I’ve been using a lot of bronzer lately. The weather is getting warmer and I’m still in my pale post-Winter state! Knowing that I’ll soon be self-tanning on a regular basis (as much as I love and need to tan – it’s also quite tiring after some time), I’m trying to warm up my complexion by just bronzing for the time-being.
I recently spoke about another of my favourite bronzers by Bobbi Brown, however another one I really like is Benefit’s Hoola bronzer.
Packaging: An 8g square thick cardboard packaging that also comes with its own brush that’s actually quite decent. It also has a mirror on the top lid which is handy if your applying your bronzer on-the-go. I really like this – along with most products by Benefit, their packaging is always quite original and fun!
Texture: This bronzer is super soft and velvety. It doesn’t leave too much fall-out and applies beautifully to the skin.
Application: To warm up your complexion: Just apply over the cheeks, forehead and temples. Make sure it’s all blended in well! To define cheekbones: Apply in the hollows just under your cheekbone and blend upwards.
The brush it comes with is quite good really and its shape actually make it quite easy to define the cheekbones. However, I sometimes use my Revolution BX-35 brush* as the bristles are a bit stiffer making it easier to apply and giving a more defined look. *as seen in these photos.
Shade: This bronzer has a beautiful, natural look that can easily be built up if need be. If I had to compare this to the Bobbi Brown Golden Light one, I’d say this is a bit more cool toned whereas the one from Bobbi is a lot warmer. That being said, they are both very versatile and can easily be altered by applying less or more to suit your personal preference.
Cost: This currently sells for about €32.43 from LookFantastic.com, however this also includes worldwide delivery. It is a little bit pricey but it’s to be expected from the brand itself.
Verdict: This bronzer really is wonderful! It warms up the skin instantly and still looks natural even when my skin is extremely pale, however it is important that it’s blended properly as it will end up looking a bit messy!
As it’s so effective, it’s also recommended that you start off with a little product and then build it up gradually. If your skin is darker than you can get away with being so cautious!
All in all, a natural looking bronzer that will look great on most skin tones. Have any of you tried this?