Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) is contains a peachy, sparkly powder eyeshadow and a rich, teal cream eyeshadow. I’m a big fan of the wear of Tom Ford’s cream typically, but I found the shade included in the duo to be hard to use on its own (which limited the versatility of the product).
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LELimited Edition. $65.00.
Azure Sun (Eye Color)
Azure Sun (Eye Color) is a light-medium peach with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling finish. I tried applying it with a dry as well as a dampened brush, and the coverage was similar but dampened application yielded more shimmer and seemed to require slightly less product for similar results. It had good pigmentation with moderate sparkle with slight fallout over nine hours on its own (but held on quite well when layered over the coordinating cream eyeshadow). The texture was denser and firmer with an almost wet-like feel to it, so flat, synthetic brushes worked best for application.
- ColourPop Perfectly Wretched (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Natasha Denona Kai (244M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Prim-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
- ColourPop Bonbon (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Sephora Girl Talk (232) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- NARS Alhambra I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Bobbi Brown Oyster (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
- Chanel Les Indispensables #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Sun Speck (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
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Azure Sun (Cream Color)
Azure Sun (Cream Color) is a dark, bluish-teal with a pearly, shiny finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was emollient and thin enough that it hard to achieve an even, opaque layer of product–it had a tendency to look a bit patchy on its own. Like most cream eyeshadows that suffer from patchiness on their own, it worked well as a base underneath the coordinating glittery top coat in the set or with other powder eyeshadows applied on top (actually enhanced the cool undertone and intensity of certain shades layered over it). It lasted for over 10 hours without fading or creasing (on its own).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar).
- Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- Makeup Geek Constellation (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Tonight's the Night (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar).
- MAC Gallerina (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- L'Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- MAC Rain Drop (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Chanel Splendeur et Audace #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
$45.00/0.17 oz. - $264.71 Per Ounce
The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Siren Blue).
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