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Tom Ford blushes

by Sonia G.

The day I was the most impressed with a make up application was the day I had my make up done at a Tom Ford counter in Harrods. I went from the most exhausted looking face to the most glamourous look in about half an hour, my addiction to Tom Ford began that same day.

Tom Ford is a powerful man, I love his range. The first time I heard about his make up launch, I could not wait to fly to London and see it by myself, I did my best to schedule a business trip as soon as possible and I rushed to the TF counter.

First thing I saw from far far away : the blushes. They were hanging in the counter glowing and shouting my name 😀
My first impression : I thought I could never wear them !

I was afraid to get close to them, I was fearing disappointment. I tried to get a bit closer and wanted to swatch them… but the people working there were so pushy that I  just wanted to leave…

I tried again at another TF counter,  this time it was even worst. I like to be left alone for a little while and only go talk to them when it’s time 🙂  this sounds weird but I am not an awful person, just need a little time to think, on my own.

My last try was finally the one, I ended at the Harrods TF counter and they were amazing. I loved their attitude and I even stayed for a full face make up application.

The blushes are very pigmented, but buildable. If the application is sheer then the result is just a soft glow as you can see in the swatches, you can build them for a more dramatic result or you can mix them. The formula is one of the best I ever came across. The powder feels really creamy and the most important thing : they last all day.

I thought they would be too shimmery since you can see the tiny sparkles, in fact they provide more of a glow than a sparkly-shimmer finish, they are wearable for the day but they are not matte, if you are looking for a matte finish, don’t get these.

I am NW25-30 at the moment, the most “natural” shade for me is Ravish. I use Frantic Pink as a highlighter. Flush is the sexiest of them all, I love it. The sheer glow of Wicked is mesmerizing and Love Lust is a great shade for the day.

Here are some swatches of the ones I own, I do not own the one called Savage, I will try it again during my next trip but it looks too dark for my skintone so I don’t think this one is for me anyway.

Ravish

Flush

Love Lust

Frantic Pink

Wicked

Heavy swatches

Bottom line 

I am really impressed with these blushes, yes they are expensive but luxury has a price and to be honest, they are worth it.

The amount of product a TF blush contains is 8g for 45Gbp, expensive, yes, but an Edward Bess blush has only 3.5g for 36Gbp, and Edward Bess blush packaging does not feel luxurious at all in comparaison.

I am often asked what I think of the Tom Ford blushes… LOVE ! I also love the eyeshadows but that will come in a separate post 🙂

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9 comments

Stacy 20 June, 2012 - 12:00 am

I love love love Tom Ford blushes! I agree they are truly the best formula. The colors are sophisticated glowing perfection! I have Frantic Pink and Love Lust. I think Ravish might be next….
Have you tried the primer, foundation and powder? I have to say they are in my top 3 favorites!
Looking forward to seeing your TF eyeshadow collection!
Stacy

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Sweet Make Up Temptations 23 June, 2012 - 7:25 am

Hi Stacy ! they are truly gorgeous ! I have tried the primer and the powder at the TF counter and they were extremely comfortable ! But the price…. 🙁
I use TF foundation on a daily basis, well not every single day but minimum twice a week and I love it, it’s sheer and dewy on my skin but that result is just what I am looking for ! I will repurchase the foundation for sure ! I will try to upload the TF eyeshadow review this weekend 🙂

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Latoya 22 June, 2012 - 9:38 pm

~sigh~ You’re killing me with these posts Sonia! I am desperate to get one of these blushes, but it won’t happen until I can get to a counter – we don’t have the line here in Canada (not the full makeup line, anyway) and I don’t have any future plans to be in the States. I have one crazy notion that when I go through LA to get to New Zealand in the fall, that I should hightail it to Neiman Marcus between flights to get one – but that’s crazy, right!?! LOL In your opinion, which of these would be pigmented enough to show up on my darker skin tone???

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Sweet Make Up Temptations 23 June, 2012 - 7:32 am

No no, you are not crazy at all !!! 😀 that’s what I would do 😛
You should get Flush …. and/or Wicked depending on the color you want. But Flush will for sure be so stunning on your skintone !!!

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Latoya 23 June, 2012 - 11:33 am

Ok!!! That’s what I’ll get then 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion Sonia!

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Delyteful Speaks 1 July, 2012 - 4:00 pm

ahhh I lovee these blushes.. I have flush and savage.. They’re amazing and the sheen they provide is just so unique!

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Jo 16 October, 2012 - 3:42 pm

It’s me, your blush/brush stalker again! ha ha! If I were to get Frantic Pink (i’m hoping this is a soft, subtle pink with a hint of peach, warm?) then can I use it with my RMK cheek brushes?!?! The all important question! From what I can tell, both the TF and the Burberry blushes are soft and finely milled, but powdery too – so I don’t need to get a firm goat brush, or spend loads on a Chiku Z-4? Please say the soft brushes will work! 😉

Thanks Sonia…. !

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Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 October, 2012 - 7:55 am

hi Jo, Frantic Pink is actually peachy on my skin, warm, but I usually just use it on top of other neutral darker shades (like Edward Bess) to give some more glow and life. You can apply it with any brush soft or not 😉
I just often finish with a goat brush, but it’s absolutely not a necessary step !

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Carlyn 22 May, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Hi Sonia,

I bought Savage but didn’t like it so returned it. I want Ravish but have RBR Habanera which I know you have as well. Do you think they are too similar on the cheeks? I have a problem with blush all looking the same once applied to my cheeks. Just whenever and if you have a chance to compare them would be great. Don’t trouble yourself though. It’s not a big deal really

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