I blame twitter. No, how can I blame twitter? I LOVE twitter! because I follow women who advise me on products that are AMAZING, links to reviews that are helpful, and twit pics that are make up dream worthy.
A topic that has been hitting my twitter feed? Tom Ford Make up.
I actually purchased these a few months ago, and have not been using them (shameful)
But the weather has finally brightened and I thought, time to bring out the expensive beautiful stuff to make me look pretty and not wearing anything but rosiness!
HA, if only they knew.
Tom Ford is a lux brand. If you are going to splurge, and spend extra tax money on pretty things for the vanity that will be incredible quality and perfect coloring, this brand may have you smiling ear to ear with the choices
Encased in an auburn almost hinting towards burgundy brown, the packaging feels and looks lux. Magnetic closures, secure casing that does not attract finger prints, and the oh so fancy but needless to me velvet pouch. It's all part of the experience!
I knew if I saw Tom Ford's Love Lust I would be tempted to buy it. I was already tempted with Sahara Pink the first time I saw it, but the price tag brought me back to reality and the exit.
I knew perfectly well what I was doing walking into Saks ( Danger zone!) but I thought, let me just swatch it (yeah right!)
I actually had doubts. I thought the shade I had mind would look too much like NARS O to purchase. I don't need an expensive dupe. So I walked in to Sacks feeling confident, marched over to the NARS counter swiped NARS O and walked to Tom Ford.
Time for the swatch test.
Let me tell you, Saks has TERRIBLE lighting. It looked like TWINS in the store and I thought "Nah"
My sales assistant was a beautiful, charming, 9 month pregnant make up associate.
How do you say no to a smile and 9 months???
I ended up trying on the blush and thinking hmmm (again the lighting sucks...) I looked in the mirror and thought..."I'm going to do it" The other sales rep complimented me but really it's her brand, they are complimenting people automatically, so I paid it little mind, but when I walked outside and started to window shop, that's when *magic* happened.
I have never ever in my life received so many compliments on my make up. Ever. Not one stranger, not two strangers, but four street pedestrians, and three sales associates from the Dior, Lancome, and the MAC counter.
I initially thought I had something HUGE on my face, like a crazy leaf.
WTH?? Let me get a better look at myself and what I'm wearing!!!
My perfect peachy pink blush that has the tiniest glimmer of coral. I like peachy pink more than pinky peach. I think most people who read this blog will know what that means.
In my photos I have swatched Love Lust in comparison to NARS O
The best way to see the difference is in crappy indoor lighting, meaning almost desk lamp level.
In the comparison swatches you can see Love Lust on the top and O on the bottom. You can also see when swatched side by side how much more pink O looks!
In hind sight I wish I swatched this next to NARS DT, but Love Lust seems more referenced to o in the blogging world.
Close up view of the Swatches
A little more peach than pink, a glow, not even a sheen, a glow, incredible smoothness, pigmentation, and color, well the color is just spot on people!
This shade does lean warm, so it would look fabulous on warm skinned ladies, I'm sure cool skin can pull this off to, just try it at the counter first to see if you like it.
Now, this ain't cheap, but I don't regret buying this at all!
Since purchase and use I get asked non stop in my company bathroom
"I'm sorry, but what are you wearing on your cheeks? It's gorgeous!"
Heck yeah!! the perfect spring blush has been found for me, though "Frantic" by Tom Ford also looks amazing, wish listed!!!
Perfect summer blush?? Lol.
Lastly is the lip gloss in Sahara Pink. The one I left the 1st time behind due to the price tag but I was in those "What the heck! throw it in the bag!"moments, I am relieved these are far and few!
Sahara Pink is a dark neutral pink. It goes amazingly with pinkish blushes, and brightens the face beautifully.
Non sticky, no shimmer/glimmer, decent staying power or me
( I eat and drink alot so I cannot test this well) brush applicator.
Though it looks dark, it looks incredible on pale skin, and I don't have any swatches in indoor lighting but check out out how amazing this looks in the sun!
Though this gloss is so damn beautiful I don't think I would get another one. It's amazing, but the price is a "Let's wait till next years tax return" kind of thing for me. But if I ever finish this, I believe I would repurchase!
That's all I can say ( hope you enjoyed all the background info!)
Have anyone of you purchased from Tom Ford, any loves? hates?