Today’s review features a few of Benefit’s Hoola products. I have used benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder for many years and it really is one of my favourite products. I use it every day. Due to my love for this product I was very excited when Benefit released some new products within the Hoola range. I was recently sent some for trial and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys in this post as I know so many of you are also huge fans of Benefit products.
Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder
£24.50 for 0.28oz from www.benefitcosmetics.com
I thought I would include this in the review post, even though I have used it for years as I feel it is just such an amazing product and needs as much praise as it can get. This is a matte bronzing powder.
- An award-winning bronzing powder
- Gives a healthy-looking natural tan
- Pure Matte, no sparkle or shine
I apply this to my cheeks, forehead, nose and under my chin lightly with a large soft Real Techniques Blush brush. I then add more of the powder with a contour brush to define the contours of my cheekbones and the side of my nose. It is a very good colour and suits my skin perfectly. I have a medium warm skin tone. I apply the powder little by little though as it is quite pigmented. It makes my skin glow and looks naturally bronzed. I use this every day.
As with all Benefit products the packaging is gorgeous. It is a small square box made of hardened cardboard. It has a mirror in the lid and has a lovely sized sofe brush included. The shape of the brush is perfect for contouring. I actually keep the brushes when the products have ran out as they are so handy.
Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
£23.50 for 0.3oz from www.benefitcosmetics.com
This product has had lots of hype online. It is a cream-to-powder contour stick.
- Natural, soft matte finish
- Longwearing formula
- Blends seamlessly
This is so soft that is applies well and blends really easily. I applied it quite lightly in the beginning and then went back in and added more to build the colour. It has a lovely hydrating texture when applied but then changes to a powder finish on the skin. I tried using a brush to blend and a Real Techniques Miracle sponge, both blended the product in fine. I have always avoided cream bronzers as I was worried they would make me look super contoured and that they could make my skin go oily, but this contour stick looks really natural on the skin and my skin didn’t get oily either. I applied my Hoola Powder Bronzer over the top to set the cream.
The Hoola Quickie Contour Stick is packaged in a shiny gold tube. The lid pulls off and the actual product can be twisted up a bit like a lipstick. It is really easy to use.
Benefit Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer
£24.50 for 30ml from www.benefitcosmetics.com
This is a lightweight liquid bronzer that leaves skin glowing but still has a matte finish.
- Soft matte finish
- Smoothing effect on skin
- Blends seamlessly
This looks quite dark when you first squeeze it out. I applied it lightly in the beginning but it actually isn’t too strong a pigment so does not look too much on my skin. I really like this product and have actually been using it every day under my Hoola Bronzing Powder. I apply it just under my cheekbones, across my forehead and down the sides of my nose. I then use a Miracle sponge or even my fingers to blend it in. It is really creamy and blends in seamlessly as claimed. It adds a lovely glow to my skin and does not increase my oily areas. When topped with the Hoola Powder it makes my skin look naturally bronzed. You can add this into your usual foundation to add a bit of a glow/bronzed colour to your overall face too.
My little sample is a bit boring but the full-size packaging is really funky. It is a big tube with a rose gold and pink theme. It has palm leaves patterns on the tube. It is easy to get the liquid out, allowing you to make sure you use it all.
My Overall Verdict:
Because of my passionate obsession with the Hoola Bronzing Powder, I knew I was going to be impressed with these products. Both the contour stick and liquid bronzer are great products. The contour stick is really handy allowing you to draw the product on. It is subtle and adds a bit extra to these areas. It is however, buildable so if you are someone who loves a strong contour, you can achieve it with this contour stick too. The Liquid bronzer is a really versatile product. It can be applied to add a cream contour, but can also be added to foundations and highlighters to give an extra bit of glow. Both have a semi matte finish and do not increase oil at all which is great.
Benefit products are a bit pricey, but I feel you pay for quality with these products. I have tried a few contour sticks from the drugstore and they are terrible. They are a strange colour and do not blend easily. That is not the case with the Benefit Hoola range. These products blend seamlessly and the colour is a perfect shade for me. I think they would suit most skintones. Benefit have also recently released a light Hoola Bronzing Powder perfect for fair skin tones. Overall these products are just fab. I love them!
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