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Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15

What it is: A foundation with light-responsive technology for an even, luminous finish. What it does: Makeup, reimagined: this foundation utilizes 100 percent Liquid Light Technology for a totally natural, radiant finish. The microscopic, gel-covered pigments mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. This HD formula completely evens out skin, but is undetectable to the naked eye. This oil-free foundation works with all undertones and builds from sheer to medium coverage.
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15

Question
Is this non-comedogenic? And is it good for oily skins?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, TX)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
8 answers
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answer 1
I have an oily T-zone and this definitely has not slid off my nose and forehead, although it feels like it's going to when you first put it on, lol. Just be sure to set it with some translucent powder. For me that keeps it on all day. Smashbox sells some, but I use a different brand's
answered 10 months ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I have oily skin and liquid halo does make it worse. I used a finishing powder which helped. But be careful because if you have oily skin and add the foundation, it will not mix well. It looks like it doesn't want to stay to your skin and just swirls around. Use a good primer.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
AllieCat99
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
This product is actually oil-free and it has an SPF of 15 in it. You will be just fine. No worries :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
AkilahBee
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
I bought it anyways and let me tell you, this did not slide off my face at all! Well with a primer that is and setting powder. Really love it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
jsunnny
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
I'm not sure, sorry. But it is oil free and I have acne prone skin so it's great for acne prone but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to oily skin. If you have oily skin and want a dewy finish I would put a translucent powder on lightly before this so it doesn't make your skin very oily
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
MACaholic17
answer 6
I would not use this for oily skin
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
mcqujs
(Seattle,wa)
answer 7
NO. Sorry, it's definitely going to slide right off of oily skin.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
MirandaClaire
(Michigan)
answer 8
Yes it is non comedogenic and oil free.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Britters7
Question
How does the coverage/consistency compare with Smashbox CC cream?
I use and like the Smashbox CC cream, though I am considering the Liquid Halo because I'd like more coverage. This is listed as sheer to medium coverage--how different is it from the CC cream? Would I be basically getting the same product?
asked 11 months ago
cityprof
(NYC)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
4 answers
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answer 1
The liquid halo definitely give you more coverage than the cc cream. If you are looking for more coverage than liquid halo is your girl!
answered 9 months ago
michellecee
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 2
Original poster here--I took the plunge and tried the Liquid Halo, and just wanted to reply to my own question in case someone in the future was curious about the same issue. I do find the two products very different (CC cream is lighter and mousse-ier, LH is lightweight but definitely is foundation and provides real, if sheer, coverage), but I also have found that I really like the CC cream as a primer underneath the Liquid Halo. I thought that would be too much coverage, but in fact it's very natural-looking, oddly more natural-looking than the CC cream alone. I now prefer the two together, even on more casual days when I don't "need" makeup. Both products are staying in my rotation!
answered 11 months ago
cityprof
(NYC)
answer 3
I've used both products. This looks, feels and wears different. BB cream I use just for evening out skin when out running around. This one I use as true foundation. My color npmatched perfectly!
answered 11 months ago
lrubi
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
They are very different. The CC cream is a sheer color correcting balm to neutralize the appearance of dark spots. It can be used alone or under a foundation like a primer. The Liquid Halo Foundation will provide more coverage and even finish.
answered 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
What shade would I be in this foundation if I am of a caramel/toffee brown complection. I was thinking 8 or 9.
I can not swatch because they don't sell this at my Sephora.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
CreoleCarmen
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm the same shade. I'm an 8 (I was color matched at Sephora).
answered 7 months ago
BeautyBeeHTown
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
Google swatches. I've noticed that it goes on a little lighter than it looks, so I would probably do a 9.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
AllieCat99
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
Go with 8.b I didn't really pay attention to the color when I bought mine because all of smashbox's foundation blends very well.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
MACaholic17
answer 4
We recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect match! > http://www.sephora.com/color-iq
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Correct Shade Match With Halo Powder
I wear light/medium in the Halo Powder - which shade of this liquid foundation would be closest to that? I have fair/medium skin with pink undertones, if that helps. Thanks!
asked 10 months ago
andorragirl
(San Francisco, CA)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
It's hard to predict what colour you are without actually trying the makeup for itself... If you are wearing light/medium in the powder, I would try a 3 or 4.. again I don't know your skin type so you'll have to make that call for yourself! Hope this helps :)
answered 9 months ago
michellecee
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 2
number 2
answered 10 months ago
Dana01878
answer 3
We recommend the color 3 - light beige for light complexions.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Can this foundation be used for photography?
I know it is HD foundation, but I am unsure due to the spf in it!
asked 1 year ago
mandygee
(Kansas City, MO)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes. There is no white cast with flash photography and the formula somehow blurs your skin to look flawless but natural.
answered 9 months ago
wonderwoman84
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I wore this foundation to take family Christmas pics this week and got no flashback from it. Smashbox creates makeup for models and photoshoots, so the idea was to create a foundation that you could wear on camera without shine and flashback.
answered 10 months ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I'm not sure of what kind of photography you mean, but my best guess would be yes. I have used this foundation as my base for many shoots (I'm an actress), and it shows up very well on film and in professional photos. Absolutely gorgeous!
answered 1 year ago
EmilyRoseP
(Los Angeles, CA)
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Is the picture or icon for color more accurate?
I'm very pale, and the lightest shade looks about my color in the little boxes of different shades, but the picture that accompanies it when I click seems way too dark. Which is more accurate?
asked 1 year ago
babybean
(Minneapolis, MN)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
Im have pale skin and i ordered the second shade which turned out to be too dark.It looked as if i had applied a light bronzer all over.I tried the lightest color in store and it matched.Also the lightest shade is the same as smashbox F 1.1 studio skin
answered 10 months ago
thethelms
answer 2
I have to say that I don't think I'm too fair skinned and the Sephora consultant used the lightest shade on me (number 1). I was surprised because I have never needed the lightest shade but she told me that it had a very yellow base. I wouldn't suggest you get this foundation if you think you're very light skinned.
answered 1 year ago
LaurenJags
answer 3
Always try to check in store first, if you can. Often times, product depictions differ on the web vs. in person. The great thing is that you can exchange the product, even if it's opened and been used, with the receipt at your local Sephora. They've got a great return policy.

