Gah it’s annoying how late to the party Australia is with receiving new collections. I have no idea when the Tom Ford 2015 Soleil collection will arrive on our shores but I for one, was not going to wait. There were two items that I had.to.have.now! So when I made a Neiman Marcus order for the beautiful Chanel Lumière d’Eté Illuminating Powder (you can read about that here) I quickly added these two beauties to my checkout and huzzah a week later they arrived in Oz straight into my hot little hands. Which two were on my must have list, I hear you say?
Here we have the Tom Ford Cream Cheek Colour in Pink Sand and the Cream and Powder Eye Colour in Naked Bronze. Now let’s be real. The entire collection was stunning and to say I wanted it all is an understatement but I practised a little restraint. Sort of. I see online that a few items are still available through Selfridges and Co that I’m interested in but have so far resisted to take my online cart to the checkout. Does anyone else do this too sometimes? Put all your wants into an online cart then die of shock at the total and quickly empty the cart just in case somehow the cart checks itself out?
Ok, back to Mr Ford. The Cream Cheek Colour in Pink Sand is light pink shade with a gorgeous gold sheen. I have relatively fair skin and this shows up as a beautiful pink flush on the cheeks but I imagine if you have med/dark to dark complexion this is probably not going register as a blush and may be better suited as a highlighter. The colour is on the sheerer side but can be gently built up in a couple of light layers. I usually tap 2 fingers into the pan and lightly press and blend on my cheeks where I want the colour and repeat until I get to the desired opacity. I find when I do wear this I need no highlighter. The sheen from the blush is more than enough glow for me.
Oh my, I love me a cream eyeshadow and Naked Bronze does not disappoint. The cream colour is everything I want in an eyeshadow, it’s a one shade wonder! Bronzey colours seem to suit me quite well and I find blending a little on my eyelid with a finger then building up the colour little by little and blending out with a blending brush is the perfect application method for me. On the real lazy days it’s soley a finger smudge and done job, but a few extra seconds with a blending brush and building up the colour bit by bit and running some along the lower lash line really creates a gorgeous multidimensional look. I then use a (clean) finger to apply the gold powder to the middle of my eyelid to create a bit of a pop and I have also tried using as an inner corner highlight with much success. Beware, it is on the glittery side, so possibly more night time appropriate and the powder does create a little fallout. However, I have zero issues with the staying power of this cream eyeshadow and find it lasts throughout the day with no creasing.
After hearing 6 million (possibly exaggeration) rave reviews, I’m beyond happy that I’ve finally picked up a Tom Ford Cream Shadow and a pink cream blush is just the gold flecked icing on the cake.