Tropic Skincare Review


TROPIC MAKEUPTropic Skincare Makeup Review

Tropic Skincare is a beauty brand created by Susan Ma and grabbed the attention of the public in 2010 when she appeared on the BBC Apprentice. Lord Sugar invested in Tropic skincare and I can certainly see why he invested in such lovely brand.

Susan was inspired by her upbringing in Tropical North Queensland, being constantly surrounded by amazing plants and botanical actives inspired her to create the Tropic skincare brand.

Her makeup range is absolutely beautiful & I picked out some favourite items to review. From left to right in the photograph above:

Sculpting Palette in Bronze which has a deep chestnut brown shade perfect to define cheekbones, a golden bronzer and a shimmery champagne highlight shade.

Pure Effects Beauty Booster which is a great beauty boosting serum, great to use under foundation. It comes with the beauty blender photographed in the middle.

Mineral Eyeshadow in Wilderness which is a palette with four golden earthy tones suitable for brown eyes. A really pretty quad perfect for the day time.

Colour Click Lipstick in Jazzberry Jam which is a shimmering plum colour enriched with nourishing oils.

Sculpting Palette in Vintage Rose which has a really gorgeous dusty pink blush, a walnut contour shade, & a satin golden highlighter to swoop onto your cheekbones to really make them pop.

Pure Precision Beauty Drop which has been designed to help you apply your makeup with easy precision which is hypoallergenic.Tropic

Tropic Skincare

From Left to Right

Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist which is a brilliant toner. I tried this a few years ago & have been impressed with this product ever since. It really does make skin feel so refreshed. It contains organic ingredients such as Rose Water, Aloe Vera & Cucumber Juices.

Soothe The Senses Calming Body Wash which is a creamy frangipani, tiare flower, vanilla body wash with coconut extracts. It smells absolutely beautiful and skin feels soft and nourished after use.

Instant Glow Perfecting Leg Serum which gives legs the appearance of a natural healthy tan. It contains gold mica particles and caramel extracts which boosts skin luminosity.

Soothe The Senses Luxury Body Oil which is a beautiful & nourishing body oil with a blend of apricot, rose-hip, and kernel oils which leaves skin feeling very velvety & soft.

Night Repair Cell Renewal which is a fantastic night cream from Tropic Skincare. It contains intelligent plant extracts & exotic butters to hydrate and plum the skin during the night.

Susan Ma’s Top 5 Skincare Tips

1. No matter how tired I am, one thing I always do is remove my makeup and clean my face before sleeping. Our skin cells rejuvenate while we sleep, so it’s important to allow it to breathe. Always use an alcohol and soap free cleanser to gently remove your makeup so to not strip your skin’s natural oils that it needs to protect itself. If your skin feels tight and uncomfortable after cleansing, you are damaging your skin!

2. I love steaming my skin as much as possible, whether it’s in the steam room at the gym or with a hot bamboo cloth on my face, it helps to release toxins in the skin, refines pores and stimulate blood flow. Always splash your face with cold water immediately after to close pores and firm skin.

3. I’m obsessed with herbal teas, and drink green tea and maccha tea daily. They’re filled with antioxidants to help protect your skin and body from ageing free radicals. Other antioxidant rich foods such as goji berries will also significantly improve your skin complexion.

4. As your largest organ, your skin needs plenty of blood supply to stay healthy. Giving yourself a quick facial massage just before bed with an oil such as our Organic Elixir will help to boost blood circulation and promote plump, radiant skin.

5. Exfoliate at least once a week to stimulate cell renewal and smooth out your skin. Our soap free Face Smooth is a brilliant way to exfoliate away dull dead skin, and reveal baby soft skin with it’s nourishing blend of plant oils and Acai berries.

Tropic Skincare



Tropic skincare is a beautiful brand. The makeup range is beautiful with a range of warming earthy colours to create some really stunning makeup looks.

The skincare range is full of active and natural ingredients which will leave skin feeling smooth, supple and soft. All products are very beautifully packaged.

What do you think of the Tropic skincare range judging from the photographs above? Which product catches your eye from the makeup and skincare range I have reviewed? 🙂

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks so much for reading 🙂

Laura xo

  • trinod leon

    This collections of Tropic Skincare is mind boggling and like the most is a skincare product, Night Repair Cell Renewal.

  • Stella Asteria

    These products look not only amazing but must-haves! I like the most the eye shadow palette with gold and earthy tones!

    • The Tropic brand is a great one. I’m really impressed with the brand overall and so much passion has gone into the creation of each product.

      I wore the Bronze contour palette out recently and the golden highlighter is really quite beautiful. I think you would like it 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura x x x

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Amazing products! Thanks for sharing! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!Much love, Len

  • I’ve never heard about this brand before but I’ll have to keep an eye open for them because that lipstick looks incredible!


