Tom Ford Love Lust Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium peachy coral with warm undertones and a frosted, golden finish. This was the most shimmery shade out of the entire range, though it was still not quite as shimmery as the prior version of Love Lust–and the color is completely different (see comparison), as the original was darker and more pink-based. The consistency was soft, lightly dusty, and blendable on the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that wore well for nine and a half hours before fading 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.
Long-time readers will remember that this was one of my favorite formulas, and while it’s still a good formula, the texture and finish are no longer the kind that I gravitate toward, as I like a denser, creamier, and more pearly finish and the new formula is thinner, more powder-like, and is less shimmery overall–so it is just a personal preference.
- Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
- MAC Just a Pinch (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- ColourPop Sidewayz (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar).
- MAC Style (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar).
- Jouer Marigold (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
- Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon (Right) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC I'm Not Blushing (Top) (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar).
Tom Ford Flush Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright pop of peony pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The color looked nothing like the original shade (see comparison), which was darker, warmer, and more shimmery–we’re talking about a bright pink compared to a rich, true coral.
It had good color payoff with a soft, velvety texture that was somewhat powdery in the pan and on the skin until really buffed and blended. The coverage was more opaque from the get-go than buildable, though. The blush applied evenly and blended out nicely, though I found the prior shade to blend out more readily but more in comparison–the new version didn’t take any extra effort to diffuse. The color stayed on nicely for nine hours on me before fading.
- ColourPop Take the Cake (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar).
- Tarte Pop (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- Tarte Fearless (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Crush (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- NYX Rose Garden (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).
- Melt Cosmetics Flor (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- MAC Counterpoint (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar).
- Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).