Tom Ford Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo

Lavender Lure

Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo ($80.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting and blush duo that includes a light, warm pink and a medium, warm pink. According to the brand, the blush “can be applied wet for a soft veil of color” or “dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.” I don’t find that to be a useful or accurate description–the product is quite pigmented dry and only more pigmented when used with a dampened brush, and the more shimmery shade becomes more metallic if used wet. As long as you don’t mind more pigmentation out of the duo, you’ll be in a good shape, but if you were looking for sheerer coverage (as the formula name itself might suggest!), you’ll be out of luck.

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Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Top) Sheer Cheek Color

Lavender Lure (Top)

Lavender Lure (Top) is a soft, light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation regardless of whether I applied it with a dry or wet brush–the bigger difference was that a dampened brush yielded a much stronger, more metallic finish. I did not feel like my skin’s natural texture was amplified with either application, but the metallic application might do so for someone who feels they have more noticeable texture. The powder was smooth to the touch with a denser, firmer consistency, so a denser brush was key to picking up product. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure (Bottom) Sheer Cheek Color

Lavender Lure (Bottom)

Lavender Lure (Bottom) is a brighter, medium pink with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation applied both wet and dry, but it was more blendable and easier to sheer out (or build up, if used with a lighter hand) when used dry. The texture was smooth but dense, so while there was no powderiness in the pan, it applied best with a moderately dense blush brush. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Lip Color
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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 enough but for 80 bucks, it would have to get an A, at the very least. It’s not like there aren’t plenty of better and/or cheaper dupes out there.

Very pretty combo! Although I’m still trying to understand the lavender reference, as these are decidedly PINK! Not enough *something* special to sell me on it, though.
That lipstick is what just won’t quit nagging at me though, saying: “try me on, gurl!”

That was my reaction too! Three words Mr. Ford “Lavender my caboose!”. I would find TF far more interesting if they would actually explore some more unusual colors in the blush and highlight category. Even if they were cruelty free they always pair them in ways were I wouldn’t wear or be able to wear one of the two. I’m wayyy too pale for those golds to work as a highlight on me and already possess far too many gold eyeshadows. He does do far more interesting colors in the lipsticks, though frankly he would need to up the amount per lipstick for me to even think about it. I have too many other nice options at lower prices that either give me more or the same amount but half the price.

Thank you Christine for reviewing this so quickly! had high hopes for this blush duo and I’m quite disappointed. Well, money saved 🙂

Neither of these look lavender to me, so I’m confused there. Although it is pretty, I wouldn’t spend $80+tax on a blush and highlighter duo.

Not very often a brand boasts about a product having lighter pigmentation than is in fact the case; it’s almost always the opposite. What’s up, Tom Ford? What weird head games are these? I don’t get it, but these shades are lovely and I’m tempted, so this trickery is working on me.

Why do brands say to use products dry for full pigmentation and wet for sheer when that’s the exact opposite of how it always works?? I know NARS has done that too.

The only thing I can think of is with TONS of water (a really wet brush), it can almost look like watercolor, but it takes quite a bit of wetness of the brush and you’d have to drag it over a huge area to really get sheer coverage.

This is beautiful but the price! It will probably be $90-95 here in Canada, and with all of the dupes, I don’t think I could justify it. Sorry, Tommy 🙁

Also, I realized the rating suffered a bit because it boasted sheerer coverage wet and fuller coverage dry when it was pretty much opaque pigmentation regardless of which method of application, but that’s actually what makes it appeal to me. I never use my cosmetics wet, unless I absolutely have to, so I like that these are pigmented and still easy to blend out. 🙂

I rotate through 30 some-odd cheek brushes in a given week just testing/swatching cheek colors – there is no one brush I use in particular as a result!

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