Hoola bronzer by benefit

Friday, June 21, 2013

I really hate bronzers with sparkly shimmery bits in them, I think it is because I like to look matt and clear because of my oily skin type, I also don’t like to be too bronzed so it’s sometimes difficult to find the right product for me.
I came upon Hoola by accident… well it was actually a very strategic sales move by the girl behind the Benefit counter at Meadowhall! Originally I went in looking for a highlighter but ended up with Hoola as well, after she did me a full make over with her favorite summer products. I liked the very subtle shade which is perfect for me and it is matte too!! ..Bonus

It comes in a little compact box (great for putting in your bag) with a mirror on the inside of the lid and a small brush. I do think the bristles of this brush are too hard for the powder though and they usually end up on your face along with the bronzer. I did notice this when I was having the makeover in-store but decided to buy it anyway and use my own brush.
I like to be able to build products so this is great for me, I also have the tendency to be a little heavy handed which can be a nightmare with a dark glittery bronzers! I usually end up having to wash it all off but with this one it isn’t a problem.
I think this bronzer would definitely be too light for the avid bronzer lovers out there but if you’re anything like me you will love this.

My only concern (other than the brush) is that it is quite pricey especially as it comes in quite a small box, I do miss not being able to get my biggest makeup brush and swirl it around the powder and brush it all over my face, but I guess we can have everything…well ….at least not all of the time : )

Any bronzed beauties out there a fan of Hoola?


Lisa xx

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  1. I never used bronzer but so many beauty bloggers love this one! Great review :)
    xoxo -B ♡

  2. It looks very pretty. I use a much darker bronzer but then again I am NW40 from mac so I am quite dark.

    Amina ∞ Oh Just One More

  3. This looks great! I am about to follow you, maybe you could head over to my blog and follow me too?

  4. great post, and i am the same not really a fan of glittery bits in bronzer. so thank you for sharing. really enjoy reading your blog as well, would you like to follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin'? please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know if you'd like to. have a great weekend.


    1. Thank you for following, followed you back on both platforms.


  5. Thank you sooo much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin and gfc,too.
    Do you also follow me on gfc?
    Lovely greets

  6. Yes now following on gfc too
    C x

  7. This looks like a really nice matte bronzer!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

  8. Ah! So jealous you got that bronzer!! And thank you for following me...just followed you!

  9. I have never seen Halo in stores... I am a HUGE fan of Benefit's Hoola bronzer but sometimes it can be a little bit too dark when I'm at my fairest. I will definitely be on the look out for this one! I love matte bronzers :)

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

    1. Thats such a shame it is so easy to get hold of here, definately keep a look out for this one !


  10. I love this bronzer! I've been using it for a year now and I'm about to finally run out (I had a jumbo box!). What brush do you use to apply this?

    1. I have a set by japonesque (they are quite expensive i got them for christmas) and i use the smallest of the blusher brushes as the compact is quite small. I find it so much better using this as i loose less powder. X

  11. i agree! i hate shimmer too, although i wear it on occasion. i much prefer a matte tan and shimmery eyes or lips. ive wanted to try this for a while, its now on my wish list. lovely blog glad i found it, now following you on gfc and blogloving. my blog is themakeupmouse.blogspot.co.uk if you want to take a peek at it xx


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