Having said that, Tom Ford’s Runway Color Collection SS 16 may not actually be one of the collections that you need to buy every single piece from, but it’s definitely gorgeously designed… and there are innovative, beautifully executed highlights to be found!
Tom Ford actually presented his Spring 16 fashion collection in a runway video – instead of as a live show… pretty much the first of its kind for a high-profile designer. His unique fusion of club culture, fashion, music and film represents his style perfectly: Always sexy, never cheap. And the corresponding make-up collection is absolutely gorgeous!
The eyes are the focus of Tom Ford’s SS16 Runway Color Collection, starting with these ultra-shimmery, metallic creme eye shadows:
Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes (8 new shades), US$ 45.00 – from the left in Platinum, Opale, Sphinx and Siren Blue…
and (from the left) Caviar, Burnished Copper, Midnight Violet and Spice
These super long-wearing eye liners give perfect depth to the metallic look, and are intense enough to be worn on the waterline, too:
Tom Ford High Definition Eye Liner (6 shades), US$ 42.00
Tom loves a defined brow, and has a fab new tool for it:
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor (4 shades), US$ 45.00, shown here in Blond (whoop whoop)
One of my favourite new products in the range is this new, ultra-glossy «patent finish lip color», that applies like a lacquer, with a sponge applicator. One click, extreme color!
Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color (8 shades), US$ 52.00 – shown here in Red Corset
The other seven shades are also intensely pigmented and apply beautifully. I’m afraid you can’t see the colors very well in the press visuals, but they’re so fab that they have their own YouTube clip.
WITH DISCO MUSIC, BABY.
If you prefer a gentler nude lip, you can work with one of Tom Ford’s ubiquitious skin-tone-but-prettier with luxurious moisturizing properties, like:
Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Chastity, US$ 52.00
And the collection perfected with a new «shade and illuminate» edition, with which cheekbones, temples and jawline are defined with the darker shade (and blended in perfectly, of course!)… and then, you can add the glow with the highlighter shade on your chin, the bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow!
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate in Intensity One, US$ 80.00
Sadly, I didn’t get any of these pieces to swatch, but I’ve never been disappointed by the quality of Tom Ford cosmetics. I mean… he even got me to wear turquoise eye shadow last year. And no, I didn’t have to drink three glasses of prosecco, first!
I’m off to find out whether «A Single Man» is available on Apple TV. Can you believe I still haven’t seen Tom Ford’s first movie as a director? Hot date with him and some popcorn… I like. But what shall I do with my husband, in the mean time?
The limited Tom Ford Beauty SS16 Collection was launched in February 2016 and is available at Tom Ford sales points worldwide. In Switzerland, you can find them exclusively at Jelmoli in Zurich.