Last summer, Tom Ford introduced Cream Color for eyes in Platinum and Spice, and Platinum very, very quickly became a staple in the Lippie household, it gets used once a week without fail, as it’s simple to use and a very useful staple neutral.
I was excited to see that there were two more cream colors released this summer too, the slightly peach-gold of Escapade, and pinked-bronze (above) of Pink Haze. Pink though? For eyes? In a cream? Madness. Surely the conjunctivitis look isn’t in this year?
Luckily, there’s enough golden-bronze shimmer in the pink for it to not look like you’ve been rubbing your eyes for a month. It’s a highly metallic finish though, so you might want to apply with care to avoid it looking like you’ve got greasy eyelids.
It looks slightly different depending on the angle you see it from, it can look coppery, or more pink, depending, but it’s not got enough red in the base to look like you have an infection, don’t worry! I find the wear isn’t quite as good this year as it was in last year’s formulae, as it does tend to crease more easily – after about six or seven hours or so, you might want to smudge the shadow back into place, but the creasing is on the minimal side, if you’re less of a shadow perfectionist than I am, you might not be so bothered.
I wore this in a recent eye of the day post, with a lick of plum liner from Clinique, and here’s how it looked:
Subtle but brightening, and (I thought) rather pretty. Think it’ll look good with a tan too – roll on November!
The Cream Color for eyes are a limited edition product, available from Selfridges now for £28.