Tom Ford Paradiso Cream Cheek Color Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso Cream Cheek Color

Paradiso

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.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Paradiso Eye & Cream Color
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Plum(age) Highliner Gel Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color
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Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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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!

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!

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.

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?

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.)

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.

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