Five Reasons Why Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer Is Awesome

1. It’s the right side of brown, not too orange, but with enough warmth to lift most complexions and stop things looking too dirty,

2. It’s matte, and I think it’s the finish that helps to sculpt cheek bones, even without purposely contouring. Applying this over a satin finish foundation makes me feel like a real life mac makeup artist selfie (I spend far too much time on that Instagram tag).

3.It has a beautiful consistency, making applying it with different brushes so easy. For me it sits perfectly in the middle of the sheer/opaque product scale. For a heavier finish I use my real techniques buffing brush, but for a lighter finish, it works beautifully with most duo fibre or less dense powder brushes.

4. The lasting power is pretty impressive. Some bronzers I use are gone five minutes after application, but even with the “right hand on face” being my standard position of choice at my desk, it’s still there by lunch time. Thumbs up.

5. This box has my name on it. Need I say more? Benefit, you the bomb (.com…. *ahem* who said that?)



  1. Julia van Dooren
    24 Jun 2014 / 9:00 am

    Need to try this one!! XO

  2. Pink Elephant Blog
    24 Jun 2014 / 9:24 am

    I love it too but it can look a bit muddy on me in winter… Still a FAB bronzer though!! πŸ™‚

    Alex @

  3. Linda Massi
    24 Jun 2014 / 9:28 am

    This gif is just genius.

  4. darlingdee
    24 Jun 2014 / 9:58 am

    I need to try this, and I love the little gif.

  5. Maddy
    24 Jun 2014 / 10:16 am

    This looks so good, and I love that it has your name on it too! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  6. Olga
    24 Jun 2014 / 10:46 am

    I agree, Benefit its perfect!!
    Strawberry Blonde

  7. Lilly Perkins
    24 Jun 2014 / 11:06 am

    Definitely wanna give this a try!! Lilly xx

  8. An LΓ½
    24 Jun 2014 / 11:24 am

    loving the gif! hah!

  9. Manouk Maat
    24 Jun 2014 / 11:24 am

    I think this one's similar to the Honey Bronzer by The Body Shop (at least shade 01)!

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  10. Louise Hunt
    24 Jun 2014 / 11:25 am

    I love this bronzer I use it everyday! Great post. Xx

  11. Lily D
    24 Jun 2014 / 11:33 am

    I tried this before, used it all up and loved it. I need to repurchase this x

  12. Maquillage Magic
    24 Jun 2014 / 11:58 am

    I really want to try this bronzer. I think it is hard to find a really awesome matte bronzer but by the sounds of it this may fit the job!

    Laura xx

  13. ZeebLikesIt
    24 Jun 2014 / 12:01 pm

    I really do need to give this a go!


  14. Nena Verbeeck
    24 Jun 2014 / 12:19 pm

    Haha, EstΓ©e always says hahahaha ^^ I really need to try out the hoola bronzer πŸ™‚

  15. casuallyawkward
    24 Jun 2014 / 2:02 pm

    This has been on my wish list for sooo long, I need to get it!
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

  16. Millie Nicole
    24 Jun 2014 / 2:02 pm

    Really want to try this, it sounds like the perfect bronzer and I love that it has a matte finish with good staying power, my current one disappears so quickly!

    Millie x

  17. katie steinberg
    24 Jun 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I loved this bronzer for a while, but nothing has ever been able to compare to Nars Laguna on my skin.

  18. Juliet Ulehake
    24 Jun 2014 / 2:57 pm

    First bronzer I ever bought, but it was definitely worth the money!

  19. ErinElizabeth
    24 Jun 2014 / 3:22 pm

    I think it's because of your awesome gif!

  20. justbeckyblog
    24 Jun 2014 / 5:17 pm

    Great post – I've seen loads of people posting about this lately, I may have to give it a whirl myself! x

  21. Leanne Dolan
    24 Jun 2014 / 5:22 pm

    I've actually never tried Hoola!! I remember back when I 1st started blogging it was the must have bronzer!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

  22. Mads M
    24 Jun 2014 / 5:47 pm

    I have heard nothing but great things about this bronzer, some day I may just have to give in !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  23. Just Jen
    24 Jun 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Just bought this last week and I've already fallen in love!! xx

  24. Abby Evans
    24 Jun 2014 / 6:05 pm

    I love Hoola and for all the reasons mentioned except I must say the name aspect make me a little envious!

  25. Emily Orzel
    24 Jun 2014 / 6:17 pm

    My favorite too! I stray away from it to try new things but I always seem to go back to it.

    xo Emily //

  26. Emily Allen
    24 Jun 2014 / 7:13 pm

    I have a mini Hoola but never bother using it, definitely going to fish it out tomorrow and give bronzer a try as I tend to shy away from doing it because I'm pale πŸ™‚ x


  27. Sara Fleming
    24 Jun 2014 / 8:51 pm

    Love Hoola! Even suitable for my snow white skin! Haha.

