|Above: My first empty in awhile...the Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation, resplendent in the sunshine along with a custom made makeup pouch by Seth Wegter Bags and my favorite TF lip gloss, Naked (reviewed HERE...on tube 3).|
I spend an absurd amount of time pursuing, swatching, testing and writing about base products here at Beauty Professor. There is just something wildly thrilling about tracking down the latest release and experiencing its transformative powers. Imagine my delight, then, when I discovered that my latest empty was none other than a foundation, namely, the Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation (available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks).
Kindly scroll on for more details and images of the foundation in action as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above Other makeup used in my look that follows.|
I picked up this gem last July (a full spectrum of swatches and details HERE) and use the shade Natural (my current empty...apropos for NC 25-27 skin) in the warmer months and a mixture of Natural and Fawn (demonstrated HERE) in the winter and early spring when I am in the NC 23-25 range. This foundation:
- Offers buildable medium to full coverage
- Blurs fine lines and visible pores for an ultra smooth effect
- Has a natural skin finish that gets slightly glowy after a few hours
- Is kind to sensitive skin
- Works best when blended onto skin with a damp beauty blender
- Has incredible lasting power...especially evident when the weather is warm and humid. This formula does not budge!
In the images that follow, I am wearing:
- Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2 (reviewed HERE)
- Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation (swatched/reviewed HERE) in a mixture of Fawn and Natural with an added pump of Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator in Beige (reviewed HERE)
- Le Metier de Beaute Cheeky Chic Kaleidoscope (reviewed HERE) for contour/bronzing, blush and powder highlight
- Surratt Beauty Surrealiste Concealer #5 (reviewed HERE) under eyes
- Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadow #15 (available at Sephora, Bloomindale's + Giorgio Armani Beauty and reviewed HERE) on upper lids and lower lashlines...I forgot how much I adore this gleaming bronze-meets-gold; people ask me what shade it is every single time I wear it.
- Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in 30 Prune (reviewed HERE)
- Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Lip Color in Open Secret (reviewed HERE)
- YSL Rouge Volupte #22 (reviewed HERE)
|Above: With my brother, Seth, of Seth Wegter Bags.|
|Above: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadow in action.|
|Above: Headed off to The Makeup Show LA.|
|Above: At The Makeup Show a few hours later...better camera, better resolution...the Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation doesn't quit!|
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this homage to fully using the contents of a product. Words cannot adequately express how satisfying it can be, especially for someone who is (delightfully, I might add) inundated in beauty options! I love the Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation (available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks) and anticipate running through my new bottles of Natural and Fawn, yet again, in the coming months. What is the most recent foundation YOU have finished?
Good things ahead including two swatch-laden foundation reviews (hint: one is a brand new release and the other is a marvelous green option), fresh product procurements, my March Favorites video (where did the month go?), a skincare update and a host of other musings!
--The Beauty Professor
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterik (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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