This is probably a little too much glam for the Home Depot trip I had planned to take this afternoon…
Yeah, I wasn’t thinking about potting mix and tomato plants (gotta get my deck garden situation worked out, ASAP!) when I started this soft plum and peach cut crease with Tom Ford’s new Eye and Cheek Compact in Pink Glow.
I just jumped in with both feet! — and now I’m thinking, “Hmm… Probably not the ideal Home Depot look.” But you know how it is with a cut crease. Once you get past a certain point, there’s no turning back.
The eye and cheek compact I’m wearing today, Pink Glow, is from Tom’s new Summer 2015 Collection.
I still haven’t quite figured out why it’s called Pink Glow…because the overall color palette looks more plum than pink to me, but either way, I like it. It seems very summertime glam, and I like this particular pairing of a shimmery plum eyeshadow with a shimmery plum blush, the subtle golden beige eyeshadow, the bronze glitter, and the peachy pink highlighter. It’s a good combo.
On a mildly educational note, the big lesson I learned today while working with this palette is to “go easy” with it, because the plum and the beige shadows are surprisingly pigmented, and it’s better to build them up slowly and carefully with layers (versus just slapping them on your lids without a care in the world).
Like I usually do, I did my eyes first, thinking that I’d probably have to deal with fallout, but looking back now, I could’ve just as easily started with foundation and concealer, because there was hardly any fallout at all, not even from the glittery eyeshadow.
All I have to say to that is “THANK GOODNESS, YO!” because with a $95 palette, yeah, fallout and other forms of drama should absolutely not be problems. At all.
I also used the peachy face highlighter from the compact on my lids as a shadow, which I think worked well for this (good for a bright, wide-eyed effect), and used Tom Ford’s matte warm brown Terra Bronzer (also from the Summer 2015 Collection) in my crease as a transition shade (yay for multitasking products!).
Because the eyes were so ba-BAM!, I didn’t use the plum blush from the palette (I figured it would REALLY be too much for Home Depot) and went with theBalm’s new Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush for a more subdued bronzy/peach cheek instead.
Um…WOW! This was my first time wearing Balm Desert, and I’m really impressed. I was afraid it would go a little ashy on me because it looks borderline cool-toned in the pan, but some warm peach comes through on the skin. If you’re a fan of Benefit’s Dallas Boxed Blush, you’ll probably also like this. They’re very similar.
On my lips, that’s the new Lip Color Sheer in Skinnydip, also from the Tom Ford Summer 2015 Collection. It’s a moderately pigmented shimmery golden peach. It’s also ridiculously expensive ($50).
It’s definitely more pigmented than I thought it would be and very poolside chic. I can actually see it on my lips, huzzah! And I didn’t even have to blank them out first with concealer.
Makeup worn in this look…
- Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in 40 Dore — all over the face to set my foundation
- Tom Ford Terra Bronzer — as a bronzer on my cheeks, nose, forehead and under my jaw
- Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact in Pink Glow — dark plum eyeshadow (crease and lower lash lines), gold glitter eyeshadow (center of the lid), light beige eyeshadow (brow bone and inner corner) and peachy gold highlighter (lids)
- Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in Skinnydip — lips
- Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterpoof in Ardoise — water lines
- theBalm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush — cheeks
- MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon (it’s permanent, but I have it in the Brooke Shields Gravitas palette) — outer corners of the eyes and lower lash lines
- NARS Radiant Concealer — under-eyes
- L’Oreal True Match Lumi in Sun Beige — foundation
- Eylure Texture No 117 — lashes (not shown)
- Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen in Deeper — upper lash lines (not shown)
- Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette and Clear Brow Gel — brows (not shown)
Now, onward to Home Depot!
Or maybe not. I think I’m actually gonna take off this makeup first. We’ll see… I’ll let you know, LOL!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,