It’s Always Summer Somewhere With Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2012

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tom ford beauty spring 2012

Well, hello bronze. Things are certainly looking sun-kissed and smoldering over at Tom Ford Beauty this spring, and I, for one, am lurving it. 🙂


“I have always loved the look of tanned, glowing skin, whether it is achieved with bronzing powder or with a natural tan.”

— Tom Ford

A few noms…

tom ford gold dust ultra shine lip gloss
Clockwise from the gold pot on the left: Cream Color for Eyes in Guilt ($35), Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Gold Dust ($45) and Cream Color for Eyes in Illicit ($35)

tom ford illicit cream color for eyes
Cream Color for Eyes in Illicit

tom ford guilt cream color for eyes
Cream Color for Eyes in Guilt

tom ford spring 2012 nail lacquer
Nail Lacquers from the left: Burnt Topaz, Gold Haze, Burnished Rouge and Silver Smoke

tom ford silver smoke nail lacquer
Silver Smoke

tom ford gold haze nail lacquer
Gold Haze

tom ford burnished topaz nail lacquer
Burnt Topaz

tom ford burnished rouge nail lacquer
Burnished Rouge

tom ford spring 2012 swatches
Swatches from the left: Cream Color for Eyes in Illicit, Cream Color for Eyes in Guilt and Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Gold Dust

tom ford spring 2012 swatches nail lacquer
Nail Lacquer swatches from the left: Silver Smoke, Gold Haze, Burnt Topaz and Burnished Rouge

tom ford spring 2012 swatches nail lacquer
Nail Lacquer swatches: Burnt Topaz, Gold Haze, Burnished Rouge and Silver Smoke

tom ford spring 2012

The full Tom Ford Spring 2012 collection includes…

  • Cream Colors for Eyes in Platinum, Guilt, Spice and Illicit, $35 each
  • Illuminating Cheek Colors in Love Lust and Savage, $55 each
  • Bronzing Powders in Terra and Gold Dust, $90 each
  • Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Gold Dust, $45
  • Nail Lacquers in Silver Smoke, Gold Haze, Burnt Topaz and Burnished Rouge, $30 each

With the exception of the Bronzing Powders, which arrive in May, all of the items in the collection are available now at Neiman Marcus stores and online at

I’m surprised that Tom decided to release this as a spring collection, what with all the gold and bronze and the metallic finishes that seem more typical of summer to me than spring.


Not that I’m complaining. I live for summery colors, so I say bring on the bronze! Heck, they could have released this in winter, and I would have said, “That’s a little weird, but okay.” 🙂 No complaints from this end of the peanut gallery.

Matter of fact, you know where colors like these really come into their own this time of year? On the French Riviera.

We should go (assuming I hit the next Mega Millions). We could hang out at a fancy five-star resort, and you better believe I’d be rocking my board shorts and muÊ»umuÊ»u while we’re there.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Stacie says:

    Pretty colors but more fall/ late summer colors

  2. Loving the cream colour eyes!
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  3. Rads says:

    Cream Colour for the eyes….they look so yummmmmmm..especially illicit!!
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  4. Cass says:

    I laughed when I saw that you swatched the nail polishes on your skin. 😉

    The colors are gorgeous. I have honestly never spent that much on a nail polish, but I am considering Burnished Rogue! I request a full manicure with it please!

  5. Gina says:

    OH MY GOD Burnished Rouge looks incredible!

  6. Oh my goodness! These swatches look AMAZING, Karen. I have to agree that they look more Summer than Spring, but it’s awesome to see a brand that isn’t afraid to mix it up a bit!

    Gorgeous photos, as always! 😉
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  7. Beth says:

    Please do on the nail swatches!

  8. Christine says:

    I have always loved the look of Tom Ford cosmetics & I was so excited to finally visit a counter a few months ago… Oh my goodness I have never met a ruder SA in my life. She hovered over my shoulder the entire time and after I politely refused her offer to “re-do my entire face” (yes, that’s an exact quote) she continued hovering & insisting (“I sure wish you’d let me…”) until I finally just got so uncomfortable I left. Maybe this was her goal?

    Nonetheless, it’s left a bad taste in my mouth about TF products, which is unfortunate :-/.

  9. Chris25 says:

    I love the cream shadows.

    So how much does it cost to rent a tabby?:D

  10. Phyrra says:

    That gold lipgloss is gorgeous! The red is pretty, too.
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  11. Vonvon says:

    Oh my, I sure hope they will be available in the UK by May… In another of my London trip and my birthday month too! 😉

    Love the Cream eyeshadows. Wondering how Platinum and Spice look like….
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  12. Crystal says:

    Wow everything looks so pretty!
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  13. Hmm I like Guilt (can’t resist a good gold), and Silver Smoke looks mega interesting! Beautiful Pewter shade right there!

  14. Nina says:

    Speechless. This collection is beautiful.

    Maybe this will be the one that will break my Tom Ford V. 😀

    • Karen says:

      If you decide to make the jump, maybe start with the polishes! I just swatched the polishes last night and they are kind of amazing. The light shades are one coaters! I will have to test them for wear next, but so far, so good.

      Is there a Tom Ford counter near you? You gotta go and play with the polishes, blushes and perfume!

      • Nina says:

        I have a thing where I always always w/o fail do nailpolish during spring and summer. I think its to celebrate warm weather!

        There’s one over @ Neimans. I might check it out in person this coming week. 🙂

        • Karen says:

          Good for you. I’m convinced that painting nails is a way of saying “I love you” to yourself! It’s important.

          EEK! Good luck resisting the polishes. Oh and the blushes. 😀

          • Nina says:

            im thinking of the blushes actually. so much so that i cannot get them out of my mind. LOL. :d

            birthday month though so a little splurge might be justified!

  15. Oh my gosh, this collection is amazing! All the metallic finishes remind me of Holiday–ya know the usual gold, silver and red. Who cares, it’s fab!! Too bad I don’t have a TF counter near me. My daughter works for Nordy’s and she was gifted with not one but TWO Tom Ford full size perfumes!
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  16. Krista says:

    Gorgeous colours, but too expensive, $30 for a nail polish is out of my price range!

  17. Kim says:

    These colors are gorgeous, though I agree they remind me of summer more than spring. That said, the Burnished Rouge polish looks like it would be winner on the toes, year-round! 🙂

  18. Bibi S says:

    This collection looks stunning! I love the eye creams and the polishes! I like the polish swatches on skin but wish I could see them on nails too.

  19. Anna says:

    What color is your top pick for the summer? Does Tom do creamy pastels?

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