Following on from yesterdays peek at the new metallic collection from Tom Ford, I'm going to show you what I would have purchased from the collection if wedd-onomics (what? It's totally a word) and common sense hadn't kicked in first. Those are the cream eyeshadows in Spice and Platinum.
Love the packaging, (with one minor caveat) from the mock-croc boxes:
|I like bar codes, what's your problem?|
To the heavy-weight gold-etched glass pots:
To the off-centre sticky labels on the top of the pots. Hang on! Crooked sticky labels? Oh, Tom.
But never mind, it's what's inside that counts, right?
Oh, my, these are lovely. A silvery taupe, and mid-tone coppery brown, just up my alley! Let's take a closer look:
|Yes, I swatched before snapping. BAD beauty blogger!|
In the pots, Platinum seems much more metallic, and stiffer a consistency than Spice, but this isn't really the case. The formula for both of these is feather light, lighter even than the bouncy Chanel's we've had recently, and definitely lighter than the Armani Eyes to Kill shadows which have been out for a while now. They're so light that initially I thought they wouldn't wear well, but I'll get onto that shortly.
The shades are multi dimensional, and rather complex on skin, here are some swatches:
Simple finger swatch:
The same swatches blended out.
A little of this formula really does go a very long way, especially with the more pigmented Spice, they blend very easily, I created a very nice smokey eye look with these in about 30 seconds flat just using my fingers (something unheard of for me, I'm dedicated to my brushes), and I was very impressed with the finish.
At £28 each though, these are on the pricey side, and, when it comes to that sort of price, I want things to last, so do they? Yes, actually, I was very surprised at how well these lasted on an extremely damp day recently, they got through eight hours of heavy wear (there was a bit of eye-rubbing), with minimal creasing and very little fading indeed. Considering you can barely feel you're wearing them at all, I was extremely impressed indeed! I think Platinum is very quickly going to become a staple for me, as I'll be able to create a simple pulled-together look very quickly on those mornings where thinking is impossible*.
* Weekdays. Every other weekend. The weekends inbetween.
The Fine Print Makeup fairy delivery.Don't tell me they don't exist. I'll cry.
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