Yay to Friday! Right before the weekend starts, I am sitting here, drinking some wine, celebrating the weekend. While doing that I would like to share a super pretty birthday present I received from fabulous Dr. Ebru (aka chic science ,<3). Am I not a lucky girl? It was waiting for me right after I came back from holidays and I got so excited that I got my nail in the pot so please excuse me for the dent *grins*.
Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color is designed for cheeks, eyes and lips. Such a versatile and practical product. Grab it in the morning, smear, smear, blend a little and you are done! But... does this really work? Right after the jump.
|Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color|
Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color has a chameleon shade, it looks lie a warm terra-cotta on the swatches but once applied on the face I see a good amount of rosiness. On my cheeks, lips and eyes it is more of a neutral rosewood shade. The consistency is like a regular cream, a bit like a foundation or a lipstick. If you would put lipstick in a pot, the consistency would be similar. Chic science has a good post with analysis of the ingredients and beautiful close ups (without a dent!) so go check that out as well. The thing about AW15 Face Color is that it is not shimmery but it is shiny due to the oily formula. High up on the ingredients list is castor seed oil and some other oils down the list. I would describe it as resembling hydrating lipstick or one of the lip oil/balms recently released (a few are reviewed here and here).
The pot (but not the formula) resembles the regular cream eye shadow of Tom Ford, it is made of glass and has 6g/0.21 Oz of product.
|Swatch: Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color|
Now I am one of those girls who grew up saving for blushes by applying the lipsticks on the cheeks. It works wonderfully so a cheek/lip product is not very revolutionary. To make that product work for the eyes is what I would call a challenge. This product can be sheered out to a light veil of color on the cheeks and eyes which looks gorgeous that way but I wanted to achieve the intense rosewood/
marsala color on the eyes of the model on promo photos so I packed the color on my lids as follows.
Then I wanted to add some liner and noticed that they don't stay put on this formula all that much because oil solves them and they look smudgy. Which is still fine. But then in less than an hour or two the eye shadow was creased on the eye. You can even see a light creasing on my right eye right after the application. I tried it with Nars Pro-prime and Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base (reviewed here) . On Nars Pro-prime which is better for dry eyes, the effect was even worse but on Clarins Base it creased as well. I have to yet try it on a base which is designed for oily eyelids, like the one from Tom Ford.
That said if you don't pack up that much product and leave the application very sheered out, you might get along with this product just fine. If you want to pack it on like the model on the runway, it only lasts for a hour. You are then good for the runway but afterwards you need to reapply your make-up.
|In-action: Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color|
Good news though, on cheeks and lips it works like a charm. I love how natural but unique this shade is. I believe I will be reaching for it more often as a cheek & lip product. Below I am wearing Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color on eyes, cheeks and lips for a monochrome make-up. I wore this make-up to a night out as well as at my last day at work and to the farewell party. It was a super hot day nevertheless the cheeks survived quite well.
|FOTD: Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color on eyes, cheeks and lips|
Final thoughts: I am loving Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color for cheeks and lips but on my eyes it creases within an hour if built up to some intensity. It has a lovely shiny finish which looks a little oily and runway chic on eyes, cheeks lips alike. That said it is good for runway but not for the full day, especially on eyes so make sure to either sheer it out or use it for shorter occasions.
Have you checked out Tom Ford AW15 Runway Face Color? Do you know any other product which works on eyes and lips alike?
Disclaimer: The product in this post was a gift for my birthday.