Review | Benefit Cosmetics Do The Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit

Hey Beauties! 

Are you ready to do the hoola? 

Benefit Cosmetics is famous for their genius Tips & Tricks Beauty Kits like How To Look The Best At Everything, Primping With The Stars, Feelin’ Dandy and World Famous Neutrals. These kits, filled with travel sizes of their best selling products in carefully curated themes and looks have been and will probably always be a gigantic hit with beauty lovers and new adventurers alike because they give you the chance to test out multiple products at once and at an affordable price to boot! 

Well now there are three more kits to add to your collection! Benefit has decided to release three new kits that are exclusive to Sephora. Along with the Do The Hoola kit, there will be a They’re Real! Sexy On The Run kit featuring two mascaras, an eyeliner and the They’re Real makeup remover and an Operation Pore-Proof Kit featuring the entire Porefessional range, a Dr. Feelgood Balm and the new Shy Beam matte highlighter. 

The Do The Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit ($44 CAD) comes in the shape of a small book and is covered in the classic Hoola bamboo print. It’s the perfect size for carrying with you for travel or even a night at a friends. The kit is centred around Benefit’s iconic Hoola Bronzer, a must have in any beauty lovers collection, but this kit takes Hoola to the next level. 

Benefit has created this kit to give you the most believable bronze that will make you look like you spent a week in Hawaii. It consists of 5 deluxe sizes of Benefit’s best selling products, you get a Hoola Bronzer, an Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Hoola, a They’re Real Mascara in Black, a Benebalm Lip Balm, and an exclusive sneak peek at one of Benefit’s upcoming releases – the Dew The Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer! 

The Do The Hoola Kit also comes with super handy Tips & Tricks sheets that highlight each product and help you figure out how to incorporate them into your bronzing routine. 

The original Hoola Bronzing Powder ($36 CAD) is a warm, matte bronzer, it is the perfect shade that is not too warm and not too cool so it flatters every single skin tone and gives a naturally sun kissed appearance. It can be used for warming up the complexion or for more specific tasks like contouring the face. 

The Benebalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm ($23 CAD) is the lip balm version of Benefit’s classic Benetint stain, it is a gorgeous rose tinted balm that conditions and hydrates with mango butter while giving a layer of sheer but buildable colour. 

The Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Hoola ($21 CAD) is a gorgeous golden nude gloss with tiny gold shimmer that makes lips look juicy and plump. It glides on and feels like silk on the lips, there is no stickiness to be found just comfortable and hydrated lips. 

The They’re Real Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara ($31 CAD or $16 for travel size) is another iconic Benefit product, it’s a wonder mascara and a long time favourite of mine. It magically lengthens, curls, volumes, lifts and separates all at the same time, reaching even the shortest and most stubborn of lashes. It gives you a spectacular falsie effect without any of the work. 

Lastly, the product everyone is waiting for – the Dew The Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer is a tan coloured gel with no shimmer or glitter in sight. It is the perfect shade to give you a gorgeous golden glow, it looks quite warm when you first see it but it blends out to the perfect natural tan. The tone is so natural and wearable that it works for even the palest of skin tones – like myself – but might not be dark enough for darker complexions. 

The gel itself is very lightweight and thin with sheer coverage but I found that you can build it up to make it as intense as you want. It blends out seamlessly and practically melts into the skin so that you can’t even feel it but you can visibly see the difference.

I’ve found there a number of ways that you can incorporate Dew The Hoola into your routine. You can wear it as a golden base under your makeup, you can mix it into your foundation for a golden glow, you can wear it alone on no makeup days for a boost to your complexion, you can use it a contour base under the Hoola powder or you can apply it on top of your foundation where you would normally bronze for a more dewy, radiant glow. 

{ L-R Benebalm, Hoola Lipgloss, Dew The Hoola, Hoola Bronzer}

I have fallen in love with Dew The Hoola because it gives the same golden glow as it’s powder counterpart but without the powder. I am a huge lover of cream and liquid products, especially during the summer, because they really give you a radiant glow that you just can’t achieve with powder and it is much more friendly on dry skin. I have loved wearing it alone on a daily basis as well as on top of my foundation as my bronzer. 

Benefit’s Do The Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit is an absolute winner and perfect for the last few weeks of Summer. It gives you the chance to test out all of Benefit’s best bronzing products in a travel friendly kit and best of all you get a sneak peek at the newest bronzing champion. It’s even great for Benefit veterans who want to have a handy mini size of their favourite products. If you have already tried the rest of the products in this kit or if you are completely new to Benefit, I highly suggest you get your hands on it even if it’s just for the Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer. 

The Benefit Do The Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit retails for $44 CAD and is exclusive to Sephora. 

*press sample but opinions are all my own*



  1. Summer
    August 21, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I adore the look of the new bronzer, This kit looks amazing!Summer x

  2. Bethany Everett
    August 21, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Such a cute little kit, perfect for a weekend getaway. Love it!

  3. Jen27
    August 21, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    What a cute little set! I've been meaning to try Hoola for years and They're Real is my fave mascara. Will have to check this out :)

  4. Kenzie Negron
    August 22, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    I have never tried this, but have heard such good things about it! Xx, kenz

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