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Product Review: Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

Product Review: Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

I hosted a Smashbox event last year, introducing the Glam Box for Holiday 2011. Pearse, National Makeup Artist for Smashbox worked his magic on Brandie Jene, Blinging Beauty Muse using the contents of the Smashbox Glam Box.

The Glam Box was beautiful and received several ooohs and ahhhs, particularly as applied on Brandie, however the clear stand-out product of the night was the Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand. (I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who is obsessed with beauty products that give the skin instant glow!)

Pearse used the wand to highlight the top of Brandie’s cheekbones and the brow. He also gave tips about how to deftly use the highlighting wand on the cupid’s bow, down the center of the nose, and around the eye area to create lift and glow.


Here are the details about Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand:

What it is:
A highlighting wand that provides an instantly radiant complexion.

What it does:
The way light plays off the face can make or break a photo. Create a radiant glow with this click-through pen that allows for precise highlighting and imparts a dewy glow to skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

What else you need to know:
Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.

My results:

I LOVE this wand. Since I turned my back on matte a few years ago as my estrogen levels dropped, I have been all about radiance and glow. This handy pen/wand dispenses the highlighter onto a brush and conveniently applies just the right amount of glow where it’s needed.

My must-highlight areas:

The outer corners of my eyes (I need the lift)
Mixed with my concealer under my eyes
Popped on the inside corner of my eyes
On top of my cheekbones
On my brow bone

The beauty of Halo Highlighting wand is that it imparts a subtle sheen, a glow that mimics perfect glistening skin. Who has perfect skin anyway?

It is simple to use—just click the end, and brush away dullness while you add refreshing glow. The packaging is genius. The wand is an ideal size for holding, and the tapered head brush is perfect for reaching the tight spots on the face. Often times with products that are automatically dispensed with the touch of a button, twist of a tube or press of a pump, you end up with too much product. Not so with the Halo Highlighting Wand.

The golden gleam of the Smashbox Highlighting Wand is glorious on all skin tones. What’s more, when used with minimal makeup—a bit of tinted moisturizer, a creamy bronzer and nude lip, it helps create a very sexy “natural” makeup look.

If you are one who loves to apply makeup with your God-given tools (fingers), you will find that very softly tapping and smoothing this highlighter on the skin works as well as the applicator brush.

Bling Factor:

Pros: Easy to use, believable glow, great packaging, color is appropriate for all skin shades
Cons: None
Buy again: Always!
Price: $36
Packaging: 5 Blings—It’s utilitarian and it works! Dispenses just the right amount of product. Brush head is perfect size for the face.
Overalll: 5 Blings

Get your Halo!


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More photos from the Smashbox event!

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