Faking a Summer Face – The Body Shop: Honey Bronze Drops of Sun | REVIEW

The body shop honey bronze drops review

A very pale girl in a tanned world – sound familiar? I’ve done the whole fake tan thing, and as much as I don’t mind it for a one off in the year my skin can be very sensitive to tanners as they’re often heavily scented. This becomes more of a problem if I use it on my face. As a result, I much prefer to over-load on bronzer. That being said, over this summer (and now moving into Autumn) I’ve been using cream and liquid bronzers far more than ever before as my skin is gradually turning dryer – and I want the ‘overload’ to look naturally sun kissed. My solution to this has been to use The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops. A perfect little bottle of liquid bronzer.

If you’d like to look at my previous review of The Body Shop down to earth quad, you can find that here.

body shop drops of sun review

Here’s what The Body Shop has to say about the Honey Bronze Drops of Sun:

Fake that just stepped off a plane glow with Drops of Sun. Just blend one drop into a small amount of your daily moisturiser or foundation to keep your tanned look topped up between holidays or if you fancy a ‘one day’ holiday glow. Its matte-shimmer free finish makes your tan look natural, never orange and is commitment free.

I would agree with the majority of these claims; these give you a beautiful holiday glow – the only thing I don’t personally like doing with this is mixing in with foundation as this just changes the tone so much. But, for me, it’s a perfect stand alone item.

Application -The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun

The body shop honey bronze drops of sun

My initial thought was that these ‘Drops of Sun’ have beautiful tone to them. At first I was concerned when I took the pipette/dropper out of the glass jar that the product looked VERY orange – but it sheers out beautifully for fair skin. Although this is matte (as claimed) I would say it has a certain gloss to it on the face – which I think is so beautiful and very natural. My favourite way to apply is using a damp beauty blender/sponge around the perimeters of the face and I would say that the drops blend extremely well (but they don’t blend away -fantastic)! I use one drop per side of my face. I would also say this is ideal for sheer foundation lovers as, although powder bronzer can often look fake and cakey, this ever does.

My only con to consider with this product is that I’m not a massive fan of the dropper – mine can be quite temperamental. Occasionally it will get slightly blocked so you have to squeeze a few times to pick up product.

The Body shop drops of sun review

The body shop drops of sun swatch

Above you can see the product applied rather heavily, so you can see the consistency – as soon as you start blending this becomes one with the skin/foundation beneath.

Wear & Price – The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun

Surprisingly this really sets on the face and lasts on the skin – brilliant! It never looks patchy on me and always looks effortless. Now, down to the price –  The Honey Bronze Drops of Sun will set you back £12 for 15ml. I don’t think the price is too steep considering how beautiful they are. Also, liquid bronzers from other brands tend to be far more expensive, so this is  a steal – although I really wish they did a larger size as I’m using this everyday at the moment (it’s work appropriate too as a bonus), so I might need to re-order.

You can purchase The Body Shop online, in-store or alternatively, I order my body shop products (with discounts and deals) through Jade at the Body Shop at home – you can find her page here. Her products always get to me quickly and she’s great at recommending new ones to you!

The Body shop drops of sun review

Overall, I much prefer this to fake tanning my face or using powder bronzer – it looks far more natural on me and unlike proper fake tan it fully washes off at the end of the day . Have you tried this product? Again, you can find The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun online here. Are there any other Body Shop products you recommend? Let me know below…

Robyn xx