Tropic are a really interesting brand that have defied the odds to become incredibly successful, not just because they have Susie Ma at the helm and Alan Sugar behind the scenes, but because, actually, the products are really good and do offer something a bit different to the already drenched beauty market. The skincare utilises sustainably sourced Amazonian ingredients, resulting in some natural yet really results-driven products that are well worth checking out if you haven’t already. But this post is not about the lovely skincare, it’s to give you a quick introduction to the new make-up range, which is very, very exciting!
The range has launched with a bang and lots to sink your teeth into. There’s a full an comprehensive selection of brushes, several base products (liquid concealer, liquid base and powder base), lipsticks, lipglosses and mascaras. However, the thing that’ll likely get everyone talking is the new Colour Palette, which I’ll go into more detail later in the post. Above is the creamy and blendable Illuma Light-Diffusing Concealer and the GORGEOUS Candy Pop shade of the Lip Glaze – my pictures make the shade look a bit dull, but it’s actually a beautiful and very wearable cool-toned pink.
The brushes are really good, with a great selection of both old favourites and new innovations. The Small Detailing Brush is a perfect all-rounder with firm bristles great for fine attention to eyes or base. In the middle there’s the 3in1 Eye Brush and on the bottom there’s the Precision Face Brush, which is a double-ended superstar great for all elements of blending and diffusing both cream and powder base products.
As you can see, the 3in1 Eye Brush is a really handy tool that’s particularly great for travel. One end has a firm, medium-sized detailer that can be used for applying strong eye make-up looks, the other end has an angled liner for brows and liner and then you pull apart the brush to reveal a brow and lash spoolie – so handy!
The Colour Palettes are brilliant – expensive, but brilliant. Any beauty fan will know that the whole build-your-own palette has definitely already be done, but this one is particularly well executed with so much choice across products, formulas and finishes that I challenge even the most cynical beauty fan to not get at least a little bit excited. You pick a palette – which you get for free once you’ve filled it – the decide what sort of sized products you want to fill it with. Small products are £8 and these include eyeliners, eyebrows and eyeshadows. Medium sizes are £16 and include concealer, blusher, highlighter, contour and blusher and the large products are £20 and include concealer, bronzer, blusher and setting powder.
There’s a choice of four different palettes which fit various different combinations, although all of them need to include a large product, which is a shame if you wanted to just fill your palette with eyeshadows, which I could totally see myself doing as the colour choices are fab. There are also a trio of pre-made palettes such as the one above which I’m very excited by as it’s all cream formulas – including the brow product – which is something I’m very into right now. I can’t seem to find the pre-made palettes online, but there are a few things that haven’t launched yet, such as the mascara and the lipsticks, so maybe the pre-made palettes will come soon.
I just wanted to introduce you to the range, I’ll share a full review of these products and a few others very soon! The full collection can be found here – link.