Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Let me just start off with… There’s a reason why this baby is so popular!

My lovely other half brought me a Benefit mini set for Christmas and I’ve been steadily trying them all out. A stand out for me is definitely the Hoola bronzer. I’ve been using this as a contour and I love it!

benefit hoola bronzer

It’s a really good colour for my skin tone (fair) it’s soft, pigmented and easy to blend.

This is obviously the mini size but when I run out, which will be a while as you don’t need much, I’ll definitely be getting the full size.

benefit hoola bronzer

I apply it using a brush that came with my W7 box blushes I ‘stripe’ it on the areas I want to contour then blend it in with my Real Techniques contour brush.

Ahh I love it!


Nars Ita Dupe – Express

Hey guys and dolls, just a quick one for you today!

If you’re a regular on beauty blogs and youtube you’ve probably heard about the Nars Ita brush. It’s a small, flat, angular brush ideal for contouring. The shape lends itself well to really helping you to define the angles of your face then you can turn it on it’s side and blend away.

    nars ita brush photo credit nordstrom

Now, if like the rest of the world you can’t get your hands on one or you like the idea but just aren’t sure and you don’t want to spend the money, I may have just the answer!

nars ita w7 dupe

This is the brush from one of my W7 box blushes, I do love the W7 blushes by the way so I do recommend them (some of which are dupes for Benefit’s Box O’ Powder) and they retail for around £4.

Now, this brush is not spectacular and I definitely can’t see it matching up to the Ita but the shape is there and you can get an idea of what it would be like to use the Ita.

nars ita w7 dupe

With this brush I ‘stripe’ my powder of choice on, then blend, blend, blend with my Real Techniques contour brush.

nars ita w7 dupe

So if you’re on the lookout for something similar or just want to give it a go to see if you get along with the shape I’d recommend trying W7. Even if you don’t like the brush there’s a good chance you’ll like the blush and/or bronzer!

Thanks for reading! Lucy.x

*Not a sponsored post.