Finally, I had the chance to see the new range from Tom Ford today. It is a fully comprehensive line with foundations, a primer, concealers, eye quads, liners, glosses, blush, mascara and some skin care. Later down the line there will be nail polish. I’ve got to say that I loved it..it’s beautifully edited with wearable shades, gorgeous formulas and something for everyone.
I totally fell for the Eye Color Quad in Burnished Amber that has a reddish quality to it – very exciting to wear. It is looking a little bit too pink in this picture but it’s the only one I have so you’ll have to imagine it a tone or two down and little bit more burnished.
Other things that really caught my eye are the Brow Sculptor; a cleverly designed gadget-make up hybrid, and the Shade & Illuminate palette for contouring. Shade & Illuminate textures are ultra-creamy and with the right brush, easy to use. Tom Ford makes a focus of symmetry and the Shade & Illuminate is designed to illustrate that – although I love the product, that’s the one thing I didn’t really get. Nobody has a symmetrical face, so let’s not pretend that some contouring shades will make one eye the same size as another, or turn eyebrows into twins, not sisters. In fact, the fantasy of perfection is something that’s just always difficult to turn into a reality. Great to aspire, but let’s keep it real.
|Brow Sculptor with angled edge|
|Unscrew the bottom end and there is a blade to sharpen the edge|
|AND, a brow brush for the grand finale!|
|Shade & Illuminate|
|Shade & Illuminate swatched|
There are some new lipsticks coming into the existing lipstick line-up – and as you’d expect, full on pigmented colour-shocks! There is, however, to balance, a really good selection of nudes.
|From the furthest away: Black Orchid, Violet Fatale (new), Cherry Lush, not sure what the pink one is!, Pink Adobe (new). And forgive the quality of the photo.. it does look like I’ve swatched on an uncooked sausage.|
|The gorgeous blush that everyone fell in love with!|
|And a quick swatch.|
Prices are steep – this is a luxurious brand that makes no bones about it. The Quads are £62, Shade & Illuminate £55, Lipsticks £36, Brow Pencil, £30. All in all, it is a stunner of a range – and really there will be something to make everyone happy. It launches into Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols on 3rd September and then to all other Tom Ford Private Blend counters on 3rd of October.
There are so many facets to the collection and I will review in more detail as time goes on.
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