Tom Ford’s Shade And Illuminate Expansion

Tom Ford Beauty launched their original Shade and Illuminate Cheek product  a few years ago, and have now brought out some new shades. There was a lot of blogger criticism online that the original ‘didn’t contour’ enough, but I don’t think Mr Ford was ever going for a full-on Kardashian contour product.

The shades in this product are sheer, but buildable, and if you are a little bit afraid of contouring, they are perfect! There are two new shade duos to choose from as of January this year – Sublimate and Scintillate. 

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Cheeks in Scintillate

Each of them has  pearlescent highlighting shade which brightens and draws light to the sin, to amplify the cheekbones and lift the face, and a sheer vibrant blush shade which deepens and defines, giving just a hint of contour.

Each shade duo enhances a range of skin tones. I have Scintillate and whilst it looks perhaps too dark for my pale complexion, it’s not really, and will be ideal come summer. However, I do think, given my newly coloured pink hair, I would prefer Sublimate, to create a cheeky pink contour.

Tom FOrd Shade and Illuminate Cheeks in Sublimate

Both new shades are available now. if you are a Tom Ford fan, then this is a gorgeous product to have. Everyone knows TF is luxury and that comes at luxury prices.

The Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Cheek Duo, £58, is available from Tom Ford counters, in Scotland at Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, Glasgow