I can imagine Lady at Play looks beautiful on pale skin but it looks horrible on my tanned skin.
It's very bright, brighter than Elegant Accent from the same Mineralize line. It's too bright for my liking, kind of cheesy. It's not an all occasion lipstick. It would look ridiculous in the office or school setting, you know. You can wear it to the beach, shopping mall, restaurants, parties, or for a night out.
The color is described as mid-tonal cool tangerine. I can see tangerine. The color is not like the skin of tangerine, and it is more like the edible part inside the tangerine, darker than the skin of the fruit. It looks quite warm on my skin not cool. Maybe it's the lipstick color that makes my skin tone look even warmer. The lipstick pulls a little pink, just a little, is that why it is described as cool tangerine? Anyway, if you have tanned skin, it makes your skin look too warm. It doesn't brighten your face. You look like Oompa Loompa from Chocolate Factory.
The formula is not drying. It's easy to glide the lipstick on. But you really have to try the colors in the store. I saw so many online lip swatches, and I especially focused on those people who have the same skin tone like mine. What it looks like on them stills is NOT what it looks like on me. It could be the lighting and/or the camera. One of the reasons could also be these ladies wear full face makeup to do lip swatch. When you have full face makeup, your skin tone looks more even and balanced (coolness/warmness), so a lot more lipstick colors would look all right on your face . I am always looking for "pick up and go" lipstick, meaning the lipstick has to look good on my bare face. Lady at Play definitely is not qualified. But hey, if you always wear full face makeup with blush, eyeshadow, and the whole 9 yard, you could make Lady at Play work for your tanned skin.