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SMASHBOX! HALO PERFECTING POWDER!

SMASHBOX! HALO PERFECTING POWDER!

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Katie here! By request.  (Because I’d never want to leave one of our girls hanging!)  I think we can all concur that Dean and Davis Factor, founders of Smashbox Cosmetics, sons of the amazing late Max Factor, are earthbound deities.  Good-looking and inventors of amazing makeup!  When the Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder was first tested out on HSN they sold out in minutes!  I got to wear it around one day last summer, before they launched it in Sephora last fall.  It’s definitely a light, smoothing powder, great for setting makeup or wearing alone on a low-key day.  It has an “advanced formulation of pure-gold, 48 minerals and 11 amino acids” to provide you with amazing anti-aging benefits.  But it’s only a powder!  However, I think this product really hast its pros and cons.  
 
Pro:  Really evens and smooths out the complexion.
Pro: Ingredients like silica and wax help to seal in moisture.
Pro: Kept pressed in the compact until the unique revolving lid “shaves” just enough product into the top for you to use as a loose powder.
Pro: Apparently, after 6 weeks of continious use, the apperance of lines and wrinkles on the face decreases by 66%.
 
Con: Not so great if you’re looking to keep it natural…quite a few unpronouncable and unreadable ingredients like “Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer.”  Yeah, on the Smashbox site, that’s all between one set of commas.
Con: Only comes in four shades.  And I feel like medium and dark have distinctly orange tints to them
Con: I don’t think it really has the gumption to get medium or full coverage alone.
 
Personally, I’m still on the fence about this product. $59? I don’t know.  So here’s my pros and cons – but ladies…you be the judge this time!

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