The Body Shop Deep Matte Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder Review

Today’s review is about a bronzer from the Honey Bronze range of The Body Shop. Let’s see how it scored.

About The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder:

This honey-enriched pressed powder gives skin an even, bronze matte finish.
• Even matte finish
• Convenient compact

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Shades available: Light matte 01, Fair matte 02, Medium matte 03, Deep matte 04

Price: Rs. 1395 (I bought it during the Christmas sale last year at a discounted price).

Qt: 11 gm


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My experience with The Body Shop Deep Matte Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder:

I had been looking for a bronzer, particularly with a matte finish, from a very long time. But since I had never used one before, I wanted to go with something subtle, with minimal chances of mistake. Also, I have really dry skin, especially in winters, so I wanted something that doesn’t aggravate it. With many good ingredients, this bronzer seemed like a perfect fit.

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This is basically a matte powder bronzer, no glitters, no shimmers, just plain matte. The texture is really smooth, I mean really, really soft. It is so densely packed, there is absolutely no fall out. The texture is so cushiony, owing to some emollients and skin-conditioning agents (honey, shea butter, and so on; read the ingredient list), not cakey at all. I just love how it feels really light on skin even after building up the product several times on the face. Other than that, I thought it would come with some fruity fragrance, something that you can associate with honey, but it is completely fragrance-less!

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The packaging is sleek, compact and closes with a tight click. Inside, there is a mirror too . But that thin, flimsy film on the lid comes off a little every time I put it in my bag . The product is set in the design of a beehive (you see it’s from the Honey Bronze range), which looks cute.

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Now comes the tricky part. This bronzer comes in 4 shades. On the website of TBS India, only the first 2 shades (light matte 01 and fair matte 02) are available. And in stores too, consider yourself lucky if you get the other two (medium matte 03 and deep matte 04). The first two shades are really light to be used as bronzers for Indian skin tones. I feel they can’t even be called bronzers! Unless you are really pale like our Western counterparts, the bronzer won’t show up. I chose the darkest shade (deep matte 04, as Shade 2 was more like a sheer compact for me!).

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You’ll see that even though this is the darkest shade, it is lighter than your usual bronzers from other brands. I feel with few strokes, it gives natural warmth to your face. Again, it’s a product you can’t really go wrong with if you are a bronzer naïve. You can slowly build up the shade to reach your perfect stage of contouring. In the pictures, it is looking a bit orangey, but it is NOT, not even remotely!
Overall, I am in loooove with this purchase.

What I loved about The Body Shop Deep Matte Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder:

  • Completely matte finish.
  • Really soft powder bronzer, not drying at all.
  • Has some really good ingredients.
  • Gives natural warmth to the face.

What I didn’t love much The Body Shop Deep Matte Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder:

  • The price, if there is no discount 😛
  • The first two shades, quite misleading for Indian skin tones.
  • Availability of all shades at the same time both online and in store.

IMBB Rating: 4.7/5

Would I repurchase The Body Shop Deep Matte Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder?

Deffffinitely! If you are looking for a matte bronzer, and you find your perfect shade in this range, just buy it. You won’t regret! And with the TBS sales all year round, you won’t have to pay the full price.

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16 thoughts on “The Body Shop Deep Matte Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder Review

  1. This bronzer sounds really promising. I have not used bronzer before but I am looking for one now. I am going to give this one a try. 🙂

  2. OMGGG!!! this looks sooo stunning. It’s too good to eat. 😀 😀 Since you mentioned that it’s no too orangey, I am sooo tempted to give this a look. 😀 😀

    1. Oh! even here in India, it’s difficult getting the darker shades. You know in the store, the SA showed me shade 2, and when I asked her for other shades, she straightaway said, “Bas yehi available hai.” I told her to check again and then she took out this one!

  3. Even this darkest shade is so light…. The packaging looks beautiful but the shade might not suit so many Indian skin tones… Thnx dear for reviewing this

  4. Hi. I use this as a base eye shadow. i have 02 shade, darkest available at body shop counters. love it as a eyeshadow base.. but for bronzing after using benefit hoola, nothing can come close as it works the best for me. Probably next one i must try is NARS laguna 🙂 but in India, tbs matte bronzer is the only option for us.

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