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Tom Ford: The Collection

When I think of the most amazing of amazing makeup the first name that pops into my head is Tom Ford. When Mr Ford does something he does it right. From the foundations to the contour products, it’s hard not to fall in love with the entire collection. Since my last post on the lips and boys collection I’ve been getting a lot of emails about the rest of the collection so I decided to fill you all in.

Tom Ford believes if you’re going to create something, why settle for second best? And this definately shines through in his collection. I have yet to try something that’s disappoints me.

Let’s begin with lips. His lipsticks are rich in colour and the texture is so creamy it’s no wonder they’ve won so many awards! They glide on beautifully and don’t dry out your lips. The most famous shade, Casablanca, is a must have! Another favourite is Bruised Plum. Use it to achieve that burgandy lip trend that is so hot right now!

All his foundations are serum based which means they treat the skin as you use them. The stick foundation is buidable from sheer to full coverage and can be used as a concealer as well. The new traceless perfecting foundation has an spf, is longwearing, hydrating and humidity resistant. It diminishes the appearance of pores and it’s state of the art formulation includes a complex to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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His blushes are pigmented perfectly and the spherical pearls and rich emolients in the formulation makes them glide onto the skin like a cream. This allows you to apply blush with absolute ease and achieve a luminous finish. Ravish is an all time favourite!!

The eyeshadow pallettes blend like a dream. They are formulated with enhanced colour processes which ensures the colour pigment shows true and provides oustanding adhesion which will minimize blending time. Keep an eye out for the limited edition ones as they are usually must haves. I’ve recently added his cream eyeshadows to my collection and love using them as a base. They don’t dry the lid out the way other cream shadows sometimes do. I’m also loving the coloured mascaras. The new teal mascara is a trend that I love working with. Match this with the uniquely designed eyebrow pencil for a completed look.

If you’re looking to buy a brush set worth dieing for the Tom Ford brush collection is the way to go. Although insanely pricey it’s worth every penny. Good brushes are so important! I will be doing an entire post on that soon.

For all you boys out there don’t feel left out. Tom ford has not forgotten you. He has a conplete men’s range from cleansers to beard oils that are worth looking into to. I was most excited about his 3 shade correct/conceal sticks for men. Many men are troubled by dark under eye circles and this is for you. Using an amazing dry-invisible technology, this concealer will hide ur dark circles without a hint that you’re wearing any makeup. You won’t need to wear anything else. It dries invisible and blends into the skin without a trace. You can also apply it to any marks for extra coverage.

The quality of the Tom Ford Makeup range is most definitely in a league of it’s own. The full range is available at Bloomingdales in Dubai and I’ve recently heard that the balance of the range will be joining the lipsticks and delectable fragrances in South Africa soon. I am super excited for you to finally be able to get your hands on it. You won’t regret it!!

Love Raeesah 🙂

Tom Ford, Lips and Boys

Tom Ford lips and boys collection

I had a wonderful afternoon sampling the Lips and Boys luxurious lipstick line. Tom Ford lipsticks have always been a favorite of mine, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard that they were launching 50 new shades at once. The reason people fall in love with Tom Fords lipsticks is the texture. It’s difficult to explain until you’ve tried it. They are super creamy, long lasting and just seem to love your lips! The all time favorite is Casablanca, a reddened plum with a cream finish, that will suit almost any skin colour. It usually becomes a staple in the makeup collection of anyone who’s tried it.

The Lips and Boys collection is a limited edition range that is clutch-sized, as Tom Ford has called it, to fit perfectly into our smaller bags. These days we are trying to squeeze a phone, money, keys and a lipstick into our little clutch bags which is why the size of these lipsticks are so ideal. He named each one after men from his past and present! It was such a fun and innovative idea that was made perfect when the colours turned out to be so gorgeous.

The colours are grouped into an impressive 10 families, so there is something to suit everyone. From perky pinks to quirky corals, you’re bound to find a shade that you love. I also had fun with the metallic range which included very shimmery golds, bronzes and greys. These colours, typically seen as eyeshadows, would be loved by those who are a bit more daring and would like to try out a glamorous catwalk look.

I brought home these boys.

Alejandro : a rich mix between a pink and red with a touch of shimmer
Omar : a glamorous gold/bronze tone to achieve Jlos signature look
Blake: a brown with a touch of glimmer
Richard: a pinky nude that everyone needs in their collection.

I definitely recommend you check these out. Every girl needs at least one Tom Ford in her collection. They are available in Dubai at Bloomingdales or online, not yet in SA. I am definitely heading back tomorrow for more!! This is the one time I can say that I’d like to bring all 50 boys home 😉

Lotsa love

Raeesah