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Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

I was already in love with the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder ($59.00), so I was super-excited to try the brand’s New Liquid Halo HD Broad Spectrum 15 Foundation ($42.00) – which claims to be sweat and humidity resistant.

Swatched in Shade #2 (Warm vanilla for fair/light complexions) and #1 (Natural vanilla for fair complexions)

Smashbox Halo Swatch

If there was ever a time to see if these claims were true, now is the time. Humidity levels are through the roof in New York. I typically don’t wear foundation in this weather, because it tends to settle into pores, leaving behind an undesirable look. But, I have to say: I am impressed!

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

This foundation seems to be holding up. It looks natural and the coverage is buildable. It applies like a dream, blends into skins seamlessly and feels great on your skin all day.

Every Halo product comes with a sample of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($42.00; swatched above). One day I wore a  split face: my left side was the foundation alone; on the right side I wore the Photo Finish Primer. I preferred the foundation alone, especially because it felt so much lighter.

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It is available in 10 shades that works with every undertone. Even, radiant skin is achievable because each pigment is encapsulated in a translucent gel, giving you a lit-from-within look. Available at Smashbox.com, Sephora, Macys, Nordstrom, Ulta and QVC.

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

GENIUS! Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner ($20.00), where have you been my whole life? Inspired by the pros who always sharpen before each use, this eyeliner self-sharpens every time you take the cap off.

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

 Always Sharp allows for lining the inner rim of the eye without a sloppy application — all you get is a precise and flawless line. Available in 8 shades, from black to a nude taupe at Smashbox.com, Sephora, Macys, Nordstrom, Ulta and QVC.

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

I was intrigued by the Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara ($20.00). I love the brush, which lifted every lash — and it is so user-friendly. There aren’t any clumps, smudging or flaking to be had.

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

When I first pulled out the brush, I noticed what looked like blue pigments on the wand; I thought I got a blue mascara, but it’s not!

Before

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

After

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

Mascara Comparison:

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll

Review, Before/After Comparison Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

The Blue Prism Technology makes the whites of your eyes pop by using a blend of micas, titanium and blue pigments. I tried Brightening Black, which gave excellent lengthening and defining results. Available now at Sephora, Macys and Smashbox.com.

What do you beautynistas think of the Liquid Halo Foundation? Have you tried the Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder? What about that Blue Prism Technology?

Let us know by commenting below (you just might win a free sample)! Make sure to follow us on our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat!

– Stephanie Scannell

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3 comments

  1. It looks flawless and non cakey which I don’t like. Great products

  2. Halo..I’m pre-menapausal..enough said. I have to get my Hands on that kohl eye liner. But, that mascara us a must have!!! Thanks for the info.

  3. Gaaaaaaaahh! Jealous! I so want to try the halo foundation and the eye brightening mascara. I’ve used the halo powder before and loved it! I’m not a big foundation girl..mostly CC creams and tints, but I’ve had my eye on this since I got the email about it. And I love the idea of a eye brightening mascara. Tried one from CG before…but not smashbox. Your lashes look great! Not clumpy and over volume-y. Just dark and defined. Love this post! Please consider doing those items as giveaways!

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