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LOTD With The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil & Bronzing Powder

Winter is here, but I still can't get enough of my bronzers. My skin instantly looks healthier after I brush some bronzing powder on my cheeks. In fact, I'll need them more now when it's cold and I'll get paler. I thought it's about time I wrote about The Body Shop Honey Bronze products I bought in October. In the photos, the products don't show much but they don't in real life either. Both the Bronzing Powder and Shimmering Dry Oil products are very subtle. The Bronzing Powder could easily be called a 'Bronzer Faker'

Hope this animation works on your browser. If not, just click on it.

Face: Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer, MUFE HD Foundation #120, Laura Mercier Undercover Pot under eyes, MAC Studio Finish Concealer to conceal blemishes.

Cheeks + Face ~ TBS Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder under cheekbones, temples, chin & Shimmering Dry Oil on the cheekbones. I also applied the oil on the bridge of my nose, over my brows and on the center of my chin.

LipsSilkygirl Moisure Gloss Lip Gloss in Barely Nude.

*Earrings ~ Forever 21 (shown here)
Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette- Virgin on brow bone, Darkhorse on lid, Naked & Buck on crease, Creep to smudge liner & on outer V.
Liner ~ Colorbar Blackout I-Glide Pencil (shown here)
Mascara ~ 4 coats of Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara on top lashes, 2 coats on bottom lashes.

Swatches: L- Bronzing Powder, R- Shimmering Dry Oil

Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder #02 Fair Matte ~ As you can see in the first pic, I've used this a lot. LOVE it! It is only about 1-1 and 1/2 shades darker than my skin tone, so it is perfect when I want very natural-looking contours around my face. It is my first matte bronzer without any shimmer whatsoever so I'm really digging it, literally. The powder texture is smooth and silky and blends well without leaving any streaks. Will repurchase.
*More pis of this HERE

Shimmering Dry Oil ~ I bought the Bronzing Powder first and couldn't stop thinking about this oil when I got home. First impression at the store- It smelled incredible! Kinda coconutty, with a blend of honey & cocoa....I couldn't stop sniffing the back of my hand. Later when I bought it, the smell reminded me of Keo Karpin Hair Oil (LOL) BUT after it dries it still smells really good. 
The Good ~ The consistency is thin and runny so it doesn't feel heavy like a regular oil, it makes skin look healthy & satin-like, the bronze shimmers aren't OTT and look very subtle once spread on the skin-almost undetectable, it dries but it'll still have that filmy-feel, great for the body, esp legs & bare back.
The Bad ~ Heavy glass bottle, overpriced. They say "Avoid contact with fabrics" so it must stain clothes (yikes!)
On my leg

  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder ~ Rs.995
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil ~ Rs.1395
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder ~ ♥♥♥♥4.5/5
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil ~ ♥♥♥♥ 4/5

Phew! How long is this post?! I was stuck on it for hours. I thought about splitting up the look and reviews, but it seemed very boring & repetitive in my head.

Oh! It doesn't look so long on the main page! :) Effects of insomnia, I couldn't fall asleep at all last night although I did feel very very sleepy, so only 3 and a half hours of sleep after 7 am. Yawn

Have you tried these 2 products?

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. Woww the animation is soo good <3 you look gorgeous Cynthia!!!

  2. Thank u Rakhshanda! Glad it works hehe <3


  3. I think it adds a lovely luminous effect to your skin. But I wonder how it'd work on darker people. would it be more of a highlighter than a brozner then?

  4. you're eyes are just so pretty! the products look great on you! xxx

  5. wow looks super cute!!
    perhaps this is one of ur best-est snap cynthia
    oh yeah you were missed very badly !!!
    nice earrings

  6. pretty girlllll...

    Loved the way you combined all those pics...At first i thought my page was moving down automatically :-))

    Cool feature...helps you put all the pics together in one place instead of making the post heavy.

  7. The animation is fab... you really are glowing in all pics :)

  8. i haven't try any of those products
    but i would love to try
    the powder bronzer one

  9. u look amazing. m always skeptic abt bronzes bt u made it look so tempting tht m itching to get my hands on it :)

  10. wow! And the slideshow is cool too!

  11. This has to be most natural bronzed look ever! You're looking so fresh and the using a bronzer that close to your skin tone is a fabulous idea! I'm really tempted to check out the bronzer now :P The oil sounds great too (Esp the smell!) but since I have oily skin, I'd stay away from that one!

  12. Bhumika- thanks!

    Corallista- Thank u...the powder really is very natural. The oil, I'd use it only on my body


  13. Karishma,Jyoti- Thank u

    GGG- True, I didn't want to put too many pics...glad u liked :)


  14. Eden-A - It's also available in darker shades


  15. mitha- Really?! Wow, thanks...missed u too! <3


  16. have you tried the honey bronzer for the face? it is AWESOME. You can even mix it with a B&B cream for a different look!



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