New For Spring 2011 From The Body Shop — The Honey Bronze Collection

Honey Bronze For Summer 2011

Transform into a bronze goddess with natural looking shimmer and glow thanks to the new moisturizing Honey Bronze make-up range from The Body Shop. Honey, known as one of nature’s best moisturizers, is used throughout the entire range so you can enjoy even application and a natural-looking bronzed and beautiful complexion. Discover new Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, Brilliance Powder, Bronzing Gel For Face, Lip Nectar and Bronzing Powder. These products are ideal whether you want a subtle hint of bronze or you prefer deeper tones. You can say goodbye to patchy bronzing thanks to the honey bee, instead enjoy smooth, moisturized skin with a bronzed glow. This range simply wouldn’t be possible without the incredible work of the honey bee, providing the honey and beeswax used across the range.

Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil ($14) You are bound to love this light-weight moisturizing body oil. It gives skin a natural-looking beautifully bronzed shimmering glow, with a dry finish.  Long-lasting and streak-free, it contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and beeswax from Cameroon to moisturize. That’s right, these are two perfect ingredients for inclusion in this bronzing product, moisturizing, softening and smoothing your skin. Apply to your body using circular motions.  Wash hands after use.

Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder ($22) This illuminating powder can be applied to your cheeks and collarbone,
leaving skin looking glowing and radiant. Enhance your natural skin color with this easy-to-apply powder, which gives an instant shimmer courtesy of the integrated brush. It contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and Community Fair Trade beeswax from Cameroon. Release the powder by twisting the top, and apply directly to your cheeks and décolletage, until you have the perfect depth of color you desire.

Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel For Face ($14) This lightweight moisturizing bronzing gel suits all skin tones, giving an even and natural-looking honey-bronzed glow – it can also be used to enhance a natural tan. It contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and beeswax from Cameroon, as well as organic aloe vera from Guatemala. Simply smooth over skin gently, blend for a perfect finish and wash hands after use.

Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder ($18.50) Discover a compact bronzer to give your skin a matte, natural-looking glow. Ideal for a smooth and even finish, simply using a bronzer brush, dust over forehead, cheeks, nose and chin – anywhere the sun naturally touches your face. With four shades available, each contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia, beeswax from Cameroon and marula oil from Namibia.

Honey Bronze Lip Nectar ($10) The Body Shop has developed two perfect shades of lip gloss to offset your
bronzed look. With a sheer high shine glossy tint, Honey Bronze Lip Nectar is perfect for parched or sun-exposed lips. You can wear these alone or over lip color, providing your lips with great moisturization. Each product contains Community Fair Trade honey, beeswax and marula oil. Available in two shades: Honey Bunch and Honeycomb.

What I think:  I have tried a few of these products.  My favorite is the Bronzing Gel for Face.  It is a really pretty bronze color without any orange to it. I dab it on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin to mimmick where the sun would give me color.  I also use it as a contour under my cheekbones and at my jaw line.

The Bronzing Powder in light works well all over my face as it gets darker with sunless tanning or as a bronzer.  The other product I tried is the Brilliance Powder which is glittery, so it’s not for me.  I gave it to my teenage daughter and she loves it.

Visit www.thebodyshop.usa-com to learn more and to purchase. 

Mother’s Day Makeup Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day will be here soon — do you have a pretty present for Mom yet? If not, consider one of these cosmetic ideas below. I give my mom beauty products each year and she loves it! Mom probably won’t buy herself a cool kit or pretty highlighter — so treat her to something new!

LORAC Hot Off The Red Carpet Collection ($36.00 — $105 Value) — This set features two exclusive color-coordinated, mineral-infused, shimmering baked eye shadow duos, an exclusive TANtalizer Baked Bronzer, a full-size Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in 3D (rose bronze glitter), and a gold bag that can double as a blingy evening clutch. It is formulated without parabens and petrochemicals.

This set contains:

– 2 x 0.12 oz Baked Eye Shadow Duo in Tease Me (bronze shimmer/ teal with gold sheen) and Tempt Me (champagne shimmer/ chocolate brown shimmer)

– 0.35 oz TANtalize Me Baked Bronzer (swirled tan, gold and bronze)

– 0.17 oz Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in 3D (rose bronze with 3D glitter)

– Gold Zip Bag

This is a beautiful kit — my favorite items are the eye shadows. They are gorgeous — really shimmery and fresh — great for now and throughout the summer. The bronzer is also pretty, but the lip gloss is extremely sparkly, so I use it only for night-time. The bag is really fun!  Visit www.loraccosmetics.com to purchase.

Make Up For Ever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel ($29.00 USD) — Enriched with precious pearls that catch and reflect light, Uplight creates a radiant complexion. It contains more than 70% water for a fresh, lightweight texture as well as mango butter that creates a moisturizing effect. Formulated for the face and body, this product adds a healthy glow to your skin that will last all day.

This is available in a variety of unique finishes: Dewy, Pearly, and Sparkling. I tried #31 — a sparkling blue pink. Very moisturizing and so pretty — but very sparkly! Your mom may like one of the Dewy or Pearly finishes.  If she likes pink, there is #11 Dewy Pink Beige and #22 Pearly Pink Flesh. There are also white and flesh tones.  Available at www.sephora.com, MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique & Studios at Sephora. 

Laura Geller Bring on the Bronze ($55.00 USD) — This kit is all you need to help you look sunny and rested, with that just-back-from-vacation glow. It is packaged in an adorable bronze clutch, with orange lining, to hold all your bronzing essentials:

– Spackle® Tinted Under Make-up Primer in Bronze

– Split Baked Body Frosting in Sugar Glow and Honey Glow

– Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Candied Bronze

– I-Care Eyeliner in Brown

– Lipshine SPF 15 in Sundrenched

This is a gorgeous kit for days where you want to look natural and not cake on a lot of foundation. Just apply the bronzer on your face and the body frosting can either highlight or bronze you all over. The eyeshadow and eyeliner make a great bronzed eye (just add the mascara of your choice). And the lip color is almost like a sunny balm! 

Shop to Erase MS! For the month of May only, 20% of proceeds from this special kit benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. Visit www.laurageller.com to purchase.