Traceless Foundation Stick
Ford's Traceless Foundation Stick is a pretty standard, fragrance-free cream foundation that's packaged in a swivel-up tube. The formula glides easily across skin and provides medium coverage for redness and other imperfections.
The slightly powdery, though not chalky, finish looks like you've set your makeup with powder, and despite its creamy consistency, it's suitable for slightly oily skin because it doesn't get shiny throughout the day.
Unfortunately, there's one big drawback to Traceless Foundation Stick: It emphasizes pores like crazy! Even after careful blending, pores are readily apparent, or even more pronounced than when you started, which isn't the goal when applying any type of foundation, especially not one with this price tag. Only those with no pores would be able to avoid this pitfall.
Traceless Foundation Stick comes in a wide variety of shades that look natural on their intended skin tones.
- Creamy formula makes for easy application.
- Coverage hides redness and other flaws.
- Doesn't appear shiny throughout the day, despite its creaminess.
- Emphasizes pores no matter how well you blend it.
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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