Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder Review & Swatches

01/09

Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)
Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Hoola Toasted

Benefit Hoola Toasted Box o’ Powder (Bronzer) ($30.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It took on a more “natural matte” finish once applied and blended out, though, as I felt like it absorbed some of the natural shine/oils on my skin (in a good way). The texture was soft without being powdery, more firmly-pressed if anything but still blendable without too much effort. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which could be applied as a semi-sheer layer for a buildable application of color if desired as it responded well to a lighter hand. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

TALC, ZINC STEARATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, BORON NITRIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. [+/-: CI 15850 (RED 6, RED 7, RED 7 LAKE), CI 15985 (YELLOW 6, YELLOW 6 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 45410 (RED 27, RED 27 LAKE, RED 28 LAKE), CI 73360 (RED 30, RED 30 LAKE), CI 75470 (CARMINE), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE), CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS), CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)].N° 13153/A

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Product Availability

Benefit Hoola Toasted $30.00/0.28 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Wow so it actually is dark enough for deep/dark skin. The swatches that were going around made it confusing to tell. I’ll add this to my list of new things to try since I currently use MAC’s Film Noir for contouring/bronzing purposes!

Because so many non-PoC brands get these deeper shades of bronzer very wrong, kudos to Benefit for doing a pretty decent job with this shade! And I’m seriously SHOCKED that I’m typing Benefit as the brand who succeeded where so many others have failed, haha!

I found it disappeared into my MAC NW55 complexion. Its a start but not deep enough for chocolate skin like mine. I also use MAC film noir blush as a contour and a bronzer so I will stick with that. Lighter skin tones than mine yes it will work and show up.

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