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BEAUTY

MAKEUP TIPS FROM SMASHBOX

You've surely heard of Smashbox, but did you know that the brand started out as a photo studio in LA? 📸 Yep, that's right – all those tips and tricks heard from the pros on set were gathered together to create makeup and skincare that produced camera-ready skin. Cos (as anyone who's ever used a selfie ring knows), if it works in super-bright lighting, it's guaranteed to look 😍 IRL, too. The brand's latest Halo collection – a series of lip glosses, sunkissed highlighters and tinted moisturisers – has just landed on ASOS, so we caught up with makeup artists Heather Jackson and Melissa Trierweiler for all their studio tips on how to create that golden-hour glow at home. Top-secret stuff this way...
Smashbox Halo Pressed Foundation

Halo Fresh Powder Foundation
New to Smashbox, this innovative foundation works as a skincare/makeup hybrid, with goji berries, peptides and, er, gold making it your bougiest formula yet. Plus, this innovative foundation has a built-in Powderizer, which works kinda like an upside-down pepper grinder to portion out the perf amount of product every time 👌

Top tip from the studio: ‘Twist the Powderizer from 12 to 3 o’clock, and back again, to go from sheer to medium coverage.’

Halo Gloss
The ultimate hold-on-to-summer shades, these new Halo Glosses will give you holiday vibes even if you’ve got nothing in the cal for the foreseeable. They’re not just easy on the eyes, either – loaded with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, you’ll get all the hydrating benefits of a great lip balm, too. Win-win.

Top tip from the studio: ‘If you want to create an extra glowy finish, dab a little gloss on the high points of your cheeks.’
Smashbox Halo Gloss

Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer
Created by makeup artists and photographers to get makeup to stay put during long shoots, primers are a Smashbox speciality, and there's one for every skin type or concern – pore-refining, oil-controlling, you name it. If it's dullness that's your issue RN, the brand's latest primer is ready to bring the glow. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and hydrating birch water, this brightening baby instantly wakes up your skin and helps it stay hydrated, while ensuring your makeup stays on all day long.

Top tip from the studio: ‘Mix it with your foundation to give your skin an extra dose of hydration.’

Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer SPF 25
With the early-autumn weather still giving us the occasional sweaty day 😅 we're not getting out the full-coverage foundation just yet. So, consider this just-landed tinted moisturiser your between-season saviour: it lets your skin breathe, it's SPF 25 – and the best part? It creates a really light, dewy finish, with hyaluronic acid to plump things up.

Top tip from the studio: ‘This is a real multitasker – you can use it on your body as a body tint, as a primer, or mixed in with your liquid highlighter for an extra-glowy finish.’
Smashbox Halo Highlighter

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Halo Highlighter Duo
What makes this highlighter different from the rest? Firstly its unique putty formula, which ensures you get the most subtle, sunkissed glow that never looks cakey or sticks to your foundation. Secondly: you can dial up the intensity of your glow using both shades, depending on your vibe that day.

Top tip from the studio: ‘Use the putty highlighter underneath foundation and just see how radiant your skin looks!’

Photo Finish Primer Oil
Say hello to the brand’s first-ever priming oil 🎉 And no, it doesn't make your skin feel greasy – it’s an ultra-light, fast-absorbing number that helps makeup blend easily and stay put all day. Formulated with loads of plant extracts and essential oil, it locks in moisture to give your skin a seriously good glow ✨

Top tip from the studio: ‘This one is great for creating the K-glass beauty look you've probably seen all over YouTube. For that extra shine, tap a little Photo Finish Primer Oil on top of your powder highlighter using your fingers.’

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