Tom Ford Beauty Venus Rising is a very warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a metallic finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $46.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Tom Ford Beauty Venus Rising Acqua Metal Shadow ($46.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when I applied it using the included applicator; I had to really work at it to get even semi-sheer coverage--taking a small amount and blending it out with a fingertip all over the lid. The applicator was uneven, slightly patchy, and it was hard to apply it with precision when attempting to use it as a sheer layer of product.
It was actually easier to just apply it at its natural pigmentation level rather than trying to sheer it out. It took about 30 seconds to dry down and creased and moved a bit during that time, so I had to buff the color a bit to try and minimize the creasing before it finished drying down. Once it set, I didn't get additional creasing but saw slight flaking after eight hours of wear.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
This translucent cooling liquid eye shadow lacquers lids with metallic shine. Packed with lustrous mica-based pearl pigment and water-resistant polymers, the longwearing, silky formula provides superior adhesion by creating a thin, flexible film of color.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyurethane-35, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Ammonium Hydroxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tetrasodium Edta, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000)].
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