smashbox 4-piece Complexion Kit
I can't believe my skin!!!! I'm a 40 something with pre-aging skin, but this smashbox collection is like youth in a bottle! It covers all the flaws that are starting to stand out. Love, love, love it! I feel young again. Thank you Smashbox.
OUT OF STOCK?
The second time I ordered the Hydrating powder the compact is next to impossible to open and close. Something is not right with the snap-closing latch. This would have been the third time I have ordered it, and it seems to be out of stock. I like the product, and would like to re-order. It is everything you say it is. It is only getting 4 stars because of the problem with the compact.
Best for African American Skin Tones
In my opinion the foundation and concealer in this kit has to be hands down the best suited for African American Skin tones. My skin tone is similiar to Naomi Campbell and with some golden undertones around the upper nose/eyebrows; and cheek areas of my face.
I have found that a lot of the makeup that mentions "deep" is really suited for lighter complexion African Americans. Very few cosmetic companies get it right as they need to expand the choices to at least 3 (eg. what is known as "deep" should be light for African Americans; Medium for Oprah Winfrey skin tones and deep for Cicely Tyson).
This makeup is very orange looking on your face. I was really disappointed.
Only for tanned skin
I have very fair skin and was so disappointed in this kit. The colors are off. Light is really medium, and so on. If you have fair/light skin, look else where. All others, order a shade or two lighter than normal. I love the primer, but had to give away all the rest. :(
Love this company! Great coverage
Love Smashbox products! Make up covers well, color matches perfectly! I really enjoy when they have their color sets for the season. I am sold on Smashbox and wouldn't use any other makeup!
yes and no
Since i received this complextion kit, i've found that liquid makeup is not for me. However, the halo is wonderful
Perfect for Travel
I think this set is a good value for the amount of product included, and you get to try a variety of products.
PRIMER: it may look like a small tube, however, very little is needed, so this tube lasts quite awhile. It applies smoothly and foundation just glides over it.
HALO: gives a sheer-to-light coverage, and blends easily into the skin. However, I definitely need to use concealer when wearing it, as it does not cover ruddiness.
HD FOUNDATION: I didn't have any issues with the product separating, or oily, etc. This product also gives a sheer-to-light coverage and a dewy finish. The issue that I have is that the "Light" is too dark for my skin (NC20, BE Fairly Light, CD Airflash 200, JI Amber). Smashbox website suggests layering the Halo and HD Foundation for more coverage....those of us who prefer a medium coverage, etc., however, since the "Light" color is already too dark, this doesn't work for me. What I've done so as to be able to use the foundation is mix 1/2 pump with a liquid highlighter product (Tarte Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum). This lightens the HD Foundation color enough so that it works, and then I use one of my translucent finishing powders over it.
CONCEALER: I would like to suggest Smashbox consider including a concealer which is 1/2 to 1 shade lighter than the HD Foundation and Halo, instead of what seems to be a thicker coverage of the HD Foundation. I couldn't use this at all.
try something new!
Great way to try the product, the coverage is fabulous and it feels so light on the skin, like your wearing nothing at all!
Not so bad
Im a huge fan of smaskbox; overall i was pleased with the kit. Like other reviewers, I found the foundation problematic. It was oily, but i was able to mix it in the palm of my hand. The foundation does not provide much coverage, But it worked for me. I'll continue to use SB products, but I'll stick with MAC for my foundation.
Perfect for travel
I'm not sure why the negative reviews, I ordered this kit because of the size of the halo and primer for a cruise. I am used to the photo finish light primer, but would have to say I liked this primer better . It is more of a gel and it did not feel like it was sinking into the pores, but rather sealing my face so the foundation would stay put better. If you already are used to smashbox, but want to save space for a trip, don't hesitate to order this kit
Worst product ever
This is the worst product ever. The high def foundation comes out of tube as a bunch of greasy oil without color!! Even when you shake the tube to mix it , it wont mix. Do not purchase this product.