Monday, 13 April 2015

Benefit Dew the Hoola: Review & Swatches

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Meet Benefit Dew the Hoola, a liquid version of the top selling Hoola bronzing powder. This doesn’t launch until 2016, but Hoola fans can get their hands on it now as part of a QVC UK exclusive. Dew the Hoola is a matte, sheer liquid bronzer that can be worn alone, over foundation or layered under Hoola bronzing powder. Perfect for anyone who wants to warm up their complexion in a really natural looking way, the matte finish will be a big selling point, just as it is with Hoola bronzer.

 

DO THE HOOLA BEYOND BRONZE KIT

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Dew the Hoola is one of 5 luxe sized Benefit minis, part of QVC’s Do the Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit. Pictured above from left, these include Hoola Ultra Plush Gloss, They’re Real Mascara, Benebalm, Hoola Bronzer with a dinky brush and star of the show, Dew the Hoola.

 

SWATCHES

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Benefit Dew the Hoola - before & after

As you can see, the finish is completely matte and sheer - a wash of sunkissed colour that blends easily and is pretty much undetectable on the skin. My swatch shows one light layer of product, which can be built up a little for a slightly deeper colour, though I prefer to add depth with the Hoola bronzing powder. The difference looks quite subtle in these pics and is more obvious in real life, though still natural looking and I think this will work well on light to medium skins. In terms of colour, you can see from the blob of product that the tone is quite golden, slightly warmer than that of the bronzing powder, which is one of the most cool toned I’ve tried.

I have been wearing Dew the Hoola across my cheekbones and temples, just as I would bronzer, but imagine I’ll get most use out of it as a wash of colour all over my face (where I don’t tan) in Summer. It’s easy to apply either with fingers or a brush, though I prefer to do so with a stippling brush.

If you fancy trying Benefit Dew the Hoola before it launches next year, you can pick up QVC’s Do the Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit now for an introductory price of £23.16 here (it will be £25.50).

 

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