There’s a time in every woman’s life when she realizes, ya know, that she’s a grown-@ss woman. In my case, I don’t need to be walking around with my underwear hanging out my jeans, and I don’t need to be walking around with big ol’ chunks of rave/festival season glitter all over my face.
I mean, though, if gigantor glitter is your M.O., sh*t girl, don’t even listen to me. 🙂 You do you you. But for me and glitter, I like it to be fine (FOINE), and if it’s going anywhere other than my eyelids and lower lash lines, I like it to be subtle, which is why I love Tom Ford Skin Illuminator in Fire Lust ($50).
Get that “vacation skin”
Part of the Tom Ford 2017 Summer Soleil Collection available now, Fire Lust is a warm peach with golden pearl and the subtlest of subtle golden glitter pieces.
I’m talking the micro-ist of micro glitter, so that when you apply and blend it in, you get a very subtle, warm peachy, pearly glow with tiny glitter flecks scattered all over your skin, which, when glimpsed from various angles, gives a beautiful subtle glow, a.k.a. “vacation skin,” a.k.a. what my ideal skin situation would look like if I spent four weeks chillin’ on the Riviera.
FYI, “subtle” is key here. Like, when this first came out in 2013, I liked it then, but I didn’t love it as much as I do now because I think that I was into more of a center stage/spotlight highlight. Now, I prefer subtle, and the fact that this also has some quiet glitter makes it that much more appealing to me.
With Fire lust, try not to over-complicate things by layering it under full-coverage foundation and powder. I like to wear it on bare skin, so I just do a tiny pump, blend it in, and that’s it. Sometimes I’ll blend it into a tinted moisturizer, dot a bit of concealer under my eyes, fill in my brows, do a layer of waterproof mascara and maybe a cream blush and lipstick or gloss.
Most days, I’m quite content doing that kind of simple, elegant, non-fussy makeup look.
The final verdict
If you love high-end stuff and really, REALLY love a subtle highlight — I’m talkin’ Hourglass Ambient or MAC Strobe Cream level subtle — I think you’ll like Fire Lust; otherwise, it probably won’t do much for you.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,