Tom Ford Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo Review & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo

Flicker

Tom Ford Beauty Flicker Skin Illuminating Duo ($80.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes a light-medium gold and a deep, chocolatly brown–both with more shimmery finishes. This is the deeper duo that’s been released to-date, and I could really see this working well on deeper skin tones well, particularly the darker shade, which may give a very my-skin-but-better effect on those skin tones. Both shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing; they have that hybrid powder-gelee kind of formula, so the texture is a bit denser/firmer than some blushes (but have no powderiness) and have a more “melted” appearance applied.

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Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Top) Skin Illuminating Powder

Flicker (Top)

Flicker (Top) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out easily without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. The powder had a firmer consistency that was smooth to the touch without any powderiness, but it was still easy to use with a brush and remained blendable (not stiff) on my skin. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before there was visible fading.

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Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Flicker (Bottom) Skin Illuminating Powder

Flicker (Bottom)

Flicker (Bottom) is a rich brown with subtle, warmer rosy undertones and a luminous sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, firmer consistency that was dense but not stiff to work with (no powderiness!). The powder applied well to bare skin and blended out with little effort and yielded a luminous finish that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. For lighter skin tones, it might be a more contour-like hue, though it definitely has shimmer and contour powders tend to be more matte. For tan to deepest dark skin tones, this could work as a blush, bronze, or my-skin-but-better highlighter (depending on skin tone depth). It wore well for nine hours before fading noticeably on me.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Nice! This duo would be a good faux tan type of product for me, as I’m neither deep or dark, nor light or fair. I’m actually leaning more towards getting the ND Tan & Glow (?) palette instead after seeing other med-tan YT’ers review and demonstration of its usage on themselves.

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