Well, Halo There, Megatint! Okay, That Was Just Ridiculous… Introducing Smashbox’s New Halo Long Wear Blushes and Megatint Long Wear Lip Colors

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smashbox halo long wear blush

The four new Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blushes ($24 each)

More new spring stuff from Smashbox! — a line of halo-inducing blushes (for angelic cheeks, perhaps?) and lipsticks.

These are the kinds of blushes where you twist and shave off what ya need. Little gimmicky, but I think it’s kinda fun.


When I swatched them, they seemed super sheer, so if you like the look of a lightly flushed cheek, or you just want something clutz-proof and easy, you might want to give ’em a try.

smashbox halo long wear blush

smashbox halo long wear blush

smashbox halo long wear blush

Smashbox also has a new line of long-wearing lipsticks called the Megatints, which sounds very Transformers, doesn’t it? I wonder if Megatron would like the Megatints…

Okay, I’ll stop.

smashbox mega tint long wear lip color

smashbox mega tint long wear lip color

They’re supposed to look like lipsticks and last like lip stains. At least that’s the schtick, but I don’t know — when I swatched them, a couple of the lipstick bullets crumbled right away…

They may have just been left out and dried up because they weren’t wearing their caps in the store. Hopefully that explains it.

smashbox mega tint long wear lip color


smashbox mega tint long wear lip color

smashbox halo long wear blush swatches

Halo Long Wear Blush swatches from the left: Warm Glow, Peachy Dream, In Bloom and Blissful

smashbox mega tint long wear lip color swatches

Megatint Long Wear Lip Color swatches from the left: Whirl, Nude, Punch, Cerise and Mulberry (not pictured: Mimosa)

When I swatched them, I kept thinking, “MAC Mattenes, MAC Mattenes,” because they kind of have that same smooth texture. I like the MAC Mattenes, so if these are like that, I’m on board, but the crumbly thing makes me a little nervous…

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  1. CrystalCandy says:

    Ohhhh I love the Megatints, I will take Mimosa and Cerise please, thank you very much.

  2. Ruchita says:

    Interesting package concept with the blushes. I prefer a light touch with my blushes, so these may be right up my alley!

  3. Melissa says:

    The megatints look gorgeous! The blush looks kinda daunting, but I imagine they are finely milled because of the grinder. 🙂
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  4. The shades are fantastic and look perfect for my medium skin tone!
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  5. gio says:

    They blushes look interesting. I have pale skin so I prefer my blushes to be on sheer side. I think I may check them out…
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  6. Peachy Dream and Blissful have definitely caught my eye–they’re so sheer and pretty! I have always wanted to try those twist-n-shave powders anyway so these are definitely going on the list!

  7. Liz says:

    I was in love with warm glow blush until I saw the swatch.

  8. Amanda Val says:

    Yeah I hate it if lippies are too soft so that they just die inside their bullet, or if they just are so hard that they tug when they’re applied to your lips. A big no-no for me!

  9. priya says:

    Beautiful Blushes, love sheer ones, thanx for sharing, TC
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  10. I love my Halo powder so I may have to try these. The only thing I dislike about the powder is that both times I’ve bought it the lid snaps off. I can put it back on it’s just not permanently attached anymore. Something to think about with the blushes as well.
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  11. Lulle says:

    Ooooh Peachy Dream goes right into my wishlist!! I like my blushes sheer so I’m fine with that!

    The Megatints look pretty too, but they need more shades I think!
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  12. I love those Halo Long Wear Blushes! I must have them all. 😉

  13. Diana says:

    Blissful looks GORGEOUS! How is the texture?

  14. Why hello Halo Blushes! I used to LOVE Halo Face Powder, so I will definitely check these out!
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  15. Dollie says:

    The blushes look great, esp Peachy Dream and In Bloom. Megatint in Punch would look good on my NC42 I think.

  16. Chelsea says:

    I have the Halo bronzer and I love that I can choose how much I want to sift! No messes.

  17. The Cerise lipstick looks good but that’s about it for me!
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  18. STEPHANIE says:

    I really like the look of the blushes! ohhh dont tempt me im supposed to be going abroad! Oh hais cosmetics overseas!

  19. Phyrra says:

    Peachy Dream is pretty!

  20. Amanda says:

    I do think the lipsticks are crumbly only due to not wearing their caps. 🙂 I tried one on the other day and it definitely stayed on for hours! It did feel a little dry on lips at first (again, maybe due to not having caps….I find that they long wear lipstick testers do dry out a lot more than their emollient friends). But from my own little experiment/wear test they did act like a stain. Mulberry is what I tried, and it’s very, very pretty on lips. Not so dark as it looks in the tube.

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