Contouring with Tom Ford

I’ve spoken about Tom Ford quite a bit recently, it’s the ultimate high end brand in my eyes but it sure is pricey too. My most recent addition is the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate, a pretty infamous duo which is made up of a cream highlight and contour to help shape and sculpt the face.

Naturally the packaging is beautiful, luxurious and comes with a large mirror. The darker contouring shade is a matte brown cream, a little on the warm side but I like that. The highlighter is a subtly shimmery and just adds the perfect glow.

The photo above was taken straight after I received it and looking back on it, it is a little streaky and I think that’s because it took me a little while to get use to the cream formula. I personally like to apply it with a flat top foundation brush but it requires more blending than this type of brush offers. It’s quite an oily consistency and it has the tendency to move any base product with it, if I’m not careful but since I have a drier skin I don’t find the oiliness too bothering.

It also costs £57 making it one of the most expensive makeup items in my entire collection and although I really do like it I’m not sure I would repurchase it. The highlight is the stand out product but I do still like the sculpting shade, although if you are quite fair/like ashy colours this won’t be for you. I like a slightly warmer contour as I find ashy ones can often look dirty and I think the cream finish is beautiful too.

I’ve now got a Tom Ford perfume on my wishlist and probably a few more makeup bits. It’s all just too beautiful. Will you be adding this to your valentine’s day wishlist?


  1. 13th February 2015 / 9:21 am

    i want this sooo much !

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