The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze range!

Ever since hearing that the whole of The Body Shop’s current bronzing range is being discontinued (yes, all of it), I have been very excited to see what they’d bring out in its place.  Queue the Honey Bronze range!  Consisting of five products (with different shades of course).  I’ve got reviews and swatches of two of those products today, but more pictures of the rest of the range at the end of this post!

Couldn’t wait to get my hands on these particular babies, the Shimmering Dry Oil and the new Bronzing Powder.


Shimmering Dry Oil


I think this will be a big hit this summer.  A dry oil with a gorgeous tan colour and a hint of shimmer.  I’m the palest and it gives me a very natural, glowing colour which I love, but it also looks superb on darker skin tones (after trying it out at work on everyone!).  The shimmer isn’t too noticeable so I’d say its suitable for everyday use all over the body.  It rubs into the skin well and evenly, and dries pretty quickly so your not left feeling oily all day.  It does have quite a strong scent which I think is meant to be honey, but instead it just smells like a floral butter to me (odd, but true!).  Gorgeous colour, easy to apply and moisturizing, thumbs up from me!

Bronzing Powder in shade Fair Matte #02


When I heard that TBS were also going to start catering for more skin tones, a la pale and dark, I may have jumped for joy and squealed a tad.  FINALLY! To start off with they’ve made four new bronzers and #02 is perfect for me.  Can you believe that?  I’m actually not #01 for once!  It does look super super pale in the pan but on the skin its a lovely, natural tanned shade and actually quite a nice contour colour as well.  I would even be tempted to try #03 for more of an obvious bronzed look.  This is a matte shade so it looks natural and is perfect for daily use.  I love the honey comb pattern on the powder and the big mirror in the lid is great too.  I’m sure they’ll be a bronzer for everyone in this range.

The rest of the range – (sorry about the rubbish picture, I took it on my blackberry before work!)

Bronzing Gel for face – This is a great product which you can apply all over your face for a natural tan.  It’s quite similar to their current Shimmer Gels but this hasn’t got any shimmer, its literally a brown gel that gives you some colour.  Unfortunately this is way to dark for my skin, I popped it on my hand and it just looked ridiculous, but I’m sure it’d look lovely on everyone else.

Lip Nectar in Honey Beige (the golden brown one) and Honey Bunch (the orange/coral shade) – Similar to the current Hi-Shine lip glosses but with added Community Fair Trade organic honey for extra moisturization.  These are beautiful and have a slight sparkle but are a tad sticky.

Brilliance Powders – Not pictured above, but are exactly the same as the current brilliance powder but with a softer brush (the old one was quite rough and bristly, the new ones are more like their soft makeup brushes).  I think the colours may also be slightly different. 

The Honey Bronze collection will be out at the end of May and will be joining the permanent collection!  Priced between £9.50 – £17 I think!

Will you be getting anything from this range?  What’s your favourite bronzing product?




  1. May 23, 2011 / 6:06 pm

    I have this bronzer in shade 02 and I love, love, love it! This may be the best powder bronzer I own so far, the colour is so gorgeous- even comparable to Bronze Universel by Chanel! I also want to try that dry oil and the bronzing gel/stain, they both look amazing!


  2. May 23, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    I really want to try the new bronzing powders – they look really good on you!

  3. May 23, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    Oooh it looks so good on you! Seen as i am vampire white, i will be checking the range out 🙂 x

  4. May 23, 2011 / 6:50 pm

    I love the BodyShop but I've never tried their make-up except the LoveGlosses – the powder and oil look so nice though 🙂

  5. May 23, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    Swatched the Bronzing gel face one and i fell in love, definatly think that will be a purchase this summer. I tried all the bronzer and they were just waay too pale for me. maybe i'll try again, cause i really want to like it.

  6. May 23, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    I like the look of the bronzing oil, might have to try it! xx

  7. May 23, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    I have the powder bronzer and the bronzing gel and love them both 🙂


  8. May 23, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    I need one of those bronzers for sure! Great post! xo

  9. May 23, 2011 / 10:25 pm

    I literally never knew about this until I saw a blog! I'm gonna have to pop in and see the girlies for this one! Hope you're well babes. xxx

  10. May 24, 2011 / 1:50 am

    I love The Body Shop and can't wait to try that dry oil. It looks amazing and can definitely see it becoming a Summer staple, particularly for a quick glow at festivals.

  11. May 24, 2011 / 4:22 am

    the dry oil and lip glosses look awesome 🙂


  12. May 24, 2011 / 8:13 am

    It's wicked that they're making more for paler's a nightmare trying to find a good bronzer!
    It looks gorgeous on your skin..i'm gonna go check out the line when I go shopping on Friday 😀

  13. May 24, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    i'll have to go check these out!
    i love the body shop's make-up – their brushes are so so unbelievably soft


  14. May 25, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    Ooh, looks like the Nuxe bronze oil stuff. Always wanted to try it but far too expensive. Perfect!

  15. June 7, 2011 / 11:41 am

    So pretty! xx

  16. June 9, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    Oh, thank you for this, I was wondering how this shade would look on sm1 with a skintone similar to mine!
    Looks very natural on you! 😉


  17. July 11, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    I don't think we've got the bronzing gel in my country but yes, I've tried the rest and really LOVE this series. The press kit I received from my country's PR is gorgeous too, you can see it here:

    This must be my fave range in the last few months 🙂

  18. June 1, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I just got told I’m apparently so pale so I’m trying to find some bronzers so I can warm up my complexion a bit, not sure whether to go for the lightest shade or 02!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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