American designer Tom Ford finally opened the doors of his luxurious beauty brand here in the Philippines. It is definitely a wish granted for us, beauty enthusiasts. Recently, I visited its newly opened counter in Rustan’s Makati. Let me share what Tom Ford Beauty has to offer and what the raves are all about.
Tom Ford Soleil Collection
The Tom Ford Soleil Collection will make you dream about the sand, sea and sun. You think the thought of paradise is enough to make you drool? Wait for it…
First is this two-tiered eye color color pairs that has two coveted formulas in one product – Cream and Powder Eyeshadow. I have read a lot of great reviews about Tom Ford’s eye shadow. I tried it myself and it blends like a dream — even if you are not so good with eye color application. Ahhh… I can imagine myself swiping the cream eye shadow with just my ring finger when I’m in a hurry.
Who would not love these Bronzing Powders — especially when housed in this sleek packaging? It comes in 2 sizes. Wow, the huge one will take me years to finish!
Get some glow on with this Skin Illuminator.
Yes, it’s magical!!! I can’t get enough of highlighters – in all kinds of formulas. It has been my staple in my everyday makeup.
If you’re into powders, Tom Ford got you covered, of course. On the left is the Soleil Sheer Cheek Duo and on the right is the Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo.
The Soleil Sheer Cheek Duo is in the shade Paradise Lust. The bright peachy coral blush is perfect for that after-sun cheek color. It is paired with a soft pink highlighter for a nice natural glow.
On the other hand, the Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo is a compact with two highlighter shades. The top is medium gold with warm and brown undertones. As seen in the swatches below, this is more sparkly — but not the glittery kind. The bottom is rose gold with warm and red undertones. I find this less reflective than the medium gold.
Here are the swatches: first two from the left are from the Soleil Sheer Cheek Duo, next two are from Reflects Gilt Sheer Highlighting Duo.
If you need everything in one compact, then Soleil Contouring Compact is our dream face palette — Yes, ‘our’! Haha! I can imagine using this soft pink blush, pale rose highlighter and sultry bronzer every single day. The shades are perfect for everyday use.
Tom Ford Lipsticks
Of course, Tom Ford Lipsticks. Need I say more? I’m sure most of you are waiting for this. Just to give you a background, Tom Ford Beauty has various lip products — Lip Contour Duo, Lip Color, Lips & Boys, Patent Finish Lip Color, Lip Color Shine, Ultra Shine Lip Gloss, and Lip Lacquer. And yes, there are over 100 shades of lip products. *I faint*
Tom Ford Contour Duo
Tom Ford Contour Duo is a lip color and shaping tool in one. On one end, there’s the lip pencil to define and enhance the lips. On the opposite end is a full coverage, slim stick lip color.
Tom Ford Lip Color Collection
Tom Ford introduces a decadent wardrobe of over 40 new cream and matte shades in 9 new color families to join the existing lip color collection: the corals, the reds, the burgundies, the noirs, the nudes, the beiges, the pinks, the mauves, and the pops. This collection is known for its high pigment and satin finish.
Here are some of my favorites…
And these are the current best-sellers in Tom Ford Beauty’s Rustan’s counter…
In the photo below, I’m wearing Indian Rose. I love how moisturizing Lip Color is. I can wear it all day, without drying my lips. It has excellent color pay off too — it only takes one swipe! As for the staying power, it is quite good — about 4 to 5 hours without eating and minimal drinking. It can be a bit pricey, but it is worth the splurge if you have the budget. I’ve been using this lipstick almost everyday since I got it.
Tom Ford Lips & Boys
Tom Ford Lips & Boys lipsticks are a crowd favorite. They come in different textures – cream, matte and metallic with sheer and ultra-rich finishes. The designer named each shade after the men who have inspired him.
Tom Ford is also relaunching this Lips & Boys collection to include 50 more shades named after famous women.
If you are wondering why this collection is priced lower than the other lip collections, it is because it is a clutch-sized lipstick. Now I don’t need to worry if my lipstick would fit in my small clutch. Don’t worry too much about the size as they are highly pigmented. One layer is all it takes.
Here are just some of the shades and they’re all love at first swipe…
Ben matte, Christopher matte, Evan matte, Thomas matte, Ashton cream, Cary cream
Dominic matte, Dylan matte, Nicholas matte, Tony metallic, Alex metallic, Jack cream
Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color is a pure liquid lip color combined with a lip stain for an ultra glossy, highly pigmented finish. It comes in a unique easy-to-use click pen with a plush, sponge tip applicator. The patent finish lip color delivers intense, vibrant color with long lasting high-shine.
I wanted to try on my lips during the counter visit, but since it comes in a sponge tip applicator, it is not really hygienic to glide it on the lips. So yup, no sharing for this lip product! 😉
Tom Ford Fragrance
Tom Ford is also known for his fragrances — and there are a lot of best-sellers!
Tom Ford Orchid Collection is a limited edition series of luxurious scents and cosmetics as an ode to the launch of his very first fragrance within the Tom Ford Beauty collection, the iconic Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum — a sensual fragrance with dark accords and alluring potions of black orchids.
Tom Ford Private Blend Collection is the designer’s own scent laboratory. It delivers seventeen highly original accords. The blue bottles are the light scents. The darker the bottle, the stronger the scent is.
The old soul in me fell in love with the packaging. It is inspired by the dark brown glass coloring of the apothecary bottles used in perfumer’s work rooms. The 50ml falcon takes on the sleek architectural appearance of a chess piece, while the 250ml decanter is designed to add style and sophistication to the home.
Who would have thought I will fall in love with Tobacco scent? For someone who is into light scents, this one is surprisingly great! It is also perfect for layering with other scents.
Here are my fave light fragrances…
Whew! That was a lot and yes, it could get a little overwhelming if you visit the counter for the first time. I hope this helps. And if you want my opinion on what should you get if you are a Tom Ford Beauty newbie, I would say go for the lipstick or face color palette! Both are worth every scent.
Hmmm… Hi Santa! I’ve been a good girl this year. 😛