I am getting to the last of my Tom Ford Summer 2015 collection review! For those of you who are not Tom Ford die-hards like me, I do apologize for all these non-stop chatter, I hope you’re not offended. But starting tomorrow, I promise to switch gears. For today though, I will be discussing the Cream & Powder Eye Color duos.
There are 4 shades in this limited edition collection of Cream & Powder Eye Color – Naked Bronze, Black Oyster, Golden Peach, and Midnight Sea. Each duo is comprised of 2gm of glittery powder and 7gm of cream eyeshadow. At SGD85 / USD60 a pop, these little jars had me gasping initially, until I realized how much product you really are getting. In contrast, the most recent Spring 2015 Cream Color for eyes was USD42 for 4.2gm, and Spice was USD42 for 6gm. The pricing does seem a little arbitrary, regardless the point is you do get to try 1 of Tom’s infamous complex and relatively budge-proof cream formula together with a very lovely grown-up glitter shade that i’m personally very fond of. For many Tom Ford aficionados (myself included) it was a little of an emotional roller coaster as we were all pumped up for 4 new cream shades plus shadow, and then disappointed when we found out 3 of the 4 were repromotes. But I did a little side-by-side swatch, and found that’s not entirely the case! 😉
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And here are the swatches for your reference. On the left of each swatch group is the cream and powder eyeshadows layered, middle is the cream, and right is the powder shade.
And here are the comparison swatches of Pink Haze vs Golden Peach, and Spring 2015 vs Midnight Sea. I hope you can see the subtle differences between the shades as I had already noted above. They’re not immediately obvious, especially depending on the screens you are looking from, and I’m not sure if they make a difference when applied. However, for collectors/junkies…. maybe, just maybe….. 😉
And here are some EOTDs to give you an idea what these shades look like on the eyes! I was blessed to have received Golden Peach and Black Oyster as press samples, but I ended up buying Midnight Sea as well. The latter was an unexpected purchase, because the color combination had seemed to garish and odd to me initially, but after I got the BA to demonstrate it on me, I had to have it! I was sorely tempted but resisted picking up Naked Bronze, just because I already own Spice and am very sure I have more than 1 sheer golden shimmer in my stash, so that is the only one I can’t show you the EOTD.
Golden Peach is very soft, and it is something that is great for a day out under the sun or lounging by the poolside. Very sublime wash of color, lovely also for a day at the office. I did feel like I needed some definition, and I opted for a bronze pencil liner.
I chose to wear Black Oyster very softly here. The trick to working with these black creams, and after some experimentation I now think creams are the way to go when working with black! – is to first take a bit out of the jar and place it on the back of your hand. The heat of your skin warms up the product and you can then control how much / little you pick up and apply to your lids. Dab it close to the lash line and then use the clean side of the brush or another brush to blend it out. Repeat as necessary.
And this is Midnight Sea! Unlikely as it had seemed initially, I ended up really loving this one!! You can apply more blue of course, and it really does work up to a vibrant eye look with the bronze shade deepening and adding complexity to the color. But I had worn it very very sheer here just to show you it is not garish at all, and completely wearable for a day look!
And to round up my weeklong obsession with Tom Ford’s Summer 2015 collection, here are some LOTDs featuring many of the pieces of the collection – enjoy!
I hope this series of reviews has been helpful if you are still trying to makeup your mind about picking up any Tom Ford this season. In case you missed anything, I had reviewed the Eye and Cheek Compact in Pink Glow here, Pink Sand Cream Color for Cheeks and Terra Bronzing Powder here, and Skinny Dip & Rose Soleil Lip Color Sheers here.
Have you picked up anything from this collection, or has anything caught your eye yet?
I am very grateful to Estee Lauder Singapore for providing 2 of the 3 Cream & Powder Eye Color duo reviewed here. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.