Tom Ford Caviar, Midnight Violet, Sphinx Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Caviar Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) has eight new shades for spring. According to Tom Ford PR, the Cream Color for Eyes shades are limited edition, though a couple of stores/counters have said differently (and some have agreed). Worth noting, the jars are different and contain less, while the price has increased; the shade released last spring was $42 for 0.21 oz. and these are $45 for 0.17 oz. The jar is slightly taller with a shorter diameter. Practically speaking, I don’t think the missing amount is going to be “felt” by the user as they have been rather large, but I was disappointed to see the squeeze on both ends–price and quantity.

The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Caviar, but it seemed to eek by just fast enough to set without creasing early on).

Tom Ford Caviar Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a dark, grayish black with silver pearl that gives it a strong sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage with a creamy, blendable texture that had a little more slip than the average shade in the formula but not so much that it took too long to dry down (so it didn’t gather in the creases as it set). The color lasted for nine and a half hours before creasing on me. Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Diane (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Graphica (P) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Asphalt (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Midnight Violet Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark plum purple with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had opaque coverage that could be applied with a lighter touch or blended out for sheerer coverage, if desired, though it was harder to keep coverage even and sheer (I think it may be slightly too emollient). The color lasted for ten hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Drama Queen (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Queen of the Night (P, $25.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bondage (LE, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $18.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Hypnotique (881) (P, $31.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Caviar
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Midnight Violet
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Sphinx
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #326

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Christian Louboutin spring 2016 polish trios, Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes x3, Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Colors x3
  • Weekend plans: Super Bowl on Sunday!
  • What do you do when you need to clear your head?: Hot shower or curl up with Mellan, usually the first followed by a cuddle session!

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Tom Ford Orchid Fatale & Red Corset Patent Finish Lip Colors

Tom Ford Orchid Fatale Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Orchid Fatale Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark berry-red with cool undertones and faint fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on fairly evenly, but I noticed some of the color pulled into lip lines. I don’t think it’s as noticeable as some other darker glosses have been, and I didn’t notice it at a normal viewing distance. The consistency was thin and water-like going on but thickened and felt more gel-like with moderate tackiness after half a minute. It wore well for eight and a half hours with the glossiness wearing away after five hours. Anastasia Black Cherry (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Red Corset Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, plummy red with subtle, cool undertones and fine pearl. This was one of the more shimmery shades in the range. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It also seemed to be one of the easiest shades to apply from the applicator as it gave very crisp lines. On me, the glossy effect lasted for five and a half hours, while the color still went on and on; after eight hours, it was still going strong. MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Embellished (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Crazy Fuchsia (194) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Dressed to the K9s (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.” The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It had great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it was throughout the day. The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding on these two shades. It has a strong, vanilla cake scent–not your typical vanilla but something sweeter–and noticeably stronger than other Tom Ford lip products. The formula reminds me of products like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer but with a slightly thicker consistency. It’s a click-style product with a flocked, slanted applicator where the liquid color flows from. I’m not particularly fond of the applicator, though it is not rough or hard to use, but the flocking makes it harder to get really precise, clean edges (sometimes I felt like it gave a more jagged edge).

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Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Orchid Fatale
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Red Corset
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

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Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palettes

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) came out in two shades, and they have, apparently, sold out through Burberry’s website (that’s where I bought mine). I’m hopeful that it will–eventually!–make its way to other retailers that carry Burberry, but I’m not positive. They are both limited edition, though. The formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous. Both shades performed well with medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that was just shy of emphasizing the skin’s texture (for me). They wore for eight hours on me before fading.

Burberry No. 01 White Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a crisp, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen “dry” but didn’t look dry on the skin. It was blendable and easy to apply. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied well, blended out easily, and stayed on the skin for eight hours before fading. Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 01 White
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 02 Nude Gold
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%