A217168 - smashbox Ready For Your Close Up 7-piece Color Collection
Another amazing TSV from Smashbox
Another amazing TSV from Smashbox! I love your products and have been where Smashbox since you first joined the QVC family. The colors are amazing. I actually have been wearing the shadows wet to use as an eyeliner and highlighter. I can't wait to see what you have for us next!
Love this collection
I love this color collection. I have fair skin, brown eyes and dark brown hair. These colors look great. I use smashbox primer and second skin waterproof concealer under the Halo powder and it gives a nice healthy finish without looking made up. There is a lot of pigment in the eye shadows and blushes but with a good blending brush I get the right look whether I'm getting ready for work or a night out. I work 16 hour shifts and my make-up lasts with the exception of a couple of touch-ups with the Halo. The fat eye pencil took a little getting used to but now I'm hooked.
I love this Smashbox kit! The colors are great and very wearable. Only thing I wasn't crazy for was the lighter lip gloss...too light. LOVE the liner and the shadows. I wear Halo every day over my foundation and love that too. Great purchase.
Love the colors. The pigment is very deep, so you need a light hand in putting it on. However, I've received many compliments on the eyeshadow.
My favorite TSV this year
I've ordered 2 Tarte TSV's and Bobbi Browns this year-- I love BB's kit but this by far is my favorite. I had Tarte on auto-d and stopped it ASAP. The only thing in the kit I don't use is the Halo. The colors are great--I love the lip color and to me the the cheek kit is worth the price of admission. After I used this for a week I was ready to order it for all my friends. I love it!!!
Not a fan of the Halo
I ordered this kit mainly to try the Halo, but wasn't all that impressed with it. It is more of a finishing powder than any type of foundation. For just a finishing powder it's too expensive. Also, the light was way too yellow and I didn't like the brush that came with the Halo. The blushes have too much pigment and went on dark even if I only used a little. Love the eyeshadow and the lip glosses are pretty, but can't justify keeping the kit for a few products, since it's somewhat pricey.
Not for me...
I've been anxious to try Halo for a while now and I'm sorry to say that it's just not for me. I have to use quite a bit of the powder to cover my imperfections and once it settles in the color looks kind of blotchy in spots. The blush and eyeshadows in the kit are nice but the lip gloss stinks...so bad that I had to wipe it off. Obvously this kit is going back. Now I know...Halo is just not for me.
Halo Has Changed!
I ordered this kit because I was running out the Halo that I purchased when it was first introduced on QVC. The original product was fantastic, and I was thrilled to be able to purchase it in a kit which really made it affordable. However, the Halo in this kit was different from the original. I ordered the light color again, and the product I received is much grainier in texture and seemed much drier when applied. In fact, I notticed a cloud of powder dust around my face every time I applied it. That never happened before. Also, the "light" has a much more yellow tone to it, which is not at all flattering. What happened to this wonderful product? The other products in the kit had too much glitter/shimmer for my taste, and the colors were just okay--not fabulous. Overall, this kit was extremely disappointing for the price, and I'm sending it back. I think I will stick with Laura Geller's Balance and Brighten in the future.
I love using Smashbox's Hallo. I use medium for my dark olive skin tone and it works very well for me. I must agree with another viewer that there needs to be more help in selection of colors then just reviewing what is in the kit. The only reason I got the color right is I've purchased Hallo before from a department store. I really like the eye pencil this time. No glitter and when you apply it, it stays all day. Thanks Smash box for giving me a pencil without the glitter. Now please give me a very dark chocolate color without glitter. Love the blush collection too. PLease bring a collection of brushes to QVC . Smash box brushes are the very best you can buy. love,love ,love them.
I like the makeup. I only gave it 4 stars because I don't think the "foundation" powder is as hydrating as it was made out to be. Also, it won't cover imperfections well - you will need a concealer or other foundation for that. But it is a great light coverage. I love the colors of the blush, eye shadow, and gloss. And, I really like eyeliner as well. Overall it was a great purchase.
Liking it more and more
I was really eager to try the Halo but, I wasn't that impressed. It would be nice if the compact contained a real mirror and a better brush. I've used it for about a week now and I'm really starting to like it. It provides less coverage than I was hoping for. I just use my SB primer and a little concealer under it and it's fine. It's much lighter on the skin than the liquid foundation I normally wear. It's great for a casual everyday look.
I Love the eyeshadows. Beautiful colors that will look great on anyone. They blend well and last all day.
The eyeliner is a super flattering shade but I wish the pencil wasn't so thick.
The blush set is not what I would normally choose but it does look good.
I also purchased the Holly's Highlighter and it looks fantastic over the blush.
I agree with the other reviews that say this is nothing special. I also am not impressed with halo. I don't get what all of the hype is about.....