With a sexy selection of inky colours, the Tom Ford Spring 2015 Color Collection is somewhat of a departure from the pastels and brights typically associated with the season of rebirth.
These tones aren’t missing, though – they’re in the Eye Color Duos, represented by the dual-chromed highlighter hues that throw their deeper counterparts into sharp relief.
This concise collection comprises:
- Eye Color Duo in Crushed Indigo (S$85)
- Eye Color Duo in Raw Jade (S$85)
- Eye Color Duo in Ripe Plum (S$85)
In a wet/dry formula, the colours intensify when used damp or over a semi-tacky base.
Clockwise from the left, the swatches are as follows: dry, dampened, dry+layered.
When dry, the right-side accent shades aren’t as intense as they might seem in the pan. The opalescent left-side shades are delightfully complementary: icy lilac for the black-blue, lemon mint for the olive and pale rose-pink for the chocolate-plum.
Layered, they transform beautifully into their namesakes, changing into shimmery indigo, jade and plum.
When wet, there is a subtle metallic finish as the sparkles become more evident. I like the intensity of the colours used this way, and love how the twinkly bits pop.
As with most Tom Ford eyeshadows, these pretty pairs have a genteel finesse to them: They have a smooth texture that’s not buttery-dense; instead, they glide on delicately and evenly.
- Nail Lacquer in Bitter Bitch (S$48)
A re-promote from Autumn 2013, this will surely thrill Tom Ford fans.
- Nail Lacquer in Black Jade (S$48)
- Nail Lacquer in Indigo Night (S$48)
The blue and green tones don’t show up as obviously as they do in the bottle. Rather, they appear as blackened versions of themselves on the nails. Colour-cast blacks aren’t unusual but I love the look of these dark hues.
Here’s a quick mani with Black Jade which looks like a blackened green on the nails, even under the light. Though the sparkles show up, they’re more conspicuous in the bottle than worn.
Tom Ford polishes have a tendency to be sheer—sometimes streaky—at first coat. You only get full opacity with three layers, which means (im)patience. That said, if you’re able to get past this inconvenience, you’ll appreciate their longevity.
- Extreme Mascara in Teal Intense (S$65)
- Extreme Mascara in Black Plum (S$65)
- Extreme Mascara in Raven (S$65)
I haven’t tried Tom Ford mascaras but the price is enough to scare me away. (Then again, it’s only S$5 away from Lancôme Grandiôse.) And you know…you could have these fun colours from Bourjois, at a fraction of the price. ;)
Have you ever noticed fresh Tom Ford shadow pans? I love their horizontal-line embossment – it looks exceptionally classy, setting off the TF imprint perfectly. :)
In Singapore, these limited-edition lovelies are slated to arrive in March 2015.
For more photos and swatches, do read Bubbly Michelle’s post on this collection.