I will be showing you photos again when I get my own pieces next week - and I'll make sure they are better. For now, I wanted to share a few swatch photos with you - just in case you haven't decided what to purchase. I will warn you that each store is receiving a limited number of each piece (something like 18), so I would pre-order if you want to order locally.
Here is a slightly edited version of the marketing blurb for the collection. For Summer 2013, Tom Ford created a seasonal color collection that captures the luminous and sensuous effect of bronzed skin. This limited-edition collection features the new Tom Ford Skin Illuminator, the Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color, and a harmony of shimmery and sheer shades for the eyes, lips, and nails. The face and cheeks are illuminated with peach-pink and bronzed amber; eyes are dewy and mesmerizing with delicate tones of pale pink and nude peach; nails are given a pearl wash of white, and lips are lacquered in shimmery golden pink pearls.
I applied the Escapade Cream Color for Eyes ($40) is at the top of my arm. The Pink Lust Lip Lacquer ($30) is shown below. The two Illluminating Cheek Color ($58) sticks follow, with Bronzed Amber pictured above Blushed Guilt. The Fire Lust Skin Illuminator ($65) is the largest swatch at the bottom on my arm. I'm sorry I listed the names of these products incorrectly yesterday. I'll blame Elle.
Since I had to get all the colors on my arm before I left the store, my photos are small. Just click on them to enlarge the swatches. Neiman Marcus had not received the Nail Lacquer or the Bronzing Powders (repromotes). They did have Sahara Noir (for you fragrance experts).
One thing about the collection that impressed me immediately is its elegance. It is magnificent, but not flashy. It's makeup for makeup mavens, designed to flatter, not draw attention from your face to your makeup. Does it get better than that?
As Carolyn shared and I tweeted yesterday, the collection is for sale at the flagship Saks store. If you would like to pre-order from Neiman Marcus at Tysons Galleria, call Enrique Valentino at (703) 761-1600, extension 3295.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty