I picked up just two items from Tom Ford's summer collection: Escapade and Pink Haze Cream Color for Eyes. I regretted missing out on last year's cream shadows, so jumped at the chance to try these out. I am not sure how the texture of these compares to prior versions, but judging by photos alone they seem to be exactly the same. I was happy to see that the packaging has been improved--no longer is the TF logo a mere sticker placed on the top lid--now it is metallic gold-tone lettering on what seems to be a metal sleeve over plastic. The jar itself is made of glass and contains the same amount of product as in the past, .21 oz/6 g (made in Italy). The price remains the same as last year, at $40.
These have an interesting, slightly whipped, dense cream texture. They are a bit more malleable than Chanel Illusion D'Ombres and blend easily. Only a small amount of product is needed for each application, as the pigment is quite concentrated. Unlike, for example, MAC's Paint Pots, these do not dry and set completely, but remain transferable throughout the day. I like that they do not make your eyelids feel dry or uncomfortable like some long-wearing cream shadows can do after a while. I wore the two shades together today (look shown below) and did not have any issues with creasing and only minor fading at the end of my 9-hour workday.
|05 Pink Haze|
Pink Haze is a beautiful, shimmery, mid-tone copper-rose. While I was at the counter a woman with olive-toned skin, a few shades darker than mine, tried both shadows on and she chose this one, which was very flattering on her skin tone. Pink Haze is not an entirely unique shade, but nevertheless it is gorgeous and I think any pink lover would be pleased!
Escapade is a pale, sunny chamois yellow. Of the two, this is my current favorite. It makes a great, brightening, base for other shadows and is also perfect on its own as an all-over lid shade. Love it! It has a sophisticated shimmer that is not overly metallic or frosty.
- L'Oreal Infallible - Amber Rush
- Chanel Illusion D'Ombre - Apparence
- Estee Lauder Doublewear - Buttercreme
- Tom Ford - Escapade
- Chanel Illusion D'Ombre - Abstraction
- Chanel Illusion D'Ombre - Émerveillé
- Tom Ford - Pink Haze
- Clinique Chubby Stick - Bountiful Beige
- Clinique Chubby Stick - Ample Amber
|Left to right: Escapade, Emerveille, Buttercreme, Bountiful Beige, Apparence|
|Left to right: Pink Haze, Abstraction, Ample Amber, Amber Rush|
Do you have your eye on anything from Tom Ford's summer collection?