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Tom Ford Black Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Black Orchid Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Black Orchid Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Black Bloom Nightbloom Powder ($80.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, yellow undertones and a sparkling, golden shimmer finish. Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony (LE, $2.99) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Party (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Nightbloom Powder is supposed to have a “luxurious” feel and “sumptuous color.” In reality, it is a powder highlighter with a noticeable about of shimmer and shine, so it is more suitable for someone who likes their highlighter stronger. The texture was dense, a little dry to the touch, but blendable on the skin and did not emphasize my pores or the natural texture of my skin. I noticed some of the shimmer separated from the base powder, so it did not look as even on the skin as desired. On my light-medium skin tone, I get visible yellow gold color, but it is possible to diffuse and sheer it out so there is fainter color as well. The pigmentation was buildable, starting around medium coverage and building up from there. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Tom Ford Beauty Nightbloom Powder Black Bloom
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Tom Ford Lip Contour Duos for September 2016

Tom Ford Lip Contour Duos
Tom Ford Lip Contour Duos

Tom Ford innovation meets lip artistry in this dual lip color and shaping tool. On one end, the slim and sleek pencil features a lip shaper to enhance and define lips. On the opposite end is a full-coverage, slim stick lip color. Use them together to add dimension, shape and create and ombré effect on your lips.

Now online at Nordstrom, coming soon to other retailers

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The Details

Lip Contour Duo, $53.00

  • Devil Inside Red
  • Dream Obscene Plum
  • Fling It On Peach
  • I’ll Teach You Muted rose
  • Make Me Deep plum
  • Public Display Muted beige
  • Secret Escort Bright red
  • Show It Off Brown

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color
Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Cranberry (P, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Black Up NBL 04 (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Callisto (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Rose (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Island Plum (P, $36.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I thought I had reviewed all of the shades of Tom Ford’s blush line, but Ravish was missing–so I went and purchased one to review, and lo and behold… I do have one, so I must have picked it up awhile ago with the intent to review and it got lost in the shuffle! I discovered this as I decided to re-do swatches and photos of the other five shades as well (see those here). Tom Ford’s Cheek Color is a powder blush that’s supposed to be “color-rich” with “outstanding luminosity.” I’ve been hooked on the formula since trying it years ago, due to the texture: it’s incredibly finely-milled with a creamy, buttery, and smooth consistency that blends easily on the skin and yields a luminous sheen. It was richly pigmented with true-to-pan color, but it can be applied with a lighter hand or just blended and diffused for a less intense look, if desired. On me, it wore well for over nine hours.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Ravish (Discontinued)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder ($80.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and satin finish paired with a dusting of pale pink sparkle. NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Gaiety (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Peony Petal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is one of two limited edition powders being released for fall (I don’t have the other one, but I’ll certainly try to buy one when they officially release). The formula is supposed to be a “powder blush” that has “sumptuous color” that goes on “evenly.” It comes in purple-hued compact to match the Velvet Orchid fragrance family. While the packaging for the solid perfumes is extremely heavy and substantial, the compact for the blush is very lightweight and has that feeling of cheapness to me. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable on the skin; it doesn’t feel as dense or as buttery as the brand’s blushes or as blendable as the formula of the Illuminating Duo, and it is most like the bronzer formula.. It had medium, buildable coverage and produced a glowing finish once blended out on my skin, but if you don’t like seeing bits of shimmer or sparkle, you might not be in love with this. On me, the blush wore well for nine hours before fading slightly.

Tom Ford Beauty Nightbloom Powder Velvet Bloom
Velvet Bloom
Velvet Bloom
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Tom Ford Black Orchid & Velvet Orchid Lip Colors

Tom Ford Black Orchid Lip Color
Tom Ford Black Orchid Lip Color

Tom Ford Black Orchid Lip Color ($60.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark red-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and fine ruby red pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on fairly evenly, but the darker color pulled into lip lines and looked almost blackened in the lines as a result. The consistency had more slip than most of Tom Ford’s lip colors, which gave it a soft sheen, but it also made it move around more, so it might be more prone to feathering for some (it didn’t for me, but that’s not something that happens to me often!). The color lasted for five hours and left a slight stain behind, while the formula was very lightly moisturizing. MAC Media (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Inigo (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Jasper (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Biker Babe (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Lip Color ($60.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, muted rosy plum with warm undertones and iridescent shimmer–a mix of teal, pink, and violet. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, that applied easily with a lightly creamy consistency. The color wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Elliot (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seadragon (06) (LE, $53.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Heavy Petting (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Otranto (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Power (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Succulence (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam VI (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Drake (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Mauve Squad (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Both shades are limited edition as far as I can tell (the press release refers to everything in the Orchid collection as limited), but they should be available at all retailers sooner rather than later. Black Orchid was released previously but was discontinued (I don’t think I have it from the initial launch to compare).

P.S. — As mine are press samples, they didn’t have retail boxes and, unfortunately, while traveling 3,000 miles, the caps came off, so the lipsticks were dinged up a bit! (That is not how Tom Ford ships when a customer orders!)

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Black Orchid
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Velvet Orchid
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Tom Ford Orchid Collection for Fall 2016

Tom Ford Orchid Collection
Tom Ford Orchid Collection

Introducing Lip Color, Nightbloom Powder, and Solid Perfume in shades inspired by the elusive Black and Velvet Orchid.

July 2016

The Details

Lip Color, $60.00

  • Black Orchid Deep burgundy
  • Velvet Orchid Plum

Nightbloom Powder, $80.00

A luxurious powder blush provides sumptuous color inspired by the elusive Tom Ford Orchid with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve a natural looking application of color.

  • Black Bloom Gold
  • Velvet Bloom Lavender

Solid Perfume, $190.00

  • Black Orchid In black compact
  • Velvet Orchid In violet compact

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