As we continue to roll into the summer months, I tend to turn my back on my old faithful pink and berry coloured blushers and say hello to brighter shades of coral and *gulp*...bronzer.
Let me tell you straight off the bat that I'm not the biggest fan of bronzer. I have far to many memories of myself in my younger adolescent days sporting bright orange, discoball cheeks thinking I was hawt..when really, no...ew!!!! These days though, with the bronzer market brimming with products, surely..surely there is a shade to suit us whities?! And..hallelujah!! There is! Ladies, say hello to Hoola by Benefit.
I can put my hand on my heart and confidently say that this bronzer contains zero orange tones. Nope. None. Nada. Point numero uno for Hoola. I can also say firmly that this product contains no sparkles and not one hint of glitter, it is unashamedly matte. Point number 2 for Hoola.
It's matte finish makes it ideal product for contouring (watch your back Kim Kardashian) and unless you have the heaviest hand of all, this shade shouldn't be too overpowering on fair skin. The only downside is that this bronzer is a 1-shade-fits-all kinda thing, but for darker skinned beauties among us, I'm sure this could be layered up to create a stronger look.
With this product being matt, I wouldn't say its great for dipping a big fluffy blush in and dusting it over your face (I think the end result would provide you with a face which looks kind of like clay...) but this product isn't designed for that (you're looking for bronzing pearls, if dusting bronzer all over your face decolletage is your kind of thing). This product is instead designed to provide you with a tanned, yet sculpted and defined look a la Kardashian. Say hello to your newly discovered cheekbones ladies.
|blended out + heavy swatch in natural light|
|blended out + heavy swatch under flash|
Hoola is available from the Benefit website, Boots and Debenhams for £23.50.