Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tom Ford Spring 2014 Display Images and In-Store Swatches



Tom Ford's spring collection features eight new, limited edition, lipsticks ($49) in a formula Tom Ford has dubbed Lip Color Conditioner, along with four new Nail Lacquers ($32). With this collection we see a return to elegant, white and gold packaging, which I love! "Sheer, natural, and effortless" beauty is the theme of this collection.    

I wasn't sure what to expect from the new lipstick formula. Being described as a lip "conditioner," I thought these might be very sheer and similar to a balm, but I found them to be pigmented and to perform in the same way as a standard lipstick, although perhaps not quite as opaque and creamy as Ford's original Lip Colors (which also retail for $49). 

  • Firecracker is a beautiful, fiery red-orange 
  • Sweet Spot is a mid-tone milky orange/coral creme 
  • In the Buff is a pale, neutral beige with fine shimmer
  • Incorrigible is a deep cool-toned fuchsia with micro-shimmer
  • Paradiso is a bright, rosy watermelon-pink 
  • Summer Fling is a light carnation pink with gold micro-sparkles
  • Bittersweet is a sheer chocolate-plum 
  • Pink Dune had not arrived at this counter yet, but is described as a pink-beige (visit The Beauty Look Book and The RAEviewer for swatches of this shade) 


Left to right: In the Buff, Bittersweet, Firecracker, Incorrigible, Paradiso, Sweet Spot, Summer Fling


Below are a few swatches taken with my phone camera. Please excuse the poor quality!



In the Buff 
This is a beautiful nude, but doesn't work with my sallow complexion and makes me look tired and sickly -- or I guess that could just be my normal appearance, haha! I think it will work well on others and would be great paired with more intense eye looks. 

Summer Fling 
I had high hopes for this one judging by the color in the tube. It is a lovely pink, but on my lips it turned slightly too cool-toned for my coloring. Through years of trial and error, I've found that warmer colors just seem to work better on me. Note that this shade has quite a bit of micro-sparkles, which tend to remain on the lips after removal. 

Another view of Summer Fling in brighter lighting

Sweet Spot
This peachy-coral creme shade is in my comfort zone. It reminds me of shades like Sushi Kiss and Razzledazzler that were released in MAC's All About Orange collection last summer. I'm curious to see how it will compare to those. 

Paradiso 
This one is such a pretty, vibrant rosy pink. Although it is brighter than shades I'm used to wearing, it is going on my wishlist!  

Firecracker  
Nice...if I were to ever dare to wear a red!

Incorrigible 
This one is perhaps too cool-toned for my skin tone, but I imagine it will look gorgeous on others! 

Bittersweet 
Despite the fact that I look like the undead here, I assure you that this is actually a pretty plum shade. Again, my coloring is entirely to blame. I'm sure it will look fabulous on deeper skin tones, the very young, and those blessed with perfectly shaped lips! If you don't fall into one of those categories you may want to give this one a try before splurging.



Left to right: Coral Beach, Indiscretion, Incandescent, and Sugar Dune

Left to right: Incandescent, Sugar Dune, Coral Beach, Indiscretion


  • Incandescent is a beautiful rosy-champagne beige with shimmer 
  • Sugar Dune is an elegant, pale nude with mauve tones 
  • Coral Beach is a mid-tone peachy-coral creme
  • Indiscretion is a vibrant rosy-watermelon pink

Another view in sunlight

Of the four, Coral Beach is the most sheer. I applied two coats at the counter and could still make out my nail line. The metallic Incandescent has quite good coverage and was completely opaque in two coats, as was Sugar DuneIndiscretion probably could have used a third coat for even coverage. These are all lovely shades, but I feel as if my collection is saturated with corals, watermelon pinks, and fuchsias at this point, so the two here that stood out to me and  have made their way onto my wishlist are the pale nude Sugar Dune and the beautiful rose-gold, Incandescent.

Below is a quick and sloppy comparison for Sugar Dune. I love this shade, but thought I might have a couple of similar tones in my stash. Some of you may recall a shade from Sephora by OPI a few years back, called Don't Feed the Hand Models. I loved it then and still do. You can see below that it is very similar to Sugar Dune but it has a much thinner, more sheer formula and, alas, it is long-discontinued. But if any of you still have this shade, it does make a nice substitute for Sugar Dune. However, I much prefer the formula of the Tom Ford. OPI's My Very First Knockwurst is also quite similar, but has just a smidgen more pink to it. Of the three, Sugar Dune is the clear winner in my book!



I always appreciate Tom Ford's well-edited seasonal collections, and can't wait to see what's in store for summer! Perhaps some new blush shades? Do you have your eye on anything from Tom Ford's spring
collection?

