Howdy everyone? I am in quite a cheery mood today (and also was yesterday). First of all, India beat Pakistan in the semi-finals of the cricket world cup and the weather is finally pleasant in the icy and cold city of Calgary. Went for yoga last night and felt all zen-like. The only thing that can make me happier is when India will win the world cup :)
So spring has sprung (let me not jinx it however, because it might snow during the weekend), so I thought why not introduce you to my favorite bronzer, Benefit Hoola. Finally I can look forward to being a bit darker after months of being pale. However, I am not the one to heavily rely on bronzers or tanners for looking darker, being Indian, it only takes 5 minutes of sun to go a skin tone darker! However, I do find this bronzer really useful for creating contours and darkening a lighter foundation. It does not feel like dirt and neither does it have a lot of sparkles to give a glittery feel. It is in fact, a perfect bronzer for darker skin-tones. If applied as an all-over powder, it gives your skin a warm glow and never does it feel mud-like. And once I contoured my face with it and my flat face finally had some angles. Even if you don’t like looking tanned, this is quite a useful product to have in your stash because it is not overpowering on your skin and creates really natural contours. The coverage is also build-able and the texture is extremely soft. One flaw of this powder is that may be it is too soft because as you can see in the picture, the powder breaks down and accumulates upon a swirl of a brush. The brush also I find quite useless for a bronzer such as this.
As for the value, I find it to be very reasonably priced. It is $28 (US) or $36 Cdn for 11 grams of product. I doubt if I’ll ever run out of it, but if I do, I’ll definitely repurchase. Gets my seal of approval.
What is your favorite bronzer? 
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8 thoughts on “Review | Benefit Hoola Face Powder

  1. Appu

    I've been wanting to pick this up for quite sometime now :) I'll check it out over the weekend. I definitely need a good bronzer that doesn't make me look like dirt. All benefit boxed blushes are great value for money!

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  2. Miller LisaB

    I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_skii/index_e.htm), enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

    I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth – particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had – even without makeup.

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  3. aoyv

    yup definitely doesn't give the “dirty” look. Sometimes when I am tanned, I use it as an all over face powder. It gives the perfect glow.

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