Summer Lovin’ | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Hoola Lite & Quickie Contour Stick Review & Swatches

Summer Lovin' | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Hoola Lite & Quickie Contour Stick Review & Swatches |

Hey Beauties! 

It’s that time of year again, when summer is coming to an end and everyone has pumpkin spice on their minds. So while it seems like fall has arrived over night, I still have summer in my heart and I plan on keeping up my glowing goddess, bronzed skin all year round!

Every year when this transitional season comes around I change up my daily makeup drawer but one product that never leaves its spot is my Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Powder. It’s the perfect neutral toned bronzer with a soft matte finish that looks stunning on just about every skintone.

Benefit has been the ultimate bronzing authority for the longest time and just last year they expanded the Hoola range to include a liquid bronzer, a brush and a body bronzer (you can see my review here). This year they are taking it one step further and adding 2 more products to my everyday, all year round drawer! 

Summer Lovin' | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Hoola Lite & Quickie Contour Stick Review & Swatches |

First up is my personal new favourite, the Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Lite Bronzing Powder ($38 CAD/$29 USD – 0.28 oz). Just like it’s sister, this is a classic matte, neutral toned bronzer but Hoola Lite comes in a lighter shade that is frankly HEAVEN SENT for fair skin! 

Hoola Lite is a light yellow based brown that gives the perfect touch of a sunkissed glow to my fair skinned girls. The shade is literally perfect because it is practically impossible to look orange or muddy. It is also quite pigmented but not so much that you can over do it or give yourself a bronzer helmet.  The powder itself is incredibly smooth and buttery so it applies and blends out like a dream! 

Summer Lovin' | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Hoola Lite & Quickie Contour Stick Review & Swatches |

This photo shows the difference between the classic Hoola and Hoola Lite. You can see that the shades have the same undertone with only a subtle change in darkness. 

The second new addition to the Hoola family is the Hoola Quickie Contour Stick ($38 CAD/ $29 USD). I was so excited for this release because I always use a cream contour whether I am going for a more natural look or something more glam and I prefer a stick formation! 

The Quickie Contour Stick is a cream version of the Hoola powder, housed in a luxe gold bamboo tube. It has the same neutral tone with a touch of warmth and a beautiful soft matte finish. 

Summer Lovin' | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Hoola Lite & Quickie Contour Stick Review & Swatches |

Cream contouring may seem confusing and intimidating but it is truly such a simple technique that makes a massive difference to your everyday routine. It gives you the ability to achieve a soft, naturally sculpted look that slims and defines your face without looking muddy or harsh. 

The Quickie Contour Stick is a wonderful choice for contour novices as it has a handy domed shaped tip that helps you achieve a smooth, targeted application in just the right spots. It has an easy to use, lightweight, cream to powder formula that applies smoothly, blends effortlessly and builds up easily. One layer (it’s very pigmented!) will give you a subtle shape while two or three will take you to seriously sculpted. 

Summer Lovin' | Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Collection | Hoola Lite & Quickie Contour Stick Review & Swatches |

(top – bottom – quickie contour stick, dew the hoola swatched & blended )

The two new additions to the Hoola family are frankly heaven sent and they fill out the collection so that it has the perfect combination of products! I love layering the powder and cream products for the perfect natural sunkissed glow with perfectly sculpted cheekbones!

If you are on the fairer skinned side then I highly recommend these two new additions and if you are not they I hope you have a classic Hoola Bronzer in your collection! 

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  1. Jenny
    September 7, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I just bought the Hoola Bronzer and love it but I mighttt have to get the Lite one too since my skin is so fair. Loved this post by the way!!-Jenny

  2. Rachel Ritlop
    September 7, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    This collection sounds amazing! I know it can be hard to find a good bronzer with fair skin!

  3. Le Petit Chef
    September 7, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Such pretty flat lays! Loving them!

  4. Meli
    September 7, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    I will need to check these new colours out! I have previously owned products from Hoola but found them too dark for my very pale skin! Thanks for sharing! xxx

  5. Megan Hallier
    September 7, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I've never tried a contour stick before. I like that it looks so creamy!

  6. The Haunted Housewife
    September 7, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    YES! I'm super extra pale and I usually stay the heck away from bronzers because they just don't work for me, but this one looks perfect! I'm going to try it! 😀

  7. Krystin Tysire
    September 7, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I've heard about this bronzer but haven't had the chance to use it yet! It sounds really good, I'll definitely keep this one in mind for the winter when I'm on the paler

  8. aclassyfashionista
    September 7, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I love hoola lite! It's my go-to bronzer daily! Also, your flat lays are always perfection. 🙂

  9. Tami @ The Inspiration Lady
    September 7, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    I have super fair skin and it's so hard for me to find a bronzer that doesn't make me look weird, lol. I've never tried these products but I definitely want to. 🙂 Also, you take such pretty photos!

  10. Amanda Faber
    September 7, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I have fair skin too and struggle with finding a good product. I need check this out!

  11. Breakfast at Lillys
    September 7, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Hoola lite is my favorite bronzer. So perfect for the pale girls.

  12. Summer @ Coffee With Summer
    September 7, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    These look awesome! I love my Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer, because it's light, lasts, and its perfect for my light skin tone. BUT I definitely need to get a contour stick like this – these look so good.

  13. Rachel Gault
    September 8, 2017 / 12:15 am

    I need to keep an eye out for these! I usually stick with the same products!

  14. Mandy Baker
    September 8, 2017 / 12:22 am

    This looks like an awesome product! I always have troubles finding a good bronzer for the winter!

  15. Amber Marie
    September 8, 2017 / 3:06 am

    I really like the shade of the light version!-xoxo, Am

  16. Fairy Princess Jord
    September 8, 2017 / 3:21 am

    Just because it's fall doesn't mean we can't have pretty, bronzed skin (:

  17. Cristina
    September 8, 2017 / 6:14 am

    I heard a lot of good things about Benefits cosmetics. I have to admit that I am a lazy girl and I'm not into make-up like bronzers or countouring. But I am willing to give them a try.

  18. Alexandra Hollander
    September 8, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Haven't tried any of these new products, but I'll need to now!

  19. Nicole Flint
    September 8, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I love your flat lays! I love Benefit products!

  20. Ashley Vickney
    September 8, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I have a bronzer that my little sister got me that I love!

  21. Rachel Catherine
    September 8, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I have really fair skin so bronzer has been tough for me but I like these choices. Love the collection!

  22. Avery
    September 8, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I've been dying to try the hoola bronzer, but this is making me reconsider xD it feels a little too warm for me haha

  23. Justine @
    September 9, 2017 / 1:40 am

    i'm extremely yellow and i totally use hoolah! i feel like this benefit line compliments all skin tones!

  24. Pammy
    September 9, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    OMG! I love the shades!!! Really great for gifting and these are amazing products I'll check out later!

  25. Cathy Mini
    September 10, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    I looooove Benefit Cosmetics! Hoola is my fave bronzer

  26. Bailey Suzio
    September 10, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    What a fantastic bronzer. It looks so blendable.

  27. Crystal
    September 11, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I need to check out the contour stick! I love a cream contour!

  28. Kaitlyn Killebrew
    September 12, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    So cool! Definitely a product I need to check out!

  29. Victori Media
    September 12, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Girl, if you haven't done a post already about creating the perfect flat lay, you should!Tori || Victori Media

  30. Alex
    September 14, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    This looks awesome! I rarely wear bronzer, but I am going to have to check it out!

  31. Dara @ The Southern Thing
    September 14, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    The Hoola bronzer is one of my favorites! Benefits makes great products!

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