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Tom Ford x Nordstrom White Suede Eye & Lip Set Review & Swatches

White Suede (Nordstrom)

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set ($88.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains a full-sized eyeshadow quad (which are normally priced at $88 a pop), plus two miniature-sized lipsticks. The inclusion of the lipsticks feels a bit more like a gift with purchase than anything else, though the set is packaged in a larger, fairly sturdy cardboard box and presented with a velvet-lined interior. The two lipsticks were so-so; they were not the highlights of the brand’s range when I reviewed them in their full-sized editions (though Autoerotique did review better the first time around), and they aren’t here. The quad is similar–not particular stellar but for someone who likes sheerer coverage or finds the Tom Ford formula to work particularly well for them, it might still work well, but it’s more in the not-terrible, not-impressive category (and with the level of competition these days, not a good place to be).

White Suede (Nordstrom)

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad resembles the White Suede Eye Color Quad that was released previously as a Neiman Marcus exclusive palette. It’s strange that they’re name similarly, and while they appear similar at a glance, the Nordstrom variation is much warmer. The last shade–that muted, navy blue–is the closest between the two quads with the original White Suede shade being a bit brighter, cooler, and more pigmented.


White Suede (Nordstrom) #1

White Suede (Nordstrom) #1 is a soft pink with stronger, warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good color coverage applied dry or wet with wet application yielding a more intense finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and had a good amount of binder, which allowed the eyeshadow to apply well without fallout and still retain its pigmentation. It wore well for eight hours with very minimal fallout over time.

White Suede (Nordstrom) #2

White Suede (Nordstrom) #2 is a soft brown with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff with a smooth, thin consistency that applied best with a slightly fluffier brush, which seemed to pick up product more evenly than a thinner, flatter brush would. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

White Suede (Nordstrom) #3

White Suede (Nordstrom) #3 is a medium, caramel brown with faint, gold shimmer. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. The texture felt smooth and finely-milled to the touch, but it was a bit firmer and thinner., though it wasn’t difficult to work with and blended out easily on my lid. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

White Suede (Nordstrom) #4

White Suede (Nordstrom) #4 is a muted, blackened blue with subtle, cool undertones and a faint, frosted sheen. It had medium pigmentation but had to be layered two or three times to get color and coverage that was true-to-pan. The texture was smooth to the touch, almost a bit emollient, but it was a bit thinner and took more effort to diffuse and soften around the edges. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Autoerotique

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, peachy coral with warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly, but it separated along my lip lines noticeably. The texture was creamy, lightweight, and comfortable to apply and to wear, but it was more prone to catching on any imperfections in texture on my lips. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time. This shade can be purchased individually as a full-sized Lip Color (so $55) as it was released previously. The version in the set under-performed compared to the full-sized, though.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.1 oz. - $540.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed have an "ultra-creamy texture" with "smooth application" that will deliver "pure color." The lipstick tends to have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural to luminous finish with some shades with very fine pearl and others with more metallic shimmer. The consistency is typically creamy, lightweight, and has moderate slip, which makes it comfortable to wear and to apply but is not the most long-lasting lipstick formula. The wear tends to range between four and six hours with some shades performing above and below that range. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color swatches.

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Paper Doll

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single pass, which adhered fairly evenly but the texture was less forgiving as it sank a bit into my deeper lip lines and had subtle streaking along the edges of my lips. The consistency was lightly creamy and felt smooth as it glided across my lips fluidly. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing over time. This shade was released previously but was limited edition, so it cannot be purchased individually at this time.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.1 oz. - $540.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed have an "ultra-creamy texture" with "smooth application" that will deliver "pure color." The lipstick tends to have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural to luminous finish with some shades with very fine pearl and others with more metallic shimmer. The consistency is typically creamy, lightweight, and has moderate slip, which makes it comfortable to wear and to apply but is not the most long-lasting lipstick formula. The wear tends to range between four and six hours with some shades performing above and below that range. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color swatches.

