Here to share my thoughts on the Tom Ford Cream & Powder Eye Colour duos.
These combine two of Tom Fords most coveted formulas, the divine celestial powder eyeshadows (the TF glitters) & cream shadow to create a new hybrid product.
Some of you may already know, the cream shadows in 3 of the 4 duos are repromotes from earlier releases. So if you missed out, don’t let them slip away again! here’s the break down.
Golden Peach – Pink Haze cream shadow
Naked Bronze – Spice cream shadow
Midnight sea – Spring 2015
I received 2 for review, which i’ll be discussing in depth today.
These duos come with a double decker design. On top we have the celestial shadow and on the bottom, the cream. The cream is secured with the screw on lid (which actually houses the celestial shadow) and there’s also teeny mirror up top in the event you feel like using this on the go to refresh your makeup or take your simple day time look up a notch and head out for dinner.
If you are familiar with the TF cream shadows, you’ll probably miss the luxury of a glass pot. However I feel this acrylic, plastic type packaging works out quite well for this product, making it more travel friendly and great for packing on your summer trips.
Formula, texture and application
The TF cream colours are highly pigmented cream eyeshadows with a soft moussey texture. They dry slowly and don’t quite set as typical cream shadows do, which means you never need to rush to blend them out. This quality also makes them great as bases for your eye makeup and are very easy to work with. (you can refer this post for more information on how to use these shadows)
The overall finish once applied is a slightly wet look with glistening shimmers. They are my summer makeup essentials!
TF cream shadows are easily my favourites among other brands I have used. They are foolproof when it comes to application and are great for rushed days as you only need literally 2 mins to get the colour on. I use my fingers to apply and blend them and i’ve found this to be the best method to get a smooth result without any visible brush strokes.
As far as longevity goes, these never crease on me unless I spend my entire day out in the hot sun. Under normal conditions you can expect these to wear a good 12 hours or more (no primer needed).
I highly recommend the TF cream shadows for even mature eye lids as they never emphasise lines and texture like other cream shadows do.
The Celestial shadows are also a Tom Ford speciality and by far the most elegant glitters I have ever come across. They never look vulgar or childish and add a sexy, sophisticated touch to whichever eye look you create. It’s an integral part of a signature TF look.
Previously these celestial shadows were only sold as part of the TF eyeshadow quads, and never available for individual sale. Making this new product all the more appealing to those of you who are curious to try this unique formula.
Worn over powder eyeshadows or creams, they adhere well onto the lids and I never see any fallout throughout wear. I apply them with my fingers and encourage a press and place technique to make them adhere well.
Onto some swatches of Black Oyster and Golden Peach.
Black Oyster is my favourite.
The subtle grey smokiness it creates once layered, is unbeatable.
Either way, if you missed out on Pink Haze before, then by all means you NEED Golden Peach (after all, Pink Haze is only my FAVOURITE cream shadow of all time and i’d never hesitate to recommend it!), however Black Oyster in my eyes is a must if you are picking up any of these duos.
To make things more informative, I also put together a few comparison swatches for you with some of my existing cream shadows and Celestials. I hope they are useful!
Here’s a look at the peachy tones (can never have too many!),
Between these I find the Tom Ford and the Shiseido ones to be the easiest to work with. They are great for day time wear, not overly sparkly and very understated. I also love how they feel when applied as well, weightless!
The Chanel Laurier Rose is one of the newly released Stylo Eyeshadows from summer. The pigmentation of this is incredible and superbly opaque! On the downside, I find it sets even before I’ve had time to blend it out.
Now onto some Celestial swatches. I have Silvered Topaz, Golden Mink and Titanium Smoke for comparisons.
See how Golden Peach is a very close match to shade 2 from the Golden Mink quad!
Now onto an eye look I created with Black Oyster. Super sexy and the perfect smokey look for a special night.
Recreating this is quite easy. Just start with a suitable transition shade (a matte taupe or grey should do) and apply it onto the crease with a blending brush, creating the ‘smoke’ for this look. Then we pat the cream shadow all over the lid using fingers and build up the intensity. Lastly take another clean blending brush to soften the edges of the cream shadow and blend lightly, you can pick up more of your transition shade to make blending easier if you like.
For the final touch, place the celestial shadow just in the middle of the lid, for extra pop! Done!
