4th June 2013

Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color – Bronzed Amber and Blush Guilt

By Get Lippie

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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