Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches - La Belle Sirene

Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches

Friday, June 10, 2016



Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

The summer season has started, we are all stocking up on bikinis and sunglasses and finding new ways to incorporate a little summer sunshine into our beauty routines. From beachy hair to sun-kissed skin and bronzed highlights we all want to look like a glowing goddess on those summer days!  

Thankfully, Benefit Cosmetics, the makers of the cult classic Hoola Bronzing Powder answered our sun salutations with an incredible extension to the Hoola family! 

Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The new Hoola Bronzing Collection takes the award winning neutral matte bronzer that we all love and turns it into a liquid and a body bronzer that are a pale girl's dream come true. To top it all off everything has a subtle coconut scent that screams summer. 


Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The original Hoola Bronzing Powder is a gorgeous neutral matte brown that is flattering on pretty much every skin tone and can be used in a multitude of ways. The smooth powder is fabulous for an all over bronze, a sharp contour or even as a transitional eyeshadow. 

The formula is already perfection but Benefit wanted to give us the best possible application so they released their new Bronzing & Contouring Brush. 

The Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush retails for $31 CAD/$24 USD and is the ultimate brush for achieving that bronzed glow. It has ultra plush bristles in a tapered dome shape that fits perfectly into the contours of your face. The turquoise ombre bristles are super soft and fluffy but the tapered shape means they always hit in just the right spot and the slight firmness means you can apply and blend out product at the same time. 

The base of the brush is a gorgeous gold metallic bamboo reed that has a really great size and weight. It feels fantastic in the hand and is super easy to use. It also looks amazing sitting on your vanity. 

The shape of the brush is amazing because it can be used to sweep on a sheer layer of product for an allover glow or it can be used more directly for a slight contour. 

Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Dew The Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer For Face retails for $36 CAD/$28 USD (1 fl oz) and is a complete game changer for us fairer skinned girls who want a natural looking glow without turning orange. 

It is essentially a liquid version of the classic Hoola powder with the same warm yet yellow toned bronze base and neutral undertone. It gives you the ability to get a natural, seamless looking golden glow without any shimmer, glimmer or gleam. 

It has an ultra lightweight gel-creme texture that melts into the skin and feels absolutely weightless. The sheer, yet buildable gel can be used all over the face to add a bit of colour and life to the skin or in select areas to skillfully contour and highlight. 
One layer is perfection for light skin tones but two is key for anything darker and it can even be used a subtle highlight for deep complexions. 

It has a super smooth consistency that blends seamlessly into the skin and smooths over hair, wrinkles and imperfections. It never looks patchy, cakey or heavy with the liquid base adding a slight bit of hydration that makes your skin look healthy and radiant but don't fear you will never look oily. 

Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Hoola Zero Tanlines Believable Allover Body Bronzer retails for $39 CAD/$30 USD for a massive 5 fl oz bottle that is meant to look like a little hula girl. This gorgeous sheer, matte bronze gel is a truly unique product. Instead of the classic self-tanner that can go horribly wrong, Zero Tanlines is essentially makeup for your body. 

It gives you the ability to have a gorgeous Hoola glow on your entire body without the commitment and mess of a self tanner. It applies to the skin with the included sponge that makes it hands free, mess free and streak free and it blends in seamlessly. It layers easily, never feels sticky and best of all it won't budge or transfer onto your clothing. At the end of the night, after 12 hours of rocking the perfect tan, it will wash away in the shower. 

It gives a gorgeous sun kissed glow for events and special occasions but it also helps to even out skin tone, discolourations and imperfections, fix a patchy tan and match your face to your body when they don't quite blend. 

Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca
(Top - Bottom - Zero Tanlines, Dew the Hoola, Hoola)

As you can see, all three products have the same warm bronze shade with a neutral yellow tone that keeps them from ever looking orange or fake. 

Let's Do The Hoola | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca
Wearing Dew The Hoola & Hoola to Contour

The new Hoola Bronzing Collection from Benefit Cosmetics is an absolute dream for us girls who are dying for a gorgeous sunkissed glow and a day at the pool without the sunburn. Whether you play with one or all four of the Hoola products you are destined to look incredible but natural at the same time. 

The entire collection is available now at Sephora, Ulta, Beauty Boutique and more. 

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46 comments

  1. Great review! I loved the pictures!

    www.mcarolina.com.br

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  2. Looks beautiful! I keep hearing great things about this line.