To complete this look I added some falsies for drama. Of course if you are blessed with amazing lashes you could just skip this step!
I would categorise these as a splurge worth the investment. And to be honest, if I had to pick one eyeshadow to last me all summer, day in day out, it would be one of these. It’ll take your makeup from day to night without breaking a sweat. Promise 🙂
These duos retail at SGD85 and are currently available at the Tangs Tom Ford Beauty counter. There’s still stocks available for the Midnight Sea and Black Oyster combo. Both which I highly recommend. Snap them up while you can!
31 thoughts on “Tom Ford Summer 2015, Golden Peach & Black Oyster : Review, Photos & Swatches”
I picked up Naked Bronze and while I adore it, I’m a little disappointed I didn’t get Golden Peach. I consoled my self with Chanel Laurier Rose and I’m happy that your swatches seem to put them (reasonably) close. You’re right on the Chanel setting quick, holy moly you need to do a fast blend.
The Beauty Bloss
Yes! those two are quite similar. If only the Chanel was a tiny bit easier to work with, i’ll be the happiest girl ever! Secretly glad that I only picked up one though, I really don’t like the formula >.<
Oh my goodness you look seriously SO beautiful here Michelle, these look stunning on you!
Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict
Hey Stacey 🙂 Thank you so much for the encouragement! I usually stay away from dramatic looks like this, but it’s nice to bring out the glitter once in a while right? hehe
Wow all of these eyeshadow are gorgeous and nicely pigmented!! I love them all and now want to try them! Great review!!! I just followed xx 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂 It’s taken me quite a while to put together all the info, so i’m happy to hear positive feedback! And yes, these are pretty pigmented, except for the Chanel Émerveillé which was surprisingly dull when swatched next to the others! And to think this was my favourite for so many years… >.<
Well all of your efforts paid off for a great post that makes me want to go out and buy all these shadows!!! eye shadows are my fav makeup product and I have a ton already but a girl can’t ever have enough 😉 xx
Thank you so much! And I can totally relate 🙂 I am addicted to new lipsticks and can’t stop buying them! And most often than not, I end up only using them a few times >.<
I’m so attracted to these but just cannot bring myself to make the splurge!
I understand, they are definitely a luxe purchase. And I think you should only buy them if you’d use both, the celestial shade and the cream. I feel that way you really get your moneys worth as these are gonna last you a long while!
love the lipstick 🙂 which brand?
Thanks! It’s MAC Kinda Sexy.
Thank you so much! ❤
I really wanted to get the peach one, but by the time I decided it was sold out everywhere! These both look goorgeous! That Shiseido cream shadow looks really nice though! I find Shiseido makeup to be so underrated!
Yes! I have to agree with you! I find that Shiseido makeup always seem to surprise me. In the best way possible 🙂
You need to check out their eyeshadow trios. Pure love! ❤
absolutely looove my Golden Peach as you already know my lovely! and you’re right who’s missing on these… well, he has no idea what she looses!
PS: need Pink Quartz in my life too! ( as if! ) LOLOLOL
have a lovely week ahead!
lots of xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty
Hahaha IKR? You snooze you loose! These are definitely too good to miss out 😉 I just regret not getting extra Black Oysters for gifts! My girlfriends would have loved those!!! >.<
You can still get Black Oyster online on selfridges.com lovely! 😉xx
I checked today… they don’t seem to have it anymore 😦
I checked too lovely and both Selfridges and Harrods have them! 😳
>.< Ok, that's strange… I searched for Black Oyster and nothing came up…. Must try again.
Try the old school method! http://Www... Brands… Tom Ford… Cosmetics… Etc… LOLOLOLOL
Hahahaha! Well I did try this first but it was missing then I searched for it. So so weird.. Anyways found it now 😛 Had to go to the cosmetics menu to find this thing… &%$@#!!!!! -.-
Hahaha! Told you! The old school method never fails! LOLOLOLOL
I totally love that Golden Peach! The color is soooo pretty!
Also, you look gorgeous as usual 🙂 have a good day!
Thank you so much! And yeah, Golden Peach was clearly the favourite among these 🙂
L.O.V.E this look on you! After reading your review, Black Oyster is in my beauty list. Waiting for the collection to be launched here at Dubai.
Yes, that one’s special! You definitely need to get it when the collection launches in Dubai ❤