Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder ($80.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and satin finish paired with a dusting of pale pink sparkle. NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Floating Lights (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Gaiety (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Physicians Formula Rosy Pink (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Pink Lemonade (LE, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Spoiled (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Pink (001) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Thrill (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (DC, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Kiss Off (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (DC, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Peony Petal (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is one of two limited edition powders being released for fall (I don’t have the other one, but I’ll certainly try to buy one when they officially release). The formula is supposed to be a “powder blush” that has “sumptuous color” that goes on “evenly.” It comes in purple-hued compact to match the Velvet Orchid fragrance family. While the packaging for the solid perfumes is extremely heavy and substantial, the compact for the blush is very lightweight and has that feeling of cheapness to me. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable on the skin; it doesn’t feel as dense or as buttery as the brand’s blushes or as blendable as the formula of the Illuminating Duo, and it is most like the bronzer formula.. It had medium, buildable coverage and produced a glowing finish once blended out on my skin, but if you don’t like seeing bits of shimmer or sparkle, you might not be in love with this. On me, the blush wore well for nine hours before fading slightly.

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Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder
Tom Ford Velvet Bloom Nightbloom Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Arcturus Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Kaliste Velvet Liner
  • NARS Darklight Velvet Liner
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Lip Color
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Oh no! It’s dupable, but a very pretty color, goes well with the orchid theme. But for $ 80, they shouldn’t have skimped on the packaging. It should feel luxe and substantial. I’ve been eyeing the Gold, but not sure now. Maybe I’ll go for that Velvet Orchid lipstick instead… BTW, love the eye look you did, will need to copy it

It does match the orchid theme! I was disappointed in the packaging… I do not think it needs to be as heavy as the perfume compacts, but it felt particularly lightweight.

My general rule is …the lighter my wallet gets, the heavier the product should be, you know, to kind of counterbalance each other 😉

I’m always hesitant to say something feels cheap, but I couldn’t think of a better way to put it…

It’s interesting you feel that way. I’ll compare again tomorrow but it didn’t strike me as anything less than the other palette designs TF puts out. I didn’t get the solid perfumes, so I can’t speak to that packaging, but do you feel the same way about the bronzer or bicoastal packaging?

I like the color and the wear time, I’m not sure if I like the sparkle. It doesn’t seem noticeable on the cheek though. It is really expensive though. Probably better off with the UD dupe.

Too much $$$’s for a B+ blush that I doubt would barely show up on my med. olive cheeks as much more than a bright highlighter! Although; I gotta say that I do like it on you. Also would look good on fairer peeps, too.

Totally understand! I’m not over the moon for it either. Pretty, but it’s too dupable and just doesn’t offer enough extra oomph for the luxury price point.

At first I wasn’t too keen on this but seeing the swatches seems to have changed my mind! I really like the look of it. Can’t wait to see it in person and give it a try. ?

Beautiful but for $80 (probably $95 or more here), I would expect more than B+ (heck, I’d want it to weed my garden and pick up groceries!) so I’ll make do with my dupes.

It is pretty but definitely not $80. worth pretty. Tom Ford really needs to come down with his prices it is ridiculous for that price it should be an A+ and I need to love it.

bit of a yawn for me.. definitely not my thing. Doesn’t look particularly unique and for over a hundred CAD, it’s gotta be something really special.

I spent part of my afternoon today trying to recreate this entire look with products I already own. I this blush is so pretty, I am thinking Lorac Vicid would be the closest that would show up on my NC37 skin tone. And the lipstick? I have over 100 lipsticks and I went through them all today, couldn’t even come close! Sigh. Really, really pretty.

Totally understand! Some people might prefer this formula over the blush one, depending on their preferences!

Hi Christine!
I had such much trouble swatching this product on my hand and the application on my cheeks was super sheer and light. I’m surprised to see your swatch and application is so bright, pigmented, and beautiful. I’m I doing something wrong in application? What brush did you use to apply it?

I don’t remember what brush I used with it (I don’t keep track and go through 50-100 brushes each week), unfortunately, but the texture wasn’t one where I felt like I had to figure out a good brush to use. I have heard from a few others that they had very, very stiff powders 🙁

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