Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
"Dust this award-winning bronzing powder over your chin, cheeks and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking "tan" year-round. It's pure matte colour…no sparkle or shine!"
- Benefit's Product Description
"Dust on Benefit Cosmetics’ iconic Hoola Matte Bronzer across the chin, cheeks, and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking tan that flatters any skin tone. Complete with a soft, natural-bristle cheek brush, it delivers pure matte colour—without leaving behind shine or shimmer. It’s ideal for fair complexions or for use as an all-over finishing powder, and it instantly warms your complexion, leaving you with a healthy-looking, believable glow year-round. The finely milled matte bronzer blends on smoothly and seamlessly."
- Sephora's Product Description
The Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer is available for $29 at Ulta, Sephora, Benefit Boutiques and on benefitcosmetics.com US.
It is also available for £24.50 at Debenhams, Benefit Boutiques and on benefitcosmetics.com UK.
I got a mini of this bronzer for $15 at Ulta to test out if I liked it. Spoiler alert I fell in love with it.
It is smooth and soft. It isn't a "powder cream" like some products but t isn't chalky or over powdery either.
It has nice pigment. It isn't too pigmented and can be blended out or built up. It is in the middle of being a warm and a cool-toned bronzer. It is warm but isn't orange. Even on my light skin.
Swatch with sunlight from a window and no flash:
Swatch with sunlight from a window and flash:
I built up the watch to show the colour. It swatches with one swipe much lighter and thinner. I'm not sure why it looks like it could be shimmery in these photos. It is 100% matte.
The bronzer wore all day and didn't look orange or like I had dirt on my face. It wears well in heat and stayed put all day.
It doesn't have any added scent like some powders do.
It isn't flakey or patchy.
I completely forgot to grab the brush it comes with for these photos. I put it in my drawer when I got the bronzer and I haven't used it once.
I'll have to try it out next time and add a photo for you guys. The brush is soft but kind of small and it is really loosely packed so I'm not sure how I would like how it applies the bronzer.
Was it worth the hype? I'd heard a lot of people say they liked this bronzer before I got it but it wasn't super hyped up. I think it is a great bronzer and I keep trying to get my sister to get it so I'd say yes.
Was it worth the price? I've used mine a ton and it doesn't look like I've touched it. Since I have a mini the full size would last forever! It is a really great bronzer and you get a lot for your buck. I think it's worth the $29.
I love this bronzer. It's so hard to find warm bronzers that don't look orange on me. This bronzer is smooth and has a great finish that isn't orange. I love that it's matte and that it blends or builds.
That's it for this review. Thanks so much for giving it a read! I hope you enjoyed it! Have you tried the Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer? What did you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Photo Credit: All photos taken by me with a Canon T5 with an 18-55mm lens
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