Review | Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow, Peachy Dream and In Bloom

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Smashbox recently launched four new powder blushes and today I am reviewing three of the four shades for you. The Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush is a mineral powder blush, enriched with goji berry, that adds a fresh, healthy and long-wearing glow to your cheeks. Let’s have a closer look!

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Color and pigmentation

The Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush comes in four shades of which I have three. The first and lightest shade is Warm Glow, a warm nude that looks the most natural of all three blushes. Warm Glow gives my cheeks a healthy warm flush that looks 100% my own, like I have just spent the afternoon outdoors. Pretty! The second blush is called Peachy Dream and is a gorgeous coral shade. It’s also my personal favorite. It’s just such a beautiful peachy pink! In Bloom finally is pink. It’s the most girly shade of the three and adds a very sweet pink touch to my cheeks. 

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From left to right: Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow, Peachy Dream, and in Bloom.

All three blushes are quite soft as far as color intensity goes, but they’re all very buildable. This makes the Smashbox Halo Longwear Blushes pretty fool-proof. If you like heavily pigmented blushes and want to be done in one sweep, then you might not love the Smashbox Halo Longwear blushes, but I personally think they’re great.

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Click to enlarge | From left to right: Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow, Peachy Dream, and in Bloom.

Score: 4/5

Packaging and texture

Do you feel like running away screaming at the thought of having to work with mineral (and thus loose) powder? Wait a second before you dash off, because Smashbox came up with a nifty little twist system for their Halo Longwear blushes. All you have to do is give the jar a little twist until the right amount of powder comes to the surface. No more spilling and wasting powder, woohoo! Even if you turn the jar upside down, the powder doesn’t spill out. This is great, thank you, Smashbox!

The powder itself is very fine and concentrated and can be easily picked up with a blush brush or a kabuki. It’s not gritty and doesn’t crumble. All very very very convenient!

Score: 5/5

Finish and wear

Smashbox’s Halo Longwear Blush has a matte finish and doesn’t contain any shine or shimmer particles. That doesn’t mean it looks chalky or dry, though. Au contraire, the effect is very natural and glowy. So pretty! And I have nothing but positive things to say about the wear of these blushes either. At bed time the color looks just as pretty and vibrant as right after applying it in the morning. So yes, the ‘longwear’ in the name is definitely there for a reason.

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Click to enlarge | From left to right: Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow, Peachy Dream, and in Bloom.

Score: 5/5

End result: 14/15

Not a perfect score, but still a very impressive 14 out of 15. I took off one point because the color intensity of the blushes is quite soft, but that’s really the only downside I can think of. And that’s seriously nitpicking. Overall the Smashbox Halo Longwear blushes are great: beautiful shades, a gorgeous natural-looking finish, easy to work with, dummy-proof and longwearing. Plenty of reasons for a well-deserved 14 out of 15.

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Click to enlarge | From left to right: Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow, Peachy Dream, and in Bloom.

In Switzerland the Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush is available exclusively at Marionnaud. It comes in four shades and costs 37 CHF.

Do you like these Smashbox Halo Longwear Blushes? Which of the three shades do you like best?

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125 thoughts on “Review | Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow, Peachy Dream and In Bloom

  1. I’m really impressed by your review! Didnt know the blushes and you made me so curious to try them:) I like the finish, the effect is so fine and sleek, you look really great!:) Kisses! xo

  2. These are interesting, especially the presentation. I do like the fact the color is buildable. Might be a good product to try from them. In Bloom looks so pretty!

  3. Wauw, dit vind ik erg mooie blushes. Ik houd juist wel van blushes die vrij subtiel zijn. Ik denk dat ze ook erg mooi zijn om te dragen in combinatie met een mooie highlighter!

    • De potjes, bedoel je? Wel, je draait aan die gekleurde cirkel (dat gekleurde stukje dat de kleur van de blush weergeeft) en dan komt er een beetje poeder naar boven door de gaatjes. Je kan door te draaien dus zelf bepalen hoeveel poeder je naar boven laat komen.

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  5. I’m one of those people who want to run away whenever I hear mineral makeup, so this system sounds pretty cool! Is it easy to control how much product you twist out though? I always think I’ll end up twisting too much out and wasting it anyways!

    Peachy Dream is my favorite as well. I don’t tend to pick out the most pigmented blushes because I get scared. A moderate amount of pigmentation is good in my book!

    • It only takes a liiiiiiittle teenie tiny twist. Like maybe a few millimeters. You definitely shouldn’t give it a 90 degree twist or something, then you’ll end up with way too much powder yeah :-)

  6. nice blushes! I like peachy dream and Bloom the most. At you handswatch bloom looks more peachy than peachy dream though.
    Thank you for your good wishes. :-) My eye is much better now, thank god for antibiotics. .-p

  7. These are gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to try this type of compact that shaves the product off for a while. I know Smashbox released their version first then NYX. I definitely want to try the Smashbox–specifically that gorgeous peachy shade! It’s so lovely on you :)

  8. These are quite lovely! I’ve always wondered how well they perform, and it seems they are a great blush after all. Less mess than other mineral versions, for sure!

  9. Yeah, the pigmentation looks very soft at the pic. But I think that in natural they look great. I like the soft glowy shimmer. I like them all :)

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