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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.

Availability

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

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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). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is cooler (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). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). 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
Ravish
Ravish
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). NARS Gaiety (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Peony Petal (P, $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). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter (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). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Power (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Sweet Succulence (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Otranto (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Viva Glam VI (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Drake (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (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.

Availability

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

Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo ($78.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush duo for summer that uses a wet/dry formula. According to the brand, the blush “can be applied wet for a soft veil of color” or “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.” Both shades were fairly pigmented applied dry, but both intensified and were much more opaque when applied damp. They were less blendable when applied with a damp brush (the darker shade was less forgiving). The wear dry was eight to eight and a half hours, and the wear damp was eight and a half hours (for both shades). Forgetting that it’s supposed to be sheer when applied damp, it’s a nice blush duo, and I think that for those who don’t want to bother with damp application, the dry application is actually where the blushes shine best.

Bicoastal (Top) is a light-medium pink with a hint of warm, peach and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was mostly opaque with a very frosted sheen that was just shy of emphasizing pores. Applied damp, it was fully opaque (not a “soft veil of color”) with a smoother sheen–it was actually less noticeably shimmery/luminous when applied damp. On me, it wore well for eight hours dry, eight and a half hours damp. The texture was soft, lightly firm in the pan but not stiff, and blendable overall, but it was easiest to blend out when used dry. MAC Blonde (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Left) (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $55.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Rio (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bicoastal (Bottom) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. Applied dry, it had good pigmentation (but it appeared faded in overall appearance compared to damp application) with a soft, smooth consistency that was easily blended on the skin and wore for eight and a half hours. Applied damp, it was less shimmery and appeared warmer in tone, while the color lasted for nine and a half hours; it wasn’t as blendable when applied with a damp brush (I would use fingers to blend out). Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Foxglove (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Right) (P) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Pink Rose Blush (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Posy Pink (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Sheer Cheek Duo Bicoastal
Bicoastal
Bicoastal
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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