Last week I was at the Mariahilferstraße with a friend and spontaneaously decided to swatch the whole Honey Bronze collection in my favorite The Body Shop store.
Naturally, this was the one time I had no digicam with me, so I had to drive home with an arm full of swatches, which included a bunch of strangers looking at my arm in the underground.. *gg*
If I wouldn't be so broke I definitely would have given some of those products a new home.
A shimmering body oil, brilliance bronzing powder, a bronzing gel for your face, two lipglosses and three different bronzing powders.
You see, a lot of bronzing stuff. Not exactly my favorite "look", but I was incredibly curious about the orange gloss and the bronzing powders (in my case for contouring). And I mean look at that pattern:
Looks familiar? Yep, MAC had the same design for their powders in the "Naked Honey" collection. Also the body oil does remind me of the Illumine Oil by Illamasqua.
First, I wasn't that fond of those similarities, I prefer companies doing new things, but just look at the liquid liners by MAC and Illamasqua, they are basically the same and those two brands even released them at the same time. So, what the hell. I guess that's unavoidable in this industry.
Here the set-up at the store on Mariahilferstraße.
Now on to the swatches and damn they are good:
From left to right: body oil, gel for face (swatched heavily!), glosses, bronzing powders (swatched heavily)
Let's take a closer look:
The bronzing powders are amazing, smooth, nicely pigmented, just really good. From bottom to top: 1, 2, 3. There are 4, but they only had those three.
The glosses blew me away. Look at that colour pay off!!!! I love the orange one, it's called Coral and looks just awesome.
The face gel looks way too pigmented and dark in this swatch , but as you can see below, as soon as you distribute it, it's gone and only leaves this "healthy glow" everyones so crazy about, behind. The body oil is actually more see through than anything else. It was tough to make a swatch, but it's a body oil after all.
The face gel distributed:
All in all a really nice collection. Definitely made for everyone. I wish I could have bought one of the bronzing powders and the orange gloss.. I hate having no money at all..
Did you get anything??