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Tom Ford Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo

Paradise Lust

Tom Ford Paradise Lust Sheer Cheek Duo ($78.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting and blush duo for summer. According to the brand, the blush “can be applied wet for a soft veil of color” or “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.” Just like last year’s duo and this year’s Sheer Highlighting Duo, neither shade in the compact is what I’d call sheer or even remotely sheer. Both shades had opaque coverage applied dry, and applying them with a dampened brush just resulted in a more metallic finish with respect to the first shade and a slightly richer, deeper color with the coral shade. The more highlighter-like shade was easier to work with than the coral blush, which I found to take a bit of extra effort to blend and definitely more effort to blend when applied damp. The wear was good–eight to eight and a half hours–and if the idea of the product being sheer wasn’t a must-have, then it’s a nice duo overall.

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Tom Ford Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo

Reflects Gilt

Tom Ford Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo ($78.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have a “light-reflective finish” that can be used “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy” or “wet for a soft veil of color.” I felt like it was more like dry for a medium, buildable coverage product with a shimmery finish and wet for a more opaque coverage with a stronger, more metallic sheen. I don’t think it is necessary to use either shade damp, unless you wanted a stronger sheen, as the lighter gold built up coverage well and the coppery shade was quite pigmented dry. I think if you like more shimmery highlighters and prefer stronger pigmentation when they’re used dry, you won’t be disappointed. If you were counting on sheerer coverage dry (or damp for that matter), you won’t get that with either shade.

Worth noting, the compact didn’t seem small, but the actual amount of product contained in it was only 0.10 oz. This type of formula is common across several brands–NARS Dual Intensity ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.), MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.), Make Up For Ever Pro Fusion ($39.00 for 0.30 oz.), and Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.), just to name a few–and was much smaller (and obviously, more expensive).

8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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The Best & Worst | Tom Ford Cheek Colors (2017)

Tom Ford Cheek Colors
Tom Ford Cheek Colors

Here’s a look at how well the reformulated Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) did, now that I’ve reviewed all the shades in my possession! (There’s one missing, which I will review as soon as I have it!) 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.

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Tom Ford Summer 2017 Soleil Collection

Tom Ford Summer 2017 Soleil Collection
Tom Ford Summer 2017 Soleil Collection

Tom Ford’s Summer 2017 Soleil collection is here.

Now at Sephora, coming soon to other retailers

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The Details

Clutch-Sized Lip Balm, $36.00 (Limited Edition)

The Soleil Lip Balm debuts in the first-ever, clutch-sized TOM FORD Soleil packaging. The rounded bullet glides on conditioning moisture and radiance, and the smooth, jelly-like formula is loaded with a juicy tint and high-gloss shine. Swipe on these six, subtle shades to enhance your natural lip color—from the just-bitten coral of Cruising to the soft fuchsia of Pure Shores and the pink sorbet of L’Odissea.

  • L’Oddisea Pink sorbet
  • Neotropic Rich coral
  • Fathom Pink coral
  • Pure Shore Soft fuchsia
  • La Piscine Plum
  • Cruising Coral pink

Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tantalize

Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a light-medium orange-coral and a bright, coral-red. Both shades performed fairly well, though the deeper shade performed exceptionally well as it was incredibly pigmented and applied beautifully.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle). The actual formula felt like there was a powderiness to it that is not present in any of Tom Ford’s other lipstick ranges, though the formula felt lightly creamy, thin but not too thin, and smooth. Once I applied the color and actually wore it for a few minutes, I did not notice the powderiness that was there when I was initially applying the lipstick.

Tantalize
Tantalize
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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B+

Tantalize (Left)

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Tantalize (Right)

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Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Ravish Cheek Color

Ravish

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is deep, reddish copper with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The original version was a bit lighter, more pink than copper, and definitely more shimmery (see comparison here). The texture was soft, finely-milled, and a little thin, though I had no trouble applying or blending out the color on my cheeks. It had rich color payoff, which was not true to the claim of buildable, but with a lighter hand and less dense blush (something like a fan or highlighter brush), sheerer coverage was certainly possible. The color stayed true 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.

Ravish
Ravish
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total