Since I love Tom Ford blushes, I could not pass on the bronzer… a huge and extravagant compact with a big amount of product and a price that goes with it.
For this summer, Tom Ford released a shimmer bronzing powder “Gold Dust” and a matte ” Terra” that will both be part of the permanent line.
It’s a square and heavy compact with rounded edges, the side is 11cm long, approx 1.5cm thick at the center. Same burgundy color as the blushes. When you open it, you see a big mirror and a lot of bling bling gold, I would have preferred a more sophisticated and subtle coating in the inside, it’s extravagant… a bit too much for my taste. Keep in mind that you may blind someone with this and your prints will be all over the evidence. It does get dirty very quickly, in the inside and the outside.
The bronzing powder
Tom Ford puts a high price on his products but you get quantity, so you better love it and use it …
The powder weights 20g. A Nars Laguna bronzer weights 8g and costs 34Usd. A Tom Ford bronzer weights 20g and costs 90Usd.
This TF bronzer contains a bit more product than 2 Nars Laguna bronzers, since I have already hit pan and finish more than 2 Laguna bronzers, I know I will hit pan on this one… some day…
The difference being that before I only had the Nars Laguna, today I think I have way too many bronzers to hit pan on one again…
For better swatches of the bronzers, please have a look at Karla’s swatches, I could not do better than her 🙂
This Terra has no shimmer particles or sparkles whatsoever. The texture does not feel that great and soft when you touch it, but when you play with it and build the application on the back of your hand for example it has some kind of glorious glow and it melts on the skin.
I am NW25, I can use this powder as a contour or as a bronzer. You can apply a very sheer wash or you can build the application but don’t worry, you really have to go crazy and heavy with it to look fake, it did not look muddy or streaky on me at all.
Actually, it doesn’t even feel like a powder finish on the skin, it doesn’t feel heavy, it gives the impression of a sexy artificial silicone coating but in a good way 🙂 I have no idea how to explain this… if you look at the TF models on Sandra site, you might see what I mean… and also get some more great info on the bronzer. Of course I don’t think you will go so dramatic with the application but you could 😛
This morning, I applied the Terra bronzer on half of my face, I checked in the mirror to see the difference between the side with the bronzer and the one without, this was also to check if the bronzer emphasizes my fine lines.
I waited a few minutes and I checked again, then I called my boyfriend. I asked him on which side of my face he could see more fine lines, he is very good at that and I know he will tell me the truth….
We have the same opinion : the bronzer did not emphasize my fine lines at all, actually, it was doing exactly the opposite, I don’t know how or why but I am happy with that result.
I think it’s becoming one of my favorite bronzers but I have just been playing with it for a few days. I need a bit more time to really challenge it, I haven’t tried the lasting power enough… I will update this post during the weekend and let you know. Today I felt like I needed to reapply in the afternoon.
You can certainly achieve similar results with many other bronzers, it’s very expensive and that hurts, but you have to consider the quantity of powder it contains and the packaging, well you may not like it but at least they did something interesting 😉