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Hourglass x Nordstrom Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Burnish

Hourglass Burnish Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, coppery brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was less metallic compared to most shades in the range, though it was still quite shimmery/sparkly. The texture was lightly creamy, denser in the pot but not too thick or heavy, so it applied evenly and didn’t emphasize my lid texture. It had opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply and diffuse for a softer level of coverage. This shade stayed on well for nine hours on me with very minimal fallout before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.12 oz. - $241.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage from "a sheer crystal-like shimmer to an opaque prismatic glitter finish." It is a "hybrid cream formula" that "dries down." Each pot has a plastic stopper that sits on top of the eyeshadow, which can be used to press the product together if it loosens over time. The texture was very dense, felt more like a creamy powder than a cream--like if someone hadn't told me it was a hybrid, I would have just assumed it was a powder product. The brand recommends using fingertips for application, and that is the better way to apply for coverage and least fallout. I tried dry and dampened brushes to varying degrees of success (some shades were easier to work with than others). The pigmentation varied, too, from buildable to semi-opaque. They were fairly blendable and had slight fallout during initial application. They lasted between seven and eight hours on me with slight, additional fallout over time (but did not irritate my eyes).

Browse all of our Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow swatches.

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Rapture

Hourglass Rapture Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark red with strong, warm undertones and a mix of gold and pink sparkle. It had rich color coverage in one layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to my lid without sheering out too readily nor having issues with fallout. The texture was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy but thin enough to pick up well with fluffier brushes. It wore nicely for nine hours on me before fading a bit, though it had almost no fallout that I could detect over time.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.12 oz. - $241.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage from "a sheer crystal-like shimmer to an opaque prismatic glitter finish." It is a "hybrid cream formula" that "dries down." Each pot has a plastic stopper that sits on top of the eyeshadow, which can be used to press the product together if it loosens over time. The texture was very dense, felt more like a creamy powder than a cream--like if someone hadn't told me it was a hybrid, I would have just assumed it was a powder product. The brand recommends using fingertips for application, and that is the better way to apply for coverage and least fallout. I tried dry and dampened brushes to varying degrees of success (some shades were easier to work with than others). The pigmentation varied, too, from buildable to semi-opaque. They were fairly blendable and had slight fallout during initial application. They lasted between seven and eight hours on me with slight, additional fallout over time (but did not irritate my eyes).

Browse all of our Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow swatches.

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Ray

Hourglass Ray Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, lighter bronzy brown with warm, slightly rosy undertones and cooler gold and teal sparkle. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was a bit thicker and denser compared to the other shades in the range, but it didn’t prove problematic for application as it went on evenly and didn’t emphasize my lid’s natural texture. It seemed to have a greater amount of sparkle in it, so I noticed that when I blended it out, there was more noticeable migration of sparkles along the edges in particular. This shade lasted well for nine hours on me before creasing faintly, and it had a touch of fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.12 oz. - $241.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage from "a sheer crystal-like shimmer to an opaque prismatic glitter finish." It is a "hybrid cream formula" that "dries down." Each pot has a plastic stopper that sits on top of the eyeshadow, which can be used to press the product together if it loosens over time. The texture was very dense, felt more like a creamy powder than a cream--like if someone hadn't told me it was a hybrid, I would have just assumed it was a powder product. The brand recommends using fingertips for application, and that is the better way to apply for coverage and least fallout. I tried dry and dampened brushes to varying degrees of success (some shades were easier to work with than others). The pigmentation varied, too, from buildable to semi-opaque. They were fairly blendable and had slight fallout during initial application. They lasted between seven and eight hours on me with slight, additional fallout over time (but did not irritate my eyes).

Browse all of our Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow swatches.

