June 3, 2017

MAKEUP | TOM FORD GOLDEN MINK EYESHADOW QUAD REVIEW



Yes here am I again with a TOM FORD product review. Spoiler: there's more coming. I decided to get my hands on the gorgeous Golden Mink quad palette because I strongly believed I could use it on a daily basis....and boy was I right! For my everyday look I like warm brown colors with a bit of golden shimmer on my lids and the inner corner of my eyes. This palette summarized it all.
 
 

 + THE REVIEW: TOM FORD GOLDEN MINK EYESHADOW QUAD + 


+ SHADES + 

The quad features four different shades with different finishes too: a sheer golden glitter, a satin/glitter copper, a shimmery ashy brown and a matte/shimmery dark brown. You can mix and match the shades to create a subtle or more elaborate look. The glittery shades are very subtle, hence more wearable. I didn't experience any fall outs whatsoever. It's safe to say that you should avoid this quad if you're only into matte shades.

+ PACKAGING + 

Like all other TOM FORD products, the packaging looks and feels very luxurious. The big mirror is amazing and the amount of product you get is massive. I've been using it for a few months now and I still haven't hit pan yet.

+ PRICE + 

TOM FORD's typical pricing: very expensive (560DKK/82$). However I do think they are worth the splurge because this palette is very versatile and you are going to be reaching out for it again and again and again.

+ FINAL THOUGHTS +

TOM FORD's Golden Mink quad is perfect to have in your purse when you're on the go and want to create a perfect subtle or dramatic smokey eye. You won't have to worry about chalkiness, poorly pigmented shades, or fallouts with this one. The big mirror comes in very handy and the tiny brushes that come in the pack are surprisingly not that bad. 

I must admit I'm still new in the eyeshadow palette game. I've only been using the NAKED 2 basic palette and single M.A.C eyeshadows. I've also recently purchased the gorgeous MODERN RENAISSANCE palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills which I use practically every single day. My curiosity and eagerness will lead me to discovering and reviewing more eyeshadow palettes so stay tuned!

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April 9, 2017

MAKEUP | VICTORIA BECKHAM X ESTÉE LAUDER 01 JAVA SUN BRONZER REVIEW



After hitting the pan of my NARS Paloma bronzer, I wanted to try something new. Preferably a bronzer with a super large pan for my TOM FORD bronzer brush to fit in. As I was browsing through the different makeup brands at Magasin Du Nord (a.k.a my pied-à-terre), I stumbled upon the Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder collaboration display at the Estée Lauder counter. Needless to say I was immediately drawn by it, for two main reasons:

First - The collection simply looked very beautiful, elegant and coherent (I'm actually tempted to buy more from it).

Second - I'm such a huge fan of Victoria Beckham. She is chic, modern and has incredible taste, so I knew this collaboration was going to be top notch. Not to mention she used to be a Spice Girl...Yes I'm a fan girl, what more can I say!

+ VICTORIA BECKHAM X ESTÉE LAUDER JAVA SUN BRONZER REVIEW +

+ The shade + 

The bronzer immediately attracted me because of it's medium brown warm color with a yellow undertone. This type of shade is personally very flattering on my skin tone (medium/tan). It also comes in a lighter shade (Saffron Sun) which I would recommend for lighter skin tones.
As for the pigmentation, it is very good and excellent at adding natural looking warmth to my complexion.


+ The quality + 

The bronzer comes in a gorgeous leather and gold compact which looks and feels very luxurious. Applying it is super enjoyable as it's smooth and super silky. The matte texture makes it a good all-season bronzer.

I also like how natural looking it is while still giving me the polished look I'm always aiming for. I'm personally really not into the heavy contouring trend, but I can easily obtain a nice natural chiseled look without overdoing it with this one. The lasting power is also very long (roughly around 8 hours on my skin).


+ The price +  

This obviously retailed a bit expensive (456 DKK/65$). You are clearly going to pay for the celebrity name and the packaging on top of the product. However, the quality is definitely there, it lasts very long on the skin and you get so much product out of it. I don't think I'll be hitting the pan anytime soon with this one. If you are interested in purchasing it, you can find it at NET-A-PORTER.

My final thoughts? Well, you might find a cheaper and more suitable bronzer on the market. However, if you’re a makeup lover and a big fan of beautiful packaging just like me, I recommend getting this compact as a collector piece.

Thank you for reading my article, leave a comment bellow if you would like to share your opinion on this bronzer or this collaboration. Also do not hesitate to share your personal favorite bronzer with me! 
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April 7, 2017

MAKEUP | TOM FORD 01 MOODLIGHT HIGHLIGHTER REVIEW



This highlighting and illuminating powder duo is made to capture two types of natural light on the skin. The white shade replicates the luminous glow of daylight and the radiant golden shade captures the shine of candlelight. These shimmering shades can be applied individually or layered together to create a multidimensional glow.


+ TOM FORD MOODLIGHT SKIN ILLUMINATING POWDER DUO REVIEW + 

I tend to be quite selective when it comes to highlighters because I have oily skin and adding extra shimmer/glow to my face is rather delicate. However, that certainly never swooshed me away from wanting a gorgeous dewy glow. Fortunately for me, not only do I find these highlighters stunning, they also sit very well on my face.

+ The shades +

The lighter shade (daylight) alone is very subtle and faintly shows up on my medium/tan skin. The darker shade (candlelight) however (a metallic peach/rose gold) is a perfect match. The shades are great for an everyday look and can be build up for the night. I personally like to mix the two colors for an impeccable glow.


+ The quality + 

Silky and glides on very smoothly on my skin (I use my TOM FORD Shade & Illuminate Brush for application) and miracle…! It doesn’t emphasis my pores at all, even when I build it up!


+ The price + 

As usual the price point is quite high (525 DKK/80$) as expected from TOM FORD. However, the quality is unquestionably there (smooth, silky, doesn’t texturize your skin & gorgeous shades), you also get a lot of product and the packaging is neat and chic (the materialistic side of me always cared about packaging).

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an elegant, refined highlighter that also sits great on skin, then I would with no hesitation recommend TOM FORD’s Moodlight highlighting and illuminating powder duo.

I really fell in love with TOM FORD's makeup line and I will probably be purchasing more products and making reviews in the near future. I'm looking forward to make more beauty/makeup recommendations for you but also fashion trend reports and giving fashion advices! Thank you for reading my articles and supporting me, it honestly means the world to me.


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