Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford's Cream Cheek Color is a very expensive cream blush, offered in only two shades. If this sounds pretty basic that's because it is—there is nothing about this that warrants the price. Still, if you want to give it a try, read on…
Housed in a mirrored compact, Cream Cheek Color has a lightweight, cream texture that leaves skin with a healthy-looking sheen. The coverage starts out semi-sheer, but is buildable if you want more color and never looks cakey.
As we mentioned, the shade range is limited to only two options: "Pink Sand" (shimmering pink with golden undertones) and "Pieno Sole" (a gleaming, light peachy-bronze, which will be hard for many skin tones to pull off as a blush or a bronzer).
Due to the emollient nature of this product, we wouldn't recommend it for breakout-prone skin, but the fragrance-free formula is a safe bet for sensitive skin. For normal to dry skin, you can expect close to a full workday's worth of wear; on oily skin it will start to fade sooner (a few hours in).
Long story short: Cream Cheek Color won't work for everyone, but for those that it suits, the lustrous color perks up a dull complexion instantly. (But there are other products that work equally as well but for a lot less money.)
- Both shades enliven skin with a golden dewy glow.
- Buildable color that never looks cakey.
- Fragrance free.
- Only offered in two shadesnot versatile enough to suit a wide range of skin tones.
- Over-the-top pricey!
Tom Ford is one of the world's hottest fashion designers. Coming to prominence in the mid-1990s, he became Creative Director at Gucci's fashion house, creating his own designer line in 2006 and five years later, followed in the footsteps of other high-fashion houses by launching a line of color cosmetics.
Housed in sleek black packaging with "Tom Ford" stamped in prominent gold-embossed lettering, the makeup certainly looks luxurious, and the pricing is definitely in the haute couture range. There are some great performers among Ford's small but well-edited makeup line, and were happy to say most of the products have minimal or no fragrance. There are a few exceptions which are noted in our individual reviews.
For more information about Tom Ford Beauty, visit www.tomford.com.
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