Quick Tip: A Hoola Hack

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Packaging Hack
Benefit Hoola Bronzer On Light Skin
Lightly applied with a soft fluffy brush over the tops of my cheekbones, hairline, and tip of my nose, Hoola is the next best thing to a natural tan.

I’m filing this one under “Possibly Useless Posts” because it seems kind of silly to share, but you just never know when a simple beauty hack could be your Oprah “ah-ha!” moment. So here we go!

Benefit Hoola is one of my favorite everyday bronzers, and one of my top picks for light complexions. It’s a universally-flattering shade — not to orange, not too gray — that looks like a natural tan when you lightly sweep it onto the high points of your face.*

My only gripe: I don’t like the packaging.

Like all Benefit face powders, Hoola is housed in a square pan in the bottom of a little cardboard box with an attached lid. While it’s cute and unique to the brand, it’s not ideal for the big ol’ fluffy brushes I prefer to use for bronzing.

I can’t even fit a large powder brush inside the box, much less swirl it around to evenly distribute the product onto the brush for an even application.

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So I ‘modified’ it.


I ripped through the corners of the box, so I can fold the sides down flat and get my brush right in the pan. Then when I’m done, I put the sides back up, close the lid, and toss it back in my makeup drawer.


Much better.

* Check out this helpful guide if you’re new to bronzers and aren’t sure how/where to apply them. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll never want to leave home without a little extra glow.

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4 Comments

  1. This is actually genius 😂

    Posted 8.20.17 Reply
  2. Trix wrote:

    I agree, whilst the packaging is cute, it isn’t the most robust or hard wearing. Have you heard of Z Palettes? I have depotted a lot of my MAC single eyeshadows, NARS blusters (I hate the rubberised coating on them – it perishes over time and makes them really sticky and/or slimy) and all my powder Benefit products into them. The latter are very easy to depot given that they are housed in cardboard packaging. What I love about using Z Palettes and the like is that I can fit a large bags worth of cosmetics in one relatively small, convenient palette which also makes it easier to locate mascara, eyeliner and lipgloss.

    Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  3. Might have to try this! thanks <3

    Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  4. Carolina wrote:

    I know that I tell you on every Blog that I learn so much from you !
    I like style ,beauty so I guess one more time I must say Love Your
    Blog!! Blessings to You and Yours! CJ

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply

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