Anyone that has talked to me recently has heard me mention Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation. It has become my new (not really that new anymore) go-to foundation for the spring and summer months. This foundation is great for the summer months because it is sweat and humidity resistant. As it states on the Smashbox website: “The first-ever foundation with 100% Liquid Light Technology completely evens …
However, it isn’t for everyone, as it is a sheer-to-medium coverage. If you are looking for fuller coverage, or looking for a matte finish, look elsewhere. It retails for $42, and is sold on the Smashbox website, and at retails stores, wherever Smashbox is sold.
Now, you guys know, generally speaking I do not go for square-shaped containers, however I really like this one. I like the uniqueness of it (most foundations are round containers). I also like that it is packaged in very durable glass.
This container is kind of on the heavy side, especially for the amount of product that is in it (1 fl. oz.). It’s square shape also makes it a little more difficult to put in a weekend overnight bag. (I have found myself just using a sample container and putting product in that when I go out-of-town).
I love this foundation’s application. It is so smooth and silky. It is weightless as you apply it too your skin. If you want to build up to medium coverage (1 layer for sheer coverage, 2 layers for light coverage, 3-4 layers for medium coverage) it still has that even, natural finish to it. It doesn’t apply or feel cakey, no matter how many layers you put on. It also does great with applying powder products (blush, highlight, contour) on top or even cream products (cream blush, cheek stains) on top, or underneath. (Can you tell I’ve really been working with this stuff:-)?)
Since this is a sheer-to-medium coverage foundation, we have to compare it with others in the same category. I give it a 4 because it does take a few layers to get that medium coverage it is marketed for. (If it was marketed as sheer-to-light coverage, it would have been 5/5).
This stuff, when paired with Smashbox Photo Finish Face primer, will last ALL DAY! (See my blog about the primer). The picture of my below was taken 10-11 hours after I applied my makeup, without any touch ups (except for my lipstick).
Overall Grade: 4.3/5 B+
If you are looking for a natural/luminous/dewy finish, with a light feel, with sheer-to-light coverage,that is sweat and heat-resistant this foundation is more than worth it! If you want medium-to-full coverage, matte finish, or a heavier feel, this isn’t for you. I hope this helps!