Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tom Ford Cheek Color - Wicked Review + Swatches


I had gone to NYC awhile back with hubby. We had an amazing time (without the little one), and saw an amazing musical, called "Wicked". It's a twist on the story of Oz, where the wicked witch was not so evil as all thought. So of course, the next day, when shopping at Saks, I'm browsing the Tom Ford counter and come across this lovely blush, also called "Wicked". Of course I had to buy it right?! (It's amazing how I justify random purchases).



I've long heard the legend of Tom Ford, particularly about his eyeshadows and blushes and how absolutely amazing they are, but the price point and lack of availability had previously prevented me from over-indulging in his over-indulgent line of cosmetics. Only a couple of years ago now did Tom Ford counters enter the Canadian market via Holt Renfrew, which means special trips as Holts are not "everywhere" like the Bay and Sephora.  His limited edition products are even harder to procure, every time they have been sold out and even putting my name on a waitlist has not been fruitful. I'm truly jealous of our neighbors down south over this :)


Tom Ford's packaging is always simple and minimalistic, yet weighty and quietly speaking luxury. This blush is housed very similarly to the eyeshadow quads, though of course of smaller size. See my review of one of his quads here.



Ok enough impressionist rambling, onto the blush! Wicked is a muted pink, which on me is demi-matte. Enough lustre to not look dull but not at all shimmery. 


Left is one finger swipe on the pan, middle is back-n-forth of finger in the pan with one swipe on the arm, and right side is blended out.

As you can see, the pigmentation is very even and smooth. No powdery chalkiness or uneven blotchiness here. Well, it better be for a blush that is $75 CDN or $57 USD (isn't that crazy?! I'm so glad I bought it in the US, the exchange doesn't even work out if you do the math).

Despite the glaring "pink" of this, it comes out very natural on my face when blended. I wear blush very lightly and unfortunately is too light for the camera to pick up so I didn't include a face swatch, but you could definitely build this up if you like. 

Overall, I'm glad to have this in my collection. Would I buy more...that is debatable due to price. If I had more disposable income, I'd collect this (there aren't all that many more colors), but for now, I'll settle for just being "wicked" :) 

Ok that is totally cheesy, sorry =P 

What do you think of Tom Ford cosmetics or his blushes? Worth the price or no?

12 comments:

  1. You got "Wicked"!
    I respect TF makeup as I can see his obsession to make everything impeccable. But the price point is rather ridiculous (even at the US price. I'm appalled to hear about the Canadian price! ;o), and don't necessarily find the brand suits my preference (for example, the lipstick scent..not for me).
    But Wicked..is totally a youthful and flattering blush shade. I'm happy for you to have found a perfect spring pink blush! :)

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    1. I'm definitely happy to get back into blush for spring (I avoided blush in the winter because my skin got so red and irritated I was fighting daily to cover that up). Tom Ford lippies here are $55, yikes eh...I haven't even ventured there yet, but thanks for the heads up about the scent, I'll definitely sniff before I buy if that day comes :)

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  2. I have Wicked and it's one of my all-time favorite pink blushes! :) Did you enjoy the Wicked show? I watched it too when I visited NYC and I loved it! I recommend getting Flush for your next Tom Ford blush! :D

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    1. I really liked the show! It was funny and heartfelt. I think Phantom of the Opera is still my all time favorite though :) Thanks for the recommendation I will definitely check that out on my next US trip! (the cdn price is just wickedly unfair - ok I will stop the puns now lol)

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  3. Oh hey, this actually looks nicer in the swatches than it does in the pan! And with nicer I mean more suitable for my skin tone :-)

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    1. Absolutely! If you're ok with the price I recommend giving this blush a try! It doesn't look natural in the pan I know but I think our skin tone warms up the shade and the end result is very natural.

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  4. such a pretty shade. I wouldn't have picked it out if I just see the color in the pan. It swatches much better. I don't own anything Tom Ford but am carefully reading reviews so when I go to Holt's next time, I could pick ONE item. It is so pricey but heard so much raved reviews about the brand.

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    1. Good idea to plan your purchase in advance! Yes one at a time is a good way to approach Tom Ford I think, feel less bad after :)

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  5. Yeah, I'd never pay Cdn price for TF makeup at this point but funny things happen while on trips! It's a beautiful colour - enjoy it!

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    1. Hehe true, spending comes a little easier on trips (once we've paid that much for flight and hotels what's another little bit for some makeup right... :)

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  6. I have a TF quad but haven't indulged in his blushes yet. Wicked looks great! I have my eye on Flushed but I doubt I will splurge. For that price, I can get most of the new Clinique cheek pop shades. And they are beautiful blushes!

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    1. That's true...I actually haven't tried those cheek pops before but they look super cute!

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