Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo ($80.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition duo of highlighters (I got confirmation yesterday). You can still pre-order from Saks or place a back-order at Nordstrom. If you liked formulas like MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfiishes, Estee Lauder Gelee, or NARS Dual Intensity, you’ll like this one. It has that same baked-gel-powder type of powder. I think this could have been an excellent permanent addition to the Tom Ford range, so I hope the brand will reconsider making this permanent (and also coming out with a few more combinations!). The texture of both shades was incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled, while the product provides a noticeable sheen that stops just before it emphasizes the skni’s natural texture.
Moodlight (Daylight) is a soft, pale gold with a luminous sheen. It semi-opaque color coverage that was easily blended out for sheerer coverage or built-up for a more distinct sheen. If you use it wet, you can get a really metallic finish out of it, as well (though note, the brand doesn’t mention damp usage). It wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed fading. NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Mary Lou-manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Light Cocoa (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Moodlight (Candlelight) is a softened, medium rose gold with a metallic sheen. On my skin tone, it leans browner and warmer, but in the pan, it seems a little rosier, so those with pink undertones may find it pulls less brown on them as a result. It was richly pigmented with a very soft, silky consistency that was a tiny bit powdery in the pan, but it didn’t look dry applied to the skin. The finish on this was significantly stronger with respect to sheen compared to the top shade. It didn’t emphasize pores when I applied it, even heavily, though I don’t consider my pores to be huge (personally, someone may disagree with me) so if emphasis of pores is a major concern, you may want to use a more feathery brush (I used a light-to-moderately dense brush) or apply more sheerly. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on before fading. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Highlighter (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.