Monday, May 6, 2013

Tom Ford Summer 2013...What I Bought!

Above: The Tom Ford logo, resplendent in the sunshine.

A few days ago, I posted my swatches of every product in the Tom Ford Beauty Summer 2013 Collection...as promised, this post is devoted to an up-close look at the two products from the collection that I decided to purchase!

I pre-ordered the Lip Lacquer in Pink Lust (which retails for $30) because its peachy-pink hue aligns with everything I look for in a lip gloss...this rendition is extremely shiny, has a complex golden shimmer and a sheer rose gold  shade that looks fetching alone (as reflected in the images in this post) or over lip color (as I recently tried in my latest YouTube video).  

The texture is extremely silky, hydrating and decidedly NOT sticky!  I find the wear time of this non-scented wonder to be a couple of hours and reapplication is a joy.  I love the way it brightens up the face without employing the use of overt frost and its versatility is making me wish I had picked up a back up ; )

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Above: The Tom Ford Lip Lacquer (photographed here in direct sunlight) comes in a .5 ounce squeeze tube with a slanted tip applicator. 

Above: Pink Lust in indoor shade.

Above: Swatches of Pink Lust as well as Tom Ford Pink Dusk (which I added to the lip mix for a depth effect in the last three face pictures of this post) in direct sunlight.  This lip gloss is shimmery without being glittery...brilliant!

Above: Vapor is a semi-opaque pearl white.

Despite rarely being lured by the call of nail polish, I was compelled to pick up the Nail Lacquer in Vapor last weekend...my penchant for clean, nude nails was fulfilled with one glance at this bright, clean, pearly white that looks like glowing pearls at the ends of one's fingertips.  

Also retailing for $30, I gave this purchase some thought, but am happy I succumbed to my desire because I know I will get a great deal of use out of it, especially since I only own a few nail polishes that I love.  This shade is fool-proof...two coats and the ultra-shiny semi-opaque finish leaves nails looking pristine and refined.  It is so pale and luminescent that wear and chips do not appear obvious and I have a feeling that this will look divine with a light summer tan!

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Above: Vapor comes in a substantial square bottle.

Above: The brush for the Tom Ford Nail Lacquer is shaped well...it is the perfect width to cover each nail in three strokes.

Above: Two coats of Vapor on my nails in direct sunlight.

Above: Two coats of Vapor in indoor lighting.

Above: I am definitely not an expert at applying nail polish, yet something about this forgiving shade makes my application skills appear better than they are ; )
The last three images feature the following products working in harmony: 





 Bottom Line: It took great restraint for me to only select two items from this collection.  My love for the luxe quality and spectacular shades housed within the Tom Ford Beauty line knows no limits and I am confident that Pink Lust and Vapor will receive much attention and usage amongst my makeup menagerie in the coming summer months.  Highly recommended!

Thoughts on the Tom Ford Summer Collection?  What items are "must-haves" for YOU this summer?

xoxo and happy Monday to you,

--The Beauty Professor

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7 comments:

  1. this is such a beautiful pearly white colour! <3
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?
    A
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    1. Hi Anthea...glad you like the nail polish! Did you get anything from the collection? Will make sure to take a peek at your blog.

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Ohhhh! I SO want the Pink Lust Lip and the Pink Haze Eye and I can't find them ANYWHERE!! :-(

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    1. I am so sorry...that is frustrating, Jessica! I even just called the Tom Ford counter where I bought mine and they confirmed they are sold out of everything. I tried ; )

      xoxo...here's to something turning up!

      --The Beauty Professor

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    2. Jessica,

      I just got a note from one of my wonderful readers who said that she was able to pre-order her Tom Ford Summer 2013 products last night online at Saks! Apparently, that is the way to go...I recommend taking a peek at www.saksfifthavenue.com for options.

      Have a great weekend and xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Iv never tried the Tom Ford lip glosses but love the lip sticks. The coral is a great summer colour. Just started up a new blog as i too am a beauty fanatic, would love to know you thoughts, http://womenarefromnars.blogspot.co.uk/.
    M. X

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    1. This shade is amazingly versatile, Moon! I highly recommend it. Congrats on starting your own blog...will need to take a peek.

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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