Archive - Tom Ford Beauty

Blue Monday, Take 2: A Face of the Day With the Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

Crazypants!

In its former life, this ratty blue wig was part of a last-minute Halloween homage to Katy Perry. It has since evolved into one of Tabs’ favorite toys.

He stalks it, swats it and basically beats-it-the-eff-up whenever he’s “supervising” me in my office.

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

Doopdadoo, don’t mind me…

I should probably retire it already, seeing as how it’s clearly on its last legs, but I keep it around to startle my neighbors (a favorite pastime of mine) and take crazy-@ss pictures when the mood strikes.

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

Haaay!

‘K. Now, how about the same makeup look, but with a little less crazy? :)

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

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Sky High Glimmer for $49 With Tom Ford’s Two New Sultry Lip Shimmers in Solar Gold and Moonlight

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Lip Shimmers in Solar Gold (left) and Moonlight (right)

New from the Tom Ford Summer 2014 collection: Lip Shimmers in Solar Gold (left) and Moonlight (right), $49 each

To wear whilst yacht/mansion shopping, and/or counting your gold bars, two new lipsticks from Tom Ford.

These new Lip Shimmers might be best suited for the die-hard Tom Ford Beauty fans among us, and other lovers of super sheer, glimmering $49 lipsticks.

Tom Ford Lip Shimmers in Solar Gold (left) and Moonlight (right)

Lip Shimmers in Solar Gold (left) and Moonlight (right)

Both sultry shades are new for summer 2014 and limited edition (including the gorgeous packaging).

Warm, glimmering Solar Gold and cool-toned frosty white Moonlight are packed with Vitamins C and E, as well as shea butter, to nourish and moisturize yo’ dry pout.

In terms of texture, fragrance and wear time, I do detect the faintest hint of vanilla when I wear these lightweight, slick, non-sticky lipsticks, but the formula only lasts about an hour on my lips.

Tom Ford Moonlight and Solar Gold Swatches

Swatches of Moonlight (left) and Solar Gold (right)

Tom Ford Lip Shimmer in Moonlight

Lip Shimmer in Moonlight

Tom Ford Lip Shimmer in Solar Gold

Lip Shimmer in Solar Gold

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A Monday Face of the Day With the New Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

Published in: Eyes, Face, Face of the Day (FOTD), Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Palette

Wearing Tom Ford’s new $95 Unabashed Eye and Cheek compact

The bright matte blue eyeshadow chilling in the corner of Tom Ford’s new summer eye and cheek compact is, well, unabashedly blue and comes, ironically, out of the blue, or so it seems to me.

Then again, maybe that was the point. The compact is called Unabashed, after all, and with a name like that, I guess it makes sense to have at least one outrageous color, methinks.

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

The bold electric blue looks like it wandered over from the Urban Decay counter and decided to kick it with TF for the summer, and it’s not one of those bait-and-switch blue eyeshadows, either — you know, the kind that scream from their pans, “Haaaay, look at me, playa!” only to apply all shy and sheer.

No way, this blue’s bright and bangin’ — perfect for bold blue eye looks, if you feel so inclined.

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact

When I see blues like this one, my gut usually tells me to do a neutral lid and smudge the blue along my lower lash lines, or perhaps do a soft blue cat eye, but this morning my gut told me something else. It said, “Um, Karen, let the blue play with the other colors in the compact, OK?”

And I said, “Sure.” :)

The compact also includes a matte taupe eyeshadow, which looks a little like the taupe from She Wolf, only lighter; a glittery taupe; a shimmery golden peach blush; and a shimmery golden tan bronzer/highlighter.

I found out that if you layer the matte blue on top of the golden bronzer, it summons a dark and beautiful peacock feather teal.

COOL!

For my eyes…

  1. Apply the bronzer/highlighter in the crease.
  2. Sweep the matte blue into the lower crease.
  3. Pat the matte taupe on the lids, then layer the glittery taupe on top (which I’ve applied here with a wet eyeshadow brush to intensify the glittery effect).
  4. Line the upper lash line with Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen in Deeper.
  5. Line the upper and lower water lines with Guerlain’s Black Jack Eye Pencil.
  6. Smudge the matte taupe along the lower lash line.
  7. Apply Katy Perry false lashes to my upper lashes.
  8. And coat my lower lashes with Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara.

For the rest of the look, I swept the golden peach blush from the compact on my cheeks and applied the highlighter/bronzer on my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my Cupid’s bow.

I finished by applying a single layer of Tom Ford’s sumptuous Sable Smoke Lipstick (THE BEST high-end nude lippie, EVAH!) and topped it with a little NARS Striptease Lip Gloss.

Tom Ford Unabashed Eye and Cheek Palette

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The Fab 5, Vol. 6: Tom Ford Beauty

Published in: Tom Ford Beauty, Video

Hey, hey! It’s another episode of The Fab 5. In this thrilling installment (yeah, right), our heroine shares her top five favorites from the Tom Ford Beauty line…

I know Tom Ford is one of the more expensive lines out there, but if luxury makeup is your idea of beauty nirvana, then sit back, put your bunny slippers up, and hit play.

But even if the pricer stuff isn’t your cup of tea, you still might find a couple things to add to your wish list. You never know.

Products mentioned…

Tom Ford Beauty, The Fab 5

I hope you like. Thank you as always for watching. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Unsung Makeup Heroes: Tom Ford Beauty African Violet Nail Lacquer

Published in: Nails, Tom Ford Beauty, Unsung Heroes

Tom Ford African Violet Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in African Violet ($32)

African violetPurple eyeshadows; purple liners; purple lipsticks; flowers; candy; sweaters; one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eaters! PURPLE EVERYTHING!

And purple paw polish, too. :)

Of the millions (well, hundreds) of promising purple paw polishes in the universe, the one that electrifies me like a Tesla coil from the tips of my ears down to the tips of my toes has to be Tom Ford’s bright creamy Nail Lacquer in African Violet.

Tom Ford African Violet Nail Lacquer

Purse by Reed Krakoff; bracelet by Na Hoku

It borrows its name from one of Mother Nature’s most perfect purple creations, in my opinion, the Saintpaulia ionantha plant, or African violet, which, coincidentally, happens to be cat-friendly, according to the good folks over at VCA Animal Hospitals.

Speaking of cats (’cause we alway circle back to the kittehs around here), this particular African Violet has never elicited any complaints from my favorite fashionable feline.

Tom Ford African Violet Nail Lacquer

Ring by Wings Hawaii; bracelet and earrings from Nordstrom

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