Benefit Hoola Review
'Hoola' comes in a cardboard box with 11gms of product for £23.50.
The Good: A matte brown with a balance of cool and warm undertones. Highly pigmented, swatches true to the colour in the pan. finely milled, blends easily into the skin. You can get the colour to be sheer with a light hand or very intense if desired. The colour lasts all day and the product comes with a brush that is surprisingly soft.
The Bad: The product can get dusty after you dip your brush in to it. The cardboard packaging can look battered if you let it bounce around in your bag.
How do i use it? I mainly use it to contour on days where I feel my skin doesn't need moisture as my favourite cream bronzer is still the 'Soleil tan de Chanel', I have tried using 'Hoola' with the brush it comes with which basically gives you a stripe along your cheeks, it's good for contouring and on the go but you need a fluffy powder brush to then blend it out. I have been using 'Rimmel Stay Matte' pressed powder to set my liquid foundation to prepare for 'Hoola'.
I would recommend Hoola if you want a matte powder bronzer which is natural looking with no orange or red undertones with practical 'on the go' pretty packaging. I prefer Hoola to Nars Laguna and Casino bronzers which have been favourites of mine because the shimmers in them make the contouring look fake and Laguna can look muddy and casino can look too red on me. I have also used Mac's matte bronzing powder, but that looks too red on me too. I have been using Hoola almost every day since I got it and I absolutely love how natural it looks on me.
I already own 'Thrrrob' which is another boxed powder by Benefit, next on my list is 'Georgia', I know it's not really going to show up on my skin tone, but it would make a nice everyday highlighter or brightening face powder... "I think". :)
Have you tried "Hoola"? If not, what matte powder do you use to contour?