Tom Ford Night Sky : Review, Photos & Swatches

Hi there! Just a few more days till the Tom Ford Noir collection launches in Singapore so i’m back with an in depth review on the pièce de résistance. Night Sky.

TF Night sky opening image

Night Sky consists of one navy cream base infused with electric blue micro shimmer and a satin navy blue powder eyeshadow speckled with pink and turquoise micro glitter.

Tom Ford Night sky review

In comparison to cream shadows released in the past, Night Sky is just as pigmented and as high quality as you’d expect from Tom Ford. I love how it can be built up to an intense colour (as deep as seen in the pot), or sheered down to a translucent grungy wisp of blue.

It’s all in the application.

Tom Ford Noir makeup Night sky

On the topic of application, I found Night Sky to require a lot more time and patience than any other TF cream i’ve worked with. It goes on slightly uneven as the cream feels a lot more emollient and tends to sheer out while blending. The best way to go for an even result was to layer on gradually building up intensity. For this I used my fingers (as I always do).

Tom Ford Night sky swatches

The powder shadow as you’d expect, compliments the cream base perfectly. It conceals any unevenness, adding depth and decadence to this smokey look!

Tom Ford Noir Night Sky swatch

(Left- cream shadow on it’s own, Right- cream & powder layered)

On a side note, I also noticed layering the powder shadow on top of the cream significantly prolongs the wear time. As on it’s own the cream shadow was highly prone to creasing and didn’t last longer than a couple of hours on the lid.

Now on to some application tips and a look featuring Night Sky.

I found that starting with a clean lid worked best. Skip your eye cream and primer. Anything layered under this will only make it harder to work with.

As mentioned before, start with very tiny amounts of product, building as you go. I went for around 4 layers in the look you see below.

To soften the edges of the cream base and create that true smoked out effect I took a neutral toned silvery grey (I used the Silvered Topaz quad) and ran it around the edges. A small step that makes a huge difference. Attempting to smoke out the look using just the cream shadow is a process i’d rather not spend time on. So that was my shortcut!

Here’s the final look.

Tom Ford Night Sky

I decided to take the festive route and add a silvery white shadow on my lower lash line to keep things fresh.

Tom Ford Night sky

I also skipped eyeliner adding just a bit of tight lining for definition and to thicken up the lashes. This keeps the blue lid in full focus.

Here’s a quick look at some of the makeup used.

Tom Ford makeup Noir holiday 2015

Lips – Tom Ford First Time

Eyes – TF Silvered Topaz Quad, TF Night Sky, TF Extreme Waterproof Mascara in the colour Noir & the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor

Cheeks – Tom Ford Frantic Pink blush

In addition to the above mentioned products, I also used Dior Swan Mono Shadow (as the silver liner), Tom Ford Mood Light highlighter, Kevyn Aucoin lip liner in Natural & Clé De Peau Foundation.

Here’s one more look at the eye makeup before I conclude this post.

I hope you found this review informative and an enjoyable read! And please do leave a comment down below if you have any further questions regarding Night Sky 🙂 I’ll answer them ASAP.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday,

Michelle.

 

10 thoughts

  1. Such a gorgeous look! I’ve never been to experimental with eyeshadow colours and this is definitely a colour I’d need a bit of confidence to pull off. Thank you showing me how this can pulled off. 🙂

  2. I just purchased this and I am in LOVE with the color. I’m guessing you used a thin brush for the cream and shadow brush for powder? I have yet to try it out as I wanted to see some application tips before I ruined it. Also the grey shadow on edges and liner underneath is gorgeous.

    1. Hi Alyssa,
      Congrats on your new purchase! I didn’t think it would still be available!
      So for application I always use fingers. It’s easier to smudge it out without streaks and for the powder I patted it on with a flat eyeshadow brush.
      Also thank you for your kind comments! I had fun with this look 🙂

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