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So, the Tom Ford Holiday 2015 Noir color collection. I mean, really, it’s not like I was going to do a freaking cut crease with these products. The collection has smoky eyes written all over it!
And when I realized that, of course I had to do a little wiggle dance in my chair, because nine times out of 10, I’ll pick smoky eyes over just about anything else, so thank you, Tom, for helping me indulge my natural smoky eye makeup tendencies. Sending you matte lipstick kisses from across the Interwebs. 🙂
Five of the seven pieces in the limited edition release, which is available now online and at Tom Ford counters, are eye products. The other two include a black nail polish and a re-promoted matte pinkish nude lipstick from the permanent line, and for extra fancy effect, all of them even have special limited edition packaging (see how the caps are black instead of the regular dark brown?).
Now, you’ve probably already been to this rodeo before, and you know the drill, but since this is Tom Ford we’re talking about, the prices are crazy. Like, the most affordable thing in the collection is a $35 bottle of nail polish.
Let’s just let that percolate for a moment…
I know! But what can you do, right!? Unfortunately, and I mean this with all sincerity, when Tom does something well, he does it REALLY WELL. I even had an out-of-body experience once related to Tom Ford’s brow pencils (I’m so not joking either).
I’ve been drooling over, mumbling about and caressing five of the seven pieces in the release, and as I look at them, the word that keeps coming to my mind is “pigment.”
The Cream and Powder Eye Color in Night Sky ($66), Eye Defining Pencil in Navy Black ($40), Nail Lacquer in Blackout ($35) and, heck, even the golden glittery Lash Tips Mascara in Burnished Gold ($44) are all ridiculously intense, and I think it makes it a little easier to swallow the idea of a $40 liner or a $35 nail polish. “But I get all that color and sparkle in just one coat!?”
I’m just saying… It makes the prices sound a little more rational.
And in one product’s case, the Night Sky duo, I think it’s almost TOO pigmented. It actually complicates doing a traditional smoky eye and getting a good transition from dark to light.
Buuut, that’s usually not a bad problem to have when it comes to smoky eyes. Something tells me that with pricey products like these, most gals would rather have more pigment than less.
I go into much more detail in the video at the top, but here are some quick tidbits about the products…
- Cream and Powder Eye Color in Night Sky ($66): CRAZY PIGMENTED! That makes this one great for smoky eyes, but also sometimes challenging, when you’re trying to create smooth gradients but don’t want to use two or three separate transition shades.
- Eye Defining Pencil in Navy Black ($40): Hello! This one’s all that and a bag of baked Cheetos.
- Lash Tips Mascara in Burnished Gold ($44): A total eureka moment. There’s gold glitter in them thar hills! We’re talking glitter and gold in massive amounts. When I wear this, I feel like I look a little crazy (at least, crazier than usual).
- Nail Lacquer in Blackout ($35): You can really see the micro glitter when you get this into sunlight (it’s awesome). One coat is more than enough.
- First Time Matte Lipstick ($55): A re-promoted from the permanent line, this one’s a marvelously pigmented matte nude pink. Just remember to prep your lips first with a balm if you have flakes, because it’s SO pigmented that it picks up every. Single. Imperfection.
I hope you see something you like. 🙂 Let me know what you think.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,