OK, OK. I know what some of you are thinking: how did it take someone with this much cosmetic curiosity so long to try a legendary blush formula (long story short: Tom Ford Cheek Colors are not available in Belgium)? I also know what my mother/fiancé would be thinking if they ever found out I own a blush that costs 56 US dollars (they will think that I am crazy, and an hour-long lecture or two will ensue). But long story short: am I glad I finally tried a Tom Ford Cheek Color? Yes. Would I recommend it to everyone who has the budget? Yes!
Many bloggers have raved about Tom Ford Cheek Colors, and some of them have basically collected them all (good news: the 6-shade line-up isn’t massive). As someone with an independent research spirit, I had to find out how it really is!
(It wasn’t until much later that I realized the brand name is on the other side of the suedette pouch. The side that you don’t see in the photo. Oh well.)
From the pouch to the compact, everything about Tom Ford Cheek Color oozes luxury and class. To make the price tag less painful, it contains a healthy amount of 8 grams (0.28 oz).
Ravish (05) is one complicated shade to describe. I would say it is a medium brownish pink with a hint of plum. It has extremely fine shimmer that looks like a very natural sheen on the skin. Everything about it is executed just right. The texture is finely-milled but not powdery (it feels like a cream), and the brush never kicks up any powdery excess. No blending whatsoever is needed with Ravish. It seems to automatically blend into the skin wherever the brush goes. Again, it is abstract, but it feels like a soft breeze on the skin.
You can build Ravish up to look intense if you want, but it can also be worn lightly. The special thing about Ravish is whenever I wear it, I have the impression that my cheekbones seem more pronounced. After a couple of times, I am willing to believe it’s a trick this blush plays with the light, instead of my imagination!
This is how Ravish swatches on me. Left: built up. Right: blended out.
Here is how Ravish looks on me:
Additional makeup worn in this look: Burberry Pale Barley and Rouge Bunny Rouge Olive Violetear on the eyes, and Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique (LE from spring 2013) on the lips.
Did I mention how well Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color wears? The all-day kind of exceptionally well (no excuse for me to flaunt this beautiful compact in the ladies’ room then… oops)!
Bottom line: Now I want the other 5 Tom Ford Cheek Colors and maybe some of the brushes… Does that count as a bottom line? It is a dangerous path to go down. Ravish is like a first bite of a delicious piece of cake: even after weighing the pros and cons, you still want MORE!
Do you own any Tom Ford Cheek Colors? If you do, which shade(s) would you recommend?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx