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.
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.