Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color
Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color

Ooh! You’ll Need a Pair of Sunglasses for This One!

Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color ($55.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a subtle fuchsia-pink sheen. NARS Desire is more blue-based and lighter (but if you use it lightly, they look more alike). MAC Florida is more magenta. Tarte Amused is a touch lighter. MAC Her Blooming Cheek is more fuchsia. Make Up For Ever #3 is similar. Make Up For Ever #75 is more magenta.

This shade is deliciously bright! It’s rich in color, incredibly saturated, and bright without being neon. It’s bold, dramatic, and buildable. It’s a very pigmented shade, so you will need to use a light-hand if you want softer, sheerer color. The texture is soft, finely-milled, and smooth, which aids blending; it easily softens and diffuses with a flick or two of your brush. If you only use it lightly, there are definitely similar shades on the market; if you want to use it so it looks more true-to-pan, then you’ll see the differences start jumping out at you. When worn softly, it almost looks like a plum-kissed raspberry pink. I wore this shade last week, and it lasted a full ten hours on me without any fading.

The Glossover

LE
product

Narcissist

A+
Because it's so pigmented, it will show up readily on even the deepest complexions. Ultra fair complexions should be ready to use a light hand, but it absolutely can be worn softly. There's a noticeable cool undertone, but it's not too blue-based, so it will flatter both warm and cool skin tones.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color
Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color

Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color
Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color

Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color
Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color

Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color
Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color

Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color
Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color

Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color
Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Saks, $55.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

NARS Desire is more blue-based and lighter (but if you use it lightly, they look more alike). MAC Florida is more magenta. Tarte Amused is a touch lighter. MAC Her Blooming Cheek is more fuchsia. Make Up For Ever #3 is similar. Make Up For Ever #75 is more magenta.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Iron Maid-in, Lead Zeppelin, Alice Copper, Moderato, Third Eye Blinded, Adagio, Tarina Tarantino Sparkling Ammunition Eyeliner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On lips: Urban Decay Naked 2 Lipgloss (lips are also a bit stained from a previously worn lipstick).

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34 thoughts on “Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color (Blush) Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This one is a pass for me as I already have NARS Desire. I also think desire looks softer. This would really sing on darker complexions.

  2. Wow! I’ve seen many Tom Ford blushes that I like, but if I GET one this might be the first. It’s a color that I don’t own yet in my stash, and it looks so good on you!

  3. artemis

    very pink and pretty :D

  4. blueraccoon

    It is a gorgeous color, but not for me. I prefer more subtle blush and I doubt I could apply this with the finesse it would need!

  5. VJNS

    It looks gorgeous on you, Christine. But $55? It’s a bit steep for me. I may have to put it on my birthday wish list in order to get it lol

  6. AnGeLwInGz

    I give cedit to those that can wear that fully pigmented. Though I think that if you need to sheer it out that much to make it more wearable it’s a waste to own that much unused product for $55.

  7. Nicoco Chanel

    Holy pink blush, Batman!

  8. That is amazingly bright! I just think I wouldn’t use it that much and then I would prefer a cheaper alternative. Tom Ford products do look pretty and luxurious, I would love to try one but then I would prefer something I would actually use a lot. With more expensive products I often feel guilty if I don’t use them that much.

  9. xamyx

    This would be *stunning* on those with olive skin, or deeper!

  10. Kristina

    I bought a blush very similar to this called Fearless (pure color) by Estee Lauder. I find it to be top quality, and from what I’ve read on the web, Tom Ford cosmetics are made by Estee Lauder. Who knows? But, it might be a more economical substitute for this one…

  11. My god, is that ever bright! *happy flails*

  12. What a stunning color! I’m yet to see such a gorgeous fuchsia blush!

  13. Bobbie

    Looks like other bright pink blushes I have when applied – but it is beautiful in the pan!

  14. Keo D

    I love that you applied more blush on your right cheek so we know what it looks heavy and what it looks light (on your left cheek). You’re so helpful!! Thank you :D

  15. So happy Tom Ford sent you the product to review. This is my favorite product in my entire color makeup collection so far and I have so many good stuff….the color in the case looks even better in person….It is not because of the price….but alot of Tom Ford Cosmetics remind me of when YSL first came out 30 years ago…and some of it does remind me of what Estee Lauder would produce like the Enchanted eyeshadow.

  16. Catherine

    It looks like a nice blush but I feel that shade is a bit too bold for me, since I’m incredibly pale. That and it’s too expensive for me.

  17. tracy

    My goodness!!! I’m in love with Tom Ford blush, such a bright and stunning fuchsia blush. Thank you for sharing the review. I wonder could you do a review and swatch for the Tom Ford “Aphrodisiac” lipstick? I believe it’s a bold plum color but I haven’t seen anybody swatch or review it yet! Thank you again:)

  18. Jaz

    That would be beautiful on my NW45 skin, but 55 is way too much for my skin

  19. Eileen

    As much as I love Tom Ford, $55 is for rich peeps. Not me. The color is gorge though.

  20. Amy

    It’s so bright! I love it! Would totally stash this as a MUA but personally I like a super bright super light pink blush more xD Kinda like Illamasqua’s Katie but brighter and more glowy.

  21. aak3

    Christine! You are just glowing! This Nars blush is so perfect for you, same with your foundation.

  22. aak3

    Sorry, I ment to say Tom Ford!

  23. Woah, talk about an intimidating shade! I still like it though. Although I’d probably be veeeeeeeery careful when applying this :-)

  24. afroditi

    i love those crazily pigmented blushes and i’m fair!!They brighten every complexion!Plus they last you for ages!I use them with a stippling brush,barely touch the product and if necessary tap off the excess!

  25. Such a stunning blush! There is goes straight to my wishlist. :D

  26. Lauren

    Do you know is Smashbox Radiance is a dupe for this? They look very similar in the photo, but the Tom Ford one appears to be much smoother.

  27. LalaSc

    I love this blush, I’m nw45 and it wears better than desire on me.

  28. Jennisa

    This reminds me of my La Femme blush in Magenta (I believe that’s the name!) I’m nc50 and these blushes are crazy beautiful on my skintone! Plus its a fraction of the price :)

  29. Katrina King

    I don’t think I could bring myself to pay $55 for a blush, even if it’s the best blush in the world. For that price, it would have help me lose weight without exercise.

  30. Beth Maiorana

    This might be the most gorgeous shade of blush on you that I’ve ever seen (and I’ve been reading your stuff for some years now …), Christine- I’m jealous,too. I love it- but your comment about “light” application for fair skin would pertain to me. Us light/fair skinned women couldn’t put on our $55.00 worth!! Too bad, too, because this is simply beautiful on you, girl. Thank you. xoxo Beth in Pgh ;-)

  31. Becky

    Is this comparable to MAC rhubarb, azalea, or full fuchsia?