  28. Amy Liddell
    24 Jun 2014 / 9:21 pm

    This sounds amazing! Need to try it asap

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  29. Amber Hunter
    24 Jun 2014 / 9:28 pm

    Hoola was actually the first bronzer I ever bought and it's still going strong! I'm interested in NARS Laguna when I want a bit more warmth/less contour but I feel like you really can't go wrong with Hoola.
    Amber | Lovely Notions

  30. Afrin β™‘
    24 Jun 2014 / 9:34 pm

    I used to use this when i was younger this post just made me remember how much I did love it, love the lil gif its so cool xx


  31. Kathya Stryzak
    24 Jun 2014 / 10:17 pm

    Buenas tardes..un rubor perfecto!!! tengo el..
    amei el gif!! πŸ™‚

  32. Holly McLoughlin
    24 Jun 2014 / 10:28 pm

    I've been wanting this for so long, fingers crossed I'll get it one day πŸ™‚

  33. Mlhauken
    25 Jun 2014 / 6:41 am

    Well, this is just my kind of post! Been debating wether or not I should pop this in my collection. But I need it, just need it!

    Mint, Laugh & Lipstick // Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

  34. Zazie Bibi
    25 Jun 2014 / 8:04 am

    This sounds fab!x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  35. Megan Roisin
    25 Jun 2014 / 9:56 am

    I've been so envious of everyone getting their names on the box!!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  36. Lauren McMinn
    25 Jun 2014 / 9:59 am

    Lovely post! xx

  37. Nicki Soltanieh
    25 Jun 2014 / 10:20 am

    Found your blog through youtube, so happy I did!
    Love the hoola bronzer!


  38. Lauren S
    25 Jun 2014 / 10:41 am

    well you certainly put up a good argument for it, i would love to try it and see if it suits my skin or is better than kevin aucoin
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  39. aimee chang
    25 Jun 2014 / 1:29 pm

    What kind of brush are you using for your bronzer?

  40. Fleur Chelsea
    25 Jun 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Really need to get my hands on this! Thanks for sharing



  41. Manu Gmz
    25 Jun 2014 / 6:56 pm

    It breaks me out like crazy. If I put it on in the morning, by noon, I'm already acne-fest. πŸ™

  42. Talisa Tossell
    25 Jun 2014 / 8:00 pm

    I got a free one with birchbox and ADORE it!

  43. Steffy
    25 Jun 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Could't agree more! This is my go too bronzer and it never fails to impress x) lovely review <3

  44. Siham Hamdan
    25 Jun 2014 / 10:51 pm

    I'm not sure if I really need or just want this, but I'm definitely getting it! Hahaha X

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  45. BENNevolent
    26 Jun 2014 / 8:03 am

    I love Benefits Hoola Bronzer, its amazing for contouring the face and giving it definition.

    -BENNevolent |

  46. Selene Schirinzi
    26 Jun 2014 / 10:04 am

    Unfortunately on me it's almost invisible…I like its consistency but you can barely see it on my face! And my skin is fair! I do not know why…:(

  47. Julie
    26 Jun 2014 / 12:48 pm

    "Suzie's Hoola"… How cool ! I'm so jealous πŸ™‚ x

  48. Emily Shea
    26 Jun 2014 / 3:34 pm

    This will always & forever be my favourite bronzer! It is so perfect for my skin tone which is so fair. πŸ™‚

  49. Emma W
    26 Jun 2014 / 3:38 pm

    I used this bronzer in the past but for some reason that I can't remember (probably there isn't one haha) stopped. This post definitely makes want to pick it up again πŸ™‚

  50. Vicky M
    26 Jun 2014 / 5:33 pm

    I use Laguna by Nars as a bronzer right now, but this looks like a good one to try (probably cheaper, too!) when it finally runs out.

  51. abigailalicex
    26 Jun 2014 / 9:27 pm

    I absolutely love this bronzer, by far the best on the market at the moment!

  52. Rosie Glow
    27 Jun 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Hi Suzie thanks for another great blog post. How does hoola compare to Nars Laguna? xx

  53. Hannah Rose
    27 Jun 2014 / 9:24 pm

    This is the next bronzer on my list, it sounds so good! xx

  54. Amy Jones
    28 Jun 2014 / 12:49 am

    Love hoola so much! I can only wear it in the warmer months though or it's too dark for me :'( First world problems!

  55. Tara Clare
    28 Jun 2014 / 3:24 pm

    I did a post about Benefit's Hoola Bronzer on my blog too! Check it out:

  56. Lindsay Cooper
    29 Jun 2014 / 4:25 am

    Awesome bronzer for sure!

  57. Sheila Espey
    29 Jun 2014 / 4:16 pm

    I think the most important fact is that it has your Name on it;)

  58. Michelle Kimble
    05 Jul 2014 / 6:31 am

    sounds great, hate it when it's too orange, I prefer the browner bronzer. I love my bronzers anyway they are my staple right now as we have moved to the country where I am one of the only people you see at the supermarket with make up on. (slight exageration)

  59. Alk
    06 Jul 2014 / 5:58 pm

    I go to their counter and has some hesitation on if I should buy it. After reading your comment, I know what to do now.. Thanks πŸ™‚

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