Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color – Bronzed Amber and Blush Guilt

Carrying on with my look at the Tom Ford Summer Collection releases, here are the two Illuminating Cheek Colours that have been released.  A brand new product, they’re rather lovely in appearance, resembling the NARS multiple in weight and heft, but do they measure up on the skin?  Let’s take a look:

Top: Natural daylight, bottom with flash

 Two shades have been released, Bronzed Amber (on the left) and Blush Guilt.  Bronzed Amber is a coppery-tan, and Blush Guilt is a slightly silvered baby-pink.  They’re both very pretty in the tube:

I used the phrase “sheer gorgeousness” when I first introduced the collection, and I’ve used the phrase advisedly, because the collection is all very sheer, and these cheek colors are no different.  On skin, they have a translucent quality, and are, it must be said, rather less pigmented than they appear in the tubes.  This is, I think, both a qood and bad thing.  

I’ll show you the blended swatches, and you’ll see what I mean:

Blush Guilt largely disappears into my skintone (but is a nice highlighter, admittedly), and the  Bronzed Amber also disappears, leaving just a whisper of colour on the skin.  It would make a good, albeit rather sheeny contour shade, possibly.  For the price – a not inconsiderable £48 apiece – I’d expect a little more, well, oomph, frankly.

That said, if sheer summer colours are what you want, these are rather lovely ones, if you’re pale.
 
The Fine Print: PR Samples.
 
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1 Comment

  1. June 24, 2013 / 9:59 am

    £48? Ouch! Yes, I'd definitely expect them to pack more of a punch!! x

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