Bronzing with Benefit Hoola

One of my must have makeup products and repurchases is Benefit’s Hoola bronzer. I love that it’s matte and has no shimmer or sparkle in it, which gives a natural sun kissed look.

I’m not a fan of the brush that comes with the bronzer, it tends to look too ‘square’ or ‘stripy’ on my face, and when I first used the product with the brush, I thought it made me look dirty like I had mud on my face! However, using my favourite brush, the product applies really nicely and you don’t need to use much of it to get a natural bronzed colour.

It’s quite pricey at £23.50 but it lasts for ages and I haven’t found a bronzer that I like more!

Let me know if you have any bronzer recommendations by leaving a comment on Munch and Makeup.


Must have MAC Mineralised Skinfinish Natural

MAC mineralised skinfinish natural was one of my first purchases from MAC when someone from their counter recommended it to me. They must have seen how lucky I was to have oily/combination skin…!

It’s described on their website as “A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.”

The dome shaped powder product does exactly what it says, it sets my foundation perfectly. However, in the daytime I prefer to use the product just on its own, to even out and mattify my not-so-perfect skin. I use MAC’S 134 large powder brush to buff my skin to make a natural skinfinish that hides my flaws, without feeling cakey.

I can’t seem to find any other powders or foundations which match my skin colour, which is the main reason why I always turn to the MAC counter. The MAC mineralised skinfinish natural shade I use is medium dark which seems perfect for my NC42 skin.

The dome costs £18.50 but to me, it’s worth the investment every time. It’s probably the only product that I actually use every day without fail, and can repurchase without feeling bad parting with my money once it’s all used up.

What is your beauty must have?