Can you hear that? Yup, that’s my wallet weeping over my recent discovery of Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color. I caved in and picked up Naked Bronze, but I am afraid this is not the end!
For summer 2015, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Collection comes with four Cream and Powder Eye Colors. The idea is simple: you get a legendary Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes (7 ml/0,24 oz) as well as an eyeshadow that is similar to pressed glitter (2,2 grams/0,07 oz).
There is a mirror when you flip the lid open, and you unscrew the top to reveal the cream shadow.
The eyeshadow in Tom Ford Naked Bronze is a dirty/antique gold. We have seen similar textures from other brands, but this version is a cut above the rest because the glitter and the base bind together better. From past experience, I know the easiest way to apply this is with a finger. I would be lying to say there is no fallout, but most of it happens during application. You can always hold a tissue underneath your eyes or do your base afterwards. Subsequent fallout is very minor. Despite how “wet” and sparkling it looks on the lid, the fallout isn’t the obnoxious kind that settles into pores.
Tom Ford Naked Bronze powder eye color swatch layered/one pass:
If the powder part is good, the cream is where magic happens!
As far as I know, this particular shade was previously released as “Spice.” The shade is a quite warm (almost reddish) coppery bronze that has fantastic dimension on its own.
Now listen to me: when people tell you this is intensely pigmented, it truly is in every sense of the word. I barely touched the surface of the cream shadow, yet I ended up with enough product to color my entire forearm. When you use this on the eyes, it is a good idea to start with as little as possible. I have swatched and worn it twice by now, yet the surface could pass as intact.
Tom Ford Naked Bronze cream eye color swatch heavily/blended out:
Lasting power-wise, this is one of those unicorn formulas that stays put all day even when I don’t use a primer. It does not crease or fade. I can barely feel it “setting” or any texture at all for that matter, which means it is very comfortable to wear.
For the look, I applied the cream color all over with the powder in the center, as well as a bit of Guerlain Brownie & Clyde on the outer corners for more depth:
Tom Ford Naked Bronze is one of the very few almost reddish bronzes that I can wear comfortably (I don’t find most of them flattering on me). However, I had to warm everything else up to pull the look together. I layered NARS Deep Throat over Chanel Présage (crushing really hard on this combo by the way) for my cheeks and chose Chanel Arthur Rouge Coco for the lips. To make it the perfect summer look, I finished off with Chanel Lumière D’été:
Watch out summer, coz here I come!
All in all, while I can’t comfortably say a 46 GBP eyeshadow duo is a “must-have” for anyone, if you like how it looks and have some spare cash sitting around, I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed by Naked Bronze! The cream shadow alone is great for all occasions. Top it off with some glitter and you are set for a night out. Moreover, both apply easily with a finger, so it’s very fuss-free!
Speaking of match made in heaven, have you tried the limited edition *Neuhaus duo pralines? My favorite is the milk chocolate with caramel and vanilla, but there are also some exotic combinations for the more adventurous (green tea/lemongrass or Sichuan pepper/pineapple, for example). So much yumminess in one picture!
Are you eyeing anything from Tom Ford Beauty Soleil? I wonder if I need Golden Peach or Midnight Sea… Hmm…
*Again, the good people from Neuhaus sent me the chocolate but I am not paid to advertise it. I am never paid to write about anything.