November 18th, 2013
Happy Monday!! I was worried I’d be coming down with a cold, and spent all of last night buried deep under covers with tissue stuck up my nostrils (which my little baby kept trying to tug out!), but I’m so glad to wake up fresh with the worst behind me! So, I thought I’d keep the catching-up momentum here, and give you my thoughts on Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Lavender Lust.
If you are a die-hard Tom Ford Beauty fan, you are probably no stranger to Lavender Lust. However, until recently, this was an Asia-exclusive palette, and was only released in the US this fall. To be honest, this was not on my “must-buy” list, unlike Seductive Rose and Orchid Haze. However, when I finally got to swatch all of them, I got lost in a haze of purples, and finally emerged with Lavender Lust (in addition to Orchid Haze, reviewed here, of course).
I had initially dismissed Lavender Lust as it seemed rather one-note, i.e. all purple. And I already have tones of purple palettes in my collection. But as I swatched them, I realized Lavender Lust is more than just a purple palette.
Swatched left to right according to the pan in a clockwise fashion from top left corner:
Ok yes, I am rather partial to purple. But when you stack Lavender Lust against the other Tom Ford palettes (namely Orchid Haze, Seductive Rose and Crushed Amethyst – discontinued), this is the only one that is true purple, whilst the others swing more towards mauve with strong hints of brown undernotes. The only other purple Tom Ford palette is Violet Dusk which has been discontinued.
Apart from the purple, there’s the pink…. And I seem to have been possessed by the pink lady lately. And this one sparkles!!
And here is the reason why I fell in love with Lavender Lust! It is sooo incredibly easy to create a purple smokey eye with this palette! As much as it pains me to say this, none of my other purple palettes are this easy! With Lavender Lust, there is no need for anything extra, no trickery with pencils or a blackening base, etc. For the EOTD above, all I did was sweep the light metallic pink all over my lid, then I layered the medium purple over the outer half of my lid. I then darked the outer “C” and crease with the dark purple, and pressed a pop of the pink glitter to the center. Finished with black liner very close to my lash line, and I lined the bottom lash line with purple as well.
I must point out here that Lavender Lust does not seem to feel as soft to the touch as some of the better Tom Ford palettes, and some people have reported fall-out from the pink glitter shade. However, I had no problems with fall-out (using the pat-on technique rather than a brush) although that is probably thanks to my trusty Tom Ford eyeshadow primer! Also, as you can see from my EOTD, I had no problems getting the colors to blend and build up intensity. It is perhaps less versatile with color combinations, but sometimes life should be this straightforward.
February 12th, 2019
I am a huge fan of Tom Ford makeup, especially their sexy soleil collections that bring out the best glow in skin…who can resist? The Winter Soleil 2018 collection was released last November, and I had already reviewed the Eye and Cheek Palette here. Today, I would like to show you the rest of the collection, along with my first impressions on the new items.
November 4th, 2018
Tom Ford is back with a new class of Boys & Girls for 2018. As before, there are 50 in total – 25 boys and 25 girls. The boys are clad in the brand’s signature dark mahogany with gold trims, and the girls in pristine white and gold. This time round, there are 15 new shades on each side, with 10 returning favourites. I swatched the 30 new shades (a couple were missing from the testers unfortunately), and here they are for your viewing pleasure!
March 27th, 2018
Goodness, is it Summer already?! I suppose somewhere in the world, it is always sunny and fabulous. Tom Ford released its Summer Soleil 2018 collection about a month ago in the US, and I had my eye on the new eye & cheek palette right away. In addition to releasing colour variations of some core members of the soleil line, Tom Ford has also introduced a couple of brand new items this season. Here are my picks from Tom Ford’s summer 2018 collection:
December 17th, 2017
I knew I needed to get hold of the new Tom Ford palette as soon as I laid eyes on those sneaky preview images, because of that glorious purple! And to make it all so much more interesting, Tom Ford has mixed it up with some unconventional warm hues. The latest Winter Soleil 2017 Collection sees the return of the eye & cheek palette and sheer cheek duo formats in new colours; as well as a brand new tinted lip oil.
November 27th, 2016
Last Summer, Tom Ford institutionalized the Soleil Collection as a recurring seasonal makeup range for the luxurious bohemian. Not one to be bound by natural climatic conditions, the Tom Ford woman travels the world in seek of sun and glamour. So when the rest of the world is celebrating white Christmas, Tom Ford brings us the Winter Soleil Collection! At the heart of the collection are 2 exquisite Eye & Cheek Palettes, conveniently labelled Warm & Cool… take a closer look with me today!