Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks

Scintillate

Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate Shade & Illuminate Cheeks ($80.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a cream highlighter and cream blush. You get plenty of product in the compact, but the product itself is just that type of product that for someone will be essential and for many others, totally unnecessary and almost am “I don’t get it” kind of product. Both shades are sheer and barely-there with a dewy finish that never sets or dries down, and as a result, the wear was between three to four hours. The formula is, however, touted as “super sheer,” so the coverage level is as described. Despite never setting, they didn’t feel tacky, just a little emollient to the touch, and can handle a powder being patted on top (though the dewiness went away completely). I think this will be best for someone who doesn’t need their makeup to last long, has drier skin (perhaps it would last longer), and/or wants a sheerer base for their powder blushes.

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Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Illuminate) Shade & Illuminate Highlighter

Scintillate (Illuminate)

Scintillate (Illuminate) is a light gold with a hint of fine, golden pearl. It had sheer coverage and gave more of a natural glow to the skin than visible shimmer. On very fair complexions, it might add warmth, but it did not appear to add any trace of color on my skin tone. The texture was creamy, blendable, and a little thin. It never dried down and lasted for three hours on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader
Tom Ford Beauty Scintillate (Shade) Shade & Illuminate Shader

Scintillate (Shade)

Scintillate (Shade) is a medium peachy coral with warm undertones and a dewy sheen. It yielded sheer coverage on my skin; a hint of color that was impossible to overdo (it did not build up). The consistency was creamy, thin without being too thin, blendable, and always looked wet on the skin. This shade wore well for three and a half hours on me.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Sculpting Lipstick

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I’m in the I-don’t-get -it-category. $ 80 for this???? Sheer, can’t build it up, never dries down, doesn’t last long. Would be a very very expensive base for blushes. Will stick with the MAC Quick Trik

HA – try $93 here in Canada. Talk about “the emperor has no clothes” and it’s a perfect example of why Temptalia is such a wonderful resource to have.

Even though I do quite well using MAC’s creamy cheek products like the LE Summer Wind, these just look far too wet and would make my face melt off in the AZ hot sun! Definitely not for me! ?

Wow – for the price this product sure is lacking in a lot of ways! I don’t like the idea that this doesn’t really dry down – what if it transfers? I can’t imagine splurging that kind of money on something super sheer either and the colours seem highly dupeable!

I read “never dried down” and stopped reading, ahaha. This is NOT for me and my oily, full coverage face!! It would just separate and cause grossness on my cheeks.

I’m trying to think of something positive to say, but I don’t like these hmmm.

I feel like the top color could be duped with vaseline mixed with some loose shimmery eyeshadow or pigment…

I don’t see much point in paying tom ford prices for something like that, but I guess it does come in nicer/more convenient packaging than a jar with a homemade vaseline mixture in it.

Tom Ford. Your name alone does not sell. And I buy your products, not your popliteal beliefs. Your products are started to look like MAC poor quality products. As I always say, the first items that come out is always superior to the subsequent that follows…regardless of the brand….whether it is clothes or beauty products or cars etc.

No thanks. For a product that looks like someone mixed some blush power with vaseline for 80 buck. Definitely in a “no.” category for me. I bought the Shade and Illuminate from last year, and promptly returned it to Nordstrom (love that place). I”m an NC30/35 and the woman at the counter was surprised at how it barely showed up on her skin (she looked like she was NC15/20). Just not a good look for me.

I’m really disappointed by this…I actually love dewy cheeks but I won’t spend $80 on something that won’t look like anything on me. I have the last shade & illuminate from spring 2015 and I feel like these would look the same as that one.

Man, I feel like Tom Ford is one of those brands that creates trends and doesn’t follow them, but they haven’t really done anything appealing for my own tastes the last few releases… At the risk of sounding SUPER “trend-centric” I’m like… where are your liquid lipsticks? duochrome highlighters? But could you imagine from Tom Ford! lol

$80 or $93 here in Canada and a C rating….sorry, Mr. Ford but you can mediocre, overpriced stuff like this! A perfect example of what I was talking about in the question about “brand image”….Tom Ford has a very prestige image but far too often, the products don’t measure up and I won’t buy just for image alone.

I really want to love these but the fact that they are sheer and can’t be built up, given the price, makes it a pass. I like cream blushes, with my all time go to CTxNP Healthy Glow and have done well with Tom Ford’s single cream shadows. These duos need better testing. Saves my $ to buy the original blushes from the CCO. Disappointed in TF on his Spring release.

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