Round-up: Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection Overview & Thoughts

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection
Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection

Tom Ford’s Spring collection is short and sweet with products for eyes and nails. My favorite product was Spring 2015 Cream Color for Eyes, as I’m a huge fan of his cream eyeshadow formula for its rich color payoff, impressive long-wear, and blendability. The new Eye Color Duo were decent to good, but the lighter shade in each duo could have applied more smoothly over bare skin. I think the shades in each duo pair well and layer exceptionally well to create a true third color; the lightest shade is better layered over the darker one than alone, from my experience. The collection is now online at Neiman Marcus,
Nordstrom, and Saks.

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Tom Ford Black Jade & Indigo Night Nail Lacquers

Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a blackened green with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a fine lighter green shimmer. It was nearly opaque in a single coat, though I applied two to be sure. The finish was naturally glossy when it dried down, and the coverage was smooth and even. It wore well for seven days on me with very minor tip wear. NARS Shutter (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Night Porter (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Dior Amazonia (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Deborah Lippmann Billionaire (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer Black Jade
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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Tom Ford Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) consists of a white with a bluish iridescence and a blackened navy blue. I want to like it, but I find the lighter shade can be finicky to apply, as it tended to thicken and bunch up (almost flake off from the pan) when used damp. If used dry, the color payoff was sheerer and less metallic, but dry application was the most forgiving. The darker shade was easy to use either damp or dry, and it remained blendable even when applied with a dampened brush.

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Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Duo Crushed Indigo
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum Eye Color Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) consists of a iridescent opal and deeper burgundy-brown. I like the concept, and the two colors work well off of each other, as when you blend them together, they create a lighter, iridescent plum shade, but they both have room for improvement.

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Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Duo Ripe Plum
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade Eye Color Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) consists of a brighter, iridescent green-tinged white and a deeper, olive green. The formula can be used wet or dry, with dry application for a “sleek and soft finish” or “wet for a bold and chromatic finish.” It is similar to products like MAC In Extra Dimension, NARS Dual Intensity, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth.

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Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Duo Raw Jade
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Tom Ford Spring 2015 Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Cream Color for Eyes ($42.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “smoky grey.” It’s a blackened taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones. The color is complex; more like a melange of black, brown, and gray that sometimes looks grayer and other times looks browner. MAC Trusted Instinct #5 (LE) is grayer, lighter. Make Up For Ever ME624 Black Gold (P, $21.00) is greener, warmer. Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (P, $21.00) is similar. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P) is lighter, grayer. Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is grayer. MAC Legendary Black (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Gold Carbon (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tom Ford Spring 2015 Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Spring 2015
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%