Nothing says decadent luxury like anything with Tom Ford’s name on it… I’m grateful that his sunglasses and fragrances are within my reach—and I strive for the day when his shoes, bags and maybe clothing aren’t verboten. Until then, I have Tom Ford Beauty to hold me over because frankly, I’d rather make my own coffee and stay out of Starbucks for a few weeks in exchange for a lipstick.
But when photos of the Tom Ford Summer 2015 Collection began to surface, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I did my research online and happened to be strolling through Neimans one day so I asked when it would be available. I was informed that pre-order began on April 22 so I marked the date on my calendar. Coincidentally, I was at the mall that day so I placed an order for the Eye and Cheek Palette and the Lip Color Sheer in “Rose Soleil.” And then I waited for the call.
The day I got the call that the products were in was a real crappy one, so I figured popping over to the mall before picking up my son from school would make me feel better, and boy was I right. The lipstick is definitely sheer, but the light wash of color is made a lot more interesting by the gold glimmer. It’s a winner if you like subtle (which is not a word I associate with Tom Ford often) and are looking for something other than a punchy fuchsia or coral this season.
The palette, on the other hand, beyond exceeded my expectations. You get three shadows (a slightly shimmery ivory base, a gold glitter and a plum hue that I’d never think to buy on its own). Surprisingly, you get a lot of versatility. The base color with just a bit of the plum in the contour is perfectly acceptable for day. Then you can add a bit of the gold with your finger to dial it up. Add some serious black eyeliner and you have a seductive evening look. You also get a raspberry blush that looks a lot more natural on the skin than it does in the palette, and light peach-pink that I’ve been using more as a highlighter. All in all, I think this is a lot of Tom Ford bang for your buck for $95—if you can get your hands on one at this point.
Long story short, I have zero regrets about dropping this $150. Who else has tried the summer collection?