Saturday, 25 June 2011

Hauled: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

As soon as I saw blog posts popping up about the Body Shop's new Honey Bronze range I knew this dry oil would be mine without fail - its a clear dupe for Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse Or which has been on my lust-list for what seems likes a decade! (I'm clearly getting old!)

And it hasn't disappointed. I love the sleek glass packaging and that its designed with a stopper to dispense just a little oil at a time for easy to control application.

The scent is also to die for - it contains both honey and beeswax - and lingers for ages on your skin. Here's a couple of swatches of the oil when first applied and blended out....

The effect is pretty subtle (no big chunks of glitter - yey!) but still gives a noticeable bronze sheen to your skin - perfect for enhancing a tan whether real or fake. I'd also hoped to get hold of one of the bronzers from the range but found even the darkest of the 3 shades to be a little too light for me. I find this a little odd given that Body Shop pride themselves on offering a cosmetics range for all skintones :- /

Until next time,

p.s the dry oil is £16 for 100ml


  1. Ooh, I think I'm going to have to have a look at this, it looks like it won't be tooo bronzed for pale skinned people like me!
    Sirens and Bells xx

  2. That looks really natural, haven't checked out the body shops make up in ages!

  3. Oh this product looks amazing!! I love the body shop!! :]

  4. This was such a great review! Very helpful :) I also like the sleek glass packaging. I think it's very cute. The swatch looks nice also. I also find it a bit odd why they'd only have three shades for this particular product. That could be very problematic for me.

  5. I might just have to check this out! I'm pretty pale so I'm thinking that one of the three shades must look alright on me, haha!
    The packaging is pretty cute too I have to say, thanks for posting! :)

  6. @ Sirens & Bells I think a light layer would give a perfect amount of colour to paler skin :)

    @ Sparkle & Grey I don't go in there often, but this little gem drew me in!

    @ ohyouprettythings me too :) my bank balance doesn't though :-/

    @ Huda Kaake glad it was helpful! :) the packaging is fab, would look great on the bathroom shelf! The range of bronzer shades definitely seems a bit limited to me, perhaps they will extend the range at some point :)

    @ makeupper I think it would, in fact the less you use the better - its a dry oil so not really greasy as such but I imagine it could get messy if you applied lots of layers!! :)

  7. I'm pretty pale but this gave me some color. Loves it!

    I actually tried applying lots of layers cause I wasn't getting much color at first- it didn't get as messy as I thought it would! Had to SERIOUSLY wash my hands after, though.