Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Spotted at Sephora Singapore: Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder…

…which looks exactly like Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation!

The grater mechanism, as well as the black matte finish casing, is the same. However, their prices are very different – the Smashbox is S$105, while the Elizabeth Arden is S$58. :P I did not try the Smashbox powder on my face but initial swatches revealed texture similarities with the Elizabeth Arden version.

Image sources: Smashbox and Macy’s


  • TheUndercoverGypsy says:

    Hey Mag,
    Both of these look fascinating! Very reminiscent of Clinique’s foray into the pressed mineral foundation with shaver, aren’t they? I haven’t wandered into the realm of mineral foundations yet and the EA one looks like a good place to start.

  • AtelierGal says:

    Yeah, EA was the first thing that pops to mind! I wonder if the brush is the same; the EA brush is super cute :)

  • sizbelle says:

    I have the smashbox one from US. It’s pretty good when I first try it last year. Seems like it got neglected somehow. Thanks for ur post as this reminds me there is a treasure hiding beneath my piling makeup..

  • jac says:

    Is the elizabeth arden version good for dry skin?

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Jac,

      My skin isn’t dry (it veers towards oily as the day progresses), so I might not be able to give you a proper answer. That said, this powder doesn’t seem drying at all (no chalkiness upon application or enhanced lines). Why not try it at the counter to find out?

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