Thursday, September 26, 2013

Could It Be?!?! I Found My HG Foundation! (Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation)

Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation in Shade 8 

Literally, one year ago {like, to the day!}, I confessed in one of our MABB Weekly Beauty Questions that the most intimidating makeup item for me is foundation. I had a hard time finding shades that matched my complexion and often times struggled with an application technique that didn't make me feel like I looked fake. Well, that problem is officially solved!
Not only did I find the perfect shade match {thanks to the AWESOME new matching system they have at Sephora! Seriously, if you have a Sephora close by, you MUST go get color matched. NOW!!!}, I've also discovered the perfect formula for me, and the perfect technique for applying so that I look natural. 

Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation {sent for review; $42 from sephora.com} - Think coverage with the added bonus of actually looking like natural skin! And because it works with the skin’s natural undertones, it’s sure to always have the exact match. This is why Liquid Halo HD Foundation is different: It’s the ONLY formula with state-of-the-art Liquid Light technology.

Ohmigoodness! I'm gonna try my best to put into words how much I love this foundation and why! First off the packaging-I love that it comes with a pump dispenser AND it doesn't squirt out too much product with each pump {I hate it when the packaging sort of forces you to waste product}. The coverage is medium, but totally buildable without looking cakey or fake. It contains SPF 15 and is oil-free {LOVE THAT!!} and just as it promises, leaves a natural, semi-matte finish. It blends into my skin beautifully and is the perfect shade match for me. It was literally love at first use!

I think the other big difference in why I love this foundation so much, is that I found the perfect tool for applying it: my Sigma Beauty F60 Foundation Brush! It allows me to use the least amount of product possible {something key considering that this foundation costs a pretty penny. I may have received it for review, but I love it so much, I will be purchasing one out of pocket because IMHO it is worth every penny!}, but still get the perfect amount of coverage. This duo is like a match made in heaven for me!

Another thing that I really love about this foundation is the shade range...

As you can see, the 10 shades available run a pretty wide gamut-and the selection is brown girl friendly. 

So I'm not afraid of foundation anymore! In fact I love this one so much, I have found that I am more likely to put on makeup on a more regular basis. I am seriously head over heels for Smashbox Cosmetics' Liquid Halo HD Foundation-and I think you would be too! 

What is your HG {holy grail} foundation? Are you afraid of foundation like I was? If so, I highly recommend taking a visit to Sephora and getting matched. They even email you a handy dandy list of all the foundations that they carry that come in your shade! It is AWESOME! Until next time...


  1. I've never heard of this foundation before but it does sound amazing :)

  2. I feel the same way about foundation! I have a drawer full of foundations that just don't match. I should get matched at Sephora and toss the rest.

  3. I have SUCH a hard time picking out foundations. I'm really fair with freckles so if something is off it looks really off & if it looks like makeup my freckles look really patchy. It is a hard knock life. As soon as they stock this at my BX I'll be checking it out! You look GORG btw!


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