Bronzing with Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Bronzers - Politics of Pretty

On Instagram, I made a vow to try more self-tanning beauty products. My natural complexion is pretty ghostly, but I rarely go out in the sun without slathering on SPF50. Benefit Cosmetics recently expanded their Hoola bronzer collection and this pale girl put these products to the test.

Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer—I was really excited to try this liquid formula. When you pump it out it does look very orange, but once you apply and blend it looks much more subtle for achieving a soft, natural warm glow.

Hoola Zero Tanlines Allover Body Bronzer—this instant body bronzer is a gel-based formula that comes with a circular sponge applicator. I’ve tried my fair share of sprays and lotions but this one is pretty awesome—as long as you remember to exfoliate. The first time I tested this, I couldn’t believe my streak-free finish. The second time around, I skipped my normal body exfoliation beauty routine, not thinking it would make a huge difference, but turns out it did. I had blotchy spots on my legs. Luckily, I only did one coat so it wasn’t too noticeable.

Hoola Matte Bronzer Powder has been a long-time cult favorite among beauty junkies. Since I got my hands on the new Bronzing and Contouring Brush, it’s made contouring so much easier thanks to its ultra-plush brush bristles.

Shop these Benefit Cosmetics body and face bronzers below!