I am partial to a bit of Tom Ford. Call me a collector. Pieces too beautiful and precious to use. Until Vanessa from The Other VW visited and baulked at the fact that my Tom lay untouched. She literally told me I didn't deserve to have Tom Ford if I wasn't going to use it. So I am making a conscious effort to touch and use Tom (so to speak) and where better to start than my newly acquired items from the Tom Ford Fall 2014 collection-Nude Dip eye quad, Stroked contouring cheek color duo and Twist of Fate lipstick. All limited edition and selling fast.
I am really annoyed that my photos of the Nude Dip quad look completely different to my swatches. The swatches you see above are the colour of this stunning quad. I am already thinking of getting a back up. Sara from Color Me Loud has much better 'what's in the pan' photos in her review.
You know all the euphemisms bloggers use about eyeshadow? Buttery soft, easy to blend, no fall out? Well you are hereby banned from using such terms unless you have used and are comparing your eyeshadow to a Tom Ford eyeshadow. These are so light they feel like you're applying water to your lids. No fall out. They practically blend themselves. An absolute joy to work with and pretty much foolproof. And I should know because I am indeed a fool at applying eyeshadow. The result is softly shimmering, brighter eyes. And these Tom Ford eyeshadows are made of tough stuff, looking as perfect at 8pm as they did at 8am. The bottom left mid toned taupe shade will definitely be the one I hit pan on first. I am in love.
It is a cream or is it a powder? I honestly can't decide but I have been obsessed with the cheek colour in Stroked and can see me wearing this for the next few months. I am surprised how much this warm terracotta suits me. I use a MAC duo fibre brush (limited edition sorry but I recommend using a small headed brush with dense bristles) to gently buff it into my cheeks and then set with powder. It's very pigmented and a tiny bit goes a long way.
I am still getting to grips with the highlight shade, but again stunning. Not too in your face. You can see it best down the centre of my nose in the FOTD pictures below and it's not as frosty as my heavy swatches appear.
Again I ummed and ahhed over the lipsticks. Did I want Negligee or Twist of Fate? Or both? Or none. Some of the swatches I saw online looked really brown toned but I plumped for Twist of Fate (via my personal shopper Vanessa) and on me this is a lovely warm, wearable coral colour which goes well with Stroked. Nothing negative to say about the formula-they're not drying, last a decent length of time, are smooth to apply and don't budge or bleed. But don't tell me you don't wince at the thought of rubbing off that TF.
Here are a few FOTD pictures with the three products, on my eyes I have used the top right shade all over my lid and the two bottom colours blended through the crease. I haven't applied any filters (eek) but I don't see the point if you're trying to show the genuine colours of products.
Rest of the face-
Foundation-YSL Fusion Ink foundation in BR20
Setting powder-By Terry Hyluronic powder and Hourglass Dim Light
Eyeshadow primer-Smashbox Photofinish Lid Primer
Mascara-L'Oreal Telescopic mascara
Does Mr Ford rock your boat? He definitely does mine-I can't wait for the Christmas collection of lipsticks to launch.
PS-Vanessa has done a little vlog of her time here in Dubai if you'd like a little peek of us shopping and eating!