I’m literally always on the hunt for the best bronzer out there. I find myself repeatedly let down either in performance, colour or shimmer overload when trying out new bronzers. So when I came across The Body Shop’s new Honey Bronzing Powder, clearly, I had to give it a try. I was shocked to find out it was a matte bronzer! They are so hard to come by (well, not so much lately as more and more companies are coming out with them) and with The Body Shop’s reputation of makeup I definitely expected some intense shimmer. Another surprising trait is that they are available in 4 shades! Yep, you heard right four! They range from the lightest of the light for super fair skin tones to get a little sunshine, to deeper, darker shades for olive to dark skin tones. You can also just pick which intensity you’d like, the way I did, and not go by your skin tone.
I would probably be a 1 or 2 in this bronzer if you asked the sales girl but I decided to go with the 3, as I know I will be getting more colour as the summer continues. These bronzers are very forgiving and blend and sheer on seamlessly. They are buildable without chalkiness and give you a truly believable sun kissed glow without the telltale shimmer.
NOTE: They look a lot lighter in the pan than they do when applied to skin so make sure you swatch before you choose.
I apply mine in a typical “3” shape, starting at the centre of my forehead and working down around the temple, to the cheek bone and along the jaw line. I also apply down the neck to ensure I don’t have a dark face and light neck! These powders apply sheer so you can build them to your desired shade from a light glow to a deep tan. These powders are said to contain honey which is moisturizing and won’t dry skin like traditional powders can. I’m not sure I can attest to this claim, it feels like a normal powder to me and I doubt a powder could have the ability to moisturize… Isn’t that an oxymoron? Anyway, it’s a soft, blendable powder nonetheless and a definite contender if you’re on the hunt for a matte bronzer with a great shade selection.
The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder
Available at: The Body Shop