Monday, April 18, 2016

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo in Bicoastal from the Soleil Color Collection for Summer 2016

This week, I have many Tom Ford treasures to show you. I know some of you have already purchased and that these features may be old hat to you. I hung back, so I am late to the party. I wanted to see and try the new items with Debbie O'Malley, Tom Ford Product Specialist at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, before I purchased anything. I finally got that chance. I have many Tom Ford items to show you, plus Laura Mercier and Le Métier de Beauté. I'm not sure how I'm going to fit all that in this week.

I had a choice between this Sheer Cheek Duo Palette in Bicoastal ($78) and the Soleil Contouring Compact; I chose this one. Why? It's a bit different and doesn't necessarily repeat palettes, compacts, or colors I already have.

Tom Ford Beauty describes Bicoastal this way...
Cheeks go both ways with Bocoastal, a pair of petal-perfect pinks that give a light-reflective finish to bronzed summer skin. A soft pink highlighter and a bold rose blush can be applied wet for a soft veil of color or dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy. Use the shades alone or together [or mixed] for long-lasting color that blends easily. Embossed with the Tom Ford logo.

I haven't tried to apply the shades with a wet brush yet. I find it interesting that they are described as being more sheer that way (a "soft veil of color").

The photo above shows the palette, taken in full, blazing, mid-day sun at my house. You can even see me reflected in the gold compact. I swatched the palette at the same time, using a sponge-tipped applicator to apply them dry and posed in front of a pretty dogwood.

The light pink blush/highlighter is exquisite. I love the gleaming look on my skin. The rose blush, applied heavily on my arm, looks dark, but is very pretty on my fair skin when applied lightly with a fluffy blush or powder brush.

Here's a closer look above. I think both shades are beautiful, and I can't wait to try them with a wet brush, given the Tom Ford description. I may do that tonight.

Tom Ford Beauty is sold online and at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Blomingdale's, and Sephora. If you need help, I highly recommend Debbie O'Malley. She's a pro. You can reach her at (202) 966-9700, extension 2253.

Photo at top courtesy of Tom Ford; other photos by Best Things in Beauty


Nemo said...

Hi, Cg. Here's a Q: Do you think this TF bicoastal would work with the TF Honeymoon eye quad???

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Nemo, I don't have Honeymoon, but I don't see why not, having studied the photos.

Anonymous said...

Hi charleston girl!! I hope you see, I looked again on saks' website and the pre-sale is taken off for the Armani products. I clicked on "what's new" and they show a cheek fabric, 2 sun fabric bronzes and sheer Armani lipsticks. I don't think it tells what is new especially if you're not familiar with the shades, like me. I'm hoping there will be more pieces but, maybe their just new formulas? I do believe it stated Armani summer collection. I really like that blush. Could you please tell me what brush specifically you'd recommend? I'm anxious to see what else you picked out. Please pardon any typos.....xoxo to you!! Wendy.

Charlestongirl said...

Wendy, I did purchase two of the new lipsticks and will show them when I can get photos.

I couldn't find the pre-sale items. I guess they took them down?

They have discontinued my favorite foundation. I'm crushed!

I would be surprised if Armani has other new intros for the next month or two. Sometimes, the collections are small, but nicely edited.

Eileen said...

Bicoastal is gorgeous and no one does gleam quite like TF. Every picture I've seen featuring this blush/highlighter has been beautiful no matter what coloring the model or blogger happened to have. I did give it a miss; however, because I have TF's Wicked and several lovely highlighters that work well with it to produce a similar effect. Bicoastal is definitely one of the stars of this summer collection and anyone who doesn't already own Wicked would do well to pick up Bicoastal.

Sandra said...

Bicoastal is beautiful, but a tad too much pink color for me. I love TF's Soleil Contoring compact in Afternooner for my coloring. I am looking for a lovely coral, orange shade of lipstick to go with it. Any suggestions?

bisbee said...

Ordered Bicoastal today - can't wait! By the new favorite foundation is Les Beiges from Chanel. Gorgeous finish...buildable coverage.

Charlestongirl said...

Sandra, I have some beauties to show you this week!

Charlestongirl said...

Bisbee, those foundations are beautiful. I have the press; I should publish it!

I need to go to the store and check out all the new shades. Armani has discontinued my go-to foundation. Sob!

Jennifer Pellicone said...

I'm looking forward to your thoughts on applying these colors wet!