Smashbox Cosmetics never lets me down with their new releases. I have two to review for you today- Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum 15 and the Fade to Black Collection Be Legendary Lipstick in Cognac. Both of these are brand new for the Smashbox Fall 2013 collection.

Recently, they came out with a brand new foundation called Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I wear shade 2, which is described as a warm vanilla for fair/light complexions.  My skin is NC20 (MAC shade) and I am usually always the second lightest shade in any foundation range, which proved to be true here too. What originally drew me to this foundation was the $42 price tag, and the Allure Best of Beauty 2013 label. I have lots of foundations, but even most of my really good high end ones don’t cost $42! I think my most expensive foundations are between $30-40 so I wanted to see what all the hype was about.

This foundation has 100% Liquid Light Technology completely evening out skin for a totally natural, luminous finish. Gel-covered pigments mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. The HD formula was developed to keep up with advancing photo technology by giving flawless coverage that’s undetectable to the naked eye.

• Works with all undertones
• Buildable sheer-to-medium coverage
• Long-wearing
• Moisturizing
• Sweat and humidity resistant

I applied this foundation with a foundation brush and built up a few layers to get a more medium coverage. I found the formula to be very lightweight and buildable. After several hours, and walking in the rain today it still held up great. It’s kind of chilly today, and I’ve been in and out of the heat by going outside to the chilly air and back inside to the warmer air. The temperature change from Summer to Fall normally makes my skin really reactive and red, but this foundation seemed to keep things under control. It’s also oil-free.

The formula is $42, which is pretty pricey, but there’s a controlled applicator with a pump, and there’s 1 oz. I definitely felt that it gave my skin a decent amount of coverage while looking really natural.
Next up is the Smashbox Fade to Black Be Legendary Lipstick in Cognac. This shade is described as a warm raisin. For $20, this is also definitely a high ticket item for Fall. This is one of two limited edition shades (Cognac and Black Cherry) for Fall 2013. Be Legendary Lipsticks are a best seller in the Smashbox line. 
I really enjoyed using Cognac and found it to be a pretty flattering color. It seemed like a shimmery maple/raisin shade on me that would work with almost any makeup look. I decided to put it in my purse, so I would always have quick access to it. I think it will be a good go-to shade when I want to touch up my lipstick because it will go with any eyeshadow.
Next up on my wishlist from the Smashbox Fall 2013 items is the Be Legendary lipstick in Black Cherry (a deep cranberry shade). I love it! I would also love to try the Waterproof Shadow/Liner in Black Gold. 
Have you seen the Fall 2013 line for Smashbox? What are your favorite items?

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