Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Benefit One Hot Minute Powder on NC30

Benefit One Hot Minute
I'm a sucker for cute packaging and Benefit has some fun products.  A few months ago I decided to purchase One Hot Minute because I had read somewhere (a blog? a magazine article?) that it makes a good bronzer.  Plus, the packaging is so cute!  On a whim, I added it to my cart when I was buying some household stuff on Amazon.com.

The loose powder comes in a vintage looking round tin with a mini fan brush.  The tin is messy because you can't precisely control how much powder comes out of those little holes, especially if it tips over in a makeup bag.  So I pretty much never bring this product with me when I travel.

Now for some swatches:

Can you see the swatch? If not see below.
See, very subtle!
As for the shade, it is definitely not a bronzer on me (NC30 in MAC Studiofix Powder Foundation).  Maybe on an NC15/NW15 or lighter this would work as a bronzer.  On my skin tone, this adds more of a nice glow.  Benefit markets this product as a "rose-gold" luminizer so it does its job.  It's a sheer rosy nude color with shimmer.  The shimmer is subtle, no big glitter particles here.  I use a Smashbox fan brush to apply this powder pretty much all over my face.  I don't know if this would work for deeper skin tones since it is so subtle on me.  Overall I like this product and I will continue to use it but I probably won't repurchase.  I really wasn't looking for a luminizing powder.  I should have read more reviews before I purchased this. Ha!

Disclaimer:  I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned.