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Smashbox Halo liquid shade #1 review and swatches

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from the Smashbox website:

Bring on the flawless! The first-ever foundation with 100% Liquid Light Technology completely evens out skin for a totally natural, luminous finish. (Think gel-covered pigments that mimic photo filters to blur imperfections.)

Created in our studios, this HD formula was developed to keep up with advancing photo technology by giving you flawless coverage that’s undetectable to the naked eye.

• Works with all undertones
• Buildable sheer-to-medium coverage
• Long-wearing
• Moisturizing
• Sweat and humidity resistant

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I was pretty excited to try the new liquid Halo foundation from Smashbox after reading the description and swatching it in Sephora! It has a super lightweight feel, with a smooth texture. It’s on the thinner side for a liquid foundation (similar to Urban Decay Naked or Revlon Naked). I got shade #1, which is “natural vanilla for fair complexions” according to Smashbox.

I was a little surprised at how peachy it swatched, but once I had it on my face the color was fine. It seemed to counteract the redness I’ve been having on my cheeks lately.

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I applied the Halo foundation with my fingers and it smoothed on easily and blended well. I did two layers, which I would say was still sheer coverage on me. It wasn’t dewy or matte, more like a satin finish. I honestly didn’t find that this foundation had enough coverage for me. Even using concealer, I like a bit more all over coverage than this gave me.

I set the foundation with a bit of MAC MSFN. After 8+ hours it did start to break down a bit and look patchy, with some shine breaking through. It also accentuated my dry areas a bit.

If you have great skin, or just want a light coverage, this would definitely be a great foundation to try!
Have you tried the new Smashbox Halo liquid? I’d love to hear your thoughts if you have!

xo Amber