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Feb 20, 2008

Guest Review: Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder

Ok special treat for you guys today!

I have a guest reviewer for the new Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder! You may recall I blogged about this a few weeks ago if you missed it have a click over here to view my original post!

I didn't pick this up for myself but I was seriously curious which is why I'm happy that Adina had commented and said she got it! We arranged to have her review it since she purchased it and I'm happy to say I'm currently lemming this thanks to Adina fab review and FOTD using it! It really have a nice flawless appearance to her skin! I think it'd make a great finishing powder or for more fuller coverage if you desire!

Adina's skin type is normal with some oily bits in the T-Zone Area and of course like me dryer in the winter months!

Without further babble from me here's Adina's review on the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder!

Hello out there blog-reading beauties. Adina (a.k.a Krasevayadancer) here doing a guest post review on the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder with Brush which is currently only being offered on QVC. I know I have been tempted to purchase this ever since I happened to catch glimpses of the product on QVC. The lemming became too strong for me to handle and I gave in to those little voices telling me to make the purchase about 1 week ago.I picked up this little baby in the light color option (while I am pale, i am luckily not ghostly enough for the porcelain option)

What it claims to do: A face-perfecting powder and brush duo. The powder contains a hydrating blend of vitamins and antioxidants. The built in shaver allows for the convenience of a pressed powder with the radiant finish of a loose one. The super-sized brush deposits perfect amount of powder every time. The revolutionary anti-aging powder formula provides a brighter look to your skin and contains Gogi berry, a powerful antioxidant. The formula is also infused with encapsulated water to refresh the skin on contact and provide a hydrated look that won't accentuate lines and wrinkles.

-From the QVC website

Packaging and Application- General Comments
The packaging is wonderfully sturdy and holds well in the hand. The inside lid contains a mirror which makes it quite handy as well.
I love love love how this product comes as a pressed powder that you "shave" into loose powder by twisting the compact. This minimizes the mess you get with loose powders. You get the wonderfully sheer glowy effects of loose powder without the mess you get when you use loose powder- count me a fan!

How it wears and general thoughts on the product.
Does this baby do all that it claims to do- reduce wrinkles, hydrate, and give me a flawless glow. My answer is a resounding YES! My face looks refreshed with a light dewy glow. Coverage is enough for me to get away with a couple of swipes and I am done.

Adina looking flawless with the powder on!

Is it worth the nearly $60 price tag- I would say so. For that price you get a wonderfully soft full coverage face brush and a great powder for all of you ladies who just need some light coverage and a wonderfully flawless face!

Hope you enjoyed my review. Let me know who else is using and loving this!

Honestly I want this for the brush alone hehe! That's some seriously chunky brush it comes with! The Muse likey!

Thanks for the review Adina and for creating the warm, squishy glow of lemminginess!

Show Adina some comment love!

Want it?
Love it?
Tried it?

Tell Adina (and the Muse)!

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Anonymous Adina said...

Its me, Its me!!

Thanks so much for letting me blog for ya! :-D

February 20, 2008 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

you're famous ;)

and officially Muse approved ;)


February 20, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger nilla cookie said...

Love the guest reviews!

AND wonderful review and great pics from Adina. Thanks for sharing! I haven't used this but it looks great on you :)

February 20, 2008 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey lil ;)

I'm sure Adina will be chuffed to here to loved it ;)

I'm eager to try it out myself!

February 20, 2008 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Shop With A Vengeance! said...

I heard other good reviews on this too! Thanks for posting :)

February 20, 2008 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

I'm curious that's for sure Shop with A vengeance :)

It's been in my cart far too long at I think I need to hit submit ;)

February 20, 2008 at 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the brush coms with this?

good review thanku

February 21, 2008 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The powder reminds me of YSL's Semi-Loose Powder. Which in turn reminds me of that Donnatella Versace skit on SNL with Ian Mckellen as Yves Saint Laurent. "Oh YSL, you make me smile down there!"

February 21, 2008 at 1:28 AM  
Anonymous Adina said...

I think you need to hit submit too ;)

Nilla and shop, thanks for the comments :-D

February 21, 2008 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

yes it does. :)

February 21, 2008 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hey Mandy!

LOL! I love Ian McKellen as Donnatella!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! Dare I admit that YSL makes me smile down there too! Dior does too...and MAC...and...and...!


Oh that's right. Mandy you make me smile down there too ;) *wink wink nudge nudge*


I miss you love! Come back soon!

February 21, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hey Adina!

I hit submit *blush* hehehehe! I did it late last night ;)

February 21, 2008 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want the foundation!!!! but Adina might kick my butt :) maybe one day, I really wanna try it, but I can do w/o the brush heheheh.

February 22, 2008 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

cinnybuns she'll kick your butt if you don't buy it ;)


I actually love the brush but the good news is if you hate it you can definately score major swap points with it;)

February 26, 2008 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the brush, love the product

January 13, 2009 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous

it's a great product :-)


January 13, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just bought the smashbox halo powder and did some last minute research online and was shocked to see the negative reviews I found all over the cvt blog. Not wanting to believe them after spending that much money, I tried it out myself..and oh my god!!! My skin is gorgeous!!! I have always been complimented on my skin but now I can't wait to see the new reaction! I just had to pull all my hair back to show it off!! And it feels amazing!! I'm so happy! Definately will be buying it again and again!!

March 25, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

cvt blog? where's that? I'm so glad this is working for you! Awesome!!!!!! :-D QVC has it on sale at the mom too!


March 31, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

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