If you know your skin's undertones and are relatively confident in the choice you're making, chances are you'll have a good match. Me personally, I hate making two trips and I'm picky about face products, so I try to do in-store evaluation and testing before purchasing.
answered 1 year ago
naseemjoon
(Minneapolis, MN)
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how does this look in photos?
the liquid light and SPF content has me worried about how this would look in photos- my cousin just purchased this for her wedding, but as the MUA for the event, i want to ensure i'm using a product that won't ruin her photos! Thank you!
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(Monson, MA)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
This is great in photos. No flashback, no white cast. The person who owns smashbox is a photographer so very keen on that.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Lui22
(Canada, Toronto)
answer 2
You will be left with a white cast with this foundation...since it is an HD foundation, it will have the flashback problem...I wouldn't recommend it for flash photography at a wedding.
answered 5 months ago
fieldhockeygk11
(Princeton, NJ)
answer 3
This looks very nice in photos, is has a very natural finish but still buildable to a flawless finish. I'd have to say that this has made my skin look the best in photos vs. any other foundations i've used. It makes me look like I used a primer, as far as blurring imperfections and evening skin tone, when I really didn't.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
LittleBlackHart
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Question
can Ireturn the makeup mif it is not my color
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
anniep512
(binghamton ny)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can always return to Sephora! If you don't have your receipt you will receive store credit! check out my YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/EmilyElle14/videos
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
EmilyElleMakeup
(New York)
answer 2
Yes, you can return this product if it does not turn out to be for you.
answered 3 months ago
jenaywins
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
yes
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
tanqueen
(NC)
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If I used tThe high Def foundation in the M2. What color qouos you reccomend??
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
fishgirl1
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I would suggest number 4 or 5. But I cannot recommend to you enough that you go into the store and test them out for yourself. Because this foundation is very weird when it comes to choosing a shade. They are a lot darker in person that what they look like online. I hope this helps!!
answered 9 months ago
livebreathesing
answer 2
According to the Smashbox website, shade 6 would be compatible.
answered 11 months ago
llaura1lou
(Baton Rouge, LA)
Question
color/shade?
I love reading all of the reviews--and I order alot online---for reasons--(hard for me to get out)----They always write a review---but NEVER seem too leave the color they find perfect for them----I mean the eye color, skin tone, age etc..is asked----maybe 1 of the questions about the reviews--on ALL products should be. (the last one) -what color was your match? That would REALLY help for alot of us that can't get out much-and shop online----think about that? Love you Sephora---just putting my 3 cents in---haha
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asked 1 year ago
gemxx
(Huntington Beach CA)
on Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I have a light to medium skin tone, warmer complexion with hazel eyes and light brown hair. I found shade 3 perfect! Hope that helps!
answered 11 months ago
ajscott
(Toronto, On)
answer 2
I used the #2 color, just after the very lightest
answered 11 months ago
lovec
(poinciana florida)
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