As much as I try, I cannot quit luxury makeup products. Nope. Just can't do it. I'll even get a new product home and think, "this can't possibly be any better than my similar items." Then, I end up wearing said new product every day like an addict because I love it that much. Such is the case with the Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Golden Peach.
You have to admit, the packaging on luxury makeup is rather alluring. While packaging alone doesn't make the product any better, it does attract my attention. This product has the powder eyeshadow on top which twists off to reveal the cream underneath. The white lid and gold print is really pretty, but the TF on the top doesn't quite line up when twisted back on to the Tom Ford printed on the side. It's only a minor detail, but it does bother me a little that it doesn't line up. Also, it makes for strange blog pictures, and we cannot have that!
The cream shadow has a thin consistency but applies opaque. I prefer to apply the cream with my fingers. It is easier to blend out that way, and I can get a more precise application on my lids. The powder eyeshadow is a glitter-topper formula just like the glitter shades included in many of the Tom Ford eyeshadow quads. Having used this type of eyeshadow before, I knew that grabbing an eyeshadow brush and applying it like any other eyeshadow was not going to work. It would get glitter all over my face! My first method of application was to dab it on my lids using my ring finger. It did deposit the color on my eyes, but I still got some glittery bits under my eyes and on my cheeks. Next, I tried using a wet eyeshadow brush. (I like the Sonia Kashuk No. 106 brush for this.) I swiped the damp brush lightly through the eyeshadow and tapped the powder over the cream color on my lids without any fallout this time. I didn't notice any glitter flaking off throughout the day, either.
|Swatches top - bottom: cream shadow with powder on top, powder, cream|
On my eyes: cream shadow with powder layered on top
The sales associate told me to not use a primer under the cream shadow. I did try that at first, but there was a bit of creasing at the end of a long and rather hot day. Using a little eyeshadow primer does help it stay in place and not crease by the end of the day. I've been using it with the Tarte Clean Slate eye primer.
So far, I've enjoyed wearing this on it's own, but the cream shadow would make a beautiful base to use with other powder eyeshadows. Of what I have in my own collection, I can see this working really well with the Lorac Unzipped and Unzipped Gold palettes.
Have you tried any of the Tom Ford eyeshadows?
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