Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review: Tom Ford Blush 05 Ravish

Long time no see guys!!! From time to time, The Convenient Beauty experiences quiet moments, which is weird given how much I love talking! I wasn't feeling well and had to restrain myself from sitting long at the computer. Now that I get better, I hope to go back to my usual posting schedule. Today's focus is my beloved Tom Ford Ravish, a sophisticated blush color that's surprisingly edgy and wearable. 
Tom Ford Cheek Color 05 Ravish ($55 for 0.28 oz) is a luxurious pinky brown with cool pink undertone that looks similar to that of Narcissist. When applied sheerly on my cheeks, it resembles Savage only pinker. In the pan, Ravish seems to wander far from my comfort zone. It's too red to be a contouring powder or bronzer for my skin tone. It turns out to be such a wearable rosy tan when applied lightly. I LOVE paring it with Edward Bess lipstick in Tender Love. Incredibly flattering for work days. Although Ravish has cool pink shimmer, it produces a natural sheen on my skin. My cheeks look glowy and healthy. 
Ravish is buidable and would compliment loads of skin tones thanks to it exquisite blend of warm brown and cool pink. However, I think Ravish shows off the edgy and unique side when applied more intensely. I personally like Ravish on deeper skin tones. 

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


Heavy swatches against Savage and Flush

Some rosy tan blushes I own

Swatched under direct sunlight. 
Tom Ford Ravish is the reddest. Burberry Tangerine has more orange. Tarte Exposed is the pinkest. 
Tom Ford blushes come with a velvet pouch and large mirror. I love the case design but will prefer a more sturdy/luxe material. And usually with a price like this, I expect a nice quality brush like Burberry's. It doesn't mean that I'll use it. It's more for the convenience on the go. 

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, Ravish included, is extremely competitive to the other brands.

Bottom line. What can I say? Get it ASAP. 

12 comments:

  1. Another beautiful Tom Ford blush. The Burberry Tangerine swatch really caught my eye too though, what a pretty color. Glad you're feeling better!

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    1. I know right. Even though I do like Burberry Tangerine, I prefer TF's texture and sheen much better. They're both beautiful in their own way. I felt handicapped without a computer and then I got mad with myself for not recovering fast enough. hehehe Thanks Catherine! x

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    1. AAAAAHHHHHH! SOOOOO excited for you. Let me know how you like it and how you rock it sweetie!

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  3. You and your darn TF!!!!! Though I think this one might bring out my redness too much, I'm very intrigued by Burberry Tangerine!! I have Tarte Exposed and love the color, but after using blushers with texture I like much more it's not getting any love. Anyway...thank you for showing us!! Great swatches :-)

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    1. Aw thank you Gummy!! I feel the same about Tarte Exposed. It lies there barely untouched. I was so tempted to put it up for my blog sale but can't let it go :D I prefer TF texture but Burberry Tangerine is a lovely color!

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  4. I lovvvvveeee Ravish so much. In addition to being my favorite Tom Ford blush, it's one of my favorites in my whole blush pile. You really called it: it's totally sexy, edgy and unique. It really is a beautiful complement to a strong eye. :-)

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    1. Same here!!!!! Ravish and Narcissist top my blush list. I know coordinate my look around my TF blushes.

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  5. Wow I didn't expect ravish and flush looks a bit similar. Beautiful purchase dear! :)

    Meryl @ Memoiselle

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    1. Thank you Meryl!!! I'm not even a blush girl and I just can't stop getting TF blushes. I wore Flush today!!!! Love love love it. x

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  6. Out of the three Tom Ford ones you swatched here, I think Flush is my favorite! I'll have to lay my hands on a TF blush soon! Too bad they aren't available here *big sigh*

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    1. Yay!! Go for it Sunny!!! I love how TF has advanced the way I wear blushes and love them.

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