If Aldi launches a new beauty dupe, you know I’m going to have to try it, so when the Aldi Lacura Dream Big Bronzer launched, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
The Aldi Lacura range has so many decent dupes for more expensive beauty products, and many of the products are extremely similar, but at a fraction of the price. The Lacura Dream Big Bronzer has been designed to be a Benefit Hoola Bronzer dupe, but is it truly a dupe?
This isn’t the first time Aldi have created a Benefit Hoola Bronzer dupe, as they launched their Aloha Bronzer a few years back, which is what put the Aldi beauty department on the map, as everyone was talking about it.
It was visually similar, but beauty experts didn’t find the formulas to be similar, which makes the new and improved Aldi Lacura Dream Big Bronzer is a very exciting addition to their range.
“The Lacura Bronzer is the perfect addition to your make-up routine. It’s beautiful bronzer will leave your skin with a stunning beach tan glow. Make this a new favourite in your beauty collection.”
The Aldi Lacura Dream Big Bronzer is £4.99 and contains 8g of product. It is packaged in similar packaging to Benefit Hoola Bronzer, with the same magnetic cardboard box, a mirror inside the lid, and also a squared brush for application; just like Hoola.
I like the exotic theme for the packaging of the Aldi version, and the brush looks identical to the Hoola Bronzer brush, except it’s a different colour. The bristles are just as soft, and have the same density too.
The pan has a rippled design to it, to look like rippled sand, and there is no pan design on the Benefit Hoola version, except the word Hoola is embossed into the powder.
I have many different Hoola bronzers in my collection, in different palettes, and the full size, so I had to include a comparison, so we could see if they were actually identical?
In the pan, the colours are almost identical. Both bronzers are matte, soft, smooth and have a subtle red undertone, for an authentic, natural bronzed effect on the skin.
Let’s look at swatches of the Aldi Lacura Dream Big Bronzer vs. Benefit Hoola Bronzer. The first swatch is Benefit Hoola, and the second swatch is the Lacura Dream Big Bronzer.
As you can see from the swatches, the colours are a little different when swatched at intensity like this, but nobody applies bronzer like that. I find the Aldi bronzer to be more pigmented, but it’s a little dry and dusty compared to Hoola, but it’s under £5, and Benefit Hoola is £27.50.
On the skin, they both look the same. They apply and buff out exactly the same, with the same matte finish, and the slight variation in colour seen above, isn’t apparent whatsoever on the skin.
Even the wear time is the same too. They both wear for around six hours before fading is noticeable, which really surprised me considering the Aldi version is under £5.
So I’d have to say that the Aldi Lacura Dream Big Bronzer is definitely a dupe for Benefit Hoola when applied to the skin (and not when swatched at intensity like my swatches), and it’s an amazing dupe at that, and one I’d wholeheartedly recommend.