Bold cheek colors often make me nervous, much less bold and shimmery. The combo sounds awfully challenging for someone who love natural and from-within blushing cheeks like me. There was time that I completely stayed away from them due to repeated failure to make them look more natural and more importantly, flattering on me. When toned down, many of those bright color blushes loose their character or transform into a shimmer mess. Tom Ford has definitely turned me around for bold and shimmer cheek colors. Well, because his colors and shimmer are nothing but ordinary.
Like the rest of Tom Ford powder products, particularly his blushes, it has velvety texture that feels so silky smooth. But it's not over powdery. The blush blends seamlessly and effortlessly into my skin, producing a second-skin layer. Some bloggers have reported not-so-smooth texture of Tom Ford blushes on the skin. I, however, have been beyond happy with all the blushes. I checked them in magnified mirror and didn't see them emphasize pores, lines or my skin texture. I'm not sure it's because my skin has improved dramatically or my magnifying mirror doesn't zoom in enough. May be my standard for smoothness is simply not as high :D
Tom Ford blushes stay fresh for 8 hours on my cheeks!! Several brands do great blushes but they don't last as long on me.
Love Lust. As you can see, it's true coral and not as shimmery as Love Lust. It's highly pigmented, although not as densely packed as Narcissist. I need to use a dense blush brush to pick up the both the pigment and the shimmer, otherwise only the shimmer could transfer onto my cheeks. My favorite brush to use with Tom Ford blushes is Studio Gear #13. I dab it on the pan, lightly tap off the excess, dab it on cheeks then blend gently and soften the edges. Tom Ford blushes are highly blendable. You won't see where the blush starts and ends on you cheeks if you handle Flush lightly.
A soft, everyday look I've been wearing non-stop lately.
Featuring: Burberry Eyeshadow Pale Barley, Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle, Burberry Lipgloss Cameo, Tom Ford Blush Flush
Finally, I want to discuss the price point. You pay $55 for 0.28 oz of product or about $196/oz. This is double the amount of a standard blush. How does it compare to other high-end blushes?
In terms of price per quantity:
Burrberry: $42 for 0.24 oz ($175/oz).
Chanel: $43 for 0.21 oz ($205/oz).
Guerlain Duo: $50 for 0.21 oz ($238/oz).
Dior: $42 for 0.26 oz ($161/oz).
Le Mertier de Beaute: $30 for 0.13 oz ($230/oz).
Tom Ford blushes are priced in the higher range among the designer brands yet not the most expensive. Some may argue that Tom Ford Beauty enters the market recently while the others have been there for decades. It might not be reasonable to price the products at that range. I've tried all of the above except for Le Mertier de Beaute and the quality of Tom Ford blushes, Flush included, is extremely competitive to the other brands. Just throw out my two cents!
Bottom line. Another phenomenal blush by Tom Ford!! I highly recommend it even if you're color-shy and don't wear shimmer everyday. It's that good!