After having eyed up The Body Shop darkening drops for a good while, I finally ventured into the store to swatch the product but what I found took me by surprise if I’m honest, the drops are really dark. This is by no means a bad thing, as a little goes a long way. However, while I was making my decision I spotted Drops Of Sun Honey Bronze and after testing both of the products on the back of my hand for comparison, my mind was made up – Drops Of Sun went in my basket and I wasn’t going to be leaving without it.
“I love to add warmth to my face, it makes eyes appear brighter and teeth look whiter”
I’ll never be without bronzing powder but I’m always open to trying other ways to warm up my complexion for spring, summer, and well, all year round really. I love to tan but my skin begs to differ so if I want that confidence boosting sun-kissed glow then I have to fake it, both for my face and body. During the summer months, I’m rarely seen without a self-tan, everything just looks better with a bit of colour doesn’t it? If I’m using a self-tan suitable for facial use, I will occasionally add a little of that to my foundation, but often I find it too drying for my dehydrated skin and it clings to dry patchy areas which I’m prone to. What’s a girl to do? Drops Of Sun is the answer, an oil-based, no shimmer formula which blends like a dream and can be mixed with your usual moisturiser or base products. There really are no rules with this versatile product which comes with a handy pipette dropper for easy application, use it to literally dot it over your skin and blend.
“If I’m in a hurry I’ll apply a few drops for a thin layer over my foundation, building application until there’s enough depth of colour”
I’ve not had any issues with it highlighting dry areas and my skin remains supple. Unlike darkening drops, this just gives a subtle, buildable “post-holiday glow” to the skin.
Do you love to warm up your complexion? Have you tried any of The Body Shop bronzing products? I’d love to know which are your favourites as I’m always on the lookout for more. If you’re looking for multi-use glowing skin products, read my Drops Of Glow review.