Monday, August 12, 2013

Tom Ford Fall 2013 Collection - A Look

I placed a pre-order for the Tom Ford In the Pink LE trio last week and today I went to pick it up at the Bergdorf Goodman counter.  While there, I had a chance to really look at some things up close and thought you might like some real-life photos, especially if you plan on ordering by phone or on line.  As far as I know, it seems to only be at Bergdorf Goodman at the moment, but I'm sure it will roll out to other counters and on line soon enough.  For those super anxious to order, Winnie, the counter manager can help you.  (212) 872-2813.  They do ship internationally, but as I understand the shipping charges will be enormous.  By the way, I don't get a referral or anything from sending anyone over there!  Also, no need to mention my name, Winnie will scratch her head and go "Whoooo?"
 
The Asia-exclusive quads, Lavender Lust (left) and Seductive Rose (right) are now available in the US.  Sara Beautime has swatched these previously Asia-only quads on her blog!  Lavender Lust here and Seductive Rose here.  I was wanting the Seductive Rose for a long time, but seeing it in person, happy to be able to see it in person and not buy.  Orchid Haze (middle) is brand new.
 Orchid Haze un-manhandled below.  Unlike the general Tom Ford quad format, this one has one dark brown (almost black) matte, 2 shimmers (no chunky glitters here) - the top shades, and one satin.


Some swatches in direct and indirect natural light.  The matte was slightly chalky, but the other shades were incredibly smooth and pretty.  The exclusion of the Tom Ford "celestial" shade, which would be the typical glitter top coat in the other quads, make this a very useful quad.  The third shade (the satin) looks weird in the swatches as I had accidently smeared it with my shopping bag handle.
 I must have this beauty.
 I'm afraid it took a good bit of restraint (and I don't have much) to walk away from Orchid Haze.  I shall let it build into a crushing and immobilizing weight and THEN go buy it.
 
 
And here are the LE trios.  She Wolf & In the Pink.  Of the whole Fall and new items, I only picked up In the Pink.  Very excited to give this a nice go this week.


Finally for Maria who was interested in seeing the nail polishes (both LE) more up close and personal.  Here you go, Marie!  I hope these are helpful!

Show me the Pink.  In actuality, I didn't like the quality.  I did rush of course, so maybe my experience is a bit lacking, but I found it streaky.
 Black Sugar - interesting brown that is greyed and punched up with a bit of plum
I didn't swatch any lipsticks, which are re-promotes of the current line.  And the eye shadow primer and eye liner didn't really interest me. 

16 comments :

  1. Wow thanks Belly! I've been waiting to see the new TF collection for ages esp the eyeshadows. Orchid Haze is certainly very tempting. I actually like the lack of the celestial shade...makes it seem much more usable for everyday wear.

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    1. You're very welcome, Wen! I agree, I don't need that glitter shade in every item I get from Tom Ford. I'm going to need to get back and pick up Orchid Haze. :D

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    2. Hey Belly, is the texture of Orchid Haze softer than the older quads like Cognac Sable which were pretty dry? Any chance it might even be better than the already improved formula for Enchanted? :p

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  2. Hi Belly :)
    Thank you for the nail polish swatches! Looks like I can skip those two nail polishes. Think I will settle for the two eyeshadow trios for now. The new quads look pretty, but thankfully those aren't limited edition and I can ponder if I really need them in my life now, lol. Thanks again ;)
    x Maria

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    1. MariA! (oops, corrected that now)
      Yes, it's a good idea to focus on the LEs you like now since they seem to sell out and to linger a while longer on the perm ones.
      I'm glad the np swatches are helpful.
      xoxo

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  3. When did they sneak in Orchid Haze-very enticing!
    I just recently got the Seductive Rose exclusive for Asia- and now the US too- initially I was not whooping with joy. I thought perhaps since it was an Asia exclusive it was mimicking more Japanese style shadows- softer, sheerer and kinda sparkly. But, I playing with it some more and I really love it now! Tom Ford is expected by the end of the year - I can only hope they bring the newbie and the fall collection. Can't wait for your full reporting on In the Pink:)

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    1. I know! They just snuck it in! Can you feature an EOTD with Seductive Rose on your blog? (this is not just an excuse to oggle your eyeballs) I thought it was very sheer in person and too glittery, but it does look awful nice on our friend Sara. :DD

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    2. I will try and do that- i just cannot take great pics of my eyeballs and my camera is acting a bit hinky- but let me see what I can do:)

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  4. WANT Orchid Haze!!! Can't Wait for my stuff to arrive!!!! Thank you so much for this post hun <3!

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    1. What did you order, Jenny? Was there some Tom Ford haulage?

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  5. ooh the trios and Orchid haze..too much prettiness... it would be nice if I could actually afford everything I have been putting on my TF wish list lately ;)
    xx

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    1. My wishlist is WAY bigger than my budget, too. So many pretty things in this collection. :))

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  6. How much longer are you going to torture your friend before showing me In the Pink for real!!!!!! I need pictures and swatches or might need an intervention- LOL!!!!!!!!! They still don't seem to have it at my NM-- or at least I haven't gotten the call yet. :D

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    1. :)))
      Sorry, my darling. It's bc I'm contemplating getting rid of it. It just doesn't show up on me. Did you see Temptalia's review? Exact same situation!!

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  7. Hi Belly,
    Thanks for the lovely preview!
    Will you be keeping In the Pink? :) what's your final decision?
    Would like to know if u think the brown nail polish is of better quality than the nude one?
    TiA!

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    1. Hi there, Eunice! I'm a bit on the fence about In the Pink. Not really sure I will keep it but it does go well as a supplement to other things, so maybe?
      :D
      Yes, I think the dark shade was a much better (less chalky) formula than the pale one. Both were on the slightly thin side if I recall correctly.

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