Hey everyone! As you can tell from the title I am talking about Benefit Cosmetics new products – the Hoola Quickie Contour Stick and Dandelion twinkle!I picked up both of these products in the last couple of weeks and have been giving them a good old trial to see how they work and last on my skin.
Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
I was a bit scared of the Hoola Quickie stick at first as I have never used a cream contouring product before. I was a bit worried it would be too dark for my pale Irish complexion. As I have a fairly round chubby face I need all the help I can get to create chiselled cheek bones!
Hello….. how pretty is that packaging?
This product is described as a cream to powder finish contouring product and it does exactly as it says on the box! It has a lovely ashy undertone as opposed to the orange undertones in a lot of other contouring/bronzing products. You get 8.5g of product contained in a twistable tube container. It has a dome shaped tip for easy application.
Swatches – (Top) Blended out (Bottom) one heavy swipe
I have tried blending with both a real techniques blending sponge and with a contour brush and personally I find the brush much better at blending out the product, the sponge just seemed to take away too much of the contour. It has had no problem lasting on my fairly normal skin without breaking down or moving.
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle
If one thing Benefit are renowned for aside from brow products it is their powders and this one is another hit. If you read my recent post here you will know I am a little obsessed with highlighters :). I swatched this beauty and it was love at first swipe.
This is described as a delicate nude pink highlighter formulated with a special baked technology. It can be worn alone or on top of your favourite blush for that extra glow. What I love about it is that is sheer enough to wear everyday without looking like you have been hit with a pot of glitter – I did not find this glittery at all. It also has a beautiful delicate fragrance and is so finely milled and tightly packed into the box that it doesn’t fly everywhere when touched with a brush. The box contains 30g of product.
Swatches – (Bottom) Heavy swipe (Top) Blended out
I have been using the little brush that was included to apply this to the high points of my face for an all day glow that lasts. If you are looking for a gentle highlighter that you can sheer out for daytime or build it up more for an evening out then you can not pass this beauty.
I would highly recommend both products if you are looking for quick and easy highlighting and contouring!
You can purchase both of these benefit products from many online stores such as Debenhams ,Boots and Cloud10beauty. You can also pick them up in many department stores and pharmacies. The Hoola Quickie Contour stick retails at €30 and the Dandelion Twinkle retails at €34
Do you prefer cream or powder highlighting/contour products? Or have you tried either of these? Tell me in the comments below……..