Is Tom Ford Beauty’s $65 Skin Illuminator in Fire Lust more like a candle or a five-alarm blaze?
Well, let’s just say that it’s a little like trimming your bangs…if trimming bangs had anything at all to do with liquid face illuminators.
Put another way, it’s a subtle effect that won’t hit someone over the head, but if you point it out to ‘em, they’ll probably say something like, “Oh, yeah… I can see it now. Kinda.”
Blending this lightweight, moisturizing, pearlescent pinkish peach liquid formula on bare skin or mixing it with liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer (I heart MAC Face & Body) bestows a glow like late afternoon sunlight.
It’s not high shine. There’s no disco mirror ball action here. Just a barely-there, sun-kissed sheen.
According to Tom, you can also wear Fire Lust as a highlighter under, or on top of, makeup, but when I tried both ways, it broke up the cream products and powders I was wearing, leaving my cheeks patchy.
Just something to think about….
Not everyone wants makeup that shouts, “HAAAY!” so there is a market for subtlety. If you don’t want an illuminator that looks greasy or shiny, or draws attention to your pores, Fire Lust could be a win, but if you’re looking for more pizazz, you might want to save that $65 for something else.
For me, I think it’s just a’ight. Very pricey, and I’m thinking that $30 NARS Orgasm Illuminator delivers a similar effect.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Tom Ford counters (may also be available online at neimanmarcus.com)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
Onward to the weekend!
You made it.
I was hoping to go see The Great Gatsby tonight, but it didn’t pan out. I grabbed a quick bite, and now I’m just doing a load of laundry and buffering an episode of Scandal.
Doing anything fun for Mother’s Day this weekend? Have a great night.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,