The Body Shop Honey Bronze Lip Nectar Lipgloss Review, Swatches, Photos
Javabeans and Girlfriday have pics of Lee Min-Ho’s nekkid back in the shower…ya know, if you need to kick start your day. I haven’t been this excited about a shower scene since Rain did a few in Full House.
I’d sit here and make a list of Asian boys who need their own shower scenes but I’d probably bore you to tears but feel free to make your own list and shout it at me.
On to the makeup!
Let’s peek it!
A sheer tint and a sparkling shine a honey-enriched lipgloss formula!
I wasn’t particularly keen on The Body Shop’s Summer 2011 Collection since I’m not a really big bronzing person and the theme surrounding the collection is in fact tanned, sunny skin however I did fall hard for the Honey Bronze Lip Nectars which are available in two shades.
At the moment The Body Shop has a buy three, get two free or buy two, get one free on all skincare and makeup. I picked up the two glosses and let a friend pick up one too as our free item.
I thought the formula varied in the two shades and I ended up loving one’s texture but disliking the other. Weird I know but it’s true…..tell you more in a second.
I was surprised that they didn’t taste like honey. In fact, both glosses are pretty much flavorless and hey, I’m fine with that as I really do not like the flavor of honey anyway.
The shades are Sand which is a golden brown shimmer and Coral which is a bright orange-y coral. I thought I would love Coral as I’m really into warm peachy shades for the Summer but the formula kinda put me off and Sand ended up having the better formula of the two.
Sand’s formula is a smooth gloss that applies easy and leaves behind a natural hint of bronze-y golden brown on lips. It’s a beautiful shade that goes on sheer but has enough of a tint to give lips a natural, nude finish that’s very flattering. The formula lacks any real stickiness or tack so it does have a shorter wear time but the glossy finish and lovely color makes up for this down fall a bit. It applies well as I said and glides easily onto lips however Coral….
Didn’t apply as well for some reason. Coral’s color is considerably more pigmented than Sand and comes across as a heavy orange coral. The shade is really pretty and can be toned down easily with a little clear gloss on top but turns out clear gloss is actually essential as the application and wear on this has a strange formula which applies patchy and dry. I’m not sure if the pigment is the problem here or what’s going on but the gloss has a slightly gritty texture and applies very patchy on my lips. The aid of a clear gloss seems to allow the product to work and wear way better but I am curious what happened here. Maybe it’s just a fluke…!
- Those want a sunkissed pout for Summer (Sand is particularly a nice shade that will flatter tans and look fabulous with a bronzed eye look).
- Those wanting a hint of tint and tons of glossy shine in a lipgloss!
- Those who aren’t keen on warmer shades of lipgloss.
Overall, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Lip Nectars were a mixed bag but I don’t regret the purchase in the least. I’m very partial to Sand at the moment and I do believe it might warrant a back up purchase. Coral was disappointing but a little clear gloss does help and the color is quite lovely! The shorter wear time does take some points away from the glosses performance overall but I’m not too put off by it because the lighter formula is nice for the warmer weather when I’m really not wanting ooey, gooey gloss on my lips in the Summer. I’d like to give them a Muse Approval for purchase but the iffy formula was a little disappointing but I do think they deserve a check out your next trip to The Body Shop.
Available now at Body Shop Boutiques or online at www.thebodyshop-usa.com
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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