The Tempting 10 — September 2013 Edition

September is the beginning of all things autumn for me. The temperatures have already started to cool down by me, though it’s still warm overall, the nights are cooling down. I’ve always been partial to September, as I am a September baby :) Usually, the real start of fall begins with my first sip of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, but they already brought it back (and it was delicious!). By this point, I’ve typically reviewed several fall color collections, which is perfect timing so I can include some of those favorites while they can still be purchased. This month’s Tempting 10 features more recently released shades from the fall collections, but I still wanted to highlight a few favorites that you can find all year-long.

  1. Dior Millenium — a shimmering warm-toned, pewter in a cream formula that can be used as a sheer wash or built up for more intensity.
  2. Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palette — it is such a perfect mix of deep, smoky shades for fall with excellent color payoff across the board.
  3. Color Club Beyond — a deep, warm, smoky gray-black with holographic shimmer–like ash from a crackling fireplace with dancing, fiery bits of shimmer.
  4. Urban Decay Vice — a rich, plummy purple polish with a soft, shimmering pearl.
  5. Milani Purr-fect Purple — a vibrant, rich purple eyeshadow with shimmer–perfect for accenting the eye!
  6. Tom Ford Love Lust — it’s a warmer, more muted coral, so it’s a lovely transition shade from summer to fall
  7. Guerlain Madame Batifole — creamy, hydrating, incredibly pigmented, and long-wearing makes this a rich, fuchsia-shimmered berry-red a true joy to wear.
  8. Tom Ford She-Wolf — it’s pricey, but not only is it a palette I could easily see myself reaching for time and time again, it was a palette that readers gravitated towards. It was easily one of the most viewed products from all fall color collections!
  9. Benefit Rockateur — a rose gold blush is subtle, wears well, and reminds me of the colors of autumn; rusty in a way, but still warm and inviting.
  10. Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette — ten glorious shades of bold, bright, eye-catching shadows with buttery, soft, and smooth textures and excellent color payoff.

I hope you’ll consider sharing your must-haves for September in the comments! Here’s a quickie list to get you started…

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Must-Have Hair/Skin Products:

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen ($55.00) is a double-ended liquid eyeliner with a calligraphy brush on one end and a squatter, thicker felt-tip on the other. It’s a very deep black (and frustratingly, I still can’t get my black liquid eyeliners to really photograph as black as they are–they always turn brown-ish), but I can assure it is an incredibly rich, deep dark black.

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Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Defining Pencil Pen Deeper (01)
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
99%

Tom Ford In the Pink Ombre Eye Color Trio Palette

Tom Ford In the Pink Ombre Eye Color Trio Palette ($60.00) is described as “pink rose, pink champagne, ballet slipper pink.” It’s a limited edition palette that contains three eyeshadows; mine came in sample packaging (no official labels or boxes), so I’m not sure of the amount of product in each, but the pans don’t look small. Tom Ford’s fall collection has started popping up at local counters but not yet online, though I’m sure it will be soon as the official launch is September. I think She Wolf was a more versatile palette that could work across a variety of skin tones, but In the Pink is more confined. I think really fair or darker complexions could make this work; on my medium complexion, it just runs together.

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Tom Ford In the Pink Ombre Eye Color Trio Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Ombre Eye Color Trio In the Pink
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9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%
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Tom Ford She Wolf Ombre Eye Color Trio Palette

Tom Ford She Wolf Ombre Eye Color Trio Palette ($60.00) is described as “deep black/brown, light charcoal, and silver lead.” It’s a limited edition palette that contains three eyeshadows; mine came in sample packaging (no official labels or boxes), so I’m not sure of the amount of product in each, but the pans don’t look small. Tom Ford’s fall collection has started popping up at local counters but not yet online, though I’m sure it will be soon as the official launch is September. This is a nice, fairly neutral palette–except it does have a sparkly kick–that I could see some using near-daily and really enjoying. For others, it’s too basic, and I’m sure many of us have similar shades in our stashes.

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Tom Ford She Wolf Ombre Eye Color Trio Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Ombre Eye Color Trio She Wolf
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9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush (02) Review & Photos

Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush (02) ($72.00) was created to be used with Tom Ford’s Traceless Foundation Stick, but it can easily be used with liquids as well as true creams. The brush is about 6″ long, while the brush head is about 1″ in height and width and is about a 1/2″ thick. It’s made with natural hair, though I haven’t been able to confirm exactly the type of natural hair (likely goat and potentially something else). The brush is made in Japan, and it’s rumored that Hakuhodo manufactures these, but I haven’t seen it confirmed or mentioned in a press release (only that Tom Ford engaged the world’s leading brush maker in Japan to make them to his exact specifications).  The handle is well-balanced, and the brush head is densely-packed and very, very soft. It’s not a small face brush, but it’s not a large one, so it can still maneuver underneath the eye and around the nose without issue.

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Tom Ford Cream Foundation (02) Brush
Tom Ford Beauty   Cream Foundation Brush (02)
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Tom Ford Beauty Fall 2013 Color Collection & Private Blend Atelier d’Orient Collection


“A monochromatic play of three contrasting textures creates dynamic dimension for eyes.” —Tom Ford

Tom ford focuses on the art of the seductive eye with his fall 2013 color collection. At the Heart of the collection is the limited edition ombré eye color trio of monochromatic shades That uses light and depth to create a dynamic contrast. A n innovative, dual-ended liquid Liner enhances the look, adding sophisticated and provocative definition.

Ombre Eye Color Trio Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

Two new ombré eye color trio palettes masterfully shade and contour the eyes with an extraordinary play of contrast and light. The in the pink trio comes in three sensual pink shades and textures for a contoured nude look: pink rose, pink champagne, and ballet slipper pink.

  • The Pink Pink rose, pink champagne, ballet slipper pink
  • She Wolf Deep black/brown, light charcoal, silver lead

Eye Defining Pencil Pen ($55.00)

The intuitive Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil Pen features a fine calligraphy tip on one end and a pro brush on the other for the ultimate in precision lining. The deep carbon black liquid liner delivers a spectrum of effects from sleek lines to dramatic wing tips or a full doe eye.

Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo ($50.00)

The Tom Ford Eye Primer is a unique duo of powder and cream formulas that work with the shadows to deliver fifteen-hour, color-rich staying power. The stackable package holds a cream base formula containing the exclusive infusion complex, and a translucent pressed powder that ensures your eye color will stay fresh all day.

Ultra Length Mascara ($42.00)

The Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara in Ultra Raven heightens the eye impact with carbon-black color and extra-long extension.

Lip Color ($49.00)

Four Tom Ford Lip Colors offer a choice of sensuous neutrals or decadent bolds. Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity for a polished finish.

  • Vanilla Suede Beige (Permanent, Repromote)
  • Sable Smoke Rosy beige (Permanent, Repromote)
  • Crimson Noir Red (Permanent, Repromote)
  • Bruised Plum Plum (Permanent, Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($32.00)

  • Show Me the Pink Pink (Limited Edition)
  • Black Sugar Plum (Limited Edition)

Black Orchid Hydrating Emotion ($55.00)

A luxurious satin-like body lotion that provides a sensual glide to the touch. Smoothes and moisturizes while leaving skin feeling silky and supple. Lightly scented with the intoxicating fragrance of Tom Ford Black Orchid. 

Private Blend Atelier d’Orient Collection

Tom Ford presents Atelier d’Orient, a collection of four private blend fragrances inspired by the sublime beauty, enigmatic sensuality and exquisite luxury of Asia. Each scent tells his richly imagined olfactory story about Asia by using ingredients that have treasured prestige in the orient, from voluptuous florals and precious fruits to aromatic spices and rare oils. In Atelier d’Orient, prized ingredients from the ancient silk and spice routes are crafted into unexpected new architectures as beautiful and daring as the region’s mesmerizing, modern cities. $210.00 for 50ml/1.7 fl. oz. EDP; $520.00 for 250ml/8.4 oz. EDP

Plum Japonais

Plum Japonais reveals the extraordinary beauty of the ume plum by juxtaposing it with a lush and unconventional mélange of exotic Asian ingredients. Plum Japonais is a rich and luxurious fragrance for true scent connoisseurs.

Saffron, cinnamon bark Laos, everlasting flower and sawara cypress create an unforgettable journey across distant lands. The voyage unfolds from India to Laos and then to China and Japan, where the tart, dark nuances of ume plum are discovered. This breathtaking ingredient becomes infused with velvety plum liqueur, beguiling camellia Japonica flowers and rare agarbois, casting an irresistible spell of ravishing beauty—before the journey ventures into a warm and sensual terrain of amber, benzoin Laos, fir balsam absolute, vanilla absolute and infusion.

Fleur de Chine

Fleur de Chine is an unequivocally romantic and haunting, floral fragrance that is touched with reverence for the great fragrances of the past. It evokes an atmosphere of sophisticated restraint that evolves slowly into rich grandeur.

Precious Asian flowers, including the Hualan flower and star magnolia, are arranged in a bouquet of rare beauty. Their romance is enhanced with the elegant texture of fresh clementine and bergamot, blended with the soft, green effects of hyacinth. Sublime eastern treasures—jasmine tea, syringa, plum and tea rose balanced with wisteria, white peach and soft tree peony—whisper a story of insatiable longing. This medley of sophistication and sublimity keeps the fragrance blooming with presence. Yet the richness of Hinoki wood, Chinese cedarwood, amber, rare benzoin Laos, styrax and vetiver tempers the beauty with captivating seduction, adding an aura of glamorous mystique.

Shanghai Lily

Shanghai Lily is a floral oriental scent that transports the senses into a world of rare and opulent ingredients from the historic silk road and spice route.

Bitter orange, pink peppercorn and rich black pepper blend with the warm richness of clove. Jasmine, rose and tuberose, combined with the very contemporary addition of vetiver and luxurious cashmeran, create a sensual coupling of spices and florals. The golden treasures of benzoin Laos, castoreum, cistus labdanum and guaiacwood are touched with addicting vanilla and captivating frankincense, creating a hazy reverie of glamour and temptation.

Rive d’Ambre

Rive d’Ambre is a golden-toned eau de cologne with a veil of colonial elegance. Precious citrus fruits—a talisman of good fortune in Asia—are beautifully illuminated by a warm and seductive, amber background.

Exquisite citrus fruits—bergamot, lemon and bitter orange oils—dance together with refreshing and refined light, surrounded by the uplifting textures of tarragon, cardamom and Moroccan spearmint oil. The bergamot weaves itself into these contrasting ingredients with aromatic splendor; in an unexpected twist, this citrus gift is cradled by the rich and seductive warmth o rare benzoin Laos melded with a beautiful, pear wood accord. A decadent pour of cognac oil touched with tolu balsam enhances the golden aura, which is made even more fascinating with the addition of addictive amber.

Availability: September 2013

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