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.