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This is by far my favourite piece of the new Tom Ford Summer 2015 Soleil Collection!

I know many have as a favourite the Eye and Cheek Palette, but as far as I’m concerned the blush won me for its novelty and breath of fresh air it brought in an otherwise predictable, yet always gorgeous Summer collection!

This is the Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color in #01 Pink Sand. It’s the first cream product for the face that I’ve tried and it’s safe to say that this luminous soft pink blush, with warm undertones and golden iridescence won my heart irremediably!

It’s a blush-meets-highlighter in one which makes it unique and a must have, if you ask me! Since the summer finally arrived I’m more for a natural, glowing makeup and on my fair skin this can be used as a blush as well as to add the radiance of a highlighter ( a step minus in my makeup routine, right?! ).

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It’s so creamy and soft, and I have to warn you that this one doesn’t transfer on the cheeks as pigmented as the traditional cream blushers you might have tried do ( think Chanel, for instance! ). Therefore it’s harder to make mistakes! It has colour to it but the finish is more of a satin, and throughout the day it keeps its shine without making you look greasy, or accentuate any imperfections.

Tom Ford describes it as a “healthy glow and natural burst of color” which means that this is a quite sheer product essentially, but it can also be build-up to a maximum of semi-opaqueness. Which I don’t mind at all, and I’m sure that all the lovers of a natural blush look won’t mind as well!

photo 5 copy – here you have it heavily swatched and blended out to a sheer coverage. I hope you can still see the golden reflections in it! Glorious!

 

HOW I APPLY IT!

I think that to really make this product work at its full potential you need to take your time with it and make sure that you warm it really well between your fingers. Yes, it’s one of the few products I really like to apply with my fingers! But I also think that a nice synthetic stippling brush does an amazing job as well!

[ I haven’t tried it with my #06 Tom Ford Cheek Brush yet, but I will and update you on that too! ]

I gently pat the product onto my cheeks making sure not to press to hard to move my foundation! A trick to make the application easier is to apply Pink Sand before the foundation has time to dry down and it’s still “wet” – if that makes any sense. Like that the two kind of melt together and create a natural, compact look!

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As for that packaging… What else there’s to say but that it’s gorgeous! The ivory and gold combination Tom Ford uses for all his summer collections will always melt the heart of any makeup lover!

What is your favourite item from the Tom Ford Summer 2015 Soleil Collection, lovely?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

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