This summer I found myself addicted to bronzers. Now even the winter that came can’t stop me. Actually, this is a really cool product that won me over. There are times when I don’t want a cold contour, you know, I want something warm instead.
This bronzer can be used for different purposes. Instead of blush or along with it, as a contouring product etc. There are no strict rules about it, even though it’s recommended to apply it to the areas on your face that are prominent and, so to say, closer to the sun.
I bought a few miniatures from Benefit. My collection is so huge that I usually opt for minis. Maybe their design is more simple but they give a great possibility to try out this or that product.
Its design is plain. Just a plastic housing, with no brush included. The colors are like in the case with the full-size products. Looks decent. The bronzer is travel-friendly.
You can see the product name on the refill itself. I find it more beautiful that smooth refills. The quality is the same.
Price: $30 for a standard-size
Made in the USA.
Talc, Iron Oxides (CI77491-CI77492-CI77499), Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Dimethicone, Manganese Violet (CI77742), Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Boron Nitride, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.
The swatch is applied with a finger, under neutral lighting. The color isn’t reddish. I’d even say, it’s more like a warm sculpting product, that’s why it does its job really great on my skin.
A comparison with two other bronzers:
There is only one photo under the natural sunlight, because there is a lack of it in the winter season. Hoola looks more neutral than the others, there is more warmth to it, but it’s simply perfect.
The formula is soft, powdery and lightweight. The bronzer isn’t tightly pressed and literally jumps onto the brush once you gently touch it with it. Don’t press too hard, otherwise it may get crumbly. The pigmentation is above medium, but it’s impossible to leave a stain with it (unless you apply it onto dewy foundation). I prefer to layer it, it’s simpler.
The finish is totally matte with no glitter. At the same time, it doesn’t look cakey. I use special makeup spray to melt my makeup products into one. It’s really cool.The bronze is easy to apply, unless you pick up too much with your brush. The lightweight formula leaves no stains or crumbles.
Also, the bronzer doesn’t emphasize skin imperfections or pores.
How I prep my face:
The foundation is under a thin layer of powder. My skin isn’t too pale, with a yellowish undertone.
I apply the bronzer and it changes the look drastically
The whole look with blush. Everything is fixed with makeup spray.
The bronzer may appear darker or lighter when looked at from different angles, it works like natural shadow.
Also, I think that Hoola Lite would be a great helper in the winter, but it’s for another review. In this one, I’ll just show a comparison of these two:
Hoola lite is on the left.
Durability: It’s great. Even on naked skin, this bronzer lasts for at least 6 hours. When applied over a foundation, it lasts until I remove it without fading.
Removing: It’s a long process, first a cleansing oil then a face foam. But this very bronzer can be removed with micellar water only.
Spending: Medium. After I’ve used it for two weeks, the Hoola lettering was gone. There is a hollow in the refill now.
- nice design
- great durability
- easy to apply and layer
- matte finish and perfect shade
- silky formula
- no pore clogging
- the full-size has a brush in it
- the bronzer isn’t economical in use
Anyway, I love it and it totally lives up to its price.