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10 August 2016

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Review

By now we should all be aware of the award-winning hoola bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics, if not, where have you been? Benefit hoola is a soft bronze matte powder typically used to give the face a fabulous contour and an all over sun kissed glow.

First things first, the packaging. This bronzer comes in the typical Benefit cardboard box packaging which isn't the most practical material but nonetheless it is durable and looks cute sat on your dressing table. The Hawaiian and tropical theme of the design really works well with the product and makes it eye catching in your makeup stash.

To open it up you simply flip up the lid which is securely closed by a strong magnetic clasp. On the inside lid there is a mini mirror which is made to a high quality standard and makes hoola great for travelling. Talking about travelling, this product comes with a handy little brush and believe it or not it does work and I often use it, it has soft bristles and picks up a brilliant amount of product. Benefit hoola is small enough to fit in most large cosmetic bags but due to the box shape it is quite bulky so be prepared for it to take up a fair amount of space.

This powder bronzer is extremely pigmented and applies smoothly on the face. At first the dark shade of this product scared me which is why I had put off buying it for such a long period of time but once I tried it out and got the hang of it I found it perfect. It doesn't look orange or muddy on the skin so when applied correctly it truly does give a healthy, natural tanned look. It is the ideal shade for contouring and I always seem to choose it over other favourites such as Nars Laguna and my Sleek contour palette. Hoola is a universal bronzing shade and can therefore be used on pretty much all skin tones. Celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Madison Beer and Kim Kardashian claim to have Benefit hoola bronzer in their makeup bags.

On the above swatches you can see the pigmentation of the product. The left swatch is applied by my finger and the right swatch is applied using the included brush.

I really do recommend this product, with over 10 hours of staying powder and 8.0g of product you really can't go wrong. I now see it as a staple product in my everyday makeup routine and I don't think it'll be replaced anytime soon.

Keep smiling :)
Love Abbey x

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