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A Travel-Friendly Customisable Palette? Yes Please! Tropic Colour Palette Review

Friday, 14 June 2019


-This post contains a gifted/PR sample, no paid content. All opinions are my own-

Tropic are definitely a brand who have been piquing my interest a lot lately. I love that their products are natural and cruelty-free and most of their products are within my price range too. I've tried various different products from them already and I've enjoyed using the vast majority of them and for someone who has temperamental skin, that is a big deal! I was recently emailed by Tropic's PR and was asked if I was interested in trying out their new Tropic Colour Palette which I had already seen popping up on my insta feed and I liked the idea of it being customisable and travel friendly. So here are my overall thoughts on the ease of use of the palette, the shades and products I chose for my own palette and also my thoughts on the two surprise brushes which also in my parcel when it arrived.

Making your own Tropic Colour Palette is super simple to do. There's four different case configurations to choose from and I chose the C option so I have 1 large, 2 Medium and 2 Small in my palette's layout. I did this so that I had a nice selection of products to try out. You can choose from eyeliner, eyebrow pomade or powder or eyeshadow in the smallest sections and then cream concealer, pressed blush, pressed bronzer, pressed highlighter, cream blush, cream highlighter, cream contour or powder contour for both your Medium and Large sections.   





In my palette I chose two of the Pressed Eye Shadows - Cashew* and Copper* (RRP £8 each), Blush Crush Pressed Colour in Golden Apricot* (RRP £16), Way To Glow Pressed Highlighter in Afterglow* (RRP £16) and the Undercover Cream Concealer in Macadamia* (RRP £20). Altogether my palette came to £68. It would of been £84 but Tropic are offering the Colour Palette case for free (worth £16).



Idk why my arm looks blue-ish in this photo btw lol 
I decided to opt for a more neutral, everyday kind of palette as that's usually my jam anyway. The eye shadows are nice and are definitely on the pigmented side, however I wish the Cashew shade was more similar to how it looks in the pan (a little more warmer). It's a lot paler when in use and I wanted a shade which was wearable on it's own but it just doesn't look right on it's own on me personally, so I've just been using it as a base shade. The Copper shade is what I would call a muted copper and it's really pretty and nice to wear alone and I think it helps to make my blue eyes pop!

The Golden Apricot looks like it's going to be super full-on but it blends out into a nice warm shade which definitely adds some colour to my pale complexion. It's also got a very slight golden sheen to it which is why I think it'll be a blusher I'll be using often in the summer months to give me a slight sun-kissed glow. I'm a big fan of the Way To Glow Highlighter in Afterglow. I did think it would be a scary blinding highlighter when I saw it in the pan but it's actually a subtle sheen with a golden undertone. It looks really nice when you're opting for a more natural, minimal day-to-day makeup look. I'm already a bit obsessed!

The Undercover Cream Concealer in Macadamia did have me worried when it first arrived as it looks quite warm but then once I took away the "top layer" it revealed a shade which is a lot more suitable for my skin. I do think they could expand the concealer shade range more though as of right now there's only three shades and Macadamia is the palest shade. I can build it up quite easily to a medium coverage and it stays in place well once it's powdered down a little. But if you do have some serious dark circles under your eyes you may need to go in with something else to give it a boost but it's good on redness and blemishes.  

So overall I think it's a great little palette which has a large mirror and you could easily pop it in your suitcase or overnight bag with a couple of brushes and be sorted (depending on what products you choose). 



The surprise brushes which came with the parcel have been so nice to use over the past couple of weeks. Particularly the FB2 Precision Face Brush priced at £18* which kind of reminds me of the It Cosmetics Hevenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7 which is a whopping £35! So the Tropic version is a lot nicer on your bank balance if you're looking for a precision complexion kind of brush. The brushes I received are both made from wood and soft vegan fibres and the FB2 brush can be used with creams, liquids and powder and I've found that it works really well with the concealer in the palette and it also works well with my CC Creams or Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint which I've been using a lot over the past few weeks.   

The 3IN1 Eye Brush priced at £16* is a super handy multitasking brush as it contains an eyeshadow brush, an eyebrow brush and a spoolie brush. I haven't used the eyeshadow brush much as I tend to use the double-ended Lottie London Arch Rival (Similar to the ABH Brow Wiz) which you don't need a brush for and it also has a spoolie on the other side. But the 3IN1 brush is handy for products in which you need a spoolie before or after using the product. The eyeshadow brush is a great one to use for buffing, blending or packing on a colour as it's quite a flat brush which you always in your makeup bag. You can also use it with Tropic's Eyebrow Stencils too. 

What kind of palette would you make with the Tropic Colour Palette?

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