Don't you hate it when you just buy something and a couple of days later it's half the price in some sort of spontaneous sale? Yup, it eats away at you. One day it's there among the rest of the MAC shades as a full priced £15.50, and the next day it's sitting in some discount cosmetics relater at £7.49! Ouch.
I chose Tropic Tonic because, let's face it, we all have the January Blues. The weather is either wet and miserable, or blindingly bright and freezing. You have numb hands as you stand there de-icing your car while your neighbour seems to heat his up just by turning on the engine. You turn up at work when it's dark, and leave the office when it's, well, still dark. And pay pay feels years away - you have literal moments where you turn your purse upside down and a cloud of dust emits out.
In the midst of seasonal depression, we all need an injection of Summer. And that's why Tropic Tonic was very much needed in my life.
You cannot tell me that you do not feel happy and uplifted when you look at orange? The bright, warming tone not only sizzles up your look, but also warms the cockles of your heart. It may be frowned upon to wear Summer shades in the midst of a freeze, but I say let's revolt against this!
I have said many times on here that I'm over and out on matte finishes. They're drying, uncomfortable and because they were such a fad, they are now starting to look outdated. I do, however, relish at the thought of a MAC matte. Sleek, smooth and deeply comfortable, this particular matte is ideal for Winter. It's non-drying helps create a wider, fuller smile.
The orange of Tropic Tonic won't be for everyone. It is more on the orange spectrum than the red, so this will alienate a lot of you, unless you have darker or golden skin.
But if you do need that sunshine is a tube moment to get you through the January Blues, then Tropic Tonic is for you.
Colour Intensity: high
Overall Rating: 2/5 - lost a point on the pricing issue, which with a January bank balance isn't easily forgotten!
You'll like this if: you need a Summer perk in the middle of a frosty January