  • For a moment I thought I was looking at some MAC cosmetics – definitely shows the immense amount of effort and thought gone into these products! Although, I’ve not heard of this brand, I’m definitely going to look into it – thanks for sharing 🙂

    Pop over to my blog!


    • Tropic is a great brand and recently re-vamped their packaging so everything looks really refreshing and beautiful.

      Great quality products that’s for sure 🙂

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review and thanks for popping by!

      Laura xx

  • Great review, babe! The colors here are gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Never heard of this brand before..



  • The palette looks great.
    I love it.
    Great sharing with this new product on me.

  • The packaging (with the flowers) is stunning. I’ve never tried products by this brand. Thanks for the introduction (:
    Nati xx

  • Such a great post, I really enjoyed reading this review! Love the collection already, their packaging is amazing and looks so luxurious! Love it!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

  • I’m really intrigued by the vitamin toner!

  • that brand sounds intressting 🙂
    Haven’t heard about them 🙂

  • Well thought of review! Definitely needed this for recommendations!


  • Yulia

    That sculpting palette really caught my attention!:) It’s something I’ve been looking for recently, because I wanted to improve my contouring skills, but didn’t find the one I liked. This one seems to have quite a few colours to choose from and a nice packaging:) Thank you for sharing such a detailed review and skincare tips!

    • Yes the sculpting palettes are great from Tropic and very portable. You’ll like them and very easy to use 🙂

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the review and tips!

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xx

  • I’ve never heard of this brand before actually, but that sculpting palette looks to die for. It reminds me of the Sleek ones but with higher end packaging, as I’ve never really been that keen on the Sleek branding, although they are good products. Maybe I’ll have to give the Tropic range a go! Thanks too for your lovely comment on my most recent blog post, do you want to follow each other on Bloglovin’ so we can keep up to date with each others’ posts?
    -Ruby Xx

    Another Ruby Tuesday / Bloglovin’

    • Hey Ruby! I’m really glad you enjoyed the review! The sculpting palette is a lovely one that’s for sure and very portable.

      I would recommend Tropic, really beautiful products that’s for sure I’m really very impressed 🙂

      & sure that sounds great 🙂

      Laura xx

  • The colours of the makeup look absolutely gorgeous!
    Your photos are so professional, dear xx

    • Yes the shades are really pretty, this palette showcased here is one for the daytime that’s for sure!

      Really glad you enjoyed the review and thank you so much, I’m really glad you like my photography 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xx

  • La French Connection

    I didn’t know this brand and the packagings look gorgeous and the colours are typically the ones I like. I’ll have a look and see if I can find them.

    Mika |

    • It’s a pleasure to give you an introduction to the brand 🙂 I’m really glad you like the look of the products reviewed, all are linked in the post 🙂

      Laura xx

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    These products look fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

    Adi xx

  • This brand sounds amazing and I can certainly see Susan’s inspiration depicted in both the makeup and skink are line. I am personally swooning over that lipstick which looks absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing weekend, beautiful!



    • I’m really glad you enjoyed the review!

      Susan’s inspiration really does come through in the quality of her products that’s for sure. I really enjoy watching a brand evolve and I’ve followed Tropic from the start and it’s great to see how far it’s come!

      Thank you, hope you’re having an amazing weekend too!

      Laura 🙂 xox

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Loving the color palettes and the bronzer sounds amazing!

    Happy Friday, gorgeous girl!

    XOXO, Vanessa

    • The palettes are really lovely, the eye palette contains really pretty earthy colours which I can see myself reaching for quite often 🙂

      Thanks for reading and hope you’re having a great weekend!

      Laura xox 🙂

  • At a first glance I thought it was Sleek. 🙂 The sculpting palettes look lovely and so does the eye palette. Beautiful colours. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • Yes the contour kit actually does remind me of Sleek 🙂 They are lovely palettes and the eye shades in this palette are really pretty, very Earthy natural tones.

      I can see the Wild Wisteria palette working really nicely on you, it has some really pretty purple tones and is on their website 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Wishing you a Happy Friday!

      Laura xx

  • Mary Kate

    I’ve never heard of them, but I’ll definitely have to check them out now!

    Mary Kate

    • I’m glad to introduce you to the brand, they are a lovely one with a great range of makeup and skincare products 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xx

  • rae

    Sounds like a fantastic brand – have never heard of it before so thanks for introducing it to me. Great and thorough review as well!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Lovely review, the packaging looks so luxurious 🙂 I really like the sound of the sculpting palette xxx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    • The sculpting palette is lovely and really portable also which is really helpful. The Vintage Rose blush is lovely 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura x x

  • Siffat Haider

    The makeup looks amazing, such great neutral colours. This is the first I’m hearing of this brand but I’m definitely tempted to try it out!

    • The makeup is really lovely, natural earthy colour in this palette.

      Glad to have given you an introduction to Tropic Skincare, a great brand with lots of passion behind it 🙂

      Laura xx

  • Wow!!! The make up products and the skin care products seem amazing from your review. I love a makeup product line with skin care products because one has to take care of their skin while using make. Grea Review Laura!

