| Loves | The Best and Worst of Tom Ford Beauty 2018



| Loves | The Best and Worst of Tom Ford Beauty 2018 

Where to begin... while this year didn't have a lot of "worst" products there were many disappointing products because Tom Ford released many of the shades to previously released products for Summer 2018, which is typically my favorite collection of his! So while those products were disappointing, they were not the "worst" products of the year. He did also really break out of his comfort zone and released some intriguing new and exciting products! So here are my least favorite products and top picks for 2018! As always, I will start with the worst, since they're aren't too many...

WORST 

SPRING 2018

Tom Ford Extreme Shadows (micronized glitter) - Specifically the micronized glitter finishes, to me, were a total flop! These shadows had a good pigment but also contained large chunky particles of glitter which are not easy to work with. The texture of these shadows were much to gritty and didn't seemed to adhere as well as his classic fine celestial glitters. I would stick to the sheer "pailette" glitters than these more opaque chunky "micronized glitters". You can read my full review and check out the swatches here


SUMMER 2018

Tom Ford Extreme Lip Lacquers - Sometime after releasing the summer collection, they came out with this small limited edition collection of lip lacquers with a new formula. This formula is awful, it emphasizes texture like crazy, it applies unevenly despite how smooth your lips are, and it required a lot of effort to layer it on. These only looked good with a gloss on top and really wasn't worth the effort. These were so bad and it made me very sad because the Lip Lacquers in the permanent line are beautiful! Read my full review on the Extreme Lacquers here.


FALL 2018 

Tom Ford Traceless Touch Cushion Foundation - While this foundation's formula is actually excellent, it lives on the "Worst List" for a good reason. This foundation had an extremely limited launch, exclusive to only the U.K. and Asia. Additionally, they released only 8 shades, which are all squished to the lightest end of the skin tone spectrum! You can read more of my rant in my review here.



WINTER 2018

Tom Ford Extreme Eye Quad - I hate to bring up the Extreme Shadows again but this quad sucked! The one of the eyeshadows in the quad was very dry and almost impossible to build up the color. The glitter shadow is incredibly messy and chunky. Plus they jacked up the price of this quad significantly! I assume due to the different packaging...? If you care to read my review, click here


BEST 

SPRING 2018

Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette in Soleil D'Ambre - I think this is my most used Tom Ford palette he has ever come out with! That's pretty impressive considering I own quite a few from him! There's something about the colors that is so cohesive and complimenting. Also, the formula of these products is superior to previously released palettes! The highlighter was something I kept reaching for again and again because it is SO stunning! Check out my full review with swatches and even comparison swatches to the previously released Pink Glow palette, here.


Tom Ford Eau De Soleil Blanc - The original fragrance is one that I can never get sick of! It is just and island dream and this one is brighter and crisper than the original Soleil Blanc! This one is a fresh and citrus-heavy take on the rich coconut fragrance. While it is a eau de toilette, it still has a great lasting power and has a complexity similar to the original! Read my full overview on the Eau De Soleil Blanc here and read about the original here.



Tom Ford Extreme Shadows (Foil) - Some time between the release of spring and summer, there was this limited release of the Extreme Shadows. A collection of fun bold colors and finishes! While I was not a fan of the micronized glitter finishes, I loved the foil finishes a lot! Most of these were very smooth, pigmented, and easy to use. They had a beautiful metallic sheen without looking too glittery. Check out my review and swatches here.


SUMMER 2018 

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick in Sunstruck - The only product from the summer 2018 collection that I would actually recommend. This was my most anticipated product from this collection and it didn't disappoint! Unfortunately, the rest of the collection was disappointing. This new form of the Shade and Illuminate cheek products is incredible! The texture is creamy, smooth, and glossy. The blush is quite pigmented but blend out to a beautiful peachy flush and the highlighter offers a beautiful bronze-champagne glow! A winner in my book especially because I am a hug fan of the original Shade and Illuminate Cheeks in the compact form! Read my review on the Glow Stick here and read my review on the Shade and Illuminate Cheeks here.


Tom Ford Lip Lacquers - These lip lacquers are pigmented and apply smooth and evenly! They come in 3 different finishes; matte, metal, and patent. All the finishes are beautiful and the formula is extremely long wearing! I have received quite a few compliments when I am wearing these and they are very comfortable for long wear lip colors, even the mattes! I can't say enough great things about these, I really hope they continue to expand the color range because these are truly amazing! Check out my full review on them here.


Tom Ford Iris Bronze Eye Quad - For the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (in the U.S.) and later became exclusive to Harrods's (in the U.K.), and finally it came back to Nordstrom for the holidays. This limited edition quad contains 4 Tom Ford Private Shadow singles. You can find my review and comparison swatches here. Although it was compilation of existing shadows, it was beautifully put together and one of my most used palettes.


FALL 2018 

Tom Ford Lost Cherry Fragrance - This very warm, sweet,and sensual fragrance is a unique take on a fruity fragrance! It is as indulgent as you would expect the fragrance to be. Starting with a strong cherry and liqueur note and finishing with a warm, spicy, sweet aroma. Check out all the notes in my full review here.


Tom Ford Soleil Lip Lacquers - These balmy glosses are extremely comfortable and offer a touch of color. While I don't love it as much as some other alternatives, I think this formula is excellent and very beautiful. I love the gel texture and the way it feels on my lips. This is a product that lives in my bag for everyday use and touchups because it's very hydrating. These really fell under the radar of the beauty community but they're really good! You can read all about these in my review here.


Tom Ford Satin Matte Lipsticks - Another launch that didn't get much attention this year, but these soft and velvety lipsticks have a very comfortable matte formula. This lipstick formula also comes a beautiful shade range from nudes to bolder shades. If you're not a fan of matte lipsticks, you will love this formula! Plus, there are some fun and unique shades in this range. Check out my full review here.


WINTER 2018 

Tom Ford Eye Color Quads (New Shades) - Tom Ford bombarded us with 7 new quads and they're all pretty amazing! I had to really force myself to nitpick the formulas to create this complete ranking of the new eye quads, check it out here. You will also find links to all my reviews in that post.


Tom Ford Extreme Lip Fluid - This holographic lip gloss not only gives me all the holiday feels, it gives me diamond-drenched lips! It is seriously stunning on bare lips or over a lip color! I can't get enough of this shimmering and glitter gloss. It doesn't feel gritty and it has a very nice smoothing formula! I actually bought a backup! The only backup I've bought this year! Check out my full review with swatches here.


Tom Ford Winter Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette - This palette has a beautiful formula and texture! All the products are a gel-powder wet/dry formula, which is pigmented, smooth, and blendable! While the shadow colors aren't the most cohesive, their textures and finishes are a dream to work with. If you want to learn more about this palette read my review here.


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