Tropic Skincare Pure Effects Beauty Booster
and Precision Beauty Sponge
Today’s post is a review of the Tropic Skincare Pure Effects Beauty Booster and Precision Beauty Sponge. For once I talk about some makeup! I’ve reviewed a few Tropic Skincare items recently, I’m really liking the brand I have to say. It’s a combination of the natural/vegan ingredients, the nice simple packaging and that there aren’t thousands of different products, there are a sensible amount in the range and everything does what it claims to do. Which is quite rare for any brand!
Tropic Skincare Pure Effects Beauty Booster and Precision Beauty Sponge
I’m a foundation junkie and BB cream obsessive as you can see from my posts such as this one. I am always looking for a product to give me a flawlessly radiant glow whilst protecting from pollution and UVA and UVB rays.
This 100% natural beauty boosting serum creates a barrier that protects your skin with SPF, against daily pollution, and HEV artificial light damage. Helpful for those of us using harsh studio lighting or working in offices with lighting that seems brighter than the sun itself (um. me). As a serum BB cream, it is very lightweight which means it’s forgiving for those of us with fine lines, dry skin, allergies and lumps and bumps as it doesn’t look cakey. It also comes with the 3-in-1 beauty drop sponge. for the price of £22, or you can buy it separately for £6.
The great thing about tropic is that their products are natural, vegan and cruelty-free. Great for vegans, vegetarians, animal lovers and those of us allergic to so many ingredients. Pure Effects Beauty Booster is a serum based foundation with SPF 35 that you can apply with your fingers, a brush or the accompanying beauty sponge. I like to smooth it on with my fingers and then blend in with the sponge which can be used damp or dry.
Pigmentation, Colour, and Lasting Factor
Whilst thin in consistency, the beauty booster is well pigmented and covered the redness around my nose and a red mark from a recent evil spot with ease. The consistency is runny as with most serum foundations, somewhat like the foundations that are sold in dropper bottles. This is due to the serum content. A little goes a long way but that is to be expected with it being serum based. I use shade medium as I am fake tanning at the moment to disguise the fact I am well due a holiday. Ok so I mean I am whiter than caspar the ghost. Fake tan is needed! If you are a fake tanner then shade medium is for you or for those with naturall tan or olive skin. Who I am very jealous of.
The beauty booster, if applied around 7am for work, lasts until I take it off at the gym in the evening. I do powder, so I am sure this would make a difference, but I use powder with every foundation. FYI I use either a Dior, MUFE or Kat Von D face powder and they all set it perfectly. The only time I don’t use powder is when I wear this to the gym just to cover up my redness and dark circles and it looks just like your skin, but better. I don’t go full beat to the gym, just bb cream, clear mascara and lip balm. I am that person that won’t leave the house with zero makeup, it feels like I am naked!
Full Ingredients List
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Coconut Alkanes, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Titanium Dioxide (Mineral Sunscreen), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Squalane (Olive), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate (Plant Derived Emulsifiers), Glycerine (Vegetable), Mica, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate (Gentle Preservative System from Star Anise and Corn), Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol (Plant Fatty Acids), D-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Resveratrol, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract, Lecithin (Soy), Silica, Sorbitol, Sodium Pca (Plant Amino Acids), Sodium Lactate (Plant Salts), Inulin Lauryl Carbamate (Chicory), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tagetes Erecta Flower (Aztec Marigold) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alumina, Fragrance from Natural Essential Oils (Sweet Orange, Rose Geranium, Lavender and Frankincense), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide, (CI 77947), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]
How To Apply
Apply a small dot of Beauty Booster to each part of your face, and your neck. Blend with either a damp beauty sponge or one of the brushes that looks like a toothbrush (Artis style), you can pick up cheap ones from Ebay or Primark. I am loving these Rose Gold Makeup Brushes from Ebay and they are so cheap!
Th beauty drop sponge is denser than a beauty blender and has one side flat so you can use it to press powder into the beauty booster after apply to really set it for a flawless finish. You can use it damp or dry, the pointed part is for around the eyes and nose to really get into small spaces. It’s a great quality sponge, I love that it’s black and the flat side means it doesn’t roll around your vanity onto the floor. Which my beauty blender does all the flipping time!
The Pure Effects Beauty Booster goes on like a dream and applies evenly and with a great, natural looking finish. My skin never feels dry or tight. The product does not sink into fine lines at all. Your makeup looks fresh, dewy and glowing. The serum content ensures it stays that way throughout the day. My skin looks healthy and like I have a natural glow. I would definitely repurchase to take on my next holiday. It’s great for travel as the packaging is small, lightweight and doesn’t leak. It has a high SPF and it’s quick to apply.
The beauty drop sponge is such good quality and the fact you get it free with the BB cream is amazing. If you buy it separately it’s well worth the £6. It applies all liquid foundations like a dream and makes blending easy.
Where to Buy Tropic Skincare Pure Effects Beauty Booster and Precision Beauty Sponge
Buy from www.tropicskincare.com or from your local Tropic Skincare Ambassador.