This Christmas, Tom Ford comes out with a limited edition collection inspired by his newest fragrance release, Noir Pour Femme.
Packaged in glossy black, with hints of art deco style detailing, it’s the perfect extravagant indulgence we needed this Christmas!
The Noir collection consists of,
Night Sky Cream & Powder Eye Colour
Lash Tips Mascara (2 shades, Pure Cobalt & Burnished Gold)
Waterproof Extreme Mascara in Noir
Eye Defining Pencil in Navy Black
Matte Lipstick in First Time
Nail Lacquer in Blackout
Starting off with the star of the show, here’s a look at Night Sky. A dazzling combo of rich navy blue cream shadow paired with a glitter infused powder shadow.
I found the overall formula of the cream slightly different to those of the past. A lot more translucent in nature and prone to sheering out. The best way to apply this was to layer on bit by bit, building up the colour. As always I used my fingers, switching to a fluffy blending brush just to smooth out the edges.
To deepen the base of the cream shadow, this micro glitter infused powder shadow is the perfect pairing. Although swatches seem slightly dry, this went on like a dream with hardly any fallout.
I love how the glitter catches the light and sparkle in flashes of turquoise and pink. Absolutely STUNNING!
Overall this duo wears well without creasing or any fallout. However the cream shadow worn alone didn’t hold up longer than 2-3 hours. The slippery base melts and slides off causing noticeable creasing, be sure to set it with the powder!
L-R : Night Sky cream shadow and powder layered, Night Sky cream shadow, Night Sky powder shadow, Navy Black eyeliner, First Time lipstick
Moving on to the matte lipstick First Time.
A gorgeous, wearable ‘nude’ lipstick with a hint of peach.
Unlike the swatches, this pulls more pink on the lips. It’s a match made in heaven for your blue smokey eye!
The colour goes on opaque as you’d expect and is mildly drying on the lips (noticeably more drying in comparison to the TF matte lipsticks from the permanent line). If you are prone to chapped, dehydrated lips maybe give this a miss. Or! You could prep with a balm before application so you enjoy the colour without sacrificing comfort.
Next up, the gorgeous Eye Definer Pencil Navy Black! The first thing to catch my eye when the promo images came out.
It’s a stunner!
As seen above (and in swatches) this limited edition pencil comes infused with micro glitter. Very festive and a nice finishing touch to a neutral eye look. (I didn’t pair this with the Cream & Powder eye duo, sticking to a black liner instead)
The regular liners by Tom Ford are my go-to’s. They are perfect for smudging close to the lashes for definition and wear all day once set with powder. They don’t do well on the waterline though so I tend to use these exclusively on the upper lash line or just the outer corner of the lower lash line, ALWAYS setting with a powder.
Next up, mascaras.
Pure Cobalt and Burnished Gold are two new additions to the Tom Ford portfolio. Designed to be worn just on the tips of the lashes for a hint of colour, these are add a fun flirty element to liven up your holiday makeup.
The wands are much smaller in comparison to the regular TF wands and are perfect for precision application.
*P.S – Pure Cobalt looks less vibrant when worn on the lashes, providing only a hint of navy blue.
Also new, the Tom Ford Extreme Mascara that now comes in a waterproof version. I noticed no flaking or smudging when worn (even after an unplanned nap!) making this my new favourite mascara for the season! The extra fat wand bulks up the lashes with ease and also holds curl well. On the flip side…. a bigger wand means slightly tricky application, specially so if you have shorter lashes.
Other than minor blending issues, the star buy in my opinion is the Cream & Powder Eye Colour Night Sky. I love how sexy this looks on the eyes with deep smokiness and that unexpected twinkle of glitter. Plus I feel this was the best value for money!
If a bold audacious eye isn’t for you, the lipstick First Time will make a beautiful addition to your lipstick collection. With the added perk of limited edition TF packaging. Something we always get suckered into 😉
Collection info & Pricing
Tom Ford Noir collection is set to launch 15th Nov at the Tangs Orchard beauty counter.
Cream & Powder Eye Colour – SGD 94
Lash Tips Mascara – SGD 75
Waterproof Extreme Mascara – SGD 65
Eye Definer Pencil – SGD 52
Lip Colour – SGD 80
Nail lacquer – SGD 52