Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Why didn’t you tell me how AMAZING Hoola is?


Okay, the above isn’t actually true. Yes, every beauty blogger and her dog rave about Hoola, and it is the UK's No1 best selling bronzer BUT time and time again I’ve looked at it and thought, it’s a bit meh. I thought it was another of these scenester/overhyped/have-it-to-be-cool kinda products. It always looked too pale to be a bronzer and very flat and boring in the box... how wrong was I!

I was lucky enough the Christmas presents of all Christmas presents – the much sought and highly lusted after Benefit Sweet Spot (see it here). The limited edition palette contains five gorgeous boxed blushers plus the iconic Hoola. And I’ll admit I was the least excited about Hoola, but I’ve ended up using that the most. I now get what everyone else has been getting for years. It’s a brilliant and versatile bronzing and contour powder. It must be almost universally flattering because, not only does everyone seem to love the one-shade powder, it works on me and my sister who’s way lighter than me. As a contour powder, it’s completely foolproof. I suck in the cheeks in an attractive “duck face” and dust the powder (with my Real Techniques Contour Brush) directly below my cheek bones, jaw line, under the tip of my nose and around the temples and hairline and it looks like I’ve been professionally chizzelled. Perfect results every time. It’s not heavy of cakey and it blends so effortlessly. In fact, it barely needs blending at all, it’s that good! It’s great as an all over bronzer too – not as pale as it looks in the box, it actually gives the face a great sunkissed warmth. For me, it’s an ideal winter warmer. It warms without being too orange or over the top. It has zero shimmer, which is what makes it a great contour powder but also what makes it such a natural face powder.

Hoola, now that I have you, you’ll always be in my kit! As soon as it runs out in my Benefit Sweet Spot, I’ll be purchasing a full size box’o’lovliness. RRP £23.50 LookFantastic | Debenhams | House of Fraser


I’d love to know what you all think? Are you Hoola lovers? 


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14 comments:

  1. I love Hoola too, it's a great bronzer. Lovely post, you look stunning x

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    1. Thanks Lily! Isn't it great. So glad I finally realised x

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  2. I always have hoola in my stash - it's been my go-to bronzer for years.Great post xx

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    1. I'm actually mad with myself for missing out :) Thank you x

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  3. I was the exact same until I bought the benefit Christmas blush set, I wear it every day now. I also depotted my set as I found the packaging awkward. I now use the lovely tin to keep single blushers in:)

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  4. I love hoola! It got a mention in my recent 'contouring products 101' post on my blog, Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/contouring-products-101.html

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  5. It's such a great colour, I really like it too <3

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  6. Beautiful post, really interesting...thx for sharing!

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  7. I always thought this would look too orange on my skin, but ever since I got this palette, I'm obsessed with it too :)

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  8. Hoola is a classic! I think there's usually good reason why cult products have their status. I'm glad it lived up to its reputation for you :) Also, I love the blush that you have on here, whatever it is!

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  9. I was exactly the sameee! I thought I don't need that, I'll stick with my cheap, shimmery glow. But last year I used it and fell in love! such a great powder, with the matte effect and is great on my cheeks! It looks gorgeous on you :)
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  10. I swear by how amazing Hoola is. It's my go to for contouring! Rebecca | www.rebeccamariee.blogspot.com xx

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