Tom Ford’s Holiday 2015 Noir Collection has been out in stores for a bit now, have you seen it yet? Consistent with the brand’s practice, the collection is not overly extensive, so it is easy to get lost amidst all the other exciting launches happening throughout this busy season. But the more time I spend with this capsule collection, the more I appreciate how well planned it is! I had previously reviewed the Cream and Powder Eye Color in Night Sky and Nail Lacquer in Black Out along with First Time Lip Color Matte in limited edition packaging here. Today, I would like to take you through the rest of the collection, just in case you are still lucky enough to snag some of these!
One thing I’ve come to love about Tom Ford, is how much thought goes into creating the perfect pair of eyes to mesmerise. And much as I’d love to see a new eyeshadow palette (we hadn’t had any all year!), Tom Ford reminds us there are plenty more ways to dress up the eyes than just shadow. The Noir Holiday 2015 Collection has not 1, but 5 different products for that very purpose!
Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil Navy Black is the pencil version of the Cream and Powder Eye Color in Night Sky [reviewed here]. It is a blackened midnight blue filled with light blue shimmers – absolutely stunning! I found the formula of Navy Black to be consistent with the other Eye Defining Pencils [Bruise reviewed here], reasonably smooth and blendable. Unfortunately, similar to its predecessors, this formula does not stay put on my heavily hooded eyes with hidden eye folds. It works blended out as a darkening base for me, and also for defining just the outer wings of my lids.
I had loved Tom Ford’s Extreme Mascara when I first tried out Black Plum from Spring 2015 [reviewed here], and was super excited to see Tom Ford release a waterproof version of this for Holiday 2015! This is also the only item from the collection that will be made available permanently – yay! The brush head is the same, big but easy to use and soft enough it does not poke my eyeballs out. It is available in Noir, which is a jet black shade that helps to define my pathetic lashes. I also love that it noticeably lifts and lengthens!
Here’s a before and after comparison:
And along with the Noir waterproof extreme mascara, there are 2 coloured Tom Ford Lash Tips Mascara to add in a dose of fun to the collection!
These are like the miniature versions of the Extreme Mascara, but in funky colourful doses! Pure Cobalt is an electric blue that adds a little something something to the lashes, or you can apply them to the lower lashes. It actually does stand out in photography even if you can’t quite see it in real life.
Burnished Gold is a sparkling gold over a translucent base, so when swept over a darker mascara it gives lashes the effect of twinkling fairy dust!
Just in case you are wondering, both the eye looks above were created with SUQQU’s Holiday 2015 Eye Color Palette in EX-04 Shisouori which I will be reviewing shortly. The point here is simply to demonstrate how Tom Ford’s Lash Tips Mascara may be used with just about any other eyeshadows that you may already own or are picking up this season! Also, both eye looks feature the new Extreme Mascara in Noir as a base over which the Lash Tips were applied.
And to tie it all together, here is a complete set of swatches of everything that we discussed today:
Have you or will you be picking anything up from this Tom Ford Holiday 2015 Collection?
This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.