halo is mascara... i took a few pictures without it, but i just needed that mascara! :D




so, in summation... i absolutely adore the formula and finish of this foundation, no complaints there! if i could get it in a color to match my skin i would absolutely be using it often... but since i can't, there are other products that i don't have to work with nearly as hard to make my face match my body that i will be grabbing for instead.

make sure to check out Smashbox's website, www.Smashbox.com! this foundation retails for $42 and  can be bought straight off the website along with free shipping and samples in the US. you can also find it at Smashbox counters and my favie, fave... Ulta!

hope you are all wonderful!! Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

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