Smashbox Halo HD Foundation/ Kohl Eye Liner and Blemish Control Primer Review

Everything Beauty, Launches, Makeup Reviews, Reviews, Skincare By Nov 14, 2013

I have so much love for Smashbox. It is just such a fun and innovative brand. The products are always amazing and I have yet to be disappointed by any item of theirs that I have used. The brand itself was born out of the famous L.A Smashbox studio. Smashbox have launched some ahhmazing products and I recently attended a super fun event where I got to learn more about these products as well as have a mini photoshoot myself.

I will be doing a Beauty Haul Vlog that goes into more detail about all of the above but for now allow me to introduce Smashbox’s “Instagram Filter” in a bottle. Their Liquid Halo HD Foundation contains actual light-reflecting particles that offer an incredible glow, each pigment is encapsulated in a translucent gel to create a natural lit-from-within-glow. I love to glow, while we all prefer a matte t-zone and entirely matte face ages one and a glow imitates a more youthful healthy vibrance. It also contains a SPF 15 and at only R370 it really is well-priced. Five tiny pumps and my face has perfectly light coverage.

Next is a product that I am sure many of you are going to love…Smashbox Photo Finish Blemish Control primer. Smashbox has over 13 different primers and all of them are suited to the changing needs of ones skin. Blemish control is ideal for those who suffer from oily skin, pimples and even acne. It contains salicylic acid which treats and prevents breakouts. It also offers oil-free hydration and I have been using it every day since receiving it. My skin has felt soft, makeup is easier to apply and even though it feels siliconey it doesn’t actually contain any silicone.

Finally they have released Smashbox’s Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner, these babies are super long wearing. In fact they are impossible to budge without makeup remover. Another handy point is that they actually self-sharpen each and every time you twist the lid off. How awesome?!

We were then whisked away to hair and make-up and then it was mini-photo shoot time (to test the awesomeness of the products in front of a camera of course)!

A behind the scenes shot courtesy of Carine

Jasna, myself, Leigh and Jana all done up and posing behind the scenes.