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Naturally sunkissed - Body Shop's Honey Bronze Collection

I have a few products from The Body Shop's Honey Bronze collection to show you guys today. I have to say, unlike other Body Shop collections, this one is quite impressive, both in quality and the uniqueness of products in my opinion. 

I have the Bronzing Powder in 02 Fair Matte, which in the pan looks like a beige coloured highlighter or face powder with almost no pigmentation to it on swatching. However when applied, it gives this gorgeous sun kissed golden-brown, caramel colour to the skin. 

In the world of stripey orange-y bronzers out there, this shade is ingenious! It's super soft and silky and blends right away showing no obvious tell-tale lines. It is mostly matte, which makes it versatile to use all over the face. 

The shade inclines a bit towards the peachy-beige family(think MAC Gingerly) due to which I like to use it as a blusher to warm up my skin tone. A must have bronzer for the fair to medium skinned girls out there! 

If you already have a lot of powder bronzers and are looking for a bit of an innovative product, the Bronzing Face Gel should be perfect. It is toffee coloured, has a gel like consistency, much like MAC's Studio Sculpt foundation and is moderately pigmented. 

I am sure you are meant to use this all over the face and neck, before foundation to give your face a bit of a tan. Then you can either continue with a darker shade of foundation or concealer if required or just leave it as it is, if you already have an even skin tone. 

I however, like to use this over my foundation to slightly deepen my skin tone. First of all, this smells delicious - pretty much like Honey! It adds a dash of colour and blends in to the skin so well. It is not very pigmented so its reasonably easy to work with it and build up gradually. 

It is not dramatic but adds that healthy, bronzed glow to the skin and just makes it look like you have been getting a bit of sun lately which is exactly what I wanted to achieve.

I have a tonne of foundations that are lighter for me and this gel works wonders when mixed with foundation, to deepen the shade and make it just perfect for my skin colour.

The Bronzing Powder and the Bronzing Gel work great together to create an overall sun kissed effect. Considering how natural these look, I will be getting a lot of use off them this season. Besides, you can use the gel over the powder, or the powder over the gel and still get no patchy results. 

The product's are enriched with community fair trade honey which is always a better reason to support them. 

Available from the end of May at thebodyshop.co.uk

Tanya said...

Nice .. tempted to buy this!


Jen said...

I love the look of the bronzing powder!!
I just found your blog and im loving it!! Love how you do your eye make up :-)
x x

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Woww great products!!! Love the Bronzing powder <3

BlushCrush said...

I've always loved Body Shop products, so will definitely check these products out. I feel as though the Body Shop need to be releasing ranges like this, to shake up peoples opinions of them, as all of their products are amazing - they offer so many deals and discounts, they just need a bit of a shape up and make-over to get noticed more, and ranges like this can certainly help that :o) x

Roshni said...

THE Products look amazing on you! I would love try try the bronzing gel - i accidently bought a light foundation and that would work very well with it xx

Sheefa F said...

@BlushCrush - I totally agree with you! Their collections are usually not very exciting compared to other brands out there but this one is pretty on-trend for the season. More collections like these will definitely be well received.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the bronzing gel and will most definitely trying it out! x

Sami said...

I love their new collection... smells so yummy! Can't wait to try the bronzer! x

nidhi said...

I am waiting for this collection. Bronzing compact is on my wish list




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