I use this product as a all over finishing powder on top of benefit hoola. This product is truly amazing it gives you a air brushed look like no other product can. It does look a little shimmery when 1st applied but after a few minutes it settles into your skin beautiful. You can also use this on it's own which I normally do when I'm on holiday. I have been using this for years now and I just hope that it's never discontinued! I have tried every bronzer on the planet and I cannot live without it. People have stopped me in the street and ask me what make-up I'm wearing :-) truly stunning!
I like this product as an all-over luminizer. The powder looks somewhere between copper and rose gold but is very sheer once applied on my NC25 skin. If you hate glitter in your luminizers, be warned that there are some small glitter particles here. It's not in-your-face but definitely noticeable in sunlight.
The packing is a round metal tin. The lid screws on quite tightly so it's safe for travel. It comes with a sort of mini fan brush which, to be honest, I don't like. It's too small and flimsy, even for applying a highlighting product. I get good results using a MAC 167. I turn the tin upside down (with the lid on) and give it two or three shakes back and forth. This dispenses a small amount of powder onto the lid, which I swirl onto my brush. I apply first to my cheeks, then down the middle of my face, and then do an all-over sweep of my face with what's left on the brush.
The wear is decent. My skin is normal and I get a pretty sheen that lasts a school/work day. This isn't going to last you all day and night though.
I got this when I couldn't find Benefit 10.
When this first goes on your skin it looks like an orange shimmery glittery powder/mess but it soon settles down leaving a soft bronze brown sheen. It's sort of like a bronze highlighter. It looks good in small doses on the top of the cheekbone and hollows. Not for temples or sides as it's far too shimmery. It really flatters my olive skin.. However the packaging is really awful. Looks pretty but very impractical. It may be called 'one hot minute' suggesting it could be used on the go but it's really a huge no go.Yes it's in a tin but don't even think you could carry this in a bag or make up bag as it will easily fall open and create a huge mess. I have kept the plastic shifter but the action of removing the lid causes so much powder to be released and it's so messy and gets everywhere- on my mirror, top, neck, counter and carpet. I'm not sure the price or the effort to apply this whilst trying to remain clean and tidy is worth it.
i love benefit packaging i think its quite adorable, which drew me to this product. i had a spehora associate try this on me and it gave me a great glow. i thought it looked very nice so i bought it. i did return it because once i used it again i was as crazy about it and for the pricepoint you really dont get a lot of product. i figured i can get a nicer product for the same amount.
This sat untouched for a year after it exploded all over me the first time I used it (I should have kept the damn plastic thing on there). After reading the MUA reviews I had to try it again. You all were right about the beautiful color. Bronzey rose, not too orange, not too much shimmer. Looks really pretty on my fair skin. HOWEVER..I cannot deal with this packaging. I taped up some of the holes and I still get powder everywhere. The brush is worthless. I seriously have wasted so much of this product b/c of the packaging. For the price, not worth it. Am going to try NARS Laguna next.
I'm loving this powder. Its described as rose gold, but its really more a light bronzy rose. It just finishes my look so well, my skin just looks great. It's not shimmery which is great. Cons are that its quite pricey ($30) and you can't tell how much product is in the tin. Thankfully you don't need much to finish a look.I would buy this again.
I love this product. I use it every day over make up to give a slightly bronzed look. My only criticism would be the packaging as you can not see how much you have left and can be a little messy to apply. The brush works great if you use it like a fan on your face. Again a little to pricey for me but it does last a awful long time so it is a investment.
I love this finishing powder! I use over dandelion with the slant brush and my skin looks amazing! I don't have any problems with mess from sifter and I will tell you why... Firstly do not remove the sticky label that covers the holes, instead get a pin/ needle and puncture tiny little holes within the larger holes. There is no product waste but to get the powder out you have to tap it fairly hard, I've not lost any product! Only thing I don't like is that I can't see how much is left so I pulled the sifter part off thinking there wouldn't be much left as I use everyday,, but it was full still... Ive had it a couple of months and it still looks full!! This really gives a lovely glow.. Don't overload on your face as it just won't look natural enough. I don't use to bronze only to glow.. This is my staple powder now :)
First of all I have to say that I really love this product but the packaging is ridiculous. It comes in a little bronze tin (which, to give them their due, is very cute), you then open it up and it has a sifter covered by a bit of sticky black plastic and a plastic holder which contains a small black fan brush. You then have to shake some of the product out onto the lid (or whatever you have to hand). I'm not keen on this as it is messy and I always get too much or too little product. The thing that annoys me most about this is that it does not have any kind of cover for the sifter. A plastic cover that rotates round to either open or close off the holes would make this so much better. You have to reapply the plastic covering to stop this from going everywhere if you have it in your bag.
Despite this, the product is lovely. It is described as "rose-gold finishing powder" and i would say this is fairly accurate. I have used this lightly all over my face to finish off my makeup and it gives a lovely glow. Although it does not control oil very well so if you have oily skin it is probably best to use as a final step after your regular powder. My favourite use for this however, is as a bronzer. I have reasonably pale skin (I am between NC15 and NC20) and this is the perfect bronzer colour for me for everyday use / work. It is very subtle and does not look like I am obviously tanned / bronzed. This is perfect for me as i think some bronzers can look too much on my pale skin. It just warms up the colour of my skin enough to make me look healthy and i can build it up to a stronger colour if i want to. It does have shimmer in it but this is very subtle and not noticeable (there are no chunky bits of glitter).
I love this product and will definitely repurchase. Although if your skin is too much darker than mine it may be a bit too subtle for you.
I bought this on a whim. As I always do with Benefit. Something about the brand just draws me to it everytime I go to sephora, ulta, or any other department store. One Hot Minute is a shimmery rose gold loose powder that I use to highlight my face. I have light-med skin, and this works best as a all-around face highlighter. Its very pretty on, but the hassle of using the product is a bit too much for me. I wouldn't repurchase.