Model Betty Adewole







30 comments:

  1. Hi Shannon,

    I loved this overview of Tom Ford Spring 2014! Both Tom Ford Sweet Spot and Summer Fling look beautiful on you!

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    1. Hi Dovey, Thank you! :) Had fun playing at the counter with these new shades. I especially loved the look of Incandescent and Sugar Dune nail lacquers!

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  2. I am really glad that I already have similar colours - nail polishes, they are super expensive I find. The red looks nice, over all I am SO glad that I am not lemming any of those, I am a fan of TF lippies, haha. sweet spot looks so fresh on you! / Claire xxx

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    1. Hi Claire, Thank you! And I know the feeling! It can be a relief to not "need" anything from TF's collections, as they sure are budget breakers! xx

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  3. Thanks so much for the swatches! Paradiso and Sweet Spot immediately jumped out at me as my two favorites....and then I reread your post and saw that those two appealed to you the most, as well! I've only recently purchased my first Tom Ford lipstick (Wild Ginger), but I love it and this collection looks stunning. I may have to take the plunge and buy another one.

    Julie
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    1. Hi Jules, Hope the swatches were helpful! Wild Ginger's a beautiful shade! Tom Ford's lipsticks are some of the most luxurious I've tried -- wish they were more affordable, so I could indulge more often! :)

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  4. Lovely swatches and those lip shades look great on you. I will get some of the lipsticks, have narrowed it down to 5, this will be expensive! ;)
    xx

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    1. Hi Clare, Thank you! :) Which of the lipsticks are your favorites?

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    2. I'm thinking Summer Fling, Paradisco,Pink Dune,sweet spot & bitter sweet, at £36 a pop I'll need to narrow my list down a bit ;)

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    3. Yes, they sure are pricey! I may save up for Paradiso and Pink Dune, but am waiting to see Pink Dune in person first:)

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  5. Firecracker is gorgeous indeed. On you I do like the lighter color better. Thanks for sharing. I keep forgetting that Tom Ford makes makeup - and good ones too.
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    1. I think fans of warm-toned reds will love Firecracker :) I always look forward to Tom Ford's new collections :)

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  6. Oh Sweet Spot is calling my name REALLY loudly! Thanks so much for the swatches! I also like some of the nail polishes, but I already own very similar shades so I'll pass ;)

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    1. Hi Sunny, I updated this post with another photo of Sweet Spot, as I thought my first one came across as too pink. It is more of a milky orange / peach shade. I think it would look great on you! Paradiso is really pretty as well :)

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  7. Hey Shannon, thank you for the lovely swatches. Sweet Spot and Paradiso looks fabulous. It will be very hard for me to resist these. Sweet Spot looks so nice on you.

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    1. Hi Jacqueline, Thank you!! :) Those two are my faves. I tend to stick to light/mid-tone colors. Very pale or really dark shades are a bit out of my comfort zone!

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  8. Thank you for the gorgeous swatches! I already ordered Pink Dune and now you have clarified that I also want In the Buff and Summer Fling!

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    1. Hope they were helpful. I know how hard it is to decide if you don't have a TF counter nearby. I am very curious to see Pink Dune! :)

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  9. You look amazing with both colours! I'm so stoked for this launch, it's right up my alley. Also really loving the nail polish shades :). I better hide my wallet, hah! ^^

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    1. Aw, thanks Teri! :) I know what you mean - this collection could do some damage to the budget very quickly!! I love all the pretty spring pinks and corals!

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  10. Firecracker looks gorgeous on you! This collection looks perfect for summer, light and fresh at the same time.

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  11. Hi Natalie, Thanks so much :) Firecracker is an amazing color. I think it will be a popular shade!

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  12. OH man, Firecracker is stunning on you! You must brave red for that one! It's too good!

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    1. Thanks so much! I keep thinking about going back for that one before they are all sold out :) It would be fun to give it a try! I always love the way reds look on other people.

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  13. I love Firecracker on you! And don't be so hard on yourself, Bittersweet looks amazing on you too! Thanks for the swatches :)

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    1. Hi Victoria, Aw, that is sweet of you to say :) Thanks!!

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  14. How do I find out the lip color on Lady Gaga on the March 2014 cover of Harper's Bazaar? That's the one I want. Thanks.

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    1. Hi I'm sorry I don't have that issue and am not sure but from images I've seen online it looks similar to Paradiso, but it's hard to tell... I couldn't find the product name listed anywhere.

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  15. Also what is the blush and lipstick color lady gaga is wearing on the cover of bazaar 2014

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  16. Hi I'm sorry I don't have that issue and am not sure but from images I've seen online it looks like it might be Paradiso?

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