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!
Brought this online for $25 nz dollars which I thought was a total bargin after finding out the normal prize!
I used this on New Years eve and can I say this stuff is soooo good, the bronzer that I used was more redish which I did not realised till later after making my self look like a tomato! But I will never go back after using this one, since is summer in nz I am very tan atm but this still shows on my skin and is perfect! I love it!!
If your debating bout weather you should get it or not...GET IT!!
I bought this at the Murale store in Toronto. I am fair-skinned Asian and I was looking for a bronzer to contour my cheekbones without making my face look dark as I like to maintain my fair skin while providing a slimming effect. The sales associate recommended this along with a Smashbox fan brush. The fan brush does wonders with this bronzer! (any type of fan brush would suffice!) it picks up traces of the bronzer and makes my contouring look super natural! The colour is noticeable yet it looks natural and it allows me to have a visually slimming effect on my face! Try it out!
this is a great bronser! its matt so good for every day use, would not recomend for very fair skin as its very dark and a little goes a long way! lasts a long time even with frequent/ everyday use again as a little goes a long way, the packageing is a bit annoying and the brush that comes with isint very good and i always hurt my face with the sharp edges lol! its very good for defineing cheekbones
Pro: matte so a mature women can wear it without looking like a disco ball, easy to blend, not orange, a good amount of product for the price
Con: package is cute but product is difficult to get to once you hit pan, accompanying brush is useless
Recommendation: a definite buy if between NC/W 20-35, we all need a matte bronzer in our kit
I like this bronzer because it's matte and very nice for the days when you don't want any shimmer or added shine on your face.
The downside of these is their packaging. Does anyone really use that stupid little brush it comes with? Mine just falls out and I think they are kind of a waste. Especially with the new Benefit pacakging- they are still $28 each, yet the amount of actual product has gone from 12g to 8g. I'd rather have more product and axe the brush.
I don't think I would buy it again though because it doesn't really stand out as anything extra special.
I like this bronzer because it is matte...other than that i do not like it... I would not buy this again
It suited my skin tone well but after wearing it for a day, I got a nasty red rash around my eyes and on the cheekbones where I wore it. This was the first time in human history that my skin reacted to a makeup product: it is usually quite sensitive but it has born a huge amount of makeup and skincare products I put on it through the years with grace and dignity. Not this one. Hoola makes me rather wary of the entire Benefit range. I haven't bought anything from them since then.
NC 35 girls watch out! This looked dirty and gross on my skin. Bad texture and didn't blend well. Disgusting, and going back to the store.
I was recommended Hoola on my search for matte, nonshimmery, true brown/tan color. The powder is very finely milled and very powdery. I can dab my fluffy powder brush into it and it'll pick up a substantial amount of product. This isn't always a bad thing, at least we know it'll last quite a while. I use this mainly for contouring my face. It shows up as a true brown and gives me that naturally tanned look unlike many other bronzers that leave you looking some what golden or muddy. I tried a few other bronzers to compare it to Hoola and evidently Hoola won and the others were returned to their rightful stores. It didn't show up muddy as I used it to contour and it applied and blended out beautifully and easily. It is very buildable and still won't look orangy. I tried it as an all over face bronzer but I couldn't really tell the difference. I tried to apply it to half my face to compare and I could definitely see the difference between my winter colored skin and my slightly tanned half. No matter how much I applied of this product, it still looked natural as if I wasn't wearing a bronzer but it showed up on my makeup wipe as I was removing my makeup. For 28USD, you get 0.40oz of product which is quite a lot. I haven't tried the brush it comes with, but it feels kind of scratchy on the face. It pretty cute to look at though. The box packaging is a nifty little idea but somewhat space consuming. Overall I do like this bronzer and will repurchase it again once I run out, but seeing that I get 0.4oz of product, it could very well last me a while.