My Secret Make Up Weapon in the Summer months

I don’t know about you, but anything that makes my life easier, I am all over like a rash. I like a simple, easier life. I wanted to share this one with you, as I think its not only a great money saving tip, but just blooming useful also!

Although I do not ever put my face directly in the sun, I do catch the sun very easily, so my face can tan without any effort. Just walking about on a sunny day can mean my freckles come out in force and my skin darkens.

Like most people, my foundations I buy are always colour matched to my paler days, so can be a little too pale when I have a bit of colour. Despite me needing very little excuse to go and shop for make up,  I don’t really want to go out and buy new foundation for the relatively few sun kissed days that my face/complexion enjoys.

Enter stage left, the Body Shop Honey bronze drops of Sun.

I discovered these little drops of sunshine about two summer’s ago, and they have become a staple in my summer make up bag since. Simple to use, you just mix the desired amount of drops into your foundation, and voila! You have a foundation that better matches your tanned skin. Genius eh?!

Left is my usual, untouched foundation, right is with two drops added

I tend to pop a bit of my usual foundation onto a make up pallet, drop in two drops of the Honey Bronze, and mix with  cotton bud or concealer brush. You can add more or less of the drops, depending on how dark you want it to go. The bottle even comes with a little pipette, so makes it super easy to use.

Creating the perfect foundation match for the warmer months. I feel so arty! 🙂

I find that this product see’s me through those days when my colour has lifted, but I still want some coverage. If I have been on holiday and have a darker colour to my face, I tend to go foundation-less, so this is a great tool for those in-between times. Just as fabulous, I have not found that adding the drops make any changes the staying power of my foundations either, no difference at all. You can also mix it with a little bit of your moisturiser, to give you a warmer, sunnier glow to your skin. It really is a versatile little fella!

Its a great addition to your make up bag ladies. Go and have a try of it x


I would love to hear any summer make up tips you have? Anything that makes your life easier in the warmer months? Let me know x


Side note – I wanted to show you a photo of the foundation in-situ on my face, (I know, brave for me) but, and dont laugh, I have bought myself a tripod so I can take make up photos – cant figure out how the blooming hell I use it!

Yep, I am still a numpty when it comes to technical shiz!


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  1. highstreetbeauty11
    June 29, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I love the idea of adding these to a moisturiser. Fab post, thanks for sharing this gorgeous product! Xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      June 29, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by xx Its great in with moisturiser, just gives a nice glow. So glad you found it useful xx

  2. July 1, 2017 / 12:38 am

    I just love this. I am really happy that cosmetic companies have started giving us the ability to change the colors of makeup with the season. All. On. Board. 🙂

    • kerrylifeandloves
      July 1, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Melissa x. Its such a great idea isnt it. I just love the versatility of products like this.

  3. August 2, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Yes!! I have a bronzed oil moisturizer I use here and there and I don’t remember the brand unless I get up and go get it lol but I love the sound of this one! Thank you!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 2, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Im in love with the dry oil moisturiser I got from this same range. It smells like summer in a bottle! Thanks for stopping by x

  4. August 2, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Great post! I will definitely try this product, it looks perfect for summer.

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 2, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Its a great all rounder as so versatile. Thanks for stopping by x

  5. Lise
    August 2, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    If you could just ignore the fact that i’m pale as snow for a moment, I’m sure I would love wearing this with my foundation! :’)

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 2, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Haha! Then its perfect for you. I am also a pale gal at the moment, so I mix it in with my moisturiser x

      • Lise
        August 3, 2017 / 10:21 am

        I’m sure I would have to mix it in with my body lotion too then so all of me could get a bit tanned x

        • kerrylifeandloves
          August 3, 2017 / 11:01 am

          hahaha! I hear ya!

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