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Vivid

Hourglass Vivid Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium olive green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff that applied well to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth to the touch, and thin without being difficult to work with. It stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading a bit and had very minimal fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.12 oz. - $241.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage from "a sheer crystal-like shimmer to an opaque prismatic glitter finish." It is a "hybrid cream formula" that "dries down." Each pot has a plastic stopper that sits on top of the eyeshadow, which can be used to press the product together if it loosens over time. The texture was very dense, felt more like a creamy powder than a cream--like if someone hadn't told me it was a hybrid, I would have just assumed it was a powder product. The brand recommends using fingertips for application, and that is the better way to apply for coverage and least fallout. I tried dry and dampened brushes to varying degrees of success (some shades were easier to work with than others). The pigmentation varied, too, from buildable to semi-opaque. They were fairly blendable and had slight fallout during initial application. They lasted between seven and eight hours on me with slight, additional fallout over time (but did not irritate my eyes).

Browse all of our Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow swatches.

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This Week in Dupes, Vol. 047

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between July 9th and July 15th before you buy!

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DermStore – 25% Off Today Only + My Picks

For Target’s Deal Days (ends today, dubbed their “biggest sale of the summer”), Dermstore is also participating (it’s owned by Target!) with up to 25% off select brands when you use code DEALDAY (excluded brand + 15%/20% brand list is here) today only. 

For a good portion of my skincare, I regularly buy from Dermstore (and have for years), because they often have 20-25% off codes available (though be mindful of exclusions… if I wait long enough, I can even get my beloved Skinceuticals C+E at a discount, as they’re usually an excluded brand… including today).

Skin & Haircare Picks

  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($59.00) — I like this as a gentle, daily exfoliator (it’s powder that you mix with water).
  • Dermalogica Preclense ($45.00) — It does a good job of breaking down most makeup (though I’ll still use a cotton swab to fully remove traces of eyeliner), and it’s also really good for cleaning brushes and sponges (this is actually why I bought it a few weeks ago!)!
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream ($32.00) — I stock up on this regularly, as it is a foolproof hydrator that works well for myself and my husband (I think he’s on his third jar at this point).  It has a more refined texture that makes it feel more high-end, but the amount of product for the money makes one jar last quite awhile.
  • Alterna Caviar Leave-In Heat Protection Spray ($32.00) — I’ve been using (and enjoying) this for the last month as I’ve been seeking out more nourishing products since I’ve bleached and colored my hair. I like that the scent is subtle, “clean” and not something I smell all day long.

Makeup Picks

I’d love to hear about any skincare favorites… any miracle workers you’ve discovered (and what miracle they worked). Skincare is so your-mileage-may-vary, but I always enjoy hearing about what products have really helped someone!

MAC E for Effortless & La Femme Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

E for Effortless

MAC E for Effortless Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, deep red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, luminous finish. It seemed to have a subtle, low-level pearl strewn throughout but not enough to make it appear shimmery to my eye. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy without being tacky, heavy, or slippery, so it applied comfortably but didn’t slide around over time (I didn’t experience feathering). I was impressed by how smooth it appeared on my lips and how forgiving it was of any minor imperfections in lip texture. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which went on evenly. The color stayed on well for five and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "lighter-than-air texture" with "all-day moisturization" paired with "intense color and soft shine." They had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage in a single layer, and most of the shades applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without emphasizing lip texture or sinking noticeably into my lip lines.

The texture was very lightweight, lightly creamy without too much slip, yet there was a distinctive shine to the finish. The luminosity wore down within an hour or so of wear. The formula seemed like a cross between Amplified and Cremesheens, yet there was no tackiness, and the Love Me formula was much lighter and thinner (without being clingy). The wear has ranged from three to six hours and has been lightly to moderately hydrating. They had a sweet, vanilla scent (typical of the brand) but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Love Me Lipstick swatches.


