From the Tom Ford Holiday 2012 collection, Tom Ford released four limited edition lipsticks and two of them are #Slander and #Diabolique which I will be reviewing today. Tom Ford lippies is definitely right up there with my all time favourites Chanel and Estee Lauder. If you have to purchase one product from the entire Tom Ford make up collection, may I suggest you to go check out their lipsticks. I promise you won’t be disappointed with what they have to offer.
Top: #Slander Bottom: #Diabolique
One was photographed right next to a window with natural light and one indoors.
Surprisingly, both swatches appear to be quite similar to each another but in real life, #slander is more of a brighter shade with a pink red finish where else #diabolique is darker with a deep cheery red finish. I have also noticed that #slander has more shine as compare to #diabolique’s matte finish.
Both shades are really pigmented and easy to apply. Texture wise they are creamy and while both lippies finishes matte but it doesn’t feel dry on lips or drying to the lips after hours of wear. With extra care while drinking or sipping drinks, these lasted through to after lunch and I only needed a quick touch up.
Beauty tip: Reason why these lipsticks are worth their moolah is because they are infused with rare and exotic ingredients to create the super creamy texture to ensure application are smooth + hydrating to the lips.
RRP AUD$60 each
Available on Tom Ford counters now
Recently, Tom Ford launched their limited edition Fall 2012 beauty collection with contract demure, floral pinks and lavenders with deep, intoxicating shades of black cherry and emerald. Think whimsical and enchanting to daring and hypnotizing.
Today, I will be reviewing some key products from the limited edition Fall collection. Some were sent to me for review and some were purchased by myself. As you can see these colours are not for the faint hearted, they are pigmented, vibrant and stands out!
Tom Ford Cheek Color in Narcissist (RRP AUD$85) – As you can see in the picture this is a vibrant hot pink shade. One that caught my attention the moment I saw this.
This was a light swatch and it appeared very vibrantly pigmented. Word of advice is to use this sparingly and build on the blush slowly, make sure you dab, tap and buff with a cheek brush all over the cheeks. Personally, I swirl (albeit very gently) my brush over the blush and dab onto a piece of tissue before buffing and blending onto the apples of my cheek to prevent colour overload.
Tom Ford Lip color in Aphrodisiac (RRP AUD$65) - Aphrodisiac is without doubt a must-have shade from Tom Ford’s luxe lipstick collection. For one, I always get compliments for wearing this lipsticks and most importantly the colour stays on all day. It’s moisturising and never dried my lips out. A true, classic, winner and well worth the moolah spent.
#Aphrodisiac is a super creamy fuchsia shade with more of a pink/red tone to it. In the press release, this colour is described as a magenta-rose finish.
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Minx (RRP AUD$45) – A mink brown shade with strings of metallic through the nail polish bottle.
Despite the visible silvery metallic lines in the bottle, they don’t show on the nails. The finish is an even dark brown finish.
Tom Ford Plum Ultra Absolute for Eyes (RRP AUD$45) - This gel formula eye shadow comes in a pot and requires an eye shadow brush for application. The shade in the pot surprisingly doesn’t look like the true ruby-wine colour.
To be honest, I couldn’t use this all over my eyes because it makes me look like I have a bruised eye. That being said, this is a fab shade for line defining and under eye near the waterline for a pop of colour. Alternatively, you can apply this under or over your eye shadow for the extra “grip” and or to intensify the look.
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Who would of thought that Italy is not only great for producing shoes and bags but they are good at dishing out make up products too. Tom Ford’s cheek color blush is made in Italy. As always, their make up packaging is luxe, simple to open and sturdy. Also, the packaging is a nice generous size and notice the lack of make up brush?
#Love Lust is a coral pink shade that is vibrant and glows. It is easy to apply, all I need is a swirl and a buff on the cheek and the colour is just the right amount. Making the whole blending/buffing process effortless for me! There’s also a slight sheen to it due to the formula with spherical pearls in it. It lasted all day long and did not had any fading at all.
All up I am really happy with the packaging, the colour (foolproof for fair skin!) and the finish. I have no complaints at all and I find myself reaching out for this blush for days where I am not thinking of any blush in particular.
I picked this up from Harrods for £45.00
For your face:
Tom Ford Bronzer RRP AUD$130
#Terra – As you can see in the pictures above, terra is a very light bronzer shade and has quite a sheer finish. Perfect for those with fair skin but is looking for a bronzer to define and add a hint of colour to the skin without looking OTT. This bronzer doesn’t streak and doesn’t appear muddy on the skin. The palette itself is massive (roughly the size of 6 nail polishes) and the packaging is very luxurious. I can definitely see myself using this as my mirror once the bronzer is finished since the compact sits on its own.
VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler 1000 RRP AUD $99.95
Last year I blogged about how awesome VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler was fast forward 19 months later, say hello to the new and improved version of the Big Hair Styler 1000. For those of you who are not familiar, Big Hair Styler 1000 combines both hairdryer and a motorised ceramic brush head. Simply put, this helps styling and drying hair really easy and saves me time on a daily basis. The new version is slightly longer than the previous one in length and comes with an interchangeable brush head for shorter hair and those who want to style their bangs. If you want body and volume for your hair, you simply cannot miss this.
Lanolips Jet Setter Travel Pack RRP $19.95
Our favourites from Lanolips now comes in a travel size. What’s there not to love? Especially handy with the hand cream, I am carrying this is in my everyday make up bag.
Clearly Contacts supports Breast Cancer with #eyelook4 by partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to donate proceeds from each pair of their limited edition, pink designer frames sold in the month of October.
Proceeds from each pink frame purchased will support NBCF’s goal: to achieve zero deaths from early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.
#1 Remington Salon Pro Keratin Therapy Tong – Perfect timeless wavey curls each and every time with this tong.
#2 Garnier Hand Intensive 7 Days Protecting Hand Cream – Effective and value for money with the amount you get.
#3 Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod - Refreshing and great for time of the month to de-bloat.
#5 Bioderma Crealine H20 – They don’t call this the miracle cleansing water for nothing. Great for even the most sensitive skin.
#6 Sisley Phyto Blanc Intensive Lightening Serum – Haven’t seen such great results from a brightening serum in a loooong while.
#7 Tom Ford Nail Lacquer Spring 2012 – Designer luxe + beauty = cult must haves!
Notable mention, I LOVE Clara H Nails from Tsumiki Design.
Along with their Spring 2012 collection, Tom Ford Beauty releases four additional nail lacquer shades to their existing nail lacquer collection. Previously I have blogged about the Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes and this time around, I will be swatching 3 of the 4 new shades.
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer – #Gold Haze
True to its name, it is a subtle metallic gold shade that is quite light and is flattering to the nails. Texture wise, this is a breeze to apply and remove and I like how pigmented they are. You only need one careful coating.
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer – #Burnishes Rouge
Surprisingly, this shade looks darker on the nails than it is in the bottle. Also, it has more of a glossy overall finish. Again, you will only need a very teeny amount for an even, smooth coat.
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer – #Silver Smoke
Frosty finish, my favourite out of the lot and is such a gorgeous subtle metallic silver shade. A must have!
RRP AUD$45 each
Available on Tom Ford Beauty counters now
Say hello to Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2012 Collection. I will also swatch the nail polishes in a separate post. For Spring 2012, Tom Ford introduces a collection of smouldering, molten-toned colour. Think liquid, bronze and metallic glow.
Today, let’s take a look at the Cream Colour for Eyes in #Platinum. Texture wise, it has a liquidy, wet feel that goes on really smooth, non-creasing and long wearing (providing I was using an eye primer). In terms of colour pigmentation, this is highly reflective and ultra-pigmented so a little really goes a long way. For an intense look, I use a synthetic eye shadow brush to pile on the colour and for a more subtle, everyday look – I go for it with my finger to blend it out for a more natural finish.
Left: Swatched by a brush, finger swatched for a natural finish
There are four Cream Colour for Eyes shades available in this collection. All are equally bronzy and wearable: #Platinum, #Golden Guilt, #Burnished Red Illicit, #Shimmering Spice.
Available in David Jones Elizabeth St, Sydney and David Jones Bourke St, Melbourne
Stockist enquiries 1800 061 326
Tom Ford. Ah, Tom Ford. A man who can do no wrong. Make up aside, his perfume is fast upping its rank in the beauty world. Previously I have blogged about how much I love the Tom Ford Neroli Portofino perfume and I still do and it is still my favourite Tom Ford perfume.
However, we are here to talk about Tom Ford Lavender Palm today and what I think of it. Packaging wise, it’s a winner for me. Sits perfectly right next to my Neroli Portofino and I have a thing for square things rather than round. I pick square watches over round too. This perfume is inspired by the Californian coastline evoking scents of sunlight, natural blossoms and the coastlines. So you can imagine the floral, the sharpness and mellowness pouring out of this perfume.
As with its name, you can imagine this fragrance oozes with lavender as its key note. Surprise, surprise, two types of lavender are included in this fragrances – one with bright tonic lavandin & one with concentrated herbal lavender note with undertones of lavender absolute. If you’re a fan of lavender, you can be sure this is the one for you.
I find this perfume quite sharp to the senses after first spritz but for some reason it mellows out to this lingering floral scent that is quite warmth, woody to the senses. Definitely a cooler weather perfume. Loving it!
Top notes – Citrus lemon, bergamot, clary sage
Middle notes – Lavender, palm leaf accord, sparkling aldehydes, pink & white oleander, lime blossom
Bottom notes – Vetiver, cedar, benzoin, tonka bean, olibanum, rich green moss
Private Blend EDP Spray 50mL / RRP AUD$290
EDP Decanter 250mL / RRP AUD$750
Available on counters now