Translucent Finishing Powder
Tom Ford's Translucent Finishing Powder is a good - though expensive - option for people looking for a pressed powder with an invisible application to complete a polished look.
When you feel this powder in its compact, you'll immediately notice its satiny-smooth texture. It blends into skin effortlessly, creating a softening effect when worn without foundation; when applied over foundation, it sets makeup without appearing chalky. This powder doesn't highlight fine lines or pores, and helps control oil throughout the day. It's also fragrance-free!
There are only two drawbacks that keep this powder from getting our highest rating: It can feel a bit drying on those with parched skin, and it is very powdery, which means it creates a bit of a mess when you try to pick some up on your brush, so avoid wearing dark clothing when you're putting this one on! Other than that, this is a good option, although you absolutely don't have to spend this much for a powder, as there are better ones than this for a fraction of the price.
- Satiny-smooth texture applies effortlessly.
- Doesn't emphasize pores.
- Sets makeup without appearing chalky.
- Is very powdery, which creates a mess when picking it up on a brush.
- The finish can feel drying on parched skin.
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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