[Review] Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer (Mini)

Product Name: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

What it is: Dust this award-winning bronzing powder over your chin, cheeks and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking “tan” year-round. Complete with soft, natural-bristle cheek brush, its pure matte color, no sparkle or shine.

Packaging & Price: Now coming to the packaging, Benefit’s Hoola bronzer comes packaged in a quirky flip-open box. Honestly, I don’t think you could think of a better packaging when you hear the word “Hoola”. It’s quirky with bamboos printed all over the box and super travel-friendly. Once you open the box, first thing that you’ll notice is a tiny blue colored brush, beneath which the product is. Also, there’s a tiny mirror on the other side, useful for touch-ups.

• Rs. 1460 for 4 gm (Mini)
• Rs. 2810 for 8 gm

 How to use: Take a little bit of product on the brush and swipe it on your cheekbones, nose, fore head and chin to give a slight definition to your face and to make it look slim. 

Pigmentation: The pigmentation of the product is beautiful. It’s neither too dark nor too light, perfect for every skin tone. You can of course build up the intensity, if you wish to. But a little goes a long way and it instantly makes your face looks slimmer. Even if you’re new to contouring, it’s an amazing product to have and start with. You only have to lightly swipe it everywhere you wish to contour and it gives such a natural look on its own. Love that.

Texture: Coming to its texture, the texture is what makes it stand out I believe. Even though it’s a powder bronzer, the texture almost feels creamy. The particles of the of the powder are so finely milled that it doesn’t feel that you’ve applied any powder and gives such a natural finish. Does not look muddy, doesn’t give any harsh contour line. Blends beautifully, so easy to work with. Also, it’s really matte, it does not have any shine or shimmer which gives a super natural finish.

Brush: One of the pros of this product is also the brush it comes with. The product comes with a tiny brush with a blue colored wooden handle to hold it and soft bristles to blend the product. The only drawback about the brush is that it is made of animal hair. It would be an amazing step if Benefit finds an alternative and stop using animal hair altogether for their brushes. Apart from this, the brush does a great job of applying and blending the product on the face.

Effects & My Experience: I’ve been wanting to purchase this for the longest time to see what the hype is all about. And oh my goodness, I’m amazingly happy with the purchase and instantly fell in love with this product. From the pigment, to the texture, to the brush it comes with, everything about this product is great. The shade is neither too dark nor too light, gives such a natural finish. Also, love the brush it comes with. Usually the brushes that comes along with the makeup products are not that great, but surprisingly, this does the job really well. The only downside about the brush is that it’s made of animal hair. Also, I love the texture, it almost feels like a cream bronzer.
Even if you’re new or a beginner at contouring your face, this product will make it easier. I love applying this on my cheek bones and nose, instantly makes my face look slimmer. Also, I love using this as an eye shadow at times to give a little depth to my crease. Looks beautiful on eyes too.


• Blends beautifully and seamlessly
• Pigmentation is great
• Good staying power, stays on for good 7-8 hours
• Love the brush it comes with
• Beautiful texture, doesn’t look muddy
• Matte formula which looks really natural on the face
• Good & quirky packaging, easy to carry or travel with
• Great product for beginners
• The shade will suit every skin tone
• Can be used as an eyeshadow too
• A little goes a long way, will last you for a long time

• The brush it comes with is made of animal hair

Conclusion: I’m sure it is needless to say that I am in love with this product. It is one of those products that I know I will keep re-purchasing and won’t look any further. Everything about this product is a 10/10. Love the packaging, totally suits the name “Hoola” and is super travel friendly. Love the pigment, you only need a little and it adds a subtle warmth, gives such a beautiful definition to your face. I like using this on my cheek bones, nose, jawline, and as an eye shadow. It will almost suit every skin tone, except for if you’re really fair and pale, you might want to try out the ‘Hoola Lite’ which is a lighter shade. Love the brush it comes with, except for it’s made of animal hair which is sad. Otherwise, this is a perfect purchase if you want to invest in a good bronzer. It is matte, long wearing, and buildable, also has a great sheen. I agree that it is slightly pricey for a bronzing powder but it is top quality and will last you really long.
No doubt this is an award-winning bronzing powder and definitely worth the hype. I would 100% recommend Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer, if you’re looking for a good bronzer to step up your makeup game!

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