Product Review: Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Benefit and I haven't really gotten along too well in the past. I tried to give her a chance but, me and the products just were not compatible. But, I may just have a change of heart and give Benefit another chance. The first step towards reconciliation is this lovely Benefit Bronzing Powder in Hoola ($28.00).

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Benefit Bronzing Powder-Hoola

First of all, I really think the sturdy, squared box packaging is pretty cute. Very different from your traditional compact ones. I like it even though I find that it is a tad bit bulky, and it takes up space in my makeup bag when I travel. Hoola is a matte, brown/bronze color (with a hint of warm gold?), that fortunately when applied on the cheeks, does not transfer orange. When it comes to bronzers, I look for ones that aren't going to give me a pumpkin face, and that glide on smoothly and look natural on my cheeks. Hoola does just that. 

I will admit, I was a bit worried about this bronzer not working for me. I have read on other sites that Hoola is not very easy to blend. Luckily, I did not experience this problem. I just take my blush brush, take a bit of the bronzer, and apply it on my cheekbones to contour, or to the apples of my cheeks when I want to warm them up a bit. Please note that a little goes a long way with this product. 

Hoola also comes with a cute brush to use when applying this product on the go. The brush hairs are soft and it's a very nice tool to have, but I prefer to apply this bronzer with my own blush brush. 

Overall, I do like this bronzer, and if you are a fan of matte bronzers instead of shimmered ones, then Hoola may be something you want to look into. 

What do you all think of Hoola? Please share in the comments!

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use. 


  1. Yeay you goot Hoola :)
    I absolutely love this, I've never actually used it as a bronzer but use it every single day as a contour product. It's the best.


  2. I'm in need for a new bronzer... I've been afraid of the orange look but since you mentioned it does not end up orangey I may have to finally give it a try. Great review!

  3. Stay tuned girls because, I actually think I may have found my HG bronzer from Urban Decay. I even love it more than I do Hoola LOL! I will review it shortly.