Make-up, Tanning Products

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Summer 2011

I was really excited about trying The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Collection. Mainly because I love bronzing products this time of year. I thought I’d give you a little look at some of the products for the Summer.

I love the packaging, it’s so pretty and very appropriate considering the season. They’re also very sturdy, which is important when you’re a dropper, like me :)


Honey Bronze Lip Nectar – 01 Honey Bunch: I’m a fan of The Body Shop Lip Glosses anyway but this one is a little different to the pink shades I tend to go for. It will work so well with a tan. The gloss is creamy and rich without being too sticky. It also has good pigmentation. (€14.50)

Honey Bronze Lip Nectar – 01 Honey Bunch

Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face – 01 Honey Glow: This face gel will get a blog post of it’s own later this week, maybe a review combined with a Face of the Day post. Let me just say that this is great stuff – not oily, not orange, not smelly. It’s lightweight, would  suits most skin tones and gives an even and natural-looking honey-bronzed glow – it could also be used to enhance a natural tan, if you’re lucky enough to have one. (€18)

Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face – 01 Honey Glow


Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder – 02 Copper Shimmer: Brilliance Powder is one of those bronzers that stores loose powder in the bottom and has an integrated brush at the top. I’m never sure about these type of products as I like to control the amount of product I apply and often they pump out too much bronzer. This one doesn’t. The colour is soft and natural – I’ll follow up with some swatches. I like that I can throw this in my handbag. (€25.95)

Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder – 02 Copper Shimmer


Bronzing Powders – 02 Fair Matte, Medium Matte: I love matte bronzers but it can be hard for some girls to find one light enough for very fair skin. I’m delighted that The Body Shop offer one for fair skin. (€20.50)

Bronzing Powders – 02 Fair Matte, Medium Matte

Fair Matte


Medium Matte


Fair Matte, Medium Matte


Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil – 01 Honey Kissed: I am very excited about this one. It comes in a 100ml glass bottle. It smells distinctively floral. The scent is also quite strong. I have bought so many products like this over the years. Often they’re greasy or oily, this one is not!

Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil – 01 Honey Kissed

The downside is that it’s not great for travelling. I think I’ll be purchasing a small travel bottle in Boots and transferring some to bring away with me, problem solved.  It gives skin a natural-looking beautifully bronzed shimmering glow, with a dry finish. It’s also long-lasting and streak-free. The oil contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and beeswax from Cameroon – this makes me like it even more. (€25.95)

What do you think of the collection?

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  • Maja

    Thanks for this! I was at the Body Shop the other day looking at some of these products but it’s so hard to try them in the store and get a good picture of what it’s going to look like. I have very fair scandiavian skin, which does NOT get along with the sun, so I will be trying a few of these out in my effort not to look like a pasty ghost this summer :)

    • Amy

      They’re great for very fair skins!

  • Isabelle /

    Oh…It’s not so nice because it’s like the MAC Honey Collection!!!

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