Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact in Pink Glow

May 8, 2015

Alright, let’s get down to business! After yesterday’s major swatch-a-thon [go ahead and indulge here!], I thought I’d take you through an in-depth look at each of the pieces. That’s going to take a few days because #onefaceonly, and between making random appearances at work and events this week, I only have time for 1 look a day! Oh yes, and it’s day 4 of le migraine… so that’s fun. For today, I thought I’d take you on a spin round the piece that everyone is trying to get hold of – Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact in Pink Glow!

Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact Pink Glow

This is the second year that Tom Ford is releasing these Eye and Cheek Compacts, and for those who felt last year’s Unabashed [reviewed here] was too blue and hard to pull off on a daily basis, you may find Pink Glow to be somewhat less controversial.

Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Palette for Summer 2015

Pink Glow consists of 3 eyeshadows and 2 cheek colors arranged on the left and right of the compact respectively. The shades generally lean towards warm-ish on me, and feature the Pantone-color-of-the-year Marsala.

Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Palette swatches

From left to right, the swatches are:

And here is the full look featuring Pink Glow on eyes and cheeks, Terra Bronzing Powder to sculpt [to be reviewed soon] and Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in Paradiso [reviewed here] on the lips!

Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact Pink Glow LOTD

A closer look of the eye perhaps?  For some reason, because of the way the light was reflecting off the frost, the pale pink is showing up as silver in the EOTD below.

Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact Pink Glow EOTD

Overall, Tom Ford Pink Glow Eye & Cheek Compact is very interesting to me, not only because it’s so drop-dead-gorgeous with its sleek curved ivory and gold casing, but the shades contained inside are so incredibly on-trend. I’ve always thought of Tom Ford as being timeless, outside the fashion herd, setting its own direction. However, when you’re determined to grow the business into an international multi-billion luxury brand, you have to justify your existence. And that’s precisely what Pink Glow does. If the thought of dropping USD95 or SGD148 on a palette makes you cringe, then consider this an investment that replaces any any “It” palette that contains the Marsala Pantone-color-of-the-year and one of those NARS Dual-Intensity blushes. And with 14gm of product, it really is not too shabby!

Sara at Color Me Loud has a lovely review on this as well, with lots of useful comparison swatches here.

xo Linda

This palette was provided to me by Estee Lauder Singapore for my consideration.  All opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.


21 responses to “Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact in Pink Glow”

  1. This is so beautiful!!! I have managed to behave and be a good girl. I can’t get Tom Ford in Spain so I have to order from the UK which makes it complicated, so I’ve resisted!
    You look really beautiful, it really suits you! xxx

    • silverkis says:

      Oh dear, Selfridges do charge quite a bit for shipping, and i’ve had bad experiences with their international shipping too. 🙁 But if you must pick up something from this collection, I highly recommend Pink Glow! and Rose Soleil! LOL!

  2. The Norwegian customs and taxes are making it very easy to keep me from popping by Selfridges webshop. Who needs will power when it’s so expensive to get things like this through customs?

    • silverkis says:

      Oh gosh Siri, i hate that we just lose money for shipping things across the borders… it’s like paying taxes double! Although I can probably help if there’s anything you have your eye on… but let me know asap as stocks are low!

      • And the gov here loooooves their taxes on regular people. Thanks so much, Linda, but I’m saving my money for the Guerlain LE pearls and bronzer, and I’ll be picking up some La Prairie newness as well (though if you feel like enabling, send me a message on insta if you see them, because I’ll have to get those from abroad too :p )

  3. Lily says:

    They’re probably very different, but this palette and the color theme reminds me a little of Dior Trafalgar from last year. Ah, you and Sara are making this very tempting. But you already know I’m broke. So I shall save some $$ for next year’s collection maybe 🙂

    • silverkis says:

      Lily, you’re right. Trafalgar is on the back of my mind when I first swatched this. But I was rushing so I couldn’t get a comparison swatch on the blog… Trafalgar is a bit redder though, Pink Glow is more brown/golden. In any case, the surrounding shades are quite different. Let me know if you still would like to see a sbs comparison, I’ll update this post accordingly!

  4. Jacqueline Ma says:

    Hey Linda, I missed out on last year’s compact so I made sure I didn’t miss out on this one. I have mine coming to me, can’t wait to play with it. Thanks for the swatches, I love what you did with the palette. Soft and pretty.

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Jacq, yes it’s always such a panic when the collection launches late here and then it’s gone in a blink. I hope yours arrive soon, can’t wait to see your blog post on it!

  5. Eleni Papadaki says:

    Hi Linda – this looks lovely on you! It is pricey, but the quality is great, so I think is worth it for those who can pull it off. I will give it a miss, I purchased the Golden Peach cream eye shadow and might consider the body oil actually :). I find these colours hard to pull off in the summer, when my skin gets really really tanned (Dior 040) – I always seem to prefer something brighter and more lively on my skin. Thanks for the great review! x

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Eleni, that BODY OIL IS A MUST!!! I’ve been wearing it on my hair, and omg LOVE!!! That palette is gorgeous, but if you had last year’s, somehow this one is a little bit less exciting for me. And if you love summery fragrances, cote d’azur / hotel costes sort of vibe, that body oil smells just like that! It layers beautifully with the Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum which was LE last summer, but coming back this summer!

      • Eleni Papadaki says:

        Hi Linda – I was indeed thinking about that! But in the end, I opted for the Estee Lauder, Bronze Goddess oil. So amazing, I am loving the smell and bet you that is going to be my best companion in the sea in the summer!

  6. beauty bloss says:

    The palette is just so gorgeous but I think if I had to pick one thing from the collection it will be the cream blush x

  7. Hey Linda, this palette is made for you! I am going to let it pass because I don’t think I can pull it off, but glad to hear your experience with this is great 🙂

  8. Ting says:

    Looks beautiful! I’m still afraid of the price. I reckon that if I saw this in real life then that fear would melt away and be replaced by lust x

    • silverkis says:

      LOL Ting!!! Your comment cracked me up! Somebody on Instagram commented something about lust too… and i can totally see why! Tom Ford does bring out the sexy doesn’t he?

      • Ting says:

        Yes he does. Now if only he would stop with all this limited edition nonsense so I could actually own all the pieces I fall for! x

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