I am counting down the days until I’m leaving on a jet plane…. for Italy! The land flowing with pizza, pastas and gelato!!! I finally, finally(!!!) got all my hotels and trains booked, and all that’s left is to pack up my bags, and we are off! Still hopeful to be able to queue some interesting posts for you while I’m gone, and with the help of some friends I just might be able to do that. But as a last hoorah (at least for the next couple of weeks), I’d like to give you a peek at a few hot off the plane items from the Tom Ford Noir Holiday 2015 Collection!
By now, you must have already seen photos of this capsule collection, and as much as I would have loved to have gotten dips on these beforehand, the collection launched at the beginning of this month in the US and will only be available in Singapore in November. The Noir Color Collection is inspired by the recently released Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme fragrance [reviewed here], and is notable for the deep sultry characteristic, as well as the glossy jet black packaging. I have 3 out of the 6-piece collection to show you today…
Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color – Night Sky is a new limited edition shade in a format that we first saw last summer [refer here]. And in terms of color, it is exactly what I had thought Crushed Indigo from Spring 2015 [see here] would look like! Blue lovers all heave a collective sigh of hallelujah with me!!
When I first opened up the lid to the top compartment, I must have squealed in excitement because it was the most stunning blackened blue filed with tiny purple, silver, and light blue shimmers! And when I applied it, the powder did not disappoint as it was intensely pigmented, though it is possible to sheer out, and the shimmers neither disappeared nor overwhelmed.
Next, I unscrewed the bottom compartment to reveal the most perfectly formed cream color I’ve ever seen, and it is an intense midnight blue with a hidden metallic sheen that only shows up when it is piled on thick and under the light. As with all other Tom Ford Cream Eye Colors, it is very easy to blend and work before it sets, so you may either pile it on super thick like what I did in the swatch above, or sheer it out to the barest of a blue tint.
The magic happens when you layer the powder over the cream, and you get a stunning night sky!
In the eye look above, I had sheered the cream out considerably, especially towards the crease, and then dabbed the powder over, concentrating on the area from my lash line up to mid-lid. If you’d like things even darker and more intense than this, simply dab on more! I love this so much I’m ready to junk just about every other blue eyeshadow I own!!
And to balance out the intense eye, Tom Ford has chosen to repromote its Lip Color Matte in First Time. This was 1 of 2 limited edition shades when it was first launched in the US last year and was quickly sold out, but the collection of Lip Color Mattes only recently made its way to Singapore, and First Time is part of the permanent set here. In any case, you now have another chance at owning First Time, with an even sexier riveted black casing after the style of Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme!!
On my lips, First Time is a light beige-pink. Although it is a matte formula, I must say it felt very comfortable on my lips and not drying in the least. My lips generally have quite a few lines and is rather pigmented so lighter shades tend to show up badly on me. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage that First Time provided, and though it would probably look better with some lip balm underneath, or a gloss over it, the color is quite flattering!
And this is the combined makeup look:
And even though I generally prefer to dedicate nail polishes to a separate post, I just don’t have the luxury of time right now. Also, I think that Black Out is better shown in context…
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Black Out is another hallelujah moment for me as it is the perfect shimmering black polish that I’ve been looking for! It is perfectly black, easily opaque in 2 thin coats, and filled with fine silver shimmers that turns the entire polish almost blue! The shimmers are so fine that they create no texture on the surface, and are easy to remove. At the same time, they are sufficient to be noticed!
Although it has a nice sheen to it on its own, I prefer adding a gel top coat over to bring out the shimmers even better. And you can see them clearly under lighting! For an even more comprehensive review with comparison swatches, please feel free to pop over to Sara’s lovely blog here!
Tom Ford Noir Color Collection for Holiday 2015 also contains a brand new Lash Tip Mascara in 2 shades – Electric Blue and Gold, and an Eye Defining Pencil in Navy Black. The collection will be out in counters in November… has anything caught your eye yet?
This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.