How To Choose the Best Benefit Hoola Bronzer for You

When Benefit Cosmetics launched its first-ever Hoola Bronzer back in 2001, the powder quickly became a firm favourite in many a makeup bag.

The colour was lush. It smelt delicious. Not to mention, it came boxed up in the cutest packaging EVER.

To say it created a bit of a buzz in the beauty world would be an understatement.

Fast-forward to today: the Benefit Hoola Bronzer range has reached nothing short of cult status. It’s more popular than ever and now includes a variety of shades to suit every skin tone under the sun.

Which Hoola bronzer is right for me? and How to use Hoola Benefit bronzerWhich Hoola bronzer is right for me? and How to use Hoola Benefit bronzer

Which Benefit Hoola bronzer is right for me?

‘What’s the best Benefit bronzer?’ we hear you ask. Well, there’s a variety of Benefit Hoola Bronzer shades to choose from. To answer this question, we suggest letting your personal skin tone guide your choice.

Bronzers help add depth and definition to your features. So, selecting one that’s a shade or two darker than your natural complexion works well for most.

If your skin falls on the paler side of the spectrum, you might like to try a lighter-toned bronzer such as Benefit Hoola Lite Matte Bronzer.

On the other hand, if you have a tan or a deep skin tone, you may want to go for a bronzer in a darker shade like Benefit Hoola Bronzer in Caramel or Benefit Hoola Bronzer in Toasted.

Not sure if these shades are for you? There’s also the OG Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, a soft bronze shade that flatters many skin tones.

Here’s your rundown on the Benefit Hoola Bronzer product range

The original product in the Benefit Hoola Bronzer range, this gorgey bronze powder has become a tried-and-true fave for many skin tones. With its matte finish, Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer gives a nice, natural result. And the non-drying formula is perfect for contouring the face or for use as eyeshadow. Who else loves a multitasker? Sign us up.

For all the Snow Whites out there, Benefit sees you and offers a version of Benefit Hoola Bronzer just for you. A beautiful, soft-matte bronze shade, Benefit Hoola Lite Matte Bronzer is a lighter-toned version that’s perfect for fair-skinned folks. A light-handed application will give you a subtle wash of colour. Feel free to add more if you’d like to build the intensity.

Looking for the best Benefit Hoola Bronzer for medium skin or dark skin? This Caramel shade almost looks good enough to eat. (We’ll admit, we might have tried to taste it—which we don’t recommend!) Like the other products in this range, Benefit Hoola Bronzer in Caramel also features a built-in brush and mirror.

After a Benefit Hoola Bronzer for dark skin? Here you go! A deep, Toasted shade, this rich bronzer beautifully complements darker skin tones. Besides delivering a gorgeous, chocolatey hue, it also smells rather amazing. Inhale the fragrance and find yourself transported to a tropical paradise by notes of beachy Citrus and Sandalwood.

To achieve a flawless result, you’ll want to pair your fave Benefit Hoola Bronzer with a decent brush. Designed especially for use with this bronzer collection, the Benefit Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush has a tapered dome brush tip that delivers an even application every time. It’s made with soft, synthetic bristles that lightly dance across your face and help you nail that coveted glow.

How to use Benefit Hoola Bronzer

If you plan to wear your bronzer over your foundation, you’ll first want to finish your base application.

If you’re going to apply the colour straight onto foundation-free skin, we suggest popping on a bit of moisturiser and primer first. This’ll prep the skin and ensure the bronzer sticks.

Now, let’s get to the fun part!

Grab your bronzer and gently swirl your brush of choice in the powder pan. To get an even result, tap excess product off the brush before applying Hoola in gentle strokes.

If it’s your first time using Benefit Hoola Bronzer, go easy. It’s way easier to add more bronzer than it is to remove it if you’ve accidentally gone overboard.

Be warned: once you’ve tried Benefit Hoola Bronzer, you’ll likely find yourself constantly reaching for it and hitting pan in no time. The buildable, matte formula couldn’t be easier to apply, and the shade range is stunning. *Hoo la la!*

How to contour with Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Can you use Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour? Yes, you can. This matte product is actually ideal for contouring.

To contour your face, you’ll want to first apply your foundation. Then blend your Benefit Hoola Bronzer along the more sunken areas of your face—or those you want to chisel out if you have less prominent bone structure.

To add definition to your cheekbones, apply bronzer directly beneath them and blend upwards at an angle.

Then, brush bronzer across the skin between your hairline and forehead, down the sides of your nose, and along the edge of your jawline.

Watch professional makeup artist Megan share her tips on applying bronzer, blush and highlighter in the video below...

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