I am a huge lover of Benefit's Hoola Box O Powder. I apply it daily over my make up, summer and winter. One of the main reasons I find it so good is that it has a matte finish as opposed to any shimmer which I find in a lot of other bronzing products. I find that a matte finish looks a lot more natural especially when you apply the product all over the face. I also really like the fact the it is extremely lightweight and buildable, which is ideal for an all year round bronzer as I can apply as little or as much bronzer depending on my skin tone at the time of application.
One thing that I am not too keen on with the Hoola bronzer is the price tag. Although it does last a significantly long time, at £23.50 it is a bit of a tug on the ol' purse strings. I am in no way saying that this is a reason not to re-purchase, but since I have hit pan of late, I have decided to buy a cheaper alternative for daily use and save my more expensive Hoola for more special occasions. I have read a couple of reviews about this instant glow bronzing powder by Seventeen, many describing it as a cheaper alternative to Hoola bronzer at only 1/5th of the price.
I have to say that I am very impressed with this product. During my teenage years, my make up bag was filled with Seventeen products. As a brand I found that they were cheep enough to purchase without spending all of my Saturday Job pennies, and were also a great quality. I felt though that I had grown out of Seventeen as a brand I suppose and began purchasing more high-end/luxury make up products. They seem to have really 'grown up' as a brand of late however, and I feel as though, packaging-wise, it is beginning to look very sophisticated with sleek casing. It feels as though it has moved away from simply appealing to young teenage girls, to being slightly more universal.
The bronzing powder itself goes on like a dream and really reminds me of Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. I bought the shade medium because I like to apply a light coverage and build up the colour, again depending on my skin tone/the time of year. It is a really buildable product and because of its matte finish it is great to apply all over the face for a natural glow. I have also found that it is a really nice colour/finish to be used for contouring alongside my No 7 Highlighter stick.
I would really recommend buying this product, it is light yet buildable, provides a natural glow yet is matte, great for contouring and a fabulous alternative to a high end comparative!
Have you tired Seventeen's Bronzing Powder? What bronzing products do you like to use?