Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Tom Ford A/W 2012 - Ingenue and Temptress

I got a look at Tom Ford's new colour collections for autumn last night, and after the interest shown on Twitter I thought I had better do a post sharpish. There are two colour "stories" - Temptress, which is all about greens, teals, vampy cerise pinks, drama, sexiness etc. Then Ingenue, which is your smouldering nudes and hint-of-a-tint type stuff.


Standouts include the two new palettes (Enchanted, neutrals, and Emerald Lust, greens and teals) which are made in a new wet/dry formula, and have the usual range of finishes, from sheen to sparkle. Both are stupendously pigmented and buttery. Ingenue just has the edge for me, but I'm on a taupe kick at the moment so my judgement may be cloudy.

Also worth keeping an eye out for is this mind-meltingly bright blush from Temptress, called Narcissist. "Almost-shocking pink", says the press release, but I'd say they could lose the "almost". There's an ultra-pigmented cerise lipstick too, called Aphrodisiac. Rawr.


On the Ingenue side, there are two interesting new product formats. A lip and cheek balm/stain called Tainted Love, which comes on like a standard TF lipstick but has a rounded tip for easier on-cheek doodling. It's very sheer and moisturising, and leaves behind a warm rosy stain. There's also a wine-red gel eyeliner called Plum Absolute. I only swatched this with a fingertip, not a brush, but it seemed surprisingly subtle and sheer.



Price-wise, the palettes are the same price as the permanent-line Tom Ford palettes, £65. Sixty-five smackers is quite wallet-battering, but if you think about it like 4 high-end single eyeshadows it might just be justifiable. If you squint a bit. You know what I mean.

Here are some terrible-quality phone camera swatches, in iffy light. I'm really sorry:


I don't have prices for the other bits, but am waiting on more info and the collection's (gorgeous) promo image from TF's press office, so will update this post when I do.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for the swatches. I really love the look of the brush, it's gorgeous!

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  2. Tainted Love looks gorgeous, can't wait to get my mitts on it.

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  3. So out of my price bracket, but those teals and pinks! Love!

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  4. They look fantastic! £65 for 4 is like £16 per eye shadown - I'm sold on that teal one

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  5. That nude palette! I felt actual palpitations. I think I would hate myself a little bit for paying that though!

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