10 July 2011

The Body Shop honey bronze collection

Launched in May, the Honey Bronze collection has a range of 9 products, all of which contain fair trade honey and beeswax and are designed to give you a healthy glow for the summer:

Shimmering dry oil
A moisturising body oil, which looks super shimmery in the bottle, but actually gives more of a nice sheen when applied to the skin. The scented oil takes a while to sink in but once it does there's no greasy afterfeel.

At £16, I don't think this a must have from the collection, but if you are looking for a dry body oil, then this would be a good one to try.

Bronzing powder
From the promotional images, I was most excited about this product. Encased in a sturdy compact with a mirror, the matte powder is finely milled and non cakey.

I was sent shade 2, which is just a bit darker than my NC25 skintone, so I tend to use it all over for a healthy glow, but it can also be used as a contouring powder.

Bronzing gel for face (shade 01 honey glow)
I'd describe this as a light, easily absorbed liquid with a very slight shimmer. Like the powder, it also gives a subtle bronzed glow to the face, although it can be layered for a deeper colour. I tend to use this as a tinted moisturiser if I've been fake tanning, so that my naturally pale face matches the rest of my body.

Overall, a good range of bronzing products. The products aren't particularly cheap, but like most things from The Body Shop, they are good quality and contain fair trade ingredients, so definitely worth a look if you want some new bronzers for the summer.

Have you tried anything from this collection? What are your favourite bronzing products for the summer?

12 comments:

  1. I've been toying with this this dry oil as a potential (affordable) alternative to the Nuxe Amazing Dry Gold Oil (See here) which i've wanted for yonks but never tried. Oh decisions, decisions!

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  2. Jo- I think another blogger compared it to the Nuxe one in their blogpost, but unfortunately I can't remember who it was. The body shop one is lovely though x

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  3. I don't like tanning at all so I never used bronzing products. Though it seems that bronzer instead of blusher can also look nice. I'm not used to it as I spend my time trying to look paler not darker as I'm naturally tanned. Oh, I wanted to order something from Eyeko, could I use your Ambassador code? I remember you used to have a link on the sidebar but it's disappeared...

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  4. Bee- I never used to bother either, then I got savvy about sun protection and as I don't tend to tan much in the UK, I'm slowely building up a nice collection of bronzing products. Sure, the code is E9624 x

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  5. the bronzing powder looks amazing. will check these out when i visit the body shop. thank you for the review dear! :)

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  6. You're welcome, I hope you like it x

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  7. The bronzing powder looks lovely!

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  8. G A B Y - Glad you think so too x

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  9. I've never tried any thing from the make up ranges in The Body Shop, mostly just body butters, face masks etc but the Bronzing Powder looks really good. I esp love the honey comb pattern :)

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  10. Claire Louise - I tend to overlook their make up collection as well, but they have some really nice stuff. Glad you like the look of the bronzing powder too x

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  11. I go the same bronzing powder like you and I'm in love! It's the perfect heoney gold colour for my skintone. So glad it's 100% matte, too ;)

    xx

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  12. cbsg5861- Glad you like it too, matte bronzers are so good for summer! x

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