We tried Glow Recipe’s Hue Bronzing Drops and here are our very honest thoughts

We put the new launch through its paces and here is the verdict.

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by Aimee Jakes |
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ICYMI: Glow Recipe's cult Watermelon Dew Drops have been given a glow-up.

Introducing the brand's Hue drops, predicted to be huge for 2024.

As well as being packed with skin-loving ingredients including niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and watermelon, the new launch is also formulated with a bronzing tint, leaving skin instantly glossy and golden.

An instant glow-giver with a zillion skincare benefits? It has 'TikTok viral' written all over it.

At £33 a pop, the bronzing hue drops are definitely a considered purchase, so the team has put the new launch through its paces to give you the real tea. Is it really worth your hard-earned cash? ☕️

The team's honest review:

Tested by designer Kiaya Nigel @kiayas.out.again

"I absolutely LOVE this product. The antioxidant-rich formula doesn't cause me any breakouts and it works magic for tired-looking skin. It enhances brightness and leaves my skin feeling significantly more hydrated too!

"Despite its initial dark appearance, once applied, it lightens on the skin and leaves a much more radiant complexion without the excessive glitter some glow serums have.

"I prefer using this product underneath my makeup; it works as an excellent base, allowing makeup to sit on top smoothly and resulting in a flawless, luminous finish. Giving that healthy post-holiday glow! I would definitely include this product in my daily routine."

Verdict: 4/5

Tested by video producer Tee Moyo @missteemoyo

"I love the sunkissed, glowy look that looks effortless but also lasts the whole day, and this Glow Recipe serum is giving.
"It takes a couple of pumps to really get that glow effect but it’s lightweight, so you don’t really feel it on your skin.
"It smells really fruity and the bottle is super cute and it is the ultimate gift idea. The best part is how versatile it is - I can gift this to both to my mum and my 19-year-old sister!"

Verdict: 5/5

Tested by group managing editor George Terry @hellogeorgeterry

"I was excited to try this as I’m a big fan of Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream – if only it had an SPF – but horrified when I squirted it out. It’s so dark. Would I look like a TOWIE cast member circa 2011?

"My fears were unfounded, it adds a gorgeous delicate glow. In fact, I’m going to use it instead of foundation now - but bear in mind I’m a very light cover girlie and have never gone in for a heavy base. And by girlie, I mean midlife mum of two."

Verdict: 5/5

Tested by SEO content strategist Carys Wigley @caryswigley

"Glow recipe may have released the product of the summer with the watermelon glow niacinamide hue drops. Not glittery or sticky, they leave the skin feeling hydrated and looking dewy.

"They look good on their own or mixed in with foundation. I can’t wait to use them this summer at festivals and events for that “lit from within” sunkissed glow!"

Verdict: 5/5

Tested by senior style writer Scott Wells @scottayyy

"Tested by I applied the product after cleansing and used it as part of my usual daytime skincare routine.

"First impressions I was really impressed as the formula oozed out of the spout and had high hopes. After applying there was definitely a strong glow, however, I found as the day went on the bronze wore away, yet the glow from the Niacinamide stayed all day. I feel like this product would work more on sun-tanned skin to enhance it. I’m not a big fan of watermelon-scented products, but this was just the right amount to give you that summer feeling."

Verdict 3/5

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