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!
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!
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.
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.
(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!