Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tom Ford Cheek Color in Frantic Pink

Above: The Tom Ford Cheek Color display at NM San Francisco...this image was taken in artificial light without a flash.

My love affair with the Tom Ford line continues...from his stick foundation to his exceptionally creamy lip color, I have yet to be disappointed with my selections thus far!  Last month, I chose a new blush, Frantic Pink, which is a light shimmery rose.  One of the most significant characteristics of the Tom Ford Cheek Color is the supreme pigmentation...there is so much color in a single swipe of this product!

Above: Luxe packaging to be expected from the TF line.

Retailing for a hearty $55.00, this pale blush was an obvious choice for me, due to the fact that I tend to have a slightly heavy hand when applying cheek color...I need to start light to keep it looking natural!!


Above: The ingredients in the Tom Ford Cheek Color have in no irritated my extremely sensitive skin!

Above: The blush is housed in a glossy brown compact with gold accents...it is weighty but portable and has a "sturdy" feel that makes me feel OK about it bouncing around in my cosmetics bag ; )

Above: The front latch to the compact...this is surprisingly easy to open while simultaneously staying securely fastened when closed.

Above: Despite its ultra-glossy finish, this compact does not scratch easily.

Above: Tom Ford Cheek Color in Frantic Pink.

The blush itself is very finely milled; this enables a second skin-like satin finish that just melds with the apples of one's cheeks.  It isn't powdery, doesn't oxidize and lasts 4-6 hours without requiring a touch up.  There is no detectable fragrance (thank you!!!).  I would deem Frantic Pink a pale rose shade that would work on both cool and warm skin tones.  There is a slight shimmer, but the intense pigment prevents it from getting "frosty."


For reference, the next few images reflect swatches of all Tom Ford Cheek Color Shades in the permanent collection..
Above: Swatches of all six shades in indoor lighting.

Above: Swatches of all six shades with a flash (to accurately reflect the shimmer properties of each blush).


Above and below: Tom Ford Frantic Pink applied to the apples of my cheeks (in natural daylight).



Bottom Line: This blush has carved out a permanent home in my makeup bag...it is glowing, pigmented, excellent for touchups and friendly to my sensitive skin.  Frantic Pink has made me excited to try the slightly darker, more coral Love Lust when the spring and summer roll around; in the meanwhile, this pale pink luminosity is just perfect.

12 comments:

  1. I've heard only good things about Tom Ford blush, I may have to try out Flush at some point.

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    1. Hello Lulubelle,

      Good to hear from you! This blush is simply amazing...I hope you get to try out Flush for sure!!

      XO and have a great week,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. I wear love lust every day and get many compliments. I know it will look great on you!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement...as soon as my skin gets a touch darker, I am definitely going to give it a try!

      xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. It's so beautiful!! It looks like the exact color I'm always looking for. Great swatches.

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    1. Isn't it though, Polarbelle?! A good pale pink blush with serious pigmentation is hard to find! Hope you get to try this...

      xoxo and thanks so much for stopping by,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. *Running with hands waving over head* I can't decide!!!! Well, it's not like I can actually purchase one yet, but in my head I'm choosing...Ravishing? Wicked? Narcissist? Your choice is gorgeous too...sigh..... I need a counter....
    Thanks for this review; I was really curious; good job!
    xoxo Susan

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    1. Hello Susan!!

      Your comments always make me smile ; ) I am so glad you liked the review...Tom Ford counters are few and far between in this country of plenty, so I thought I would try to make it a little easier for those who have to order as opposed to picking out their shade in person. Next goal...to swatch these shades in outdoor sunlight and shade (my favorite, most accurate lighting).

      Take care and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. ....but everything looks lovely on you! Thanks for another terrific review. Yours is THE BLOG for comprehensive reviews and beautiful swatches of high-end beauty items I covet; your photos make me want to buy everything. Happy New Year, dear Professor.

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    1. Oh my...She's Chic...you are so sweet!! Thank you for all of your kind words...they have warmed my heart!! I am so glad that you enjoyed the review and I promise I'll do my best to keep them coming ; ) Off to swatch some Tom Ford and Kanebo Sensai today!!

      Happy New Year to you too!!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Love your swatches and you're so lucky to have all these beautiful blushes! I have only Flush and Wicked, TF's slowly becoming my new lover. I'm following you through Blogloving, please visit my Blog also, thanks!

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    1. Hello Goddesslily Seymour! I actually only own Frantic Pink and swatched the rest at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco ; ) Tom Ford is fantastic...I haven't been disappointed with a single item yet! Thanks for following...I'll make sure to try take a peek at your blog as well.

      XO and have a great rest of the week,

      --The Beauty Professor

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