Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Collection 2015 Cream and Powder Eye Color Black Oyster

If you are looking for a sexy sparkly smokey eye look, Black Oyster is it. The powder shadow is a sparkly silver shadow that is more or a topper shade than a true silver eye shadow. The cream shadow is a dark grey shadow with tiny silver shimmer.

For this eye look, I used my fingers to pick up the cream shadow and apply on my lids. I had to be careful not to pick up too much pigment because just a little is enough. I used my fingers to blend the cream shadow but I was hoping for a more opaque look. I'll try using a synthetic brush the next time to experiment.

I dabbed the silver powder shadow onto the inner to the middle of my lids. The powder shadow stayed intact without any fallout during application. I topped it off by tightlining my eyelids with my trusty waterproof eye liner.

I wore this out for my pole class, two sweaty hours. There was minor fall out when I went home and checked.

Left to right: Black Oyster and Midnight Sea
If you love sexy smokey look, I think Black Oyster will be right up your alley. I love that it is easy to use and the colours look stunning. I like my sparkles, so this is so my thing.

USD $60

Ratings: 5 lipsticks

This is the look I wore for my pole class.

Tom Ford Matte Lip Color in Pussycat

Being a kitty momma, I lean towards anything that reminds me of my cast. How can I not buy that pole top with Meow on it. Impossible!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Collection 2015 Cream and Powder Eye Color Midnight Sea

I totally apologise that I am reviewing these are snail's pace but that is all I can spare at the moment. See all my beauteous loot in gorgeous bright sunshine. I am a contented woman on the makeup front. Nothing beats seeing the whole collection together. 

Midnight Sea was the one that almost got away. I didn't order this one as I honestly have out grown teal shades, I really didn't know how often I would wear this. But the swatches got me and I regretted not getting it so when I had the chance to get it at the Tangs counter, I took it. My set is now complete.

Since I got my hands on Midnight Sea first, it was the first one I tried out. The little tub has two sections. One for the glittery powder eye shadow and another section for the cream eye shadow. 

I don't understand why the powder eyeshadow looks like a silver baby blue in my swatches but it definitely looks more teal than this picture. The cream shadow is supposed to be the same colour as the Spring 2015 released cream shadow. It is a dark smokey brown taupe shade. It isn't very exciting on its own but once layered with the powder eye shadow, the effect is so pretty. It becomes a sparkly black/blue/teal shade. Me likes!

(Do check out Temptalia's swatches here)

Even though the SA advised me to use a synthetic brush to apply the cream shadows, I like using my fingers with these cream shadows. My fingers warm up the product and I feel that I can blend it much better than with a brush. I just need to be careful not to pick up too much product. Above, is a gentle wash of the cream shadow. Doesn't look very intimidating right?

Here is what happens when I layer the teal powder shadow over it, magic!

What I love about these cream shadows are their super blendability and how tenacious they are. They lasted the whole day on my oily lids. The sparkly powder shadow is glittery but not gritty. I did not get any fall out throughout the day. I love the combination of colours and I'm determined to try the cream shadow over other powder shades to see what happens. It is so exciting to experiment. It is gosh darn expensive but since when was Tom Ford ever cheap. If you wanted to splurge on some pretty shadows and a lover of all things sparkly, this would be it.

SGD $85
USD $60

Ratings: 5 lipsticks

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Collection 2015 Cream Cheek Colour Pink Sand

You probably notice by now that my posts are erratic. I must apologise for that, lately I feel like I'm getting kicked by life in the butt. I need time to get my life in order and get my mojo back. I will still post but not as regularly as I wish to.

Anyway I have really come to the point where enough is almost enough. I'm not really getting excited about new releases and I don't really see the need to get more makeup. I am being very selective of what I buy and will probably be like this for quite some time. 

I however did break my ban for Tom Ford. The images of the cream and powder shadows called to me. The Eye and Cheek Compact called to me too (I missed out on last year's and have kicked myself ever since). I have to admit I splurged on this collection. 

I pre ordered my items from Neiman Marcus. I regretted not getting Midnight Sea so when I heard that it was in the Singapore counter I made a very rare trip to Orchard Road for some retail therapy.

I did not intend to get Pink Sand but the counter swatches did me it. It was emollient and blended easily on my skin. The pink gold shade was too irresistible. It was a very satisfying shopping trip for me. Heh!

Without further ado, let's take a look at Pink Sand.

The creamy white and gold casing calls to me. Its sleek and oh so luxurious. It isn't easy for me to open this though but I don't mind one bit.

I would say that Pink Sand would look better on lighter to medium skin tones because it will show up better. On me, it is a light glowy golden pink flush. It lasts about 3 to 4 hours. I applied it under and over powder with no problem at all. It blends well and does not appear patchy at all. I would think it is more suited for dry to normal skin as it is more emollient in texture.It is a limited edition piece so get it quick while it is still available. $87 is too high a price to pay for a cream blush, I wasn't thinking honestly when I bought this.I was in a "get it now" mode where brain function is minimal.

SGD $87
USD $65

Ratings: 4 lipsticks

Here is my look for my shopping trip. I thought it would be fitting to wear a mostly Tom Ford look to go buy more Tom Ford. Heh.

Lady Snow trying to get me to quit playing with my makeup and pay some attention to her instead

Lips and Boys in Michael

Tom Ford Cream Eye Colour in Escapade and Three Flash Performance Eyeliner pencil in 06
I'm loving my new white dress with the embellished front. Trying darn hard not to squint when the sun is right in my eyes.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints 09 Cold Copper, 10 Senso, 11 Rose Ashes and 12 Gold Ashes

As promised, here are the rest of my Giorgio Armani eye tints. I call this my neutrals edition. It was so difficult to decide on which colours I like without having to test them out in the counters so I ended up with 4 of them. I shall let my swatches do the talking.

Left to right: Cold Copper, Senso, Rose Ashes and Gold Ashes 
Cold Copper on my lids
Senso on the outer corner of my lids
Finished eye look with Cold Copper and Senso
Senso unblended

Rose Ashes on my lids
Super sparkly Gold Ashes on my inner lids and Senso on the outer lid

Of all these 4 shades I love Cold Copper which is a gold/brown shade and Senso which is a slight reddish brown shade best. They are a neutral lover's dream. Rose Ashes is unique with its flashes of pink. I don't really like Gold Ashes  because it is very sparkly. I can't wear this on its own. Instead I dab it on the inner corner of my eye lids.

USD $38

Ratings: 4 lipsticks