Are you ready for the weekend? Unfortunately I have to get something done so my weekend won't be a real one, yet I am glad to be able to sleep longer. I am setting my hopes high for the next weekend!
My love for Tom Ford Beauty line grow despite my limited access to a counter. Usually when I don't have the opportunity to play with the products over and over again, I fall out of love but Tom and me, it went the other way around. The more I missed him, the stronger my love grew. Each time I visited Berlin, I found myself glued to the counter touching the... products!
During my last visit I was determined to find the right shade of foundation for my complexion. I was expecting to get my hands a little dirty but this visit turned out be more than that! As I couldn't grasp the high tech behind a twist open pump and ended up splashing a good dose of foundation on one of my favorite cashmere sweaters, I thought, Tom, you are nasty!
Long story short me and my sweater were both matched with #03 Fawn of Tom Ford's latest Traceless Perfecting Foundation which I am testing for the last couple of weeks. Today I would like to share my thoughts with you. And in case you wonder, a touch of stain remover worked wonders and I could save my sweater.
|Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn|
Usually as a normal to dry skinned gal, I should have opted for Traceless Foundation which has a dewy finish. Once I tried Traceless Perfecting Foundation though, I loved the way it appears on my skin, not dewy, not powdery nor matte, exactly in between, just like my skin but better. I apply Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation after my moisturiser. It doesn't make my skin feel dry nor does it accentuate dry patches. I can't command on how it applies to very dehydrated or very dry skin though so please share your thoughts in the comments below if you have extreme dryness and tested this foundation.
|Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn and Tom Ford Foundation Brush|
I have tried different application methods to find the longest wear time and most natural finish for myself. The methods I tried were application with fingers, with a foundation brush such like Tom Ford Foundation Brush and with a duo fibre brush. I have also tried slightly damp brushes by spraying some MAC Fix+ from a distance. Although all of these methods give a nice finish, I found out that for me what works best is a buffing it with a Duo-Fibre brush, such as Hakuhodo J4001 (pictured below) after damping it slightly with MAC Fix+. That way the foundation looks very natural and wears over 12 hours on me. The coverage can be increased a little if you use a foundation brush and build up layers, but I prefer my skin showing through and getting rid of spots with as locally as possible using a concealer afterwards.
|Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn, Hakuhodo Duo-Fibre Brush and MAC Fix+|
I would classify the coverage of Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation as light to medium which can be build up to medium (not more) without getting cakey. I like that it shows my skin through but "filters" my imperfections such as pigmentation and redness. I have taken the below photo to show you how it evens the skin out but then I freaked out at how much pigmentation I have! You can also see the pores around my nose and how nicely they are blended by the foundation. I didn't even know I have pores. This must be the last skin close-up I will ever post ;-)
|Before/After Close-up: Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn|
There are fifteen shades in the line depending on where you live. I was matched with #03 Fawn at the counter although I thought it would be too yellow for my natural undertones. Once applied though it looks very natural and not too warm. Currently my best match in terms of shade is Chanel B20 and as you see #03 Fawn and B20 are very close. I have also included MAC Mineralize Satin Foundation just as a reference, #03 is definitely close to NC20 from MAC. Check out this post from Monsiieur Alex for shade descriptions, I found it very helpful. YSL Fusion Ink B20 (reviewed here) is lighter and cooler.
|Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn and comparison to other foundation shades|
Traceless Perfecting Foundation has no perfume, offers SPF 15 and is free of parabens. There are high quality natural ingredients such as shea butter and fruit extracts. Although not listed in the first ten ingredients, it has lavender oil and linalool listed in ingredients, which you have to consider in case your skin is sensitive to these.
Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation comes in 30 ml/ 1 OZ bottle and costs around 74€/$78.
|Ingredients: Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn|
I have worn Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn for most of the FOTD during last weeks, such as here, here and here. Below I am wearing it together with one of my favorite boys Tom Ford Blake (reviewed here). The review of the products on eyes and cheeks will be revealed later this week, so stay tuned. PS: I am loving that blush!
|FOTD with Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn|
Also check out great reviews by The Beauty Look Book, Cafe Make-up, Gummy Vision and Monsiieur Alex.
Final thoughts: I am loving the skin-like finish and the longevity of Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation, I am happy that it doesn't dry out my normal to dry skin even during winter. If you are in search for a light to medium coverage, you have to try it.
What is your favourite foundation at the moment?
The product in this post is provided free of charge for my consideration.
I am not paid for this review, all opinions are honest and my own.