Hello Beautyowls!

When I first received the package with the Tom Ford new SS 2017 collection I was ecstatic! No doubt the TOM FORD name stands for impeccable quality and beautiful design.

When I took the mahogany-imitating packaging on my hands with the detailed golden finish and the engraved TF logo I can admit that I was blown away. Each package is equipped with a beautiful mirror and the lip palettes come with a small applicator brush designed with equal attention to detail.

However, the real fun began when discovering the interior and with it the actual products. I received two Shade and Illuminate Lips palettes (Fr. 74.- each) palettes with the shades Automatic, Impulse, Nikita and Saboteur, as well as, the blush and highlighter palette in Scintillate. The products themselves are coming in a velvety cream-like formula, that literally melts almost instantly to the touch.


The color selection is beautiful and each lip palette contains two shades in order to create an impactful ombré look. (Check out my previous post, if you want to find out more about the ombre lip trend!) The lipsticks have a beautiful engraved patterned surface which I didn’t want to touch but stare instead for hours.

The formula is a unique hybrid between a cream and a powder with a sheer finish. It doesn’t dry out and if you press your lips together you do feel the product slip and slide. The lipsticks are not transfer-proof but highly pigmented. Since they are not liquid lipsticks, you will have to retouch them eventually but they wear off beautifully.


The Shade and Illuminate Cheeks palette (Fr. 90.-) gives you an instant (wet-look) glow and a natural flush on the cheeks. Really amazing! The intensity is buildable and the wear time of 8+ hours served me well. Since this is a cream form you could applying those on top of your foundation with the TOM FORD Shade and Illuminate Brush, the Cream Foundation Brush or with a wet Beauty Blender (which works just as well). The formula doesn’t really dry down and feels a bit tacky even after several hours of wear. In case you don’t like this sensation you can set the product with some powder.


All in all, this is a stunning collection that I will put to good use during the spring and summer months. If you feel like splurging, you will be able to find the collection at Jelmoli , Globus Geneva or online.

Let me know what your thoughts are about this collection and the TOM FORD products in the comments section down below. Would you buy any? If yes, which ones? Or have already invested in some of these items? Which are the ones that you liked the most?

Till next time,

xoxo from Zurich,


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