Sneak Peek: Tom Ford Cheek Colors (2017 Reformulation) Photos & Swatches

Tom Ford Cheek Colors
Tom Ford Cheek Colors

A long-time favorite has been reformulated: Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is now available in eight shades (I have seven to share with you), though the shades that you may recognize are not really similar to the same-named shade that was available before. In general, the new formula is thinner, less dense, has a lot less shimmer.


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Maddy Avatar

Oh no. I was finally going to buy one of these blushes. Now wondering if I should hold off and see if the new formula is better than the old? Dilemmas dilemmas Lol!

Sabrina S Avatar

If people are interested, the old formula blushes have all been sent to CCO’s (cosmetic company outlets). I got myself the old Wicked (I also wanted Ravish but they only had Savage at mine). There was nothing wrong with the old formula so if you want them at 30% off then go check out your local CCO!

On that note though I’ve always wanted Frantic Pink, and I liked how Inhibition looked so I grabbed those from Beautylish. I really like them! Inhibition is also much more intense than I imagined- I thought it was like a neutral beige but it has more pink than I expected. I love it!

Karen J. Avatar

The CCO that I go to will tell me over the phone if they have specific products in stock and will even hold items for 24 hours. The only thing they cannot do is discuss price. I have gotten Frantic Pink, Ravish, and Wicked blushes, also 3 eyeshadow palettes, and a couple lipsticks. I don’t recommend getting Tom Ford lipsticks from a CCO though, they don’t age well :/.

Tracey E. Avatar

I’ve purchased the smaller TF lipsticks from the CCO and have had no problem. One full size Negligee turned after a year but it’s a shade I can wear everyday. Have had no problems with the lighter Soleil full size lipsticks from the CCO but my preference is for the smaller lipsticks and only a few at a time.

Wednesday Avatar

I picked up Gratuitous, passed on Inhibition (think I can pull off mostly same effect with old Ravish). Gratuitous looks super intense so hoping typical to old formula can be applied lightly and blended seamlessly. Flush looks entirely different here and too similar to wicked when blended out. Flush used to be an amazing hot orangey red; looked fab in summer even on my olive complexion which hates orange.

Wednesday Avatar

Will do Lea. I’m not traditionally thought warm/deep olive. About NC 20 level but neutral beige undertones with a hint of green. No peach, no orange, not yellow either. The blush is a very dark pick for me but going by experience with old line which would apply very sparingly. Also, I tend to layer blush and use just a hint of stronger colour over a neutral base: eg Chanel Jersey, Surratt La Rosee du Soir (my all tine fav nude blush) . So get some colour wirhout looking like fever cheeks or doll like.

Maggie Avatar

I think you and I can be skintone sisters! Except i do have a hint of yellow along with beige and green. I’m going to have to try the Surratt blush–been having trouble finding a everyday blush that looks right.

Wednesday Avatar

We’re probably closer than you think. I have yellow, just not the golden variety that most yellow based warmer foundations follow. Mine is cooler so your description of your skin sounds spot on for mine. It’s a difficult cast to replicate with most foundations. I end up mixing sometimes up to 3 products to get the tone and finish I am looking for.

The surratt is effortless for me, just the right side of pinky beige, not too warm. 😀

Maggie Avatar

Ugh, same foundation story here. For my combination skin, I mix 4 parts Revlon Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff with 1 part IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness plus a drop of Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster (the booster is to add the slightest hint of dewy to a matte formulation and for a little hydration for any flakiness).

Tarte empowered hybrid gel foundation in light sand is a decent match with no mixing needed but I am not a fan of a high coverage dewy finish for everyday.

And yes! Also looking for the perfect nude blush, MJB flesh & fantasy looks too orange on me so I will have to try this next

Donna Cooper Avatar

I was in store end of last week and asked the SA about the new shades. She brought out the testers I liked the look of Gratuitious(own Frantic Pink and Love Lush old style). So she sat me down and applied, she lightly dabbed the colour on me. Great colour pay off but very natural. I bought it. At home I learnt yes light hand needed to apply.

Fran Avatar

This is very interesting, Christine! Wicked went out of stock at Nordstrom a month or so ago, but has been back for about a week. I’m thinking it’s the new Wicked, which looks like it’s warmer than the previous version! I think I might like Flush better now… but I’m going to wait for your review before pulling the trigger on any of these!

Tracey E. Avatar

I’d be interested in your review to see the old/original shades compared to the reformulated shades (or a link to a page that compares the full range).

selene Avatar

can you do a side by side color comparison between the old and new colors. Wondering if they are different enough for me to get the new ones too.

Eileen Avatar

I hear ya, “tz”. I love TF blush and have always touted it as being one of the very best. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope the reformulation is every bit as good, if not better. 🙂

Tiffany Avatar

ah, no. I have been wanting Flush- the original orangeish Flush and noticed they had disappeared from Nordstrom. I wonder if Bloomingdales has the old formula because it never went OOS there- should i risk ordering; a CCO is about 4 hours from me. I don’t like this Flush at all. I cannot find the separate blush page on Tom Ford.

Nancy T Avatar

Another “what have they done?!?” moment. First MUG, now TF. And BOTH before I ever got to dip my foot (or brush?) into either of what were touted as either the best (TF) or exceptionally good (MUG).
Although I must say that Wicked looks like a shade I would get a ton on use from. But Love Lust looks like a whole nuther shade from before. ?

kjh Avatar

Maybe it’s CCO tomorrow. Thanks, Sabrina. I decided that TF blush would be my self- present for retirement. Hah, I guess TF retired, too, like I did. (Still doing the same 2 jobs, but more $ for m/u!). Been wanting Ravish and Savage. Gratuitous is lovely, and channels/betters the Viseart plums to my thinking. See 3 in my future. Def see tweaking in Love Lust, hope you have 2 back ups, C. But if you never had the originals, you aren’t painted into the what-I’m-missing corner.

Billie Avatar

I got the new formula in the 3 colors I love in original formula: frantic pink, savage and flush. Also got inhibition. Already returned them. They are less pigmented, no glow (not shimmer but no glow to them), looks flat, patchy on application and just awful. Fortunately i purchased the 3 orignals a few months ago. I called several Nordstrom and found a few stores that didn’t get the new formula yet and are selling thru the original. So i bought backups of frantic pink, savage and flush. May sell thru within a day or so bec they only had 2 frantic pink left at one store and i bought both. This is tough to say but if my only choice was the new formula i would spend $23 on Mac rather than buy the new TF. Love the old formula. Oh and inhibition was muddy and not neutral. I’m sure some people will prefer the new formula but it’s not for me. Why did they ruin this?

Tracey E. Avatar

I think I’ll be heading to the CCO to purchase another 1-2 additional blushes in the original formula. From some of the chit chat on Sephora’s Beauty Talk, the ‘wow’ factor that Tom Ford blushes are known for is less present in the reformulated formula.. Look forward to reading your reviews, Christine.

Jenni Lepp Avatar

Oh no! I want all of them! If I had to pick one, I think it would be Inhibition. I’m a sucker for peachy shades. It doesn’t help that I just picked up a couple of new blush brushes: Wayne Goss 16 and the Tom Ford Cheek brush. I’ve been on a blush kick!

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