Tom Ford Shows His Softer Side This Fall With In the Pink, One of Two New Ombre Eye Color Trios

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Tom Ford In The Pink

Question: What’s the secret to this Ombre Eye Color’s supreme softness? Answer: It must be In the Pink.

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.

Tom Ford In The Pink

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.

Tom Ford In The Pink Swatches

Tabs, and swatches from the left in matte light pink, shimmery seashell pink and the sheer, silvery pinkish glitter…

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.

Tom Ford In The Pink

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.

PRICE: $60
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Tom Ford counters

Living room inspiration…

Love this!

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?

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  1. Chris25 says:

    The perfect bridal eye makeup palette.
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  2. hanna says:

    Those swatches are so pretty.
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  3. L says:

    Straight up redundant. Though, you could if you wanted. My friend’s parents do the rug on rug lovin’ in their condo and it’s not that troublesome when I go over. But I’d said be careful of curled up corners they could do a number to clumsy gals (or guys).

  4. Amy says:

    Gosh, those are pretty. I saw “Tom Ford” and immediately went to look at the price. Wowza lol

  5. Chelsea says:

    Our new place has almost no furniture right now! We don’t have any seating in our living room at the moment, but I just ordered a sofa from Ikea with some of the wedding money, so that will change! I also got a bed frame, so we won’t just have a mattress on the floor anymore!

    When people came over to our house this weekend, we pretty much had to sit on the floor!

  6. Mallory B says:

    Our living room is carpeted. Carpet in a rental kinda skeeves me out, so I threw down a nice area rug. I don’t think there are any design rules. Decorate to your heart’s desire, is what I say!

  7. meredith says:

    I have rugs in some of our carpeted rooms. A good rug can really be the finishing touch on a room IMHO and can help extend the life of light-colored carpet.

  8. Ritu R says:

    Oh, the eyeshadows look so soft and buttery! and omg, the packaging makes me drool over it! love!!!
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  9. gio says:

    The shades look so pretty, love them!

  10. Danielle says:

    This looks like a great little palette! I do actually go for pink eyeshadow quite often.
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  11. Ruchita says:

    Pretty eyeshadows, but for $60 I may pass.

    I think it’s fine to put a rug on an area that already has carpet, especially if the rug has a pattern or is a different color.

    That inspiration photo is lovely! I love looking at pretty pictures, but I’m at a loss when it actually comes to decorating. 🙂

  12. OMG they are stunning! I can’t wait to see you wear them!
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  13. I love Tabs in the background lol And I am re-doing my whole place for several months already. It’s so worth it!
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  14. Kim says:

    Sometimes I think Tom Ford hates me. I don’t even wear shadow often but when I do, I generally reach for pinks and this is gorgeous. The only thing worse would have been if you’d done a FOTD, because I’m sure it would look amazing. Please don’t do a FOTD. 🙂

    PS We’ve been in our house for 12 years and still have the same problem in some parts. I’m no design queen so I usually do what you did – find a picture I like and think about copying it exactly. 🙂

  15. Sabrina says:

    From personal experience-a (large, handmade) rug over a carpet tends to move and rise up in weird wave patterns,don’t waste your money.

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