By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette
By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Light & Tan Vibes Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six shades that can be used as highlighters, blushes, and/or bronzers. As I mentioned in my review of Tan & Flash Cruise, there was a lighter/mote muted option, and this is it. I had the same experience with this palette as I did with the other: I was impressed by the softness, blendability, and finish of these on the skin–they’re very easy to use and diffuse, and the finish is glowing without emphasizing pores. Despite being very soft and finely-milled, they’re not really powdery or dusty; they seem to have a decent amount of binder so they adhere well and don’t get messy in the pan. The wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across the six shades.

Light & Tan Vibes #1 is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a fine, frosted shimmer. It had good color payoff paired with an incredibly smooth, silky texture that blended out effortlessly. The shimmer was just fine enough that it didn’t emphasize pores to my eye, but it gave a noticeable sheen. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Bronze (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Casino (PiP, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #2 is a softer, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, gold frost that gives it a luminous finish. I think this is a shade that will look pinker and brighter on fairer and cooler skin tones, and then a bit warmer and more coral-like on warmer skin tones (like it does on me). The texture was soft, silky, and very lightly dusty, but it blended out beautifully on the skin and sat well without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before fading around the edges. This color is extremely dupable, though. Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Natural High (PiP, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Antigua (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Yacht Life (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Super Orgasm (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #3 is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, though this is a color that tends to get lost on my skin tone as once blended out, it just adds a sheen without pronounced color–on lighter skin tones, you might get more warmth and on darker skin tones, it might highlight more obviously. The texture had the same smooth, silky, and finely-milled as the other shades, and it was easy to blend out on the skin. From what I could tell, the sheen was visible for a good eight hours before it started to breakdown. Tarte Moonlight (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Unlimited (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Rosa Romantica (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural Glow (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (95% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #4 is a light, golden beige with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Again, it’s so close to my actual skin tone that it is hard to show it off in a full face photo–in the skin swatch, you can just barely see it. It doesn’t do much on my skin tone, but I could see it adding light warmth on very fair skin tones or helping to even out some complexions. The texture was finely-milled and soft, very blendable and sat well on the skin. It was hard to see the product on me, but based on what I could assess, it seemed to last eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Nico (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #5 is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. I found it to have a more noticeable glow on the skin than the lighter tan (#4) shade. It ended up being a subdued, natural-looking bronzing element on my skin tone, and I can see why it would work a treat for fairer complexions (the palette is designed for lighter skin tones, while the other palette was designed for darker skin tones). The texture was a little dusty, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin and blended out without immediately sheering out. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva ND010 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Optical (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosรฉe du Soir (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Construct (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC I'm Not Blushing (Bottom) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light & Tan Vibes #6 is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff, though it was the least pigmented in the palette, paired with a fairly soft, smooth texture. Oddly, it was a little firm in the pan compared to the other shades. I wouldn’t describe it as hard to use or to blend out, just that it wasn’t as effortless as most shades in the palettes were, so the difference was more noticeable as a result. This shade wore for eight and a half hours on me before fading. bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (PiP, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Dark Earthy (P, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (PiP, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Sephora Fall Leaves (inner lash line)
  • Sephora Flirting Game (middle of lid)
  • Sephora Free Hug (outer lid)
  • Sephora Donโ€™t Get Me Wrong (outer crease)
  • Sephora Cashmere Coat (above crease)
  • Sephora Tango Night Eyeliner (lower lash line)
On lips:
  • Guerlain Kiss Blossom Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Pretty much wearing this non-stop since I got it. The shimmer is so freaking goregus! I also layer the tan side over MAC mineralize blush in Cosmic Force.

Wendy, could you comment on how you use the #4 shade (if you do)? I have a feeling it would just disappear in my skin.

Oh boy, as suspected I love this and now need to own it. I like that the colours are more mellow than the other. Actually ideally I would like the left side of this one and the right side of the other one… which means I am buying both.

This definitely looks like a decent bronzing/ highlighting palette for pale or fair peeps. But I think there are less expensive options to get the same, because TBH, these shades look far too easy to dupe. Super common shades.

Oh dang it. Why’d this have to score so well, now I want it! ? I prefer this palette to the other bc of the shimmery highlight included. I seriously don’t understand shades like #4 and Nico. WHAT are they FORRR??????

I think on some skin tones, they can be used to brighten or set the under eye, help correct over-application, etc.!

Ok I can kinda see that…I hadn’t thought of correcting over-application but that makes sense. BUT, I still don’t think theyre useful enough to be included in a palette like this. But that’s just my opinion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hi Bonny.

My thoughts exactly about the palette. I splurged & bought both but am second guessing myself.

Anyhoo…you are gorgeous that’s an awesome profile picture. Do you know what color you are wearing as your highlighter, blush/contour & or bronzer? Most important tho what brand & color lipstick are you wearing??? I need that in my arsenal NOW! As if I don’t have something similar in my extensive red lipstick collection.

Merci in advance doll!

Hi CatHaus!!!
Thank you so much for the compliments!!! This picture is pretty old now, like at least a year old. I think I’m wearing mostly Dior products (I used to work for Dior and got lots of gratis!) I’d wear their nude tan bronzer in 03 and shimmer star powder in Amber Diamond constantly. Sadly both are discontinued. The lipstick is definitely Chanel Rouge Allure in 99 (Pirate) it’s a gorgeous bold blue-based red, but I don’t know if it’s still around. Check it out tho! I equally love their 105 (Inimitable) from the same line, which is a slightly shimmery/metallic red. Super gorgeous. I hope that helps a little!!!

Swatches and review seems fantastic enough for me to purchase. Please someone stop me. I don’t need these!

Wow, the scores on this palette are very impressive! I don’t wear a lot of browns on my face (tends to look muddy on me ) and not a fan of big blush palettes (prefer individual portable compacts) , but if she has individual blushes in this formula, I would definitely consider buying

This is more my shades and colouring – just beautiful. But the zig zags aren’t really necessary – a straight line would have been more practical.

This has me so confused! LOL!! My palette was so dusty and kicked up so much powder it was almost unuseable. I’ve talked to others who had the same experience as myself…and I’m left to wonder if some of these weren’t duds? No matter what brush I used, I felt like I swept away a few dollars every time I tried to use it, I had to return it despite it being very pretty to look at!

Oh no! ๐Ÿ™

At least you returned it, though, because if it was like that, it would be no good for me as well! Definitely soft but not dusty or pwodery to me, and I feel like I’m one of the first to call something powdery, LOL.

I can see why this palette is so popular. The highlighter (#3) is gorgeous and #4 would add warmth to my skintone. Given your score and having passed Wendy’s muster, will definitely be picking this up! Thanks for tbe review, Christine.

I am madly in love with this palette and have been wearing it nonstop since I got it a few weeks ago. I love shade #1 on the eyes. I use the right half for subtle contouring and the right side for a pop of color. My coloring is light and neutral (Armani 4.5), and I love the subtle color and degree of shimmer. Simply beautiful and elegant! It is quite soft, so I try to use a light touch and softer brushes. I never buy backups since I have so much unused makeup, but I may make an exception for this palette. It’s perfect!

I like this palette but I love the other one more. I’m glad I can dupe this one though with the other one and Stila’s Peach Shimmer! I wore Peach Shimmer yesterday and it’s a lovely one for spring/summer ?.

I tried to resist temptations… but lastly I bought this palette. Please Christine, tell me that now I don’t need the blush in The Afternooner…

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