Tom Ford Fall 2017 is an exciting one! Be it dressing up the eyes with the new Private Shadows or choosing the perfect Kohl eyeliner to suit your mood. The Eyes Of Tom Ford gives women a range to express her mood with the looks she creates.
The shadows are created with the Tom Ford colour palette to deliver a luxurious look, wether you go for vibrant bold colour or subdued neutrals.
If the words ‘limited edition’ make you giddy with excitement, you are in for a treat! These single shadows come in 30 shades.
Choosing favourites doesn’t get any easier as there’re 5 different finishes to choose from!
Ultra Suede – Completely matte
Suede Finish – Demi matte
Sateen Finish – Lustrous pearl with a glowing sheen
Vinyl Finish – Highly pearlised metallic chrome
Pailette – Glittery pearl
As you can see the colour range is pretty wide. Literally something for everyone. Warm neutrals, pale pinks, deep burgundy to teals (featured below is just 12 of the 30 to be released).
At the time of preview there were only 12 shadows available for swatching. None of the glitters were in sadly (which was what I was looking forward to the most!) However what was available did not disappoint.
On to swatches!
Silverscreen (sateen finish) – A deep steel grey with a high pearlised finish. (One of the best shades in terms of pigmentation and texture)
Nightcast (ultra suede) – The blackest matte black.
Purple Reign (vinyl finish) – A medium opalene purple. Contains a very soft silvery blue sheen.
Videotape (suede finish) – A deep burgundy with the finest silver and pink glitter.
Smoked Opaline (sateen finish) – A pearlised dull khaki green.
Photographic (vinyl finish) – A high pearlised teal blue.
Vertigo (ultra suede) – A neutral medium grey. (the swatch seen here is distorted, the true colour is a neutral grey)
Naked City (ultra suede) – A light cream with good pigmentation.
Hush (suede finish) – a light pink in a soft satin finish.
Exposure (sateen finish) – A light pearlised pink with good pigmentation.
Loveshade (suede finish) – A soft burnished rose.
Warm Leatherette (vinyl finish) – A golden bronze.
Of the twelve shadows I swatched, the ones that stood out were, Photographic, Silverscreen & Nightcast in that order. Exposure was also a colour worth a mention as the texture was quite nice and pigmented.
Overall I really liked the pigmentation of the deeper, more vibrant shades. The lighter colours were somewhat underwhelming to me. However this is purely my personal opinion based on the fact that lighter shades could be easily duped as the pigmentation or formula of those were not exactly extraordinary.
Next in the collection are the newly repromoted Kohl Intense pencils. I’m already a fan of the existing formula and the addition of new shades sparked my interest!
The new shades are Tourmaline and White Smoke. Both a matte finish.
Overall the quality of these are soft & smudge-able. A formula that can be smoked out for a beautiful sultry look.
Last but not least, three new, limited edition mascaras. Each of them designed to create a distinctive lash look.
For lashes with a heavy, lofty, featherlike effect Shutter Lash Mascara is the one. The customised dual fibre brush helps add volume to achieve maximum lash impact! I believe the formula also includes tiny fibres to bulk up the lashes to a full look.
For defined, and well separated lashes, there’s the new Fullscreen Lash Mascara. It’s unique brush design uses a mix of fibres to coat lashes from root to tip for length and separation. If you already have dense lashes and looking for definition and length this is for you!
The mascara that sparked the most interest though was the Spike Lash Mascara. Featuring a moulded wand that creates a spiked lash effect as though ‘risen from the water’. The wand pulls the lashes together for an editorial, wet lash look.
Here’s a closer look at all three side by side!
Overall the collection is a winner in my opinion. I just love the fact that there’s such a extensive selection dedicated solely for the eyes. If you love playing up the eyes like I do, it’s pretty much irresistible.
Some concerns that I did have though were, how often do we reach for single eyeshadows? As a makeup junkie I do tend to go for the palettes more. That being said, I also do enjoy collecting single shadows that are accent shades (such as Photographic) that I might not have in my massive collection of neutral palettes. Therefore, the Pailette shades and the Vinyls would be worth swooping in on me thinks.
Also another great way to shop is singling out the ‘lid shades’. Colours that you generally like to wear as an all over lid option for day to day. Won’t it just be useful to have a few in singles? I tend to do this with Dior Mono Shadows. Having single lid shades in singles just makes sense!
As for the khols, the TF ones in particular make for great bases when doing smokey eyes. They smudge so well and blend out like a dream. Whatever you put on top just grabs on to the creamy formula for a long lasting makeup look. My top recommendation is my favourite shade Espresso. This is my go-to liner in most of my daily eye looks. I smudge this very close to the lash and top with a single eyeshadow and I am done! I love that this brown is not red toned or too light. It’s my favourite brown liner of all time.
Prices & Launch Dates
The collection is said to launch later this week.
The Private Shadows (LE) will retail at SGD50, Kohl Intense at SGD52 and mascaras (LE) at SGD70.
P.S- I’ll be sharing an eye look with my selection of Private Shadows later this week! So check back or subscribe to be notified when I post! xx