Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer

August 21, 2015

This month, Tom Ford has released 2 products to create sexy, radiant skin.  I have already introduced the Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight last week, and today I would like to discuss the other essential Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer.

Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer

The new Complexion Enhancing Primer is a tinted makeup base that revitalises dull skin, bringing radiance and luminosity to the complexion.  Similar to the other base products from the brand, this Complexion Enhancing Primer contains Tom Ford’s signature Infusing Complex, which is the key ingredient in all its skincare products, that is designed to hydrate and stimulate skin’s natural repair mechanism.

Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer swatch

Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer comes in 2 shades – Pink Glow and Peach Glow.  The names are somewhat misleading because Pink Glow (the one that I have here) is actually more peach, slightly warm-toned and lacking in any blues in the base to be truly pink.  I am usually not fond of pink bases as they tend to make me look even more red in the face, but Pink Glow does not have that problem.  In fact, Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer blends out completely to be invisible against the skin as you can see from the swatch above.  Instead, it leaves a brightening effect to make me appear more lively and healthy.  Peach Glow on the other hand is quite dark and is a bronze shade rather than peach.  Unfortunately, Peach Glow will not be sold in Asia, and I was unable to get a comparison swatch, but you can view it on Gummy’s blog here.

Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer before after comparison

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As you can see from the comparison picture above, Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer effectively balanced out my skin tone, and visibly brightened the side of my face where I had applied it.  There is an intelligent luminoscity that glowed perfectly on the high points of my face – cheek bone, nose ridge, forehead; without rendering my entire face overly dewy.  If you clicked on the comparison photo to enlarge it, you may also notice the primer has the ability to blur out the appearance of pores and other minor imperfections.  However, if you have severe redness and textural problems, this would not be able to remedy adequately.

Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer gives the kind of glow that is very popular with the Korean beauty trend right now, but done in an elegant, refined way.  The glow is still visible even after layering over with foundation, and works seamlessly with the Illuminating Powder Duo.  In fact, it brought back to life foundations that were otherwise too flat and lifeless for my liking, such as this one. It is great for those with dry and dull skin, although I would advice perhaps a bit of caution for those with oily skin problems as I suspect this primer is not quite as strong in terms of keeping the shine at bay.  It worked fine on me in that aspect, and my makeup stayed on well all day, but I did notice my makeup growing increasingly glowy beyond the 6 hour mark.

xo Linda

This post featured a product that was provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.