I’ve used Smashbox’s foundations in the past (nearly 10 years ago), and one thing that I remembered about them was that while the lighter colors went on flawlessly, and photographed beautifully, the darker colors, meh, not so much, and it was because of that fact, that I stopped using their foundations altogether, and for outside of their primers, which are top-notch, I shied away from the line. So, you can imagine the apprehensiveness that laced my curiosity about trying Liquid Halo.
I decided to bite the bullet and go ahead and try it before making the decision to add it to my kit or not. Before I give my ultimate verdict, here are the Pros and Cons of this product:
• Flexible, rich color: What I mean by ‘flexible’ is that it mimics your complexion, almost like ‘smart makeup’. That doesn’t mean if you’re an 8 that you can get a 1 and not look like you’re about to be lowered into the ground, because you will, but I mean that the color doesn’t have to be EXACT, because once you apply it, it will warm up to your skin and blend in beautifully.
• Lightweight: It truly is possible to forget that you are wearing this foundation. It is THAT lightweight.
• Good for all skin types: As with a lot of HD foundations, this one will work on the driest of the dry, and the slickest of the oily, with proper skin prep.
• No flashback: Even though this has an SPF of 15, there is no crazy-looking flashback like other foundations give, making you look ghostly in flash photography.
• Buildable coverage: This is a MAJOR PLUS, because this foundation gives light coverage.
• Velvety finish: It sets beautifully with or without powder.
• Small range of colors: While this foundation has come a long way color-wise, in terms of quality, the range is still quite abbreviated. So my very chocolatey sisters will still be left out, if you’re darker than shade 10.
• Very light coverage: Initially, this goes on like Face & Body. So for those of you that are like me, and have post-acne marks and other imperfections, you WILL have to build up the coverage.
• More is needed: The pump doesn’t administer very much, so if you’re a builder, this will slightly annoy you.
• Price: This isn’t a cheap foundation. No, it isn’t Koh Gen Do or Le Mer expensive, but for most of us, $42 isn’t lunch money.
So overall, MY verdict is that this is a foundation worth stashing. Despite the short list of cons, the pros heavily outweigh them. I will definitely purchase this product again, and just may add it to my professional kit.
Thanks for reading lovelies!
I’ll see you in the next review!