I like this better than Bare Minerals. A bit pricy, but definately much better. It does not accentuate every more and line like BM does. And it is not shiny. The coverage is not too much, but you can layer. Also for my blemishes, my BM works just as well: after I apply to my entire face, i put a bit of the powder on my finger and blend in my blemish. It covers it perfectly!
I bought this thinking I could use it as a foundation. I have light skin with some redness but no major blemishes. The coverage is nonexistant. It seems good as a finishing powder and you have to admit the packaging is cool, but it is SO not worth the price. If it were twenty bucks I might give it 4 stars as a finishing powder but this is NOT a foundation.
So, I expected not to like this because I can't use Smashbox primer (breakout!), but I was curious to try it bcause of the hydration, goji berry and peat ingredients. I must admit that the package is cool too. But, after a few days of use I must say I like it a lot! I was worried about the color at first, there are only 4 choices, but the light works for me. I am usually a sand or medium (very yellow-light olive) but it is sheer and so it blends very well. I have gotten my skin pretty clear and usually use minerals. I don't need much coverage so I thought the skin benefit qualaties might be nice. No breakouts at all, melts into the skin after about 10-15 minutes. Very natural. I use it over my favorite primer (Alison Rafaelle acne response) and I don't look too shiny.
I think it is worth a try if you are looking for light coverage or finishing powder over a sheer foundation maybe- especially if you are starting to think about antiaging and don't like powder to sit in little lines on the skin. This powder looks really good under the eyes, unusual for powder. It is $$ but you don't use or lose much of it, we will see how long it lasts. Brush is only so-so, I use my own brush.
UPDATE: I love this powder. I've been using it for a long time now, and still love it. This is my favorite finishing/light powder.
UPDATE: still loving it, haven't found anything better. Been using it for a few years now.
okay let me just start off by saying i HATE this product. HATE!. :(
spent my 60 bucks which is an outrage bcuz :( its like this...i have normal to oily skin...sometimes dry....but holy crap i applied this with a stippling brush and like wtf? it looked dry and like cheep:( i hate it soo much:( and i cant even return it bcuz i dont have the receipt...gosh i need to get organized...but yea it was expensive...the packaging seemed cool at first but even if u used up all the powder u grinded ...it leaves the top mirror all foggy..its good to go so u wont spill...but how would u kno ur not looking like a clown when u cant even see urself in the dang mirror...so inconvinient...but what made this awfull is that is pricey...it would be ok if it was 20 bucks at THE MOST butt...its not...the product does not live up to its price...so for that, booo!
I <3 THIS PRODUCT!
i started breaking out BADLY when i first started using this.. but eventually my skin got used to it i guess.
even when i pile on layers of this on my face for more coverage, it doesn't look cakey and i frigging love this foundation. my only rant is that i wish it was cheaper... :(
This product is FABULOUS! Creamy, rich, luxe--and I have been wearing it both over tinted moisturizer/foundation and ALONE with fantastic results! Great staying power, visible improvement in skin clarity and tone in seconds. I love the packaging, a kind of hybrid loose and compact vibe. My only regret--it's pricey, but you get quite a lot of bang for your buck! Go get it!
Awful! I am returning this after just wearing it once. I have nice skin already, and was just looking for something that would perk it up. I liked the way that Halo looked in the store, but it does not wear well at all. I put it on in the morning, and after just a few hours, on a 78F degree day, it had really slid and caked up on my face. Horrified, I wiped it all off. I don't have oily skin, so I can't say that that was the cause. It made me look older. No thanks.
Haven't tried this, but I entered ingredients on http://www.cosmeticdatabase.org and it produced a score of 8 out of 10, 10 being worst, for safety, not taking into account the % of each of the questionable ingredients. See at: http://www.cosmeticdatabase.org/product.php?prod_id=252740
The only reason I would try this is the packaging, plus it sounds like a nice finishing/softening powder with other benefits, undecided.
For any product not already on Skin Deep's cosmeticdatabase.org, you can create a log in, paste in the ingredients and minimal other product info, then get a report & "score" : ) Unfort, your entry won't easily come up when searched by other users, but click "Edit Your Profile" & look under "Products You've Entered", open the product's link, then copy & paste the page's url here into MUA for your fellow reviewers.
Here's the full ingredient list from their website: Mica, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Isopropyl Linoleate, Synthetic Wax, Polymethyl-silsesquioxane, Water, Zinc Stearate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Barium Sulfate, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Dehydroaceatate, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (Goji Berry), Trisodium Edta, Peat Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Dimethicone, Gold. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
I have this in two shades: the Fair and the Light and I love them both (use as needed depending on current skin tone---usually quite light, but I do get sun sometimes!). What more can I say that has not already been said about this product? I thought it was all hype and was NEVER going to fork out the money for this, no matter how cool the shaving mechanism looked! ;) But I did get end up getting it in a value set (QVC) that I couldn't resist and am so glad. It truly makes your skin look better and better throughout the day----it is astonishing. I still need another product for those blemishes and days requiring major concealing but for average daily coverage....it can not be beat. (I do use an oil-free primer underneath. I think it looks much better utilizing a primer.) I know they've come out with a Halo bronzer, but I hope they think about formulating a "Halo concealer" (along the lines of BE's Bisque idea if you think of Halo as the BE foundation and the Halo Glow Bronzer as BE Warmth)....something that works the same way but still manages to pack more of a pigment-punch!
i generally hate powders. i recieved this one. and wow. its amazing. its not meant to be used as a foundation as its coverage is minimal. but over foundation its perfect. it doesn't settle into pores or lines, its not so matte like most powders.
dont use the kabuki brush that comes with it, a stiffer brush is needed