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Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

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Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Sublimate

Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks ($80.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a cream highlighter and cream blush. The formula is touted as “super sheer,” and that’s what you get: incredibly sheer, almost translucent color. Both shades are sheer and barely-there with a dewy finish that never sets or dries down, and as a result, the wear was between three to four hours. Despite never setting, they didn’t feel tacky, just a little emollient to the touch, and can handle a powder being patted on top (though the dewiness went away completely). I wish they lasted longer, but as they have such short wear, it’s not a very practical product for most. I think this will be best for someone who doesn’t need their makeup to last long, has drier skin (perhaps it would last longer), and/or wants a sheerer base for their powder blushes.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Cheeks Sublimate
Sublimate
Sublimate
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
4
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips

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Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips

Impulse

Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle).

The actual formula felt like there was a powderiness to it that is not present in any of Tom Ford’s other lipstick ranges, though the formula felt lightly creamy, thin but not too thin, and smooth. Once I applied the color and actually wore it for a few minutes, I did not notice the powderiness that was there when I was initially applying the lipstick. The lighter shade in this duo wasn’t quite full coverage and settled into lip lines, while the deeper shade applied more evenly and had better coverage. The finish appeared to be more like a true cream–a noticeable shine–and did not appear “matte” until halfway through their wear.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Impulse
Impulse
Impulse
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

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Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Scintillate

Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks ($80.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a cream highlighter and cream blush. You get plenty of product in the compact, but the product itself is just that type of product that for someone will be essential and for many others, totally unnecessary and almost am “I don’t get it” kind of product. Both shades are sheer and barely-there with a dewy finish that never sets or dries down, and as a result, the wear was between three to four hours. The formula is, however, touted as “super sheer,” so the coverage level is as described. Despite never setting, they didn’t feel tacky, just a little emollient to the touch, and can handle a powder being patted on top (though the dewiness went away completely). I think this will be best for someone who doesn’t need their makeup to last long, has drier skin (perhaps it would last longer), and/or wants a sheerer base for their powder blushes.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Cheeks Scintillate
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
3.5
Longevity
5
Application
76%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Tom Ford Cheek Colors (2017 Reformulation) Photos & Swatches

Tom Ford Cheek Colors
Tom Ford Cheek Colors

A long-time favorite has been reformulated: Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is now available in eight shades (I have seven to share with you), though the shades that you may recognize are not really similar to the same-named shade that was available before. In general, the new formula is thinner, less dense, has a lot less shimmer.

Tom Ford Cheek Colors

Tom Ford SS17 Color Collection for Spring 2017

Tom Ford SS17 Color Collection
Tom Ford SS17 Color Collection

Tom Ford’s distinctive beauty point of view resonates from his ideal of balancing light and shadow to create symmetry. TOM FORD BEAUTY unveils a range of new products for
spring 2017 that illuminate, sculpt, and contour to help transform the look of the face. Shade and Illuminate—the essential tool for achieving Tom Ford’s philosophy of
face architecture—introduces two new ways to create balance and symmetry using complementing color contrasts.

February 2017, available for pre-order now

The Details

Shade & Illuminate Cheek, $80.00

Tom Ford introduces Shade and Illuminate Cheeks in two vibrant, yet sheer color palettes. This contour blush duo of highlighting and shading creams is integral to Tom Ford’s face philosophy. The easily blendable formula is designed to make dimensional color contrasting of the cheeks remarkably simple. The pearlescent highlighting shade brightens and draws light to skin, to amplify cheekbones and lift the face, while the sheer vibrant blush tone deepens and defines for the perfect flush or contour. Each color combination enhances a range of skin tones and can be applied with the Shade and Illuminate Brush and blended with the Cream Foundation Brush.

  • Scintillate Peach, copper
  • Sublimate Dusty rose, plum

Shade & Illuminate Lip, $60.00 (Limited Edition)

Shade and Illuminate Lips premieres in six limited-edition shade pairings designed to flatter a range of skin tones. Two shades, one light and one dark, create a subtle to dramatic ombré effect, shaping lips with high pigmentation and revolutionary adherence. The formula, with a velvety matte finish, features emollient oils and a blend of polymers that create rich color and deep dimension. Shades span from nude, mauve, and pink, to red and burgundy, and may be easily applied using the provided dual-ended applicator, featuring a sponge and a lip brush.

  • Saboteur Berry, plum
  • Impulse Rose, plum
  • Automatic Beige, brown
  • Tantalize Coral, deep coral
  • Possession Pink, deep pink
  • Nikita Red, burgundy

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