La Femme

MAC La Femme Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly across my lips and never tugged during application. I did have trouble with the product adhering evenly to the inner area of my lips, and there seemed to be slight darkening in some of my lip lines on the outer areas of my lower lip (but not in my deeper, vertical lip lines, which was odd!). The consistency was lightly creamy without being too slippery or emollient, so it glided on well but had good adherence. It wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "lighter-than-air texture" with "all-day moisturization" paired with "intense color and soft shine." They had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage in a single layer, and most of the shades applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without emphasizing lip texture or sinking noticeably into my lip lines.

The texture was very lightweight, lightly creamy without too much slip, yet there was a distinctive shine to the finish. The luminosity wore down within an hour or so of wear. The formula seemed like a cross between Amplified and Cremesheens, yet there was no tackiness, and the Love Me formula was much lighter and thinner (without being clingy). The wear has ranged from three to six hours and has been lightly to moderately hydrating. They had a sweet, vanilla scent (typical of the brand) but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Love Me Lipstick swatches.

These will be available August 1st.

NARS Motu Tapu Face Palette Review & Swatches

Motu Tapu

NARS Motu Tapu Face Palette ($42.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. The highlighter and blush had decent pigmentation, application, and wear, though not stellar, while the bronzer, Casino, had a disappointing texture that made it harder to work with.


Moana

Moana is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had buildable color coverage from semi-opaque to opaque, while the texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan but applied evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. The color was easy to blend out, and the resulting finish was glowing but not prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Bounty

Bounty is a light-medium orange with warm, redder undertones and warmer, fine gold pearl. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to nearly full coverage with another layer or or so. The texture was lightly powdery, thin, but it was fairly easy to apply and blend out on my skin. Once buffed out, the color had a subtle, luminous finish–true satin really–that gave my cheeks a nice glow without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Casino

Casino is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine, gold pearl throughout. The texture was drier, almost chalky, and came off the pan in clumps of product, which made it harder to work with as it would go on unevenly and be harder to correct due to the thinner consistency. I had to really work and buff in small circles to get the color to even out on the edges, which took two to three times longer than a decent bronzer would to apply. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on well for seven hours before fading visibly on my skin. It’s part of the permanent range, but when found in palettes and sets, it seems to be drier/thinner and harder to work with.

How do you organize your cheek/face products?

I have some of my all-time favorite shades of blush, bronzer, and highlighter pulled out and kept in my vanity, which is loosely organized by brand (as they?ll have similar packaging, so they tend to fit better together). The rest are stored in the brand?s respective drawers, and those are...

— Christine

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Tom Ford x Nordstrom Boys & Girls Clutch Size Lip Color Trio Review & Swatches

Summer 2019

Tom Ford Beauty Summer 2019 Boys & Girls Clutch Size Lip Color Trio ($88.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of Boys & Girls Lip Colors exclusively available during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale (open now to cardholders, July 19th to the public). Two shades are Lip Color Sheers (Whitney and Philippa) and one is an Ultra-Rich Lip Color (Antonia). Whitney and Philippa were a bit shorter-wearing and were more pigmented than marketed, while Antonia didn’t apply as flatteringly as expected.


Whitney

Whitney is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft, metallic finish with finer pearl. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and comfortable to apply and to wear in a single stroke. It had more semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. This shade stayed on well for three and a half hours but was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a "semi-sheer effect" with a "creamy" and "hydrating" formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one's cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you're someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you.

There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer swatches.

Philippa

Philippa is a medium-dark, peachy beige with warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had a more luminous, lightly glossy finish to it as well. It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a lightweight, moderately emollient texture that had some slip but didn’t sink noticeably into my lip lines. The color applied evenly and was comfortable to apply and to wear. It lasted well for three and a half hours on me and was lightly moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a "semi-sheer effect" with a "creamy" and "hydrating" formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one's cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you're someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you.

There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer swatches.

Antonia

Antonia is a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and barely-there gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that could have applied a bit more evenly, as it had a tendency to separate along my upper lip and around my deeper lip lines. The texture was lightweight, moderately emollient, and thin without being clingy. The color wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

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