Tom Ford Frantic Pink & Wicked Cheek Colors (2017) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Frantic Pink

Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and pale gold shimmer. Of all the shades between the old and new formulas, this had the least change to it (see comparison here), as it just seemed to be less shimmery and perhaps brighter. It had good pigmentation, though just shy of full coverage, which some may like but did not seem as buildable as described. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable and more forgiving for sheering out coverage, as desired, and it sat well on the skin. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Cheek Color

Wicked

Tom Ford Wicked Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It is warmer and less shimmery compared to the prior formulation (see comparison here). The consistency was soft, silky, and smooth without being too powdery or too firm in the pan, though it was thinner and more powder-like to the touch than the original formula. It had mostly opaque pigmentation (less buildable as it was just pigmented) that applied well to bare skin and blended out without a lot of work. This shade wore for ten hours on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color $60.00/0.28 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Cle de Peau #101 Eye Color Duo
  • Cle de Peau #102 Eye Colour Duo
  • Cle de Peau #104 Eye Color Duo
On lips:
  • NARS Belle du Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Christine, as I’m typing in this comments box, all of sudden I get redirected to other sites or ads/surveys pop up and fill the whole screen. Happened 4x this morning. I’m on desktop

Hi Katherine,

I haven’t had anyone else comment about this (yet?) – and I haven’t had it happen to me. Screenshots are always the best way for me to start investigating – really hard to do much more, unfortunately, if I can’t recreate the issue!

My old computer did the same thing but not on this site. It happened almost everywhere. As it turned out, I had a worm or a not something like that. It was not a virus however.
I had a friend who was able to fix it.

Wicked has very little overlap with the original. They did need new names…Even KVD named a closish one lolita2. They should have 2’d the new issues. None of these cause the craving the old ones did for me. They are even higher priced, less well performing. Having 80-90% dupes, just not getting into these at all.

Wicked was always on my backburner wishlist. One that I dare not let myself say out loud or get my hopes too high in ever being able to one day buy it, because $’s. Now I am thoroughly kicking myself for waiting! This new version is just not making my knees turn into noodles.

It’s a shame the formula was changed so much. I actually bought Wicked a few months ago and I’m pretty sure it was the the first (secret) formula change before this second (marketed) change. I had owned the original formula one from a few years ago and foolishly gave it away so finally bought the replacement only to discover it wasn’t the same as the original formula. (I had a swatch of the original one so could easily compare.) There was no indication in any of TF marketing that the formula was changed but I suspected it was after someone commented on one of your blog posts about the formula being changed to be less shimmery and then I saw it with my own eyes. This interim/secret formula change not only made the blush less shimmery but also harder to blend. I ended up returning it. I suspect this latest change is even worse.

Did you find the color was changed or just the finish?

I still find it odd not to keep the existing range + expand the shade range. They could have easily added matte shades as well as new shimmers!

Mostly the finish, but the color seemed flatter or a tiny bit more white based, if that makes sense. It was like a whole different blush to me; definitely not worth the money.

I agree with you….I bought Wicked in October and it definitely the new formula, even though it WAD supposed to be the old formula. The reformulated one’s had not been released yet. I returned it and bought an old formula from eBay and it was definitely the original formula and it is beautiful.

It’s so disappointing that Wicked went from a relatively unusual shade (very cool, sparkly pink) to something with three pages of dupes!

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