Hoola is a fairly dark bronzer and while I'm very fair, I'd say I am somewhere in between an NC15 & NC20 at the moment thanks to a little bit of fake tan, I'm also very yellow toned so with a bit of blending I can usually make dark shades work for me. So I decided to take the plunge and purchase anyway & I'm very happy to say that I'm glad that I did because I really think Hoola is a lovely shade. I was super interested to see how it would compare to the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, which I have in the darker shade number 52 and while I would say they're similar in terms of the intensity of the colour, Hoola is much cooler in tone with the Bourjois almost looking a bit orange in comparison. (Let me know if you would like a proper comparison blog post soon!) I'm excited to use Hoola a little more and I can see it becoming a firm favourite very quickly!
Benetint especially, because I love that they're multi-purpose - they look equally as gorgeous on both the cheeks and the lips. When they released Cha Cha Tint, described as a coral mango hue, I instantly had an inkling I would love it. They are super pricey though at £24.50, which in my world is too much to spend without trying first, so I was delighted when I spied this little set. The little 2.5ml sample is deceptive as there really is a lot of product in there considering you only need a small amount each time and I'm already excited to wear this in the sunshine if it ever shows up here in England! I think all you warm countries must be stealing the sun!
Watt's Up highlighter, with its adorable name and equally adorable packaging, it really grabbed my attention because I have recently discovered the wonder that is highlighting. For the longest time I didn't see the point in using a highlighter, I just thought it was another make up step that wouldn't really make much of a difference but boy, was I so wrong! Since trying the Jemma Kidd All Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold & realising how healthy and glowy it made my skin look I was really interested to see how others would compare. I was so excited to see that even this tiny 2.5g sample came with such cute packaging, I love Benefit & their attention to detail; I know they have a higher price point but for a little treat every now and again I think it's a lovely brand. Watt's Up is described as soft focus highlighter that will leave you with a champagne glow that's gorgeous and upon first impressions I think that is entirely accurate. It seems to look a little warmer on my skin tone than the Jemma Kidd, I'm happy that they're different because I'm a little clueless about highlighters & it's nice to experiment with things to learn a little more, so I think that the Watt's Up will really compliment the Cha Cha Tint & work with Hoola bronzer to create the perfect summery sculpted & highlighted cheeks. Lovely!
These are all very much just my first impressions & really just a little heads up at what I think is a great little deal from Benefit, that I believe (although don't quote me on that!) is exclusive to ASOS at the moment. So if you were thinking of investing in Hoola bronzer & want to try out a couple of other Benefit products I would definitely purchase this set, after all, it's no more expensive that just buying Hoola by itself. I do love a good bargain!
Have you ever tried any of these products?
What is your all time favourite bronzer & highlighter? I'd love to know!