Tom Ford Paradiso Cream Cheek Color Review, Photos, Swatches
Tom Ford Paradiso Cream Cheek Color ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright pop of peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that looked a lot like a cheek stain once blended out on my skin.
The formula is supposed to have a “natural burst of color” with a “healthy glow.” The cream blush had a smooth, moderately emollient consistency–it had some slip but didn’t feel greasy–that blended out easily on bare skin as well as over liquid foundation. If applied heavily, the product tended to sit on the skin without drying down, but applied at medium coverage and blended out, it did dry down for the most part. It had a luminous finish that was a mix of dewiness and subtle pearl. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.
- MAC HD Cherry Tree (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
- Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- Coloured Raine Just Peachy (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Becca Hibiscus Bloom (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Chanel Tweed Evanescent (130) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar).
- Rare Beauty Happy (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Lissome (Bottom) (LE, ) is less glossy (90% similar).
- NARS Loves Me (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (90% similar).
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Ooh this is pretty! I like cream blushes that look more like a stain, much easier to work with than regular stains. I’ll have to check this out!
Me too! 🙂
The cheek stain effect is perfect for summertime! I’m just not sure it won’t slide right off my face while out and about. That’s the conundrum of living in this climate and having to use public transportation and hoofing it rather often, too. I do see that a WL powder from MJ is a great dupe, though, as is a MAC dupe!
It’s entirely possible that if you’re out and about for long in our 110+ degree heat… lol!
It’s pretty, but so many great dupes, hard to justify the price
Lots of dupes for this one!
I really like Tom Ford’s Cream Blushes. This looks beautiful on you Christine it is just a little to bright for me.
Thank you, Maria!
Hi Maria, the shade can be sheered out considerably to make it as much or less vibrant as you care to wear it. It’s worth a swatch at the counter. It really is beautiful.
Thank you Tracey I will definitely check it out. I already own a couple of Tom Ford cream blushes and they are beautiful.
Love the brightness of this!!!!
It is so cheery!
Damn, that’s pretty tasty.
Wow – what a strong shade – but I’m glad that the brand is bringing our shades that suit a range of complexions.
This may be the prettiest cream blush I’ve seen. The color, translucency, and finish are all gorgeous.
I agree – it really goes on beautifully!
I’m so glad to see how well the Paradiso blush and eyeshadow duo have scored! Recently it’s felt like Tom Ford has been just phoning it in with and many of the items (especially the eyeshadow duos) in the Soleil collection reinforced that impression for me. I have terrible self control so I bought the Paradiso blush and cream/powder duo despite my premonitions. They are SO lovely and I hope that this is a harbinger of things to come (i.e. TF stepping it up again). Also, I was incredibly relieved that the cream shadow wasn’t Pink Haze yet again lol. That was what I was dreading!
The blush looks gorgeous on you Christine! Out of curiosity, do you prefer it to Pink Haze?
D’oh – I meant Pink Sand haha.
I probably prefer this one over Pink Sand!
Thanks for your review, Christine. This blush appears more like a vibrant orange on my skin tone and I love it. There’s something special about Tom Ford cream blushes and that gorgeous gold woven through the primary cream shade. (Though I admit my go-to cream blush remains Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Colour of Youth.)
My pleasure, Tracey! How long is it wearing for you?
Super late, but I saw that you listed NARS Impudique as a fairly close dupe of this shade! However, that is a traditional powder while this is a cream– do you think that the difference in formula (since you said this applies more like a stain) would justify owning both? Or do you think that the effect they give is similar enough that I probably wouldn’t need to shell out the $83 CAD for this?
I do think they are similar enough unless you are just dying for a cream-version or something that is a little dewier.