Smashbox Hydra Perfecting Powder
When mineral foundations came out a few years ago, they were all the rage as an alternative to traditional liquid or pressed makeup. However, the mineral foundations were messy, loose powders and tended to look overly matte and dry on the skin. Smashbox has perfected the art of mineral foundation in a unique formula that also minimizes the signs of aging. Smashbox Hydra Perfecting Powder ($59) uses patented HALO formulation which has gold, 48 minerals, and 11 amino acids for talc free, oil free, paraben free mineral foundation. The compact comes as a dial up dispenser that shaves off a controlled amount to be applied with the kabuki brush that comes with it. I used the powder for two purposes. My primary use was a finishing powder at the end of my makeup routine to enhance glow and complexion (and to keep everything in place). On days when I didn’t have as much time to get ready, I used it as my sole foundation for a natural look. It is easy to forget it has a double duty function as an anti-aging product. Your fine lines are less visible and skin texture is smoother and more youthful. Smashbox creates flawless products from primers to foundation with a background in studio makeup; they know how to make people look good. Smashbox Hydra Perfecting Powder is a multiuse product that has improved upon the mineral foundation trend to becoming yet another must-have Smashbox product.