Splurge vs Save: Models Own Bronzer & the Benefit Hoola Bronzer

models own bronzer benefit cosmetics hoola bronzer In this month's Splurge vs Save post, I'm comparing the Model's Own Sculpt & Glow Matte Bronzing Powder in Light Tan 01 with the Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer.

These two bronzers are sort of similar to the fact they are both warm toned in colour.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Matte Bronzing Powder in Light Tan 01

models own bronzer


The packaging is a small, square white compact. It's made out of plastic and is very sturdy when you open and close the product.

It also comes with a handy small sized mirror.


When you open the compact you will see the powder is embossed with a pattern.

The product itself is the perfect bronzer shade for my light to medium skin colour however for more pale skin tones, this might be too warm and too dark (a little goes a long, it is quite pigmented).

Speaking of the shade it's definitely warm toned but I believe it's not too orange. It gives a nice bronzed look to your skin without it being too brown.

This shade is intended to be used for contouring which can definitely work but do keep in mind that it's best to use cool toned contour bronzers so you get a more natural look.


You can now purchase Models Own products at Priceline. The price of this bronzing powder is $16.95AUD which is super affordable.

For the great quality it posses for being a drugstore brand, it's really great value for money.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer Powder

benefit cosmetics hoola bronzer


Hoola is definitely recognisable from its paper/cardboard box packaging that most of Benefit's blushers and bronzers are made in. It does come with a mirror inside and a brush.


The powder is super blendable and applies super smooth to the skin. The colour is definitely on the more warmer side but I know this can work for pale skin tones if applied correctly.

Usually used for contour, I like to use this as a bronzer for the skin and to warm it up. This product is also quite pigmented as well.


You can purchase Benefit Cosmetics at a counter in Myer or at any of the Sephora stores. It retails for $51 AUD which in my opinion is expensive. For this price point, the packaging can be better and more suited to how much it costs. But the quality isn't too far off the price.

Which do you prefer?

I personally love the Benefit Hoola Bronzer because it was recently given to me as a gift and the shade is really nice. I'm impressed with the quality of the Model's Own bronzer and I'm keen to try more of their other products!

What was your favourite bronzer? Let us know in the comments below.

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