I have been avoiding the Tom Ford makeup counter for more than a year ever since they launched in Singapore at the new TANGS on Orchard Road. However, a chance stroll in the mall while waiting for the fiancé on a Friday night resulted in a mini fortune being spent and a lot of happiness. I went in wanting to buy one lipstick (Cherry Lush 10) and ended up buying 4 items. The products are positively gorgeous! I bought the blush in shade Flush, the eyeshadow quad in Cognac Sable, lip gloss in Tawny Pink and lipstick in Cherry Lush.
Tom Ford lip gloss – 10 Tawny Pink
This is a nudey pink shade. Now I generally never get along with nude shades or as a matter of fact any shade that is paler than my natural lip color. But this shade somehow works on my Nc20 skin colour. It’s a colour that makes you look sexy without trying too hard. The formula is absolutely beautiful that smooths over my lips and feels cushiony. The texture gives me enough control that it doesn’t move around and get gloopy but it’s not too sticky either. It lasts longer than average lip glosses on me which is 1-2 hours. It has become my go-to lip colour when i am wearing a smokey or black kohl/liner heavy makeup. And the cherry on the cake – it has no minty flavour and does not dry out my lips! Swatches in the picture below. PS: it looks beautiful over Mac Plink! which is a lipstick I could never wear on it’s own even though it looks beautiful on other people!
Tom Ford lipstick – 10 Cherry Lush
This is from the original lip colours Tom Ford came out with and not the lip shines that were launched this Spring. It is a cool red shade which is the type of red i like wearing. It has tiny glitter particles in the bullet but on swiping on your lips, the glitter is not visible. It’s an amazingly creamy formula and it’s opaque in one swipe. Again, it’s not SO creamy that it goes everywhere and hard to control but definitely does not dry out my lips. The lasting power is about 5-6 hours which is better than most moisturising non-matte lipsticks out there and it leaves a beautiful stain on the lips after eating and drinking so you can go without touching up your red lipstick. Besides, can i say how awesome it feels to have it in your handbag. Haha … call me superficial but whatever
Tom Ford beauty cheek blush – Flush
I think if I could only buy one Tom Ford product I would buy this blush. Blush and me have a tricky relationship. First of all, blush rarely ever turns out true to the actual shade in the pan/swatched on my arm when I apply it to my cheeks. Secondly, i find it hard to blend blush evenly on my cheeks to make it look diffused and nice and natural vs a blob of color. Thirdly, blush never lasts on my skin more than 2-3 hours unless i set with makeup setting spray. With this Tom Ford blush, all the above problems are solved. The blush color is BEAUUUTTIIIFUUL. i think it’s a true bright coral and it turns up looking very much true to pan (of course diffused) on my cheeks and STAYS like that for the full day even if i don’t set my makeup. It’s truly uplifting and makes you look all fresh and bright. You only need a little bit given the that it is super pigmented but it’s super easy to blend. I generally use the elf stipple brush to apply. It’s yummy and i can say it’s worth every penny. It is definitely in my top 5 favourite blushes in the whole world.
Tom Ford eyeshadow quad – Cognac Sable
this is one I swatch-ed while the SA (sales assistant) at the counter was getting my bill ready. I happened to dig my finger into this beautifully irresistible copper-ry brown glittery color (top right corner in the pan, swatch #2 from the top in the below picture) and i tapped it to my eyelids….. and whhhoooaaaaaaaaaa! it was beyond gorgeous. The SA told me this was Cognac Sable – one of their best sellers and I had seen a number of you tubers talk about this one. I could not stop blinking cos every time i did, the glittery color caught the light in the most jaw-dropping way. I mean, i know glitter can be not-classy sometimes but this baby is an exception. It’s gonna turn heads whether you wear it to the club or to a sophisticated party. So it was an immediate purchase. the other 3 shades in the palette are a pale gold, a medium warm brown and a dark brown. All shades have nice pigmentation but i do recommend wearing an eye primer underneath if you have oily lids and you want the makeup to last all day. Believe me the swatches do not do justice to the shades especially the glittery copper color. GO TO THE COUNTER AND PUT IT ON YOUR EYES!!!
Let me know in the comments section below what your favourite Tom Ford products are?? This haul made my day – i was so uplifted after the really long week at work, especially considering I was so happy with all my purchases!