I'm in a major foundation phase right now. I'm not sure why - maybe it's just all the new ones that are coming out for fall - but either way, I feel like I'm trying one new one after another lately. One of my faves is Smashbox's new Liquid Halo HD Foundation. The HD friendly formula comes in ten different shades and has an SPF 15 in it. It's oil-free, so that's a bonus for any of you looking to make your face less shiny. (All of us during the hot summer months?) The formula has a Liquid Light Technology that gives your skin a natural, radiant finish because the microscopic, gel-covered pigments mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. I found that it did a great job at evening out my skin tone and really does blend in incredibly well - it's almost impossible to tell that you're wearing foundation once you blend it in. My only issue with it (and this is just a personal thing) is that it delivers sheer to medium coverage, and I personally prefer a tiny bit more coverage in my foundation for when I go out at night. I don't mind the sheerer formulas during the day, but I love a little bit more in the evening. I did love the finish on it a lot - it was more of a luminous result than a matte one, which I like better. On me, it lasted through a full day of work before I felt like it needed to be touched up, so I consider that a definite plus. (How much do we all hate those foundations that quit on you by lunch? They're the worst!) Overall, I would say that this is a great choice in a foundation if you like one with fairly sheer coverage (almost like a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream) but if you're someone looking for one to hide even the tiniest of imperfections, you might want to try a sample first before you buy. Viva la Smashbox!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with Smashbox