Say Tom Ford Beauty and I picture two things; square, white and gold lipstick tubes and giant, oversized bronzers. The Tom Ford beauty counter is a makeup lover’s kryptonite – weakening the senses and the bank balance.
I splashed out on the giant, white compact of bronzing powder first. It was irresistible with it’s enormous mirror and gold rimmed edges. The colour terra is a great bronzing shade for fairer skins, it seems to pull a little red rather than orange, but the formula is still slightly powdery and you do get a sizeable amount of product kick-back in the pan if using a firm-bristled brush. If you can, resist the temptation of the oversized version, and try out the human size one first. While I wouldn’t say it’s the best bronzing powder I’ve ever used, I feel very fancy brushing this on my cheekbones. Check out my full review here.
I love me a hydrating lipstick and the Ultra-Shine Lip Colour in Lavish is on permanent rotation this season. The slim-line packaging is handbag friendly, and this colour is such a flattering pinky coral. It feels hydrating and creamy on the lips – a dream to pull out of your handbag and use.
If you’re a fan of easy, finger-play makeup, cream eyeshadows are for you. I particularly love an editorial, champagne-toned shiny eye look with lashings of mascara. For this I turn to the Cream Colour For Eyes in Opale – a light beige shade with a hint of sparkle. While not quite as creamy, nor as gold, as Charlotte Tilbury’s Jean cream pot (another fave), I love this for daytime wear and then like to up the ante for evening and top it with some strong champagne-hued glitter or gloss.
Lately I’m also loving the Traceless Foundation Stick for my between-seasons base. When a quick application of MAC Face & Body isn’t quite enough coverage, I’ve been stippling on a touch of this stick foundation over my cheeks, nose and chin. It’s dewy, effortless and looks as skin-like as foundation can. While some stick foundations can be a bit too firm and claggy, this is creamy and blends easily. I like to pick up the product on my brush, rather than swiping the stick straight onto the skin, and just add it to areas where I need a little more coverage rather than layering it over the entire face, for the most natural look possible.
When talking favourites, it appears that Tom Ford produce a lot of them, from the cream bronzer and highlight palette, to the mascaras and eyeshadow quads (I like Nude Dip). While undeniably more pricey than a trip to Boots or Priceline, for top-tier makeup this is one brand I’d be very happy to splurge on.
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