this foundation is absolutely appalling. i was matched at a 5, two shades darker than my skin tone and was told that this was a full coverage foundation, was long lasting and that it was great for people with oily skin by a make up artist in smashbox. i had trouble applying this foundation as its so watery, it was sliding all over my face. i tried a stippling brush and a regular foundation brush and ended up having to apply most of it with my fingers to actually get the product to stick to my face. the foundation oxidized through out the day which made my already too dark foundation look 10 times worse. it also has no staying power what so ever and separated so much on my tzone that i ended up having to take it off after a few hours. i tried translucent powder, a powder foundation and blotting powder on three separate occasions and it made no difference what so ever to the staying power. after trying(and failing!) to build the foundation up to what i was told was an achievable full coverage, i consulted the smashbox website only to find out that it was sheer to medium coverage which only made me more annoyed as i realized the makeup artist in smashbox completely lied about the foundation just to get me to buy it. this foundation also made me break out badly along my tzone. my skin rarely breaks out and i havent changed my skin care routine recently so i know for sure it was the foundation.(i have never had a break out caused by a foundation before and i've tried so many brands- incl. drug store and high end foundations, so annoying!)
overall, i was extremely unimpressed with this foundation and definitely would not recommend it, especially at that price!(€35.50)
I'm in love with this product! I bought the smashbox studio skin foundation and that was very full coverage. The halo is super light coverage which I love because I put powder on over it so it doesn't look cakey whatsoever. I apply it with my beauty blender and it looks airbrushed. Deffinately a good foundation if you want extremely light coverage. I would use with a powder forsure.
I got a full size bottle of this in shade 6 as a giveaway in my local store. At first when I applied my skin was raidiant and looked flawless but after about 10 minutes my concealer came away and the product didn't look so good. The foundation colour is good as I prefer yellow based but it's not a product I would buy again. I stippled on with my sigma brush and built up to medium coverage but you can't acheive full coverage x
The reason I bought this product was because all of my makeup oriented friends raved about it. I literally used it for one week and my entire face broke out so badly that I looked like a teenage boy! I will never use this product again and am very scared to use any of smashbox's other facial products. When I applied it, it never really stuck to my skin and alway smeared around with a very very light coverage. I have loreal true match lumi which is from the drug store and I think it's a 10x better product than this!!!!!!
I bought Liquid Halo because the Ulta employees were raving about it to someone each time I went in. I had one of the employees help color match me, while he told me what a great foundation it was.
Liquid Halo is overpriced and does not blend easily, whether I use my fingers, a sponge, or a foundation brush. What I mean by this is that I will apply it to my skin, delicately try to blend it in, and what ends up happening is that it wipes off while I'm trying to blend - I haven't experienced this issue before.
My skin also tends to be on the drier side, and Liquid Halo highlights the dry spots, and if anything, prominently displays even the tiniest of dryness.
It's just not for us girls with combination or dry skin, I'm hoping I can return it today and purchase something better.
To summarize, Liquid Halo feels silky, color matches my skin so well, yet has poor coverage and abnormal application. Do not buy if you have dry skin, unless MAYBE you have an out-of-this-world primer. I'll take my money elsewhere.
I have extremely oily skin and I have a ton of scars from past acne. I've been using this for about a month now and I am impressed!! There are things that I think could have been better but over all this foundation is amazing! It feels light weigh and it gives you this natural, flawless look (you just need to use concealer on dark areas). So if your looking for a foundation that will not cake up on your or if you want that no make up- makeup look then this is the best foundation for you. The claims are legit, they make you look like a model on photos and it feels so hydrating on your face. The coverage is light to medium and it's definitely buildable into a medium coverage foundation. My only problem with this is it doesn't control my oil but i can work with that with my primer and powder so I'm algood... WORTH BUYING! Works for any skin type
I've concluded that this is for people with flawless, normal skin who want a bit of a glow look. I have uneven skin tone due to freckles and redness and even with concealer, this does not cover or even out unless I build up to three layers. After that, it feels too heavy on me. Nevertheless the bottle will be gone in a hot instant and at that price, I can't justify it so it's going back.
I walked into Sephora the other weekend and asked for a foundation for oily skin with medium coverage. They led me to this one. (Is there a special commission in Smashbox at Sephora?) I unfortunately purchased right away, but it clearly doesnâ€™t come even close to filling my request.
After a week of using the foundation I really dislike it. It provides no coverage. My nose is still red even when I am wearing it. I have tried with powder and without. Without powder I get oily/shiny on the T zone, with powder it gets clumpy. I had to re- blend mid-day a few times this week after realizing that after the foundation dried it clumped but only after an important meeting at work. I hope to return/ exchange ASAP.
One positive is it doesnâ€™t cling to dry spots.
I'm a pale girl. But I usually can find a matching color in most brands of foundation. I have been sick of looking normal lately and wanted something to make my skin look like I'm a walking photoshop image. I've heard great things about smashbox so I thought why not. If it's that expensive it must be great...right? WRONG. The lightest color was too dark. It was cakey as hell, and it made me break out. I NEVER break out. I went straight back to Ulta and picked up a $13 bottle of loreal foundation and it is perfect. I honestly believe you people are paying for brand, not quality.
Me plus this foundation equals a no. I can't. One; my skin never breaks out...like NEVER I would have to sleep with makeup set on my face for 2-3 days for my face to start breaking out. That OR use African black soap on my face. But this, after a few hours of application I can FEEL face getting ready to sprout. The shade range is really bad. This foundation makes it look like I am wearing a ton of makeup Because of how light it was on me. I have it to my mom because it got her PERFECT.... The foundations darkest shade is a medium brown... Oh well on to bigger and better things...