Our Beauty Editor’s Favourite Bronzer Revealed

From about the age of 15, bronzer has been one beauty item that has always remained in my makeup bag. As someone with a fair skin tone, I’ve relied heavily on bronzer to warm up my complexion, add definition and fake a sunkissed glow.

I’m just going to skip over the part where I didn’t know my limits for about the first two years and was walking around like I was on Jersey Shore.

What’s My Go-To?

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, because it’s the most reviewed bronzer on adorebeauty.com.au. Of course, it has to be the shimmer-free, universally flattering Benefit Hoola.

Hoola is a rich, matte pressed bronzing powder (also available in Lite)

– It can be used as a bronzer, powder contour shade or a warm brown eyeshadow

– The finely-milled powder applies and blends out seamlessly

– Won’t emphasise pores or dry patches

– Hoola is easily buildable so you can customise your look

– Also comes with a soft, natural-bristle cheek brush perfect for sculpting

– This award-winning bronzer is also available in a mini version

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What Sets It Apart?

The biggest appeal for me is that this bronzer doesn’t contain shimmer or glitter, which a) makes it more versatile, and b) prevents you from looking like the tin man.

The worst thing about shimmery cheek products is that if they’re applied heavily, that shimmer brings attention to enlarged pores and dry areas (both of which are usually found on the cheeks). I personally prefer the shimmer to be in my highlighter only, thanks.

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How To Use Hoola:

If you’re already a bronzing pro, you can skip over this part. For any beauty beginners, this is a helpful little guide to where you should apply bronzer.

Bronze: For a natural-looking faux glow, tap your brush into Hoola and flick off any excess product to avoid looking ‘muddy’. Dust across larger areas of the face that would tan naturally, like the forehead, cheeks, and bridge of the nose.

Contour: Again, pick up the powder on your brush and tap off the excess, before applying underneath the cheekbones and/or other areas where shadows naturally fall. Pull the fish face if you need to expose your cheekbones for easier application. Blend, blend, blend!

Define: I always keep my Hoola handy as an on-the-go eyeshadow. The warm tone blended over the lid and deepened in the crease defines the eyes beautifully.

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