Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer


Finally! I got my hands on the Body Shop Honey Bronzer! I cannot tell you guys how much I have wanted this and last week when a certain 40% off discount ended up in my inbox I knew exactly what I wanted. I managed to get this for around £7.00 and when you consider that it retails for £12.00 that is quite a saving. That's what I'll be telling myself to justify the purchase anyways! (Haw haw!) I knew that as soon as I had given this a fair trial I would want to share my thoughts on it with all of you lovelies.

Anyways onto the product! I bought the shade medium which is probably the right colour for my skin tone and as I wear fake tan quite a lot I think I will be able to build this up to match my face to my body for nights out and things like that. As you can see from the swatch above it is ridiculously pigmented and I found that this was so finely milled that it goes onto the skin almost creamy, and that the staying power is pretty darn good too! I enjoy the fact that it's a matte formula as I like to use a bronzing powder for contouring, and I can tell already that this one works an absolute treat! I'm really happy with the colour, and formula of this and considering I got this for under a tenner I think the packaging is also a massive bonus. As you can see it comes in a nice robust case, which closes properly and has a huge mirror perfect for those on the go touch ups. Besides as you know I'll love pretty much anything from The Body Shop.

Whenever I get a new bronzer it always seems impossible not to compare it with my beloved Hoola. It's just that it is one of the best bronzer's I have ever owned in terms of pigmentation, colour, matching all skin tones, formula; the list could go on. So, did this live up to my star pupil? The answer is not quite as although this is an amazing dupe for Hoola at just half the price I much prefer the cooler tone of Hoola to the warmer tone of Honey Bronze. However, that is probably just my own personal preference or it might just be that I need to have a look again at the shades and see what the rest of them are like as I didn't actually go in and swatch this in store. That said, the packaging of this is actually far superior to Hoola which is a square, bulky, cardboard box type thing so if you hate that whole cardboard thing (I know many who do) then this could be a great option. 

Overall, this is a really good bronzing powder for the price and its definitely up there with some of my high end ones. The packaging, formula, pigmentation definitely tick all the boxes and this comes in four shades so I'd imagine its a great option for paler skinned ladies too! I mustn't forget to add that this is also a good cruelty free option!

What are your favourite bronzing powders? Have any of you tried this one? 




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18 comments

  1. Oh wow, it looks so natural looking! great blog lisa hun!

    Jennos Health.

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  2. This sounds so lovely! I love the Body Shop and all their deals! Definitely not good for the bank balance!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  3. This bronzer looks so gorgoeus and has no bad reviews what so ever which is great! :)x x

    http://millieerosee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. There is nothing bad to say i guess ;)

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  4. Looks amazing! I love body shop products as well!

    http://vievelle.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Oh god I could spend my life in there xxxx

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  5. This sounds wonderful! I love the Body Shop. :)

    catscraftsncritters.blogspot.ca

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  6. Looks like a pretty good bronzer, I love the Honeycomb pattern it has. :)

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I really want to try Hoola, but this sounds like a good alternative for the price! It's such a soft colour, can you remember when all bronzers were just shimmery oranges!?

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Oh god there really is nothing worse than a shimmery orange face haha ! Xxxx

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  8. This looks lovely, I love Body Shop skincare - but would never think to try their make up! Think I need to pop in store.

    LondonBeautyxx

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    1. I've used some of their make up in the past which was nowhere near the standard of the skin care but I think they have been really upping their game recently!! Everything is getting amazing reviews:) xxxx

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  9. I haven't tried it but I think you've won me over to get one :)

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awwww haha!! Let me know how you get on lovely! :) xxxx

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