The Under £25 Palette That You Need In Your Travel Bag

If you’ve just ordered the Tropic Sculpting Palette*, it’s about the blow your mind. If you haven’t, I’m about to tell you why. This is probably one of the most unsuspecting holy grail items in my whole makeup collections, honestly, I had no idea this palette would creep up and surprise me.

A few months back the lovely team at Tropic sent me over a few bits n’ bobs to have a go at, do my #beautyblogging thing with so to speak. Believe it or not, this came up tops out of everything. You know the sort of product that even make the men in your life go “hot damn what’s that on your face?”… well, this is it.

The Sculpting Palette* will set you back £24.00 a pop, and you get a variety of three shades inside – on and a really lovely mirror too. Vintage Rose* was the first one I tried, it has a medium warm brown to contour, a gorgeous dusty rose blush, and a warm champagne highlight. This is still by far my favourite colour way of all three. Each shade is buttery, not chalky at all, and lasts on the skin all day. Not even kidding, even after a 10 hour day this is still on my face. The highlight looks beaut dusted on top of cream highlight also without getting patchy or layering oddly.

My second favourite has got to be Coral Blush*, I much prefer the contour shade in the palette as it’s slightly on the cooler side. Oh, and this coral blush looks so peachy on top of a tan – trust me! The only shade I don’t like in here is the highlight – but I really do think that’s down to preference. The pink undertones of this highlight just clash with my yellow skin tones and it doesn’t blend out well. However, the swatches are stunning and perhaps would work on those with a cooler/pinker undertone?

Bronze* is defo one for deeper skinned ladies, the shades in here a bit on the dark side for moi unfortunately. But I did want to check out the formula for you all, as per! I did find these shades much harder to work on my skin, but I am Light-Medium so it just isn’t really made for me. The website does suggest the deepest (but very warm) shade to contour, but I used the bronzer shade as contour and it looked pretty bangin’ – I just used a gentle hand! It blended wonderfully too. The only ummm I have with this one is the highlight, which is weirdly powdery on the skin compared to the highlights in the other two palettes. It swatches really beautiful, but comes off a bit chalky and does bring up a bit of texture on my cheeks.

If you’re looking for a palette that you can travel with and get use out of every shade – you should definitely check this out. Both of the pink blushes last literally all day for me, and don’t fade by much at all. Plus, there really is a palette for everyone – with Vintage Rose being my holy grail face palette right now! If a pigmented powder, with some serious staying power, is what you’re after – try one of these, you wont be disappointed.

Which palette would you naturally pick up?

What’s your favourite face palette right now?


*I was gifted these products, however all thoughts and opinions are my own*


  1. Beth T
    August 17, 2017 / 7:43 AM

    I love Tropic but I haven't tried any of their make-up yet! Very tempted by Coral Blush so I might start there 🙂 xxToasty

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      August 17, 2017 / 8:11 PM

      I would 100% recommend!

  2. Bella Inizio
    August 17, 2017 / 9:20 PM

    Oh my goodness these look absolutely gorgeous! I'm going to have to treat myself. Loved this review xxBella | (

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      August 17, 2017 / 10:13 PM

      Thanks so much for reading, Bella! x

  3. Carolyn McIntyre
    August 29, 2017 / 7:27 PM

    I've ordered Coral blush, waiting for it to be delivered

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    May 6, 2018 / 6:34 AM

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