Tan = New Makeup?


After a successful yet painful time in the US, I did manage to get a lovely glow as my manager says. I never had expected to get some colour on me but not complaining! Then realised I don’t have foundation and concealer to match a darker me which means shopping! OK, maybe not a full face but the necessities. It was very tempting though. I had to get colour matched and was matched with one shade darker but felt like it was more. Does anyone else feel that way?

These were purchased in the Atlanta airport branch on concourse F. It worked out to be slightly cheaper than the UK, hurray! I initially decided to only get the Studio Finish Concealer Duo as I rarely wear foundation these days. Those pesky dark under eye circles still need to disappear. This was also an opportunity to try out the other concealers MAC had then caved into their Burgundy Times Nine eyeshadow palette. This is where my burgundy obsession continues. Then it lead to purchasing the Velvet Teddy lipstick (not pictured) and forced myself to stop there.

I will definitely let you know how I get on with these.

Do you cave into buying new makeup when you have a tan?


  1. Claire Cly
    19th March 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I'm quite pale and I burn out in the sun so I always wear tinted moisturizer, I love the colours in your palettes!

  2. Recipes From A Pantry
    19th March 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Oh those colours look rather lush – just what my bestie has been looking for. Will send her this link.

  3. Kelly S
    19th March 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I am a huge burgundy fan too! But in clothes rather than make up as I St 28 I still haven't mastered how to apply it! Lol

  4. Hannah Wood
    19th March 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Love palettes like this with lots of different nice colours.

  5. Mellissa Williams
    19th March 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I've actually just come back from New orleans and we flew from Atlanta. I didn't really have time to shop in the duty free this time though. I take a BB cream in a slightly darker shade to use abroad as well as my normal foundation.

  6. Aymie Barton
    19th March 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I'm super pale so anything that can give me a healthy glowy look in any way is always a plus, I love this palette.


  7. 19th March 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I love Burgundy and that palette of nine looks gorgeous, I've never been a big foundation fan and prefer just a tinted moisturiser, but I wouldn't say no to a suntan at the moment!

  8. 19th March 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Love the colours – I don't wear much make up whether I have a tan or not! Kaz x

  9. Fred Hawson
    19th March 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Don't know much about makeup, but I guess this would be better than sunbathing to achieve a darker skin shade for very pale people. You know how harmful excessive sunning can be for pale skin.

  10. Rhian Westbury
    19th March 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I don't tend to buy new make up when I tan because I don't tend to get a lot of colour when I'm away. x

  11. Stella Olojola
    19th March 2016 / 11:26 pm

    That palette looks divine. I am loving the colours.

  12. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    19th March 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Ohh what some awesome looking palettes, I never get a tan these days as my skins sensitive to the sun, so can't use that excuse 🙁 x

  13. PJ Zafra
    20th March 2016 / 1:45 am

    My girl cousins and even my aunts and mom would love this post. No doubt about that. Thanks for sharing. I know a lot of women will benefit from this.

  14. Nayna Kanabar
    20th March 2016 / 9:58 am

    Beautiful colours in the palette, I am sure they will give good results.

  15. Rochkirstin Santos
    20th March 2016 / 12:08 pm

    I have been wanting to try Velvet Teddy lipstick of MAC but since we don't have it here in Philippine stores, I am not sure how it will look on me. That palette looks amazing!

  16. The London Mum
    20th March 2016 / 12:13 pm

    I'm so much darker with a tan, make up becomes such a pain. So yeah I have a darker set for that 😉 In the winter I find it's quite good for contouring as well lol. x

  17. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    20th March 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Ooh those eyeshadows <3 So gorgeous!
    I don't tan so I never really need to buy new makeup for that reason haha 🙂

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  18. Esha
    20th March 2016 / 12:50 pm

    He he anything for more makeup! Those palettes look great btw.

  19. Tori Gabriel
    20th March 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I tan quite easily so the different colours of this palette would be really useful.

  20. Leelo R
    20th March 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Those eyeshadow shades look so pretty!

  21. Elizabeth O.
    20th March 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I don't wear make up often, so I've never had to buy make-up in case I have a tan. I'm glad you were able to find the perfect shade. I love the eyeshadow palette! Neutral colors are always pretty.

  22. 21st March 2016 / 4:36 am

    The color palette is wonderful! I prefer earth colors because they just highlight the shadows and contours of the face. Unlike the effect of bright colors on the skin.

  23. Tiffany Yong W.T.
    21st March 2016 / 7:29 am

    Hmmm… Not sure if that's the new makeup, it definitely looks good…Though if I get this palette, I will only use one or two shades of it~

  24. Franc
    21st March 2016 / 9:08 am

    I think make ups can really give you a good way to balance your shade when you have a tan. You had a good haul on your travel.

  25. Tanya
    21st March 2016 / 9:25 am

    When I have a tan, I don't wear makeup at all, apart from mascara, eyeliner and lipstick 🙂

  26. Sunshine Kelly
    21st March 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Yes I do cave in buying makeup even when I have tan. But my tan is temporary it will go away after a while.

  27. Suzanne
    21st March 2016 / 2:27 pm

    LOL,I love it! Getting a tan is a reason to go shopping! Great choice in a pallet though, the colours are lovely.

  28. Mommy Roxi
    21st March 2016 / 3:25 pm

    The colors look great! I'm wondering if it will look good on my skin tone though.

  29. RainbowDiaries Website
    21st March 2016 / 3:28 pm

    I loved this idea behind the makeup. Tan+makeup would look great.

  30. John Paul Quiambao
    22nd March 2016 / 2:17 am

    i aint familiar with make ups.. although my female friends will really love your post.. i need to share this with them.. 🙂

  31. Life-As-Mum
    22nd March 2016 / 3:58 pm

    They're beautiful colours! I really need to get a colour as I am pretty pale!

  32. Bhushavali N
    23rd March 2016 / 4:28 am

    The eyeshadow palette looks perfect. As I always say, a gal can never have too many neutral palettes… Just awesome!

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