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




  1. September 20, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    These seems so cool and interesting. I’ve never needed a product like this but it does seem amazing. Great review!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

    • Robyn
      September 20, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Aww thank you – glad you liked the review ! It really is – 100% recommend.

  2. Emma Parry
    September 20, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I had this suggested to me by the girl on the Estée Lauder counter to darken my foundation post holiday! I never got round to purchasing but it sounds brilliant x

    • Robyn
      September 20, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      You really should – I find it can change the tone of my foundation too much if I mix it so the foundation has to be really yellow if I do.

      • Emma Parry
        September 20, 2017 / 5:45 pm

        Ah ok, maybe worth using alone or with just concealer whilst my face is still a bit tanned? x

        • Robyn
          September 20, 2017 / 5:50 pm

          Definitely worth a shot with that ! I love it alone most though x

  3. Ellie's Bits of Beauty
    September 20, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    These drops sound perfect! I always avoid fake tanning my face as I would dread to think what I would look like if it went wrong! I love The Body Shop products and it’s a pretty good price too! Great review

    Ellie x


  4. September 20, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I haven’t seen anything like this before, but it sounds so good! Must get around to giving this a go xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  5. TaylorJane /HerBeautyObsession
    September 21, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I used this on my holiday, and I am still using it now as I absolutely love these drops. I mix this within my foundation so I can create the gorgeous bronzed creamy texture with my foundation and these drops. I feel like it gives a lot of radiance to my skin and really gives it the healthy bronzed look which is what I’m always looking for!

    Taylor Jane ox | http://www.taylorjane.co.uk

  6. September 21, 2017 / 9:28 am

    This product definitely sounds better than using fake tan on my face! I use the lightening and darkening drops from The Body Shop and I love them, so I think I’ll check this product out xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  7. Emma Drury
    September 21, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I saw this when I went to The Body Shop outlet near me this weekend but couldn’t find a price so never bought – sounds fab though so I might have a look online now! ✨
    Emma | emmadrury.com

  8. September 21, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Your photography is TO DIE FOR! I completely love it! I must try that product now, you’ve made it sound fab!

  9. Joyce Lau
    September 22, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Not a fan of liquid bronzers but I heard their matte bronzer powder is good!!

  10. Chlo
    September 25, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I love The Body Shop, I really need to go in, set a budget and pick up loads of goodies!

    These all look like great products!

    Chlo | http://www.simplychlo.co.uk

  11. Rachael Claire
    September 27, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I haven’t been into The Body Shop in so long! I need a trip. Xx

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