Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weekend Wonderment: Tom Ford Honeymoon (and Some Potential Dupes) + Swatches of ALL Shades of the Armani Maestro Glow


Happy weekend to you, lovelies!  What do you have planned for this Valentine's Day? If all goes as planned for me, I'll be indulging in a rare day home with my husband and pup, enjoying a mellow afternoon together. When it comes to special occasions, I tend to be a girl of simple taste ; ) 

Today's post is dedicated to an easy-to-achieve look culminating from a few products I've been reaching for constantly as of late, including the elusive Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Honeymoon and the Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (with swatches of EVERY shade, to boot).  I've even extended some suggestions for eye shadow colors similar to TF Honeymoon for those who may not have had the chance to pick up this "blink and you'll miss it" shade option! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...


I'd like to say that the inordinately warm weather we've been having in Southern California has caused me to gravitate towards lush neutrals and bronzy tones, complimented by slightly shiny nude lip...but let's face it, I tend to gravitate toward this look year round!   

For the look that follows, I used:

tom ford honeymoon swatches

estee lauder lovers blush swatch
A closeup of the Estee Lauder Lover's Blush.
Complexion perfection, courtesy of Giorgio Armani, Estee Lauder and Tom Ford.
tom ford honeymoon swatches
Tom Ford Honeymoon.
As to be expected, the Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Honeymoon is all sorts of gorgeous...consequently, once released, this particular palette sold out in a flash, both online, and in-store.  A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to have stumbled upon the last one at my local TF counter and promptly snapped it up.  Initially, I was told that Honeymoon was limited-edition but have since heard that it will be permanent, with the quad becoming available again in the summer.  Those who are waiting for its restock can likely relate to the wait they may have experienced for the neutral-lover's dream, Nude Dip (which is now available again)!   

Silky and pigmented, Honeymoon contains:
  • A light, warm, shimmering taupe
  • A glowing bronze
  • A rich, incandescent wine (the hero shade, in my opinion)
  • A deep, glowing aubergine
tom ford honeymoon swatches
Swatches of Tom Ford Honeymoon in direct sunlight.
If you, like so many, missed out on the first installment of Honeymoon, some other eye shadow options that offer the rich, shimmering warmth of this currently sold out wonder include:
tom ford honeymoon swatches
Honeymoon.
maestro glow swatches
Currently, the Maestro Glow Foundation comes in 9 shades. 
Last month, I shared a comprehensive review of the new Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (HERE).  Since then, many of you have requested swatches of this beautifully revolutionary formula (also discussed HERE) and I am happy to oblige!  Maestro Glow comes in nine shades:
  • 0: Sheer white for the refinement of the palest of complexions.
  • 2: Pale beige with yellow undertones for fair to light skin.
  • 4: Light beige with yellow undertones for light, warm skin.
  • 5: Light beige with neutral undertones for light neu: tral to rosy skin.
  • 5.5: Light-medium beige with neutral undertones for light-medium skin.  **My current match
  • 6.25: Medium golden beige for medium skin with neutral to warm undertones.
  • 7: Deep neutral tan for cafe a lait-toned skin.
  • 8: Rich hazelnut brown medium-deep skin.
  • 11.75: Deepest chestnut brown for chocolate skin tones. 

maestro glow swatches

maestro glow swatches

maestro glow swatches

The following images reflect all products in action...sweater from Equipment France, which, incidentally currently is having an excellent winter sale:










Last look.
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this beauty story; I was thrilled to be able to offer the full shade spectrum of swatches for the glorious Maestro Glow Foundation and hope that my Tom Ford Honeymoon alternative suggestions were helpful ; )

Good things ahead, including my cleansing routine and a host of new product procurements.  I am also in the midst of responding to your latest batch of lovely emails and comments, both on BP and on my YouTube channel!

Also, as previously mentioned...SAVE the DATE //  I am excited to announce that I will be hosting the Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills Project Beauty on Saturday, February 27th!  The free event, which features a cavalcade of new spring beauty as well as sips and snacks and an array of beauty and skincare brand experts, will begin at 11 AM! If you are a Southern CA local (or will happen to be in the area at the time), please plan on attending...it would be wonderful to meet you in person.  

Have a beautiful weekend! 

xx,



--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

16 comments:

  1. Wow gorgeous!

    And fantastic and very helpful swatches and dupes

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    1. Thank you! And so glad you found the dupe list helpful!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Love the look! That top is great on you, Rachel. Happy Valentine's Day to you, lovely lady!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Debi!

      I hope your weekend is going well...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Love the foundation swatches of all the colours as always!! Honeymoon andf Disco Dust are stunning, but I've heard they're permanent, so they'll be back right?

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    1. Hi Bella!

      I am so glad you found the swatches helpful. Yes, I received confirmation last weekend that all of the new TF quad shades (including Honeymoon) are permanent and will continue to get restocked as they sell out (though it could be quite awhile for Honeymoon!).

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Wonderful post. Thank you for doing all of the swatches, so very helpful. I guess I should consider myself fortunate for procuring the Tom Ford quad in Honey Moon as soon as I spotted it. It is truly a favorite. Hope you have a spectacular Valentine's Day.

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    1. Many thanks, Jan!

      I am thrilled that you found the swatches helpful and congrats on successfully picking up Honeymoon!

      Hope your Saturday is lovely...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Happy V-day! That TF honeymoon palette is back ordered at Neiman Marcus, with expected ship date in August! I got the cream eyeshadow instead

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    1. Hope your Valentine's Day was lovely, Kath! Yes, so glad that Honeymoon is still an option...even if it's a long way off at this point ; )

      Hope all is well...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Thanks for the dupes.. I have CT Dolce Vita.. but I still can't take my eyes off Honeymoon Quad.. Arrghh so so pretty.. and out of stock everywhere.. :-(

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    1. My absolute pleasure, Eesha...I suggest to keep checking back on the TF site for Honeymoon...I heard it was briefly restocked last week (now sold out again) but at least new units are becoming available in spurts!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Hello and huge thank you for such a great blog. Sorry for posting out of the topic question; I kept trying to post my question on TerryCover Expert blog, but without success. And still... what would be Terry's Cover Expert's match in GA luminous silk 5.25. My skin has a rosy undertone and is prone to redness, I would like to look it paler. I usually have 2 matches in other foundations and both suit my skin tone, but one would make it cooler and another warmer. Thank you very much

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    1. Hi Liza!

      Thank you so much for the supportive words! With regards to your question, I would suggest #4 (if you want your skin to look lighter...this is a rosy to neutral light beige) or #7 (if you want to counteract rosy tones as this shade is more yellow but still light).

      I hope that helps...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. OMG! The foundation and palette are so gorgeous. They are def something worth checking out. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Hi Ana!

      Aren't they dreamy?

      Thanks for reading...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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