So! I have used this for years. I love it! You get a ton of powder, generally these last me 9 months or more. Great for contouring and it lasts for hours. I love the benefit powders. I have never had any irritation from this as well. This is my staple.
I don't like this bronzer at all. I am NC30-35 and this bronzer looks dirty, patchy and very unnatural. I like the colour and i like the fact that it's completely matte but it's just doesn't work for me.
This is perfection for contouring..There is absolutely no shimmer/sparkle. Does not look muddy or dirty, and it does not turn orange. Does not emphasize pores. This is one of my favorite makeup products. I never want to be without this.
I love this bronzer because it is matte. It is extremely hard to find good matte bronzers these days. The shade works perfectly for my skin even though I am fair. A little goes a long way!
I have had problems with finding a bronzer before this one as I wanted one that was completely matte with no shimmer or glitter. I also wanted a bronzer that did not look orange when I applied it or one that didn't make me look muddy/dirty as these have been problems I have had in the past. The texture of this product was lovely and is easily applied, it has a high pigmentation so not much is needed and it gives a lovely effect when applied to the high points of the face to give a bronzed look or applied to the hollows of the cheekbones and around the hair line for a contouring powder. The only thing I would say negatively about the product is the packaging, though cute and quite compact, I find the boxed in powder is not easy to get a brush in and get a light brush of colour. Otherwise, I am completely satisfied with this product.
Hoola is my HG bronzer! It's completely, 100% matte, and great for natural contouring. The color is also golden-based and perfectly neutral - it doesn't turn orange, pink, or ruddy. Texture-wise, it's soft, smooth, and melts into your skin.
I've found that the best way for me to apply this is to dip the very tip of my SK Powder brush into the box, tap it off, and then apply where I wish. This keeps the application controlled and well-blended, rather than blotchy or muddy.
-Hoola: $28 for .40 oz: $70/oz.
-NARS Laguna: $32 for .28 oz: $114.29/oz
-MAC Bronzing Powder: $22 for .30 oz: $73.33/oz
Comparisons: I've heard from a NARS SA that NARS Laguna and Benefit Hoola are the only two bronzers on the market that are completely golden-based. Personally, I'm not so sure about declaring them the *only* golden-based bronzers out there, but anyways. Given the choice between them, I would choose Hoola over Laguna. Laguna contains significant shimmer, while Hoola is matte; you can always add more shimmer to your look, but you can't take away the shimmer in Laguna.
I love this product! It's a really good matte bronzer, perfect for contouring my face, and it's pretty pigmented so a little goes a long way. I've had mine for about 8 months yet and I haven't hit pan!
LOVE this. Got the Powderazzi in a swap, and I really love this. It's a nice matte bronzer. No shimmer at all, and looks so natural on my medium-tan skintone. My only complaint is that I like to use my Ecotools Powder brush, and it's difficult to use it with Powderazzi palette. I will definitely be buying this in the full size. I'm not a bronzer girl, but I love this!
<33333!!!! This is my all-time favorite bronzer! It has no shimmer, so it is great for contouring. Like with every bronzer, be sure to use a light hand, to avoid applying too much. This looks great on my fair skin and isnt orangey or dirty looking. It gives my skin the most gorgeous glow!
This is definitely my favorite bronzer out there. Set aside the fact that I absolutely love Benefit products, this bronzer is matte and brown instead of orange, which I look for in bronzers. The application is very easy and smooth. However, you have to make sure to use it lightly. Using too much can make you look "dirty", but that rule honestly applies to any type of make-up. Anyways, this bronzer is perfect for contouring my cheeks, but can also use it as a bronzing blush color as well. Benefit has great deals where they tie products together for a cheap price and they usually have Hoola a part of the deals so definitely snatch one when you can find it!