    • They really are lovely products Meron, thanks ever so much for reading!

      The makeup is gorgeous, very natural earthy tones in the eyeshadow palette which pair nicely with the berry lip.

      Glad you like the review 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xx

  • I haven’t heard of this brand before but I have to say I love the festive packaging. Very tropic indeed. :]

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    • The packaging is really lovely that’s for sure, certainly very tropical.

      Thanks for reading and it’s a pleasure to introduce you to the brand 🙂

      Laura x

  • Amanda Baca

    Amazing beauty products, love your collection!

  • Oh my goodness- tropical north Queensland?! I live there so I NEED to check out this brand. Your photographs of the products are flawless and they all look lovely. I especially want to try the leg serum

    Rachel xx

    • North Queensland is where Susan Ma grew up and where she found her inspiration to start Tropic Skincare 🙂

      Easy to try the Tropic brand as they ship worldwide which is an added plus!

      I’m really glad you liked the post and photography, thank you!

      You should check out the brand, I think you’ll really like it. Do let me know what you think if you do!

      Thanks much for reading.

      Laura xx

  • These pictures definitely make the products look beautiful – as your photography always manages to do! The body products are especially appealing to me though. I definitely need some moisture and bronzing as those are things that I seem to neglect. – What I Got For Christmas 2015

    • Thanks very kind of you to say thank you 🙂 I’m glad you like my photography that means allot.

      The body products are so lovely! I’m very impressed with the quality of the products from Tropic, worth checking out.

      The skin on our bodies is just as important as the skin on our faces, important to have a pamper session now and again to nurture it 🙂

      Laura xx

  • The Sculpting Palette’s look utterly beautiful! I really like the look of the Vintage Rose one, I’d love to try it. Excellent post,very detailed x

    • The Sculpting Palette’s are lovely and I think the Vintage Rose one would suit you, the blush is really very pretty 🙂

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, thanks so much for reading!

      Laura xo

  • Excited to check out this line!

    xo, Jennifer

    • I recommend it that’s for sure. After trying Tropic Skincare a few years ago I have been nothing but impressed by the quality of the products 🙂

      Laura xo

  • Thanks for sharing this line! The packaging is exquisite. Need to check this line out!

  • Dylana

    This all sounds great!


  • WhatWouldVWear

    This brand sounds so lovely! I have never heard of Tropic skincare before so, I will be sure to check them out! Also, I really love their palette – such great colors!

    PS: Thank you for your sweet note on my blog! It means so
    much! Glad we connected, you are wonderful!

    XOXO, Vanessa

  • Ivana Džidić

    Tropic skincare sounds like a great brand. I do like the shades in their palettes!!!

    • It really is a lovely brand 🙂 I’m really glad you like the shades in their palettes, there are some really pretty ones 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura x

  • havent heard of this brand before but their products sound amazing. thanks for sharing

  • The contour palettes looks amazing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • They are really lovely palettes! Really easy to use and the products glide on very nicely. They are really portable too which is an added benefit 🙂

      Laura x

  • The skincare range looks so lovely, and her tips she that she has knowledge in that department as well, something I find many people miss, despite producing skincare.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Yes Susan is incredibly knowledgable when it comes to skincare, there’s a lot of passion behind the Tropic brand that’s for sure.

      I was inspired by Tropic after watching the BBC Apprentice back in 2010 and have watched the brand grow since then.

      The first product I tried was the Vitamin Toner which has been re-vamped since the first time I tried it, it’s a lovely skincare product.

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the review!

      Thanks for reading 🙂

      Laura xx

      • I will put it on my (long) list of skincare brands I need to check out soon.

  • The skincare tips provided by her and included in this post are genuinely so helpful, thank you! This cosmetic collection looks so impressive – the packaging alone is swoon-worthy 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Yes Susan’s skincare tips are really very helpful that’s for sure! I’m glad you like them and hope others who read this post will find them handy also.

      The packaging is really lovely and as you can imagine I enjoyed photographing her products as much as i enjoyed trying them!

      Tropic recently had a packaging re-vamp and love the Tropical design on front of the skincare products 🙂

      Thanks so much for reading Gabrielle!

      Have a lovely day!

      Laura xx

  • The eye palette looks so versatile!! Great review Laura!



    • The eye palette is really pretty, some gorgeous earthy tones and a great quad for the daytime that’s for sure 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed the review!

      Laura x

  • I’ve never heard of Tropic before, the make up range looks like it’s got loads of shades I’d use, and the skincare packaging is lovely x Rebecca –

    • Tropic Skincare is a really lovely brand. Some beautiful makeup ranges available.

      The skincare is lovely and they recently re-vamped their packaging to create a tropical paper covering on the front which is really lovely touch. When you open it the bottles underneath are simplistic and luxurious.

      A great brand and worth checking out especially if you like the shades showcased here 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura x