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Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balms (Part 1)

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

L'Odissea

Tom Ford L’Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. There was “coverage” with this shade, but it had less noticeable impact on my lips due to my natural coloring; I saw deepening of the color with a warmer tone overall. On those with more natural pigmentation, it may be even less impactful (possibly lightening, brightening, or warming only). The formula felt smooth going on, thin without being clingy, and was comfortable over the hour and a half it lasted. This one did not seem to leave behind any stain and was just slightly hydrating.

It’s a new, limited edition formula for summer, which is supposed to have a “jelly-like” feel that is hydrating, tinted (described as “subtle shades to enhance your natural lip color”), and shiny. This is the type of product that I’ve found some readers love–quick, easy for every day, and comfortable–and others can’t see paying this much for something that is sheerer. The formula was thin, slightly shiny, somewhat hydrating, and tinted; some shades had a more noticeable tint than others, but it was very much like a lip stain or tinted balm, where a lot of the natural color came through. They wore down within one to three hours, but some of the deeper shades left behind a subtle stain afterward. I did not find the formula to be all that hydrating (the brand’s regular, squeeze-tube Lip Balm is a favorite for me). They had a very subtle vanilla scent and are similar in size to the brand’s Lips & Boys Lip Colors.

Tom Ford Beauty Clutch-Size Lip Balm L'Odissea
L'Odissea
L'Odissea
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Neotropic

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Tom Ford Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Sun Worship

Tom Ford Sun Worship Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes a glittery, powder eyeshadow in the top portion of the duo and then a cream eyeshadow housed in the bottom portion of the duo. The cream eyeshadow is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” while the powder eyeshadow is supposed to “intensify eyes with alluring shimmer.” For those familiar with Tom Ford, the cream eyeshadow is the Cream Color for Eyes formula, which I’ve found to be pigmented, easy to use, and long-wearing, while the powder eyeshadow is comparable to the glittery eyeshadow often included in the brand’s eyeshadow quads, which tend to be sparkly/glittery with sheerer base coverage and can have minimal to some fallout. The two shades are so similar to each other that the major difference was in pigmentation and texture (cream compared to powder), but I felt like it was rather redundant to have them be that similar–I think the duos where the two shades have more notable color differences gives them reason to be layered and mixed for varying effects.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream & Powder Eye Color Sun Worship
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Tom Ford Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Tom Ford S/S 2017 | Look Breakdown

Young Adonis

Tom Ford Young Adonis Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes a glittery, powder eyeshadow in the top portion of the duo and then a cream eyeshadow housed in the bottom portion of the duo. The cream eyeshadow is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” while the powder eyeshadow is supposed to “intensify eyes with alluring shimmer.” For those familiar with Tom Ford, the cream eyeshadow is the Cream Color for Eyes formula, which I’ve found to be pigmented, easy to use, and long-wearing, while the powder eyeshadow is comparable to the glittery eyeshadow often included in the brand’s eyeshadow quads, which tend to be sparkly/glittery with sheerer base coverage and can have minimal to some fallout. I wish the powder eyeshadow’s actual color was more different compared to the cream eyeshadow, as it would have made it a more versatile duo to me.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream & Powder Eye Color Young Adonis
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Tom Ford Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Paradise Lust

Tom Ford Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo ($78.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting and blush duo for summer. According to the brand, the blush “can be applied wet for a soft veil of color” or “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.” Just like last year’s duo and this year’s Sheer Highlighting Duo, neither shade in the compact is what I’d call sheer or even remotely sheer. Both shades had opaque coverage applied dry, and applying them with a dampened brush just resulted in a more metallic finish with respect to the first shade and a slightly richer, deeper color with the coral shade. The more highlighter-like shade was easier to work with than the coral blush, which I found to take a bit of extra effort to blend and definitely more effort to blend when applied damp. The wear was good–eight to eight and a half hours–and if the idea of the product being sheer wasn’t a must-have, then it’s a nice duo overall.

Tom Ford Beauty Sheer Cheek Duo Paradise Lust
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Tom Ford Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Reflects Gilt

Tom Ford Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo ($78.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have a “light-reflective finish” that can be used “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy” or “wet for a soft veil of color.” I felt like it was more like dry for a medium, buildable coverage product with a shimmery finish and wet for a more opaque coverage with a stronger, more metallic sheen. I don’t think it is necessary to use either shade damp, unless you wanted a stronger sheen, as the lighter gold built up coverage well and the coppery shade was quite pigmented dry. I think if you like more shimmery highlighters and prefer stronger pigmentation when they’re used dry, you won’t be disappointed. If you were counting on sheerer coverage dry (or damp for that matter), you won’t get that with either shade.

Worth noting, the compact didn’t seem small, but the actual amount of product contained in it was only 0.10 oz. This type of formula is common across several brands–NARS Dual Intensity ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.), MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.), Make Up For Ever Pro Fusion ($39.00 for 0.30 oz.), and Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.), just to name a few–and was much smaller (and obviously, more expensive).

Tom Ford Beauty Sheer Highlighting Duo Reflects Gilt
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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The Best & Worst | Tom Ford Cheek Colors (2017)

Tom Ford Cheek Colors
Tom Ford Cheek Colors

Here’s a look at how well the reformulated Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) did, now that I’ve reviewed all the shades in my possession! (There’s one missing, which I will review as soon as I have it!) For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

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