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I recently purchased this for a special occasion after wanting a Tom Ford blush for a long, long time, since everyone and their cousin seem to rave about it. Now, Tom Ford Beauty is insanely expensive, and I've heard that the quality of some products is subpar for the price, so I chose carefully. Lovelust? Well, the quality is amazing. I have to emphasize that. I've never tried anything like it -I'm not a blush expert, but still, I don't see how a formula could be better. The product gets easily picked on by the brush, it applies effortlessly onto the skin, and it blends effortlessly. It is so, so smooth, it seems to melt onto the skin. You get an incredibly natural yet luminous effect. You'll have no difficulty to build it up if you wish, though. It's such a pleasure to use. The colour is on point, too: it's very flattering on my warm, yellowish skintone, and I can see it work for a variety of skintones (I believe the hint of pink may make it wearable for cooler-toned people). I'm no expert though, so I'd urge you to try it in person if you can. The packaging does feel luxurious. It comes with a brown pouch. It closes with a magnetic device. I do find the mirror somewhat flimsy -only a wee bit so, but I would be worried it would pop open if I were to travel with it without additional protection, like, say, a ribbon tied around it. I also think the plastic protection on top of the blush itself moves around a bit too easily. These are minor details, but at this price point, I expect everything to be absolutely perfect, which is why I deducted half a point. Still, this is an excellent product overall, and a new holy grail for me.
I'm wearing Vertigo as I type! Now, it's not a colour that will appeal to everyone: it is sort of nondescript. There's a bit of dark grey, brown and mauve. Unfortunately, the reddish shimmers visible in the bottle do not show up on the nails, except under bright light. I suspect they might be what gives the colour this depth. All in all, Vertigo applies well, and last a solid four days at least on me, without chipping, which is good to very good considering my nails. But what really sways me is how elegant albeit unusual this colour is. I find it surprisingly easy to wear (though I can see why some may disagree!). It's my absolute favourite colour for winter.
Unfortunately, I don't think it's a great product for me. I know a lot of people love this formula, but I have a hard time making it show up on my waterline, and it fades and smudges quickly and unevenly. It's much more even and pigmented if I use it on my lower or upper lash line, but the staying power, while decent, is not fantastic. It also smudges, but much less so. Now, my eyes have a tendency to be very watery, so I have much better luck with harder textures (think Chanel Le Stylo if that helps -I know some hate them for this reason, this is what makes them rather good products on me, but I should mention I have never found an eyeliner which performs excellently on my waterline), but Aqua Eyes eyeliners are probably too creamy for me.
Oh- now here is a duo I love! Both shades are very pigmented, smooth and blendable. I find they compliment each other very well. The brown shade is infused with coppery shimmers which give it quite a bit of depth. It's my favourite brown eyeshadow! The light champagne shade is a wee bit sheerer, which I think is perfect because it allows you to use it as a highlighting shade. It's still very easy to build up to reach full opacity. I find both shades (which clearly lean warm. They're especially suited for summer, though I wear them all year long!) incredibly flattering for my warm, yellowish skin tone. If I don't quite know what to put on for the day and can't be bothered, I just grab Sable Emouvant.and call it a day. I feel it'll always look good. All in all, a fantastic product to me, and a personal favourite!