So yesterday I announced I was to start Project 10 Pan, here is my first review on Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer! I hit pan on this product a few months ago after purchasing it during the summer last year, this product (its safe to say) lasts a very long time, a little goes a long way, even if you do wear it everyday without fail (like me!!) 🙂
This is Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer and the packaging (mine is definitely well loved) is really cute & has a beachy feel to it. When you buy the product this is how it’ll come (obviously in new condition, also with a small brush, which I seem to have lost!).
What is Hoola?
Benefit’s Hoola is a matte bronzer, it has no shimmer/glitter particles in it what-so-ever! It is quite a light brown colour & is in no way orange-y on the skin, even on my VERY pale skin it still manages to look natural. This bronzing powder can be used to give you a nice sun-kissed glow or a chiseled, contoured cheek (AMAZING for contour because it’s matte!!) 🙂
This product applies like a dream, it is so effortless to blend into the skin & looks natural almost instantly. To apply this bronzer I use a big fluffy brush (Real Techniques Blush Brush, in case you wanted to know) as this is the brush I have found to be the best for the job.
This product is quite pigmented so if you are new to it then I suggest you make sure to use a light hand with it and build it up to the desired intensity. However, saying that this product isn’t so pigmented that it’s going to make your skin look streaky or blotchy (i.e. doesn’t blend so well due to over applying!)
What I think of Hoola!
After hearing lots of hype about this product, in summer last year (2013) I caved in and bought my first Benefit purchase, the Hoola Bronzer, since then I can safely say I have never looked back :)! In the past I have tried bronzers which would break me out, but as soon as I applied this to my skin I knew I was going to fall in love.
When applied on top of my base (foundation & powder) it glides on like silk. I usually contour my face so start at the tops of my ears and blend downwards into the hollows of my cheeks, it gives such a gorgeous & flawless look to the face. This is why I would probably say Hoola is the best bronzer I have ever tried. Also Hoola makes it to the top spot because of the brown tone of the colour (rather than an orange-y tinge like most) as this looks most natural, it’s matte & applies without effort! What more could we want? Although it may seem a bit pricey at £23.50 it is definitely worth EVERY penny!! 🙂
Overall I would give Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer a rating of 5/5 for the reasons I have stated above. You really cannot go wrong with this bronzer, although it may be a bit pricey for those just starting out on makeup, it is most definitely worth it for the flawless look you get when using this product.
Thank you for reading my review on Hoola, I hope you found it helpful or at least interesting! Like always I’d love to hear what you think, so be sure to comment below if you have any other products you want me to review or if you just want to share your views of this product 🙂
Lots of Love, Natasha ♥
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