Tom Ford Spring 2015 Color Collection: Complete Swatches & Review of Crushed Indigo!

January 29, 2015

I’m very excited to be able to bring you a preview of the upcoming Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection! As I had alluded to in my earlier post on the new Tom Ford Lip Color Shine, Tom Ford has taken a very bold approach to makeup this Spring. Drawing inspiration from the ‘70s rock and roll culture, the look for Tom Ford Spring 2015 is all about bold eyes and soft lips.

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Look

Tom Ford look presented at London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015. Image source: Getty Images

Hot, sexy, smokey eyes are central to the look.  To achieve that effect, Tom Ford will be offering 3 new limited edition Eye Color Duos.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duos for Spring 2015

These Eye Color Duos feature a new formula that is designed to be used wet and dry. I was told they are similar to last Fall’s Nude Dip [reviewed here] but I found these Eye Color Duos to be richer in color, and much more dimensional when worn wet and layered together. What appears to be “white” in each of the duos are actually different opaline shades filled with iridescent shimmers to match the darker shade – pale pink for Ripe Plum, mint green for Raw Jade, and icy lilac for Crushed Indigo. They are well pigmented on their own, and may be worn alone for a delicate shimmery eye. Paired with winged liner, that could be quite a charming day look.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo dry swatches

“Dry” swatches above are as follows:

Here are some close-up shots of each of the Eye Color Duos.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Ripe Plum for Spring 2015Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Ripe Plum for Spring 2015 (SGD85)…full review here.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Raw Jade for Spring 2015Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Raw Jade for Spring 2015 (SGD85)… full review here.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Crushed Indigo for Spring 2015Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Crushed Indigo for Spring 2015 (SGD85)

Although they are lovely applied dry on their own, the shades become much more intense when applied with a damp brush. And when the lighter shade is layered on top of the darker shade, the overall look really comes alive! On the eyes, these gelle shadow powders reflect the light to give a multi-dimensional look.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo wet swatches

The swatches above are organized as follows: light opaline shade on left, dark accent color in middle, and layered on right.  As you can see, when layered, the shades in Ripe Plum produce a metallic coppery plum, Raw Jade produces a cool-toned metallic green, and Crushed Indigo a beautiful metallic peacock blue.

I have been putting Crushed Indigo through a series of tests over the past 2 weeks, and am happy to report that it really does wear as intensely on the lids when applied with a damp brush as it swatches.

Tom Ford Crushed Indigo wet EOTD

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo in Crushed Indigo EOTD when applied wet

However, when used dry, it did not apply as smoothly as what I have come to expect from Tom Ford.

Tom Ford Crushed Indigo dry EOTD

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo in Crushed Indigo EOTD when applied dry

It is also worth noting that Crushed Indigo only lasted about 6 hours on my lids before starting to fade and crease. On most people, this may not be an issue, unfortunately I have extraordinarily fussy lids. Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo typically works miracles for me in extending the wear of my eyeshadows, however I was told the formula is incompatible with these Eye Color Duos and my experience so far proved likewise.

What did work for me, was to first apply a dark cream shadow as a base (I like to use Chanel’s Stylo Yeux in Black Stream), and then pat on Crushed Indigo.  This is a method I use quite often to make bold colors pop, and I found it helped hold Crushed Indigo better, prevented fading and creasing throughout the day.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo in Crushed Indigo EOTD when applied dry over blackened base

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo in Crushed Indigo EOTD when applied dry over a black base

Crushed Indigo also suffered from fallout during application, although once done, I did not notice further fallout as the day progressed.  So be sure to clean up after you’re done with a q-tip and some powder, or else start with the eye makeup before going onto foundation.

I’m not sure if the issues I faced are unique to Crushed Indigo only or even just the one that I received, but I will be sure to update this post if I uncover something new.

To complete the bold eyes and to inject some fun into everyday makeup, Tom Ford will also be releasing 2 new Extreme Mascaras in Black Plum and Teal Intense. These use the classic Tom Ford Extreme Mascara formula that does not clump or crumble, and has a big full brush to amplify those lashes.  I’m also happy to report that Black Plum does not smudge on me!

Tom Ford Extreme Mascara Black Plum and Teal Intense for Spring 2015Tom Ford Extreme Mascara Teal Intense (top) & Black Plum (bottom) [SGD65 each]… reviewed here.

To round up the collection, there will also be 2 new limited edition nail lacquers in Black Jade [reviewed here] and Indigo Night [reviewed here].  There is also a repromote of Bitter Bitch from the permanent collection.

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Nail LacquerTom Ford Nail Lacquer Indigo Night (left), Bitter Bitch (middle) and Black Jade (right) [SGD48 each]

Before I go, here is an entirely Tom Ford LOTD featuring Crushed Indigo on the eyes (applied wet), Wicked on the cheeks, and Frivolous on the lips.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Crushed Indigo LOTD

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Crushed Indigo LOTD

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Color Collection will be available from March in Singapore.  Will you be picking any of these up?

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo in Crushed Indigo was kindly provided by Estee Lauder Singapore for my consideration.  The opinions expressed above are my own unbiased, honest views, and are not influenced in any way.

xo Linda