    Nellwyn | www.thecardinalpress.com

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  3. Ah, Hoola is such a classic bronzer- I'm not sure why I've never tried it. It's been tempting me for over 10 years! The new additions to the line look beautiful too :)

    Have a great weekend! xo

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  4. The packaging is very pretty and I love how full that brush is!

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  5. I've been in the park for a bronzer and I might need to try this one!

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  6. Great review and photos! I'm always so scared of trying contouring or bronzing because I'm so pale! Thanks for the tips!

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  7. Your makeup looks awesome! Love those sunnies too!

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  8. Love the pictures and how you show off this bronze. Great work.

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  9. I've heard great things about the Hoola bronzer and I really want to try it! It looks lovely on you!

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

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  10. Yes! I love this! I have been really interested in the Hoola products but wasn't sure if I wanted to get them or not! I have heard a lot about the bronzer powder and not as much about the body bronzer! Thanks for the review.

    xo,
    Milan
    MilanDarling.com

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  11. I have heard so many good things about benefit from a lot of bloggers recently. I think I am going to have to go out and try it now. It just looks so nice on everyone I have seen it on.

    Taylor / SmartAndSimplistic.com

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  12. You are seriously gorgeous!! Your face and complexion is pure perfection! I have been meaning to try this product, but am always hesitant about brozers since I am already kinda dark. After reading your review I think I want to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a great post! The product looks interesting and you look gorgeous. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Hoola is such a classic bronzer and I'm so glad they came out with a new product in the family. It looks great!

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  15. Wow this looks amazing!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  16. I've heard so much about these new products recently! Thanks for sharing!

    - Jessy
    www.currentbliss.com

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  17. Your photos are gorgeous! I have been wanting to get this bronzer for the longest! The packaging alone is just so cute :) The swatches definitely seem like it would compliment my skin tone well. Thanks for this review! Xoxo Primp And Prime Beauty (@melly_cakez)

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  18. That bronzer does look amazing. I may have to try that.

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  19. Im am not a bronzer user but love how it looks on you. Love the product packaging too

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  20. This product just didn't work for me, which is such a shame. I really wanted to find a nice liquid bronzer, but it ended up being far too orangey for my complexion. Love how it looks on you. Maybe I should play around with it a bit more.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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  21. Not the biggest fan of bronzer, but that one looks good!

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  22. I like that body bronzer and sponge!

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  23. I love Benefit's highlighters but I've never tried their bronzers. Getting on it though!

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  24. I went to sephora and she used bronzer on my face! It looked amazing. Doing it on my own is another story. Nice article!

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  25. I've been looking for a new bronzer. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  26. I love all things glowy and this makes me want to go out and buy sole ASAP!

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  27. I love Benefit hoola bronzer <3 xx


    www.annanuttall.com

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  28. Wow, that bronzer sounds great!

    Stephanie | www.stephanietherese.com

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  29. I want the body bronzer so bad! I am definitely going to give that a try.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  30. You really take amazing photos! I don't really wear makeup that often cause I have super sensitive skin but I'll have to check this out for the next special occasion.

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  31. I never tried this brand but I'm really loving the bronzer color. :)

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  32. Perfect timing as I'm in the market for a bronzer! Thanks for the review.

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  33. great review, I love benefit products & this collection looks like a must try!

    Suchi

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  34. Ooo, loving that contouring brush!

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  35. Great review! I love bronzers and would love to give this one a try.

    Beth
    www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  36. I've been hearing a lot of good things about their new products! Also love those sunnies. :)

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  37. You had me at pale girl's dream. I totally want to try this!

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  38. I haven't tried any of these products but I'm dying to try that bronzer! It looks great on you!

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  39. I love Benefit Cosmetics! That bamboo looking brush is SO cute! Need to try these!!

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  40. I want to try that body bronzer-it looks so easy to use!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  41. This line looks amazing! I love that it's available at Sephora too!

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  42. Such a timely post; I've been looking for a new bronzer, will have to give this one a try! XO

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  43. Though I have never heard about Hoola Bronzing Collection but am always ready to check out the new collection. Thanks for the great review!

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  44. Your makeup is always on point, gorgeous! I need that brush in my life, sounds like a great product. I have to add bronzing to my routine more often :)
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  45. I love benefit, they always have the best products!! Thank you for your honest review :)

    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels
    http://www.hmsjewels.com

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