It was like one of those dreams where you’re falling, falling, and you just keep falling forever, and at one point you stop screaming and ask yourself, “Huh… Haven’t I been falling for a while?”
That’s kinda like how I felt today playing with Tom Ford Beauty’s new Eye Color Quad in Emerald Lust ($75).
Girl, can I just say that Tom and I had a really good time?
Who says teal eyeshadows should be reserved for special occasions? I think not! How about a special occasion like this: Tuesday. There’s your special occasion, LOL! Tuesday makes teal totally legit.
Now, before we proceed, a little backstory first…
When the Tom Ford Beauty line launched last fall, it had all the makings of a top-tier, high-end makeup brand (read: hella expensive premium products and luxurious packaging), and since then, it has exceeded my expectations. If ya lust after luxury lines, there’s some bonafide treasures here.
Do you recall the look we took a couple weeks ago at the new fall collection? Here’s a reminder: it was intense! Tom turned up the volume on everything this time around, with eye, lip and cheek colors so strong they could be called Herculean.
The entire collection is a color lover’s dream come true, and if said color lover happens to bold teal, fuchsia and plum, it’s like a great dream times 12 (starring shirtless Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds and Jeremy Renner).
Now where were we…? Oh, yeah: lust! Emerald Lust, with its shimmery teal, blue, green and gold.
Glitter, pigment and shine? With this quad, Tom didn’t hold anything back. You can forget about blending into the background when you’re wearing this on your lids; there are no shy violets here.
As for the quad’s other bonafides, I have absolutely no issues with fallout, and I also find that blending these shadows is a breeze…
I don’t know how else to put it: I really, really love this quad. It’s the kind of makeup I’d want to wear when I want someone to notice I’m wearing makeup (does that make any sense?).
The main problem is the price, and it’s a pretty big problem. $75 big. My only other major gripe is with the shadows appearing to settle, ever so slightly, into my fine lines after a few hours, but that’s not an unusual complaint for shadows as shiny as these.
Could be worse… I mean, a primer definitely helps. When I use one, the migrating stops, and the shadows stay put on my combination dry/oil skin for at least 8-9 hours.
So, so expensive, but if you love dramatic teals and blues and glossy finishes, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by Emerald Lust.
PRICE: $75 (!)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (it’s impossible to overlook that price)
I was so excited that I almost fell asleep!
I feel like I need to tell you that I literally jumped for joy — JUMPED! — when I spotted these boxes of the new Sleepytime Peach Tea in Target the other day.
I’ve been drinking Sleepytime for years and have a cup almost every night before bed. I’ve always liked the Vanilla one, but I cannot wait to try the peach one tonight.
Onward and upward, friend! Tomorrow we reach the hump.
Hope you had a great day today. See you again soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,