People have told me they thought I had more blushes, and more Tom Ford blushes, but I actually only own Ravish and Narcissist. I actually love the looks of many of the others, but the other colors seem to trigger my *boop booooop booooooop boooooop* alarm. It tells me there may be dupes or very similar colors I already own in my collection. So I need to proceed with a bit more caution and study so that I don't end up doing a "Waaaaaugh! I bought another dupe!" post in the future.
Ravish is one of the products I purchased on my very first Tom Ford buy. Ah, I can still remember that occasion so clearly now: sweaty palms approaching that gleaming counter at Bergdorf, Post-it note scribbled carefully with my carnal needs. I didn't have Ravish on my list, but the very pretty SA that helped me that day was wearing it and she looked spectacular.
|Shiiiiines in the sun|
It's a bit of a jolie-laide kind of a color. For heaven's sake, it looks like p.. I mean it's kind of brown. What I love is that it still has a lot of interesting complexity in the color, which is warm in direct light, cool in indirect light, and has a balanced terra cotta tone with enough red to make it pretty enough.
|In indirect light|
Texture-wise, I'm very fond of this blush. It's super pigmented with out heaviness. I always tap off the color on my brush onto a tissue before applying on my cheeks. It doesn't have the creamy feel on your fingertips that Burberry would have, but it does have a finish that I really like on my cheeks. Ravish is shimmery, but without overkill glitteriness. As a matter of fact, the color works beautifully on my cheeks and the shimmer is not obvious.
|In direct sunlight for a view of the texture and shimmer|
|Indirect natural light|
I think this color is also very versatile. I use it often with a smokey eye because I find it defines the cheeks with a good amount of drama without really competing color wise with the eye or with a deep lip. Ravish tends to be my default cheek color when I use the Tom Ford Cognac Sable eye shadow quad.
Of the Tom Ford Beauty line up, I believe the blushes generally have received good feedback. How about you? Do you already own any of the blushes and are they worth the hype? What do you think of this Ravish?
*Hmm. It wasn't so terrible re-writing this. But I refuse to write it a third time!