Wednesday, 31 May 2017

New From Benefit Review & Swatches

Benefit's new products, the Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, Hoola Lite and Dandelion Twinkle have been out in America for a while, and I've had my eye on them this entire time! Naturally, I bought them directly from Benefit as soon as they were launched in the UK, before they'd even made their way to any other shop.

I've been using them now for around 10 days and I think I'm ready to give feedback!
Hoola Quickie Contour Stick 
I found this a little underwhelming because I was expecting a lot more than this. Don't get me wrong,  the colour is a perfect neutral brown to carve out those (non-existent) cheek bones and it blends beautifully and evenly, and it has a really nice cream to powder formula. My issue is that it's not that pigmented once it's blended out. You definitely have to build it up to get a visible colour on the face. If you like a natural contour, then you might like this, but then again, if you're going to contour, you want it to actually make a difference, am I right? 
Hoola Lite
I'm a big fan of the original Hoola and I am also loving this one, it's perfect for us fair skinned gals! The formula is the same: it's creamy, soft and blends like a dream without skipping or being patchy. If you're pale, this is a must.
L-R Contour Stick, Hoola Lite, Dandelion Twinkle
Dandelion Twinkle
I was surprised at this, also. It's not like any other highlight that you can find recently, what with the strobing trend calling for an in-your-face, beaming glow. This finds a really happy medium between subtle and bold, and I have to say I'm really loving it. It's bright enough that it catches the light stunningly on your cheek bones, but it's subtle enough that it looks soft and gentle. I also love that it's in keeping with the whole Dandelion theme, like their other Dandelion products it's very feminine with the soft pink tone/s. The formula is really nice too. It has very little fall out and doesn't grab onto pores or texture.
Overall I've got to say I am liking the new launches. I haven't been blown away like, for example, when Becca launched Champagne Pop, but none of these are a duds, for sure. Have you tried any of these yet? What did you think?

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57 comments

  1. I just got a sample of the contour stick and I'm excited to use it now that I know it isn't that pigmented! I'm quite fair and find contour sticks to often be too intense so this one might be perfect for me!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  2. Dandelion Twinkle is so pretty and looks so natural and soft. I haven't tried any products from Benefit but I love their packaging.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  3. Dandelion Twinkle and Hoola Lite are two products the sales assistant used for me when I had a full face done with Benefit. I loved Dandelion Twinkle and I think I may buy that in January along with the Benefit Cheek Parade so I can get both Hoolas!


    Melanie-Jessica || www.melaniewithanie.com

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  4. I think Benefit is one of my favourites!

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  5. I've never really been excited by Benefit products and these products likely aren't for me either, a bit too tanned I reckon

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  6. No not tried any yet. Will pop along the next time I am near the make up counter

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  7. I’ve not tried any of these particular products not overly keen on Benefit products

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  8. I haven't seen these yet but I'm a benefit fan. Wouldn't be without my goof proof eyebrow pencil. Must try these.

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  9. I love the different shades available x

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  10. Benefit, if nothing else, always delivers gorgeous packaging.

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  11. LOVE Benefit and I have a few products from them including the Hoola stick !

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  12. I totally love benefit, so much choice

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  13. I must admit I'm not great at contouring but I keep trying lol this stick looks pretty good and I like it's easy to blend.

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  14. Dandelion Twinkle looks so stunning, love that one!

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  15. For saying what a popular brand this is I have actually NEVER tried much Benefit make-up. I've tried Pore-fessional which is great but not much else. I do like the sound of the Hoola range though and I love anything Hawaii related so their packaging is awesome.

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  16. Benefit id brilliant, and such value for money

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  17. Benefit is so pretty isnt it....

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  18. I've never tried Benefit products before, they do look good!

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  19. Hoola Quickie Contour Stick - need me some of this!

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  20. the bronze colours caught my eye for sure

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  21. I'm rubbish at contouring and need to watch some videos to get better.

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  22. I am dying to try Hoola Lite as og. Hoola is a little dark for me. The Dandelion glow sounds so pretty too!

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  23. Very in-depth review very informative

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  24. Yaaaas! you can't beat Hoola! Staple in my make up bag.

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  25. Love the review! I love benefit xx

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  26. I'm a fan of benefit and the Dandelion Twinkle sounds delightful soft and dreamy

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  27. I haven’t tried these products from Benefit yet but I’d absolutely love too! I admire the products and think they would be perfect for my complexion.

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  28. I’ve not tried any of these Benefit products, great review πŸ˜‰❤️😘

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  29. I love me some Hoola and have nearly finished mine!

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  30. Oh I do love Benefit - even the packaging in amazing!

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  31. Interested in Hoola Lite, I have the normal one which I love.

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  32. I adore Benefit. The products are good n the packaging is so unique.

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  33. I love all benefit products i have watts up and hoola 😍😍

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  34. I've bought the Benefit Cosmetics Hello SanFrancisGLOW! Glowin' Downtown Highlighter Kit, Limited Edition Makeup Set for my daughter for Christmas, I'm hoping she'll like it x

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  35. Love Benefit priducts. Would love to try Dandelion Twinkle x

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  36. I've used "They're real" mascara by Benefit but never used any other products by them.

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  37. I've not tried any of these products yet. They look good.

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  38. Loving the look of the contour stick

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  39. I love Benefit! The dandelion looks fab!

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  40. I have not yet tried these. The only thing i have tried is the pore minimizer primer which is lush.

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  41. Love Benefit makeup

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  42. I like the look of Dandelion Twinkle, on the swatch it looks really pretty!

    http://disasterdavis.co.uk/

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  43. Benefit has the best pore minimizer called lush !

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  44. Really need to try more from Benefit! This all looks so stunning especially Dandelion Twinkle

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