In the Pink, a Tom Ford Ombre Eye Color trio ($60), has powder shadows so soft that they make velvet jealous. We’re talking softer than soft — even the glitter, which is weird, because I usually associate glitter with grit.
Running my fingers across these pans is like a fingertip massage… While some eyeshadows scoot along the skin in fits and starts, these skate, and whether I’m patting or swiping them on my lids or along my lash lines, I always come away impressed.
The second of Tom’s two new Ombre Eye trios released for fall (the other being She Wolf), In the Pink is the soft-spoken option. While She Wolf howls at the pale moonlight (AWOOOOO!), In the Pink purrrrs, its dainty paws padding as if on clouds.
Like She Wolf’s shades, these — a matte pale pink, shimmery shell pink and a sheer, silvery pinkish glitter — were designed to be worn together for an ombre effect.
Of course, you could break that rule and wear the colors alone, or create interesting effects by layering the glitter atop or beneath the matte or shimmer.
It would be our little secret. Tom would never know.
In the Pink lights up my lids without announcing to the world, “She’s wearing eye makeup!” And that’s what I like about it. It’s understated and sophisticated.
Lighter lovelies who don’t mind paying extra for luxury lines, and who like the way they look in neutral and cool-toned shades, might find it particularly appealing. Pair it with cat eye liner and your favorite berry lip, and you’re ready for fall.
I like In the Pink well enough but, truth be told, if I were forced to Sophie’s Choice it and had to pick one of Tom’s two trios this fall, I wouldn’t hesitate to join She Wolf’s pack.
Sure, In the Pink is a solid trio of everyday eye makeup, but its colors are more dupe-able — and probably for less than $60. She Wolf, on the other hand, is something that doesn’t come along every day.
I also figure that if you’re going to throw down for Tom Ford, it better be for something that makes you break out in song (like a power ballad from Steve Perry in his heyday), and for me at least, She Wolf does that.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Tom Ford counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Living room inspiration…
So, I was up a little later than usual last night reading my new book, Parallel (SO GOOD!), and surfing the web on my phone.
I started looking at pictures of living rooms…
Three years in, and our little condo here in Novato still looks like we just moved in. No pictures on the walls, hardly any furniture, and officially, I can’t take it anymore.
The problem is, I can’t figure out what to do, and I don’t want to make a decision that’s hard to undo, like, I know you can return things like pillows and curtains easily, but for some probably irrational reason I feel like cabinets and lamps are longer-term commitments, you know?
I don’t know if that makes any sense…
There’s a Pier 1 down the street, so I may just start there. That’s where that living room pic is from up there, which I really like a lot, especially the ombre blue rug. It reminds me of the ocean…
Our living room is carpeted, but it’s kind of janky because Tabs claws at it when we’re not home (NAUGHTY TABBY).
My question is this: is it weird to have a rug in a room that’s already carpeted? Does it break any important design rules, or is it just straight-up redundant?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,