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LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

01/08

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette

California Dreaming

LORAC California Dreaming Cheek Palette ($30.00 for 0.48 oz.) contains four cheek colors to add “highlight, color, and glow” to your skin. The texture of the four shades was very similar to their permanent Colour Source Buildable Blush and Light Source Highlighter formulas. They felt smooth, soft without being too dusty or dry on the skin, and had pigmentation that ranged from medium to opaque (the “downside” to both formulas has always been they’re often more pigmented than buildable, which you may prefer or may be a deal breaker). This is a rather warm-toned palette, so it will work best for someone who likes warmer, brown and peach shades along with a fair amount of shimmer.

LORAC Cheek Palette California Dreaming
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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B+

Sunlight

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Wavelength

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B+

Ray

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B+

Golden Hour

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Tom Ford Frantic Pink & Wicked Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Frantic Pink

Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and pale gold shimmer. Of all the shades between the old and new formulas, this had the least change to it (see comparison here), as it just seemed to be less shimmery and perhaps brighter. It had good pigmentation, though just shy of full coverage, which some may like but did not seem as buildable as described. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable and more forgiving for sheering out coverage, as desired, and it sat well on the skin. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me.

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.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Frantic Pink
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Wicked

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Tom Ford Inhibition & Gratuitous Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Inhibition

Tom Ford Inhibition Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. There was very fine gold pearl in the finish that added a subtle glow to the skin as it was buffed and blended on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. The consistency was soft, velvety, and slightly dusty in the pan, though it applied beautifully and blended easily. The color wore well for nine and a half hours before starting to fade on me.

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.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Inhibition
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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B+
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Tom Ford Love Lust & Flush Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust Cheek Color

Love Lust

Tom Ford Love Lust Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium peachy coral with warm undertones and a frosted, golden finish. This was the most shimmery shade out of the entire range, though it was still not quite as shimmery as the prior version of Love Lust–and the color is completely different (see comparison), as the original was darker and more pink-based. The consistency was soft, lightly dusty, and blendable on the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that wore well for nine and a half hours before fading on me.

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.

Long-time readers will remember that this was one of my favorite formulas, and while it’s still a good formula, the texture and finish are no longer the kind that I gravitate toward, as I like a denser, creamier, and more pearly finish and the new formula is thinner, more powder-like, and is less shimmery overall–so it is just a personal preference.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Love Lust
Love Lust
Love Lust
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Flush

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Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set

01/09

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set

Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set ($38.00 for 0.29 oz.) includes a lipstick, liquid lipstick, blush, and highlighting powder that come with a heart-shaped makeup bag. The bag itself is fairly small and very flat, so it was hard to use.

Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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B+

Muse

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B+

XO

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F

Better Together

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Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

01/02

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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