Is this jewelry, or is this makeup? — because sometimes with Tom Ford I just can’t tell!
Do wear it on my face, or do I dangle it from a chain and rock it as a statement necklace? I gotta hand it to Tommy-boy for nailing the whole luxury aesthetic. He’s got it down pat, especially when it comes to limited edition packaging.
Here’s a look at two of the lush and tasty (and expensive) purple and gold tidbits in Tom’s new Fall 2016 Orchid Collection.
Tom Ford Orchid Collection Nightbloom Powder in Velvet Bloom ($80)
The new nine-piece limited edition fall release (yup, fall!) just launched online July 1, and it arrives at Tom Ford counters this August. It’s inspired by Tom Ford’s Black Orchid Eau de Parfum, his first fragrance.
And fragrance plays a big part in the launch, as five of the nine pieces are perfumes, while the other four — two lipsticks and two blushes — are the goodies you can wear on your face.
The Tom Ford Fall 2016 Orchid Collection includes…
- Black Orchid Lip Color ($60)
- Velvet Orchid Lip Color ($60)
- Nightbloom Powder in Black Bloom ($80)
- Nightbloom Powder in Velvet Bloom ($80)
- Black Orchid Solid Perfume ($190)
- Velvet Orchid Solid Perfume ($190)
- Black Orchid Eau de Parfum ($115)
- Velvet Orchid Eau de Parfum ($115)
- Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum ($120)
I’m a “smoky eye till I die” kinda gal, so I always look forward to the dramatic eye pencils, eyeshadows and all of that fun schtuff I’m used to seeing for fall. So I’m a little bummed that this release doesn’t include any eye makeup for me to lust after.
Strangely, neither of these two pieces here — pearlescent rosy plum Velvet Orchid Lip Color ($60) and sheer, cool-toned pink Nightbloom Powder in Velvet Bloom ($80) — give me that same visceral desire that I usually feel for Tom Ford’s products.
Like the Velvet Orchid Lip Color? Yeah, it has all the hallmarks of a dreamy TF lippy, with its deliciously even application throughout, in and around the curves of my lips (none of that patchy nonsense!), its fabulously lighter-than-air formula, and yeah, the color, which is something I can totally see myself wearing in fall, but I dunno… I guess I was hoping for more.
Velvet Orchid Lip Color ($60)