Review: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

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So if you read my post last month, then you already know how excited I have been to try Benefit’s Hoola Quickie contour stick. Seriously, I am not by any means an expert at contouring. In fact, I still don’t understand how it works. I won’t lie though, I have tried it out at different events because of this very product but I’ve never really been able to master it…until I tried THIS product.

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Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is a cult favourite. Anyone and everyone that knows anything about makeup has heard of that particular bronzer. When they decided to come out with a cream-stick version of it, I was beyond excited to try it. It’s a cream-to-powder formula which means that it goes on like a cream and it dries as a powder. Since it’s in a form of a stick, you just have to line the areas you’re trying to contour (hence the quickie part of the name) and blend either using your fingers, a brush or the Beauty Blender.

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This soft matte bronzer has been one of my favourite products to try. I have to say when I tried this to contour my cheekbones, nose and jaw line…it worked like a charm. Never has a contour looked so natural in my life. It’s super bendable and the packaging is super cute. There’s no fragrance to it and I loved how easy it was to use. You can definitely build up the formula and layer with other products, if you’re looking to look super sculpted.

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However, there is ONE slight issue. In a world where there are tons of different skin tones, I can’t see this working for my dolls that have a darker skin tone. In fact, it doesn’t really show up A LOT on my skin, unless I layer or build. But I like to use this for a natural looking contour, so it works out in my case. Although, I will mention…when I wanted to see if this can give me that Kardashian look, I found I was using a lot more product than any of my other bronzer/contour powder.

With everything being said, I do think this is a really good product Benefit has put out. Those who love the original boxed powders are going to absolutely love this because it’s easy to use, looks very natural and it’s very easy to build. Plus, it looks SO cute on your makeup counter. This product retails for $38 (CDN) at any Benefit counter!

Pros:

  • Cream stick dries to a powder
  • Doesn’t irritate skin
  • Soft Matte bronzer/contour, doesn’t look shiny
  • Buildable and blends really easy

Cons:

  • Shade might be a little to light for darker skin tones
  • You do end up using a lot of product if you have mid range skin tone

Rating: 8.5/10

 

The Best Dressed From The Met Gala

I spent a good chunk of Monday night stalking everything related to the Met Gala on Instagram (seriously, what else would you do on a Monday night?). Well, obviously that meant that I would share with you 20 (YES, that’s the MOST I’ve ever blogged about) of my favourite looks last night at the Met!

Blake Lively

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals Pure Perfection.

Jennifer Lopez

jlo-met-gala-2017 Glamourella.

Selena Gomez & The Weeknd

The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 01 May 2017
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (8770826dn) Selena Gomez and The Weeknd The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – 01 May 2017

This clearly ain’t the same old love she’s used to.

Miranda Kerr

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals Flower chic!

Adriana Lima

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Model Adriana Lima attends “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

The New Classic.

Diane Kruger

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Actress Diane Kruger attends “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

So chic!

Mindy Kaling

mindy-kailing-met-gala-2017 Mindy Lahiri would be crying tears of joy.

Zendaya

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala Gawjus times a billion.

Katie Holmes

The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 01 May 2017
Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (8770824cn) Katie Holmes The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – 01 May 2017

She ain’t Joey Potter no more.

Emma Roberts

emma-roberts-met-gala-2017 Pretty Woman 2.0

Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 01 May 2017
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (8770826ab) Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – 01 May 2017

Literally, fashion’s royalty.

Alexa Chung

alexa-chung-met-gala-2017 So upscale Coachella

Jessica Chastain

jessica-chastain-met-gala-2017 So pretty!

Karlie Kloss

karlie-kloss-met-gala-2017 Business casual never looked this good!

Felicity Jones

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals I love this shade of purple. The makeup is also perfect.

Nick Jonas

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Nick Jonas attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)

Hello, hottie!

Kate Hudson

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala A vision in white.

Lupita Nyong’o

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals She literally is goals

Reese Witherspoon

The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 01 May 2017 Legally, gorgeous.

Priyanka Chopra

priyanka-chopra-met-gala-2017Slay gurl, slay!

Images courtesy of People.com & Hollywoodlife.com