Cream Color for Eyes ($40). I did hesitate before I hit the purchase button. The price is high. Now that I've had a chance to wear my new cream shadows, I've forgotten the price.
These eye shadows will warm your eyes with glistening metals that create a molten look on the eyelids. This highly reflective, ultra-pigmented formula combines advanced color technology with antioxidant ingredients to deliver pure, luminous color and an ultra-smooth finish that is non-creasing and long-wearing.
There are four shades. Without seeing these beauties in person, I had to guess. At the time I ordered, I didn't have the privilege of seeing The Beauty Look Book's swatches of Platinum and Spice (Spice is not the right shade for me). So, I selected Platinum and Gilt. I love silver and gold shadows. I figured I couldn't go wrong. Interestingly, Platinum is unlike any platinum I've ever seen. When you think of platinum, don't you think of jewelry? Do you have a hard time distinguishing between white gold and platinum? That's normal. Tom Ford's Platinum doesn't look like either one. For an eye shadow, it's better!
The texture of these shadows is divine. They appear whipped in the pot, and they behaves that way too. The blend out to a sheer veil of metallic color - unique and flattering. Oddly the pots have a clear sticker over the TF logo. What's that about? I haven't tried to peel it off yet, but I intend to. It makes my $40 eye shadows look less appealing than they are.
Here's my bottom line. If you are a cream eye shadow fan, like me, and if you can spare the $40, you must try one of Tom Ford's Cream Color for Eyes. I think they are amazing. I'm curious why they are limited editions, but that means you should buy now if you are interested. You can find them at select Neiman Marcus stores (Saks too, I think), and at Neiman Marcus online, where shipping is free.
Photo at top courtesy of Neiman Marcus; other photos by Best Things in Beauty