Saturday, 12 July 2014

Yay or Nay: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Hey Loves!

I know I'm REALLY late on the band wagon for this bronzer. I must admit, it has caught my attention about a million and one times but I've always contemplated buying it. My reason? My skin tone.

My skin has severe yellow undertones. Severe to the extent that one might mistake me for a character from The Simpsons. And no, I'm not kidding! And its this undertone that steers me away from bronzers generally, purely for the fact that they can give my skin an almost muddy or dirty appearance.
I've been using it for a month now and here's my take on it!

The packaging is super cute. There's nothing cuter than a little palm-sized box right? It comes with its own little brush (inside the box) and 0.28 ounces of product. 0.28 ounces you say?! I know it doesn't sound like a lot but with this bronzer, a little goes a LONG, LONG way.
Brush inside box
Applicator/ Brush
It's a super pigmented, universal matte shade which makes it great for ALL skin tones ALL year round. The texture is a weightless, soft powder which sits on the skin nicely and blends effortlessly.
Compact mirror located on the inside
Application: You can choose to apply this bronzer with its own brush for a more contoured look or grab a large fluffy brush to give you an all over sun-kissed glow. Dust this along the hollows of your cheeks, temples, jaw and down your neck.

Verdict: This bronzer is a definite "Yay" for me. It has a great colour pay off and makes a perfect mini complexion kit with its own mirror and applicator, making it compact enough to carry around in your handbag. The fact that it even SHOWS UP on my skin without having to use almost HALF the product in one day, makes this bronzer a winner for me!

The only down side, in my opinion, may be the cardboard in the packaging. I wonder if it's subject to tearing. Anyone had any troubles with it? It's pricey too, retailing at £23.50 at the moment but I reckon it's worth it. Matte Bronzers don't come easy!

Hope this helped those of you who are as late to this product as I am!

Peace and Love,


  1. You're not the only one late trying it, I haven't even tried it yet haha. Too pricey but it does look lovely and I actually like the look of Benefits packaging!

    1. Benefit markets its products really well with the cute packaging! I was so late trying this, only because I thought that, being a Pakistani, I didn't need a bronzer for my skin tone. Boy was I wrong! And I know what you mean with regards to pricing. I think for months before I splurge haha x