Monday, 25 May 2015

Look of the Day: Pink Glow

Hi, everyone! If you saw my last post, you'll know that I splurged a bit (ok, a lot) this month when I picked up the Tom Ford Pink Glow Eye and Cheek Compact. It was pricey for sure, but truly is a thing of beauty. So today I move past swatches and give you a peek at this amazing palette in action! 



My absolute favourite part of this compact is the blushes. Both are wonderfully soft, pigmented, and blendable. I love the contrast between the rich berry shade and the lighter golden peachy pink and think they work amazingly well together as an unconventional contour/highlight duo. For this look, I applied the darker berry blush along the hollows of my cheeks and just above, blending the shade up to the temples for a subtle sculpting effect. I then applied the lighter blush to the apples of my cheeks, blending up to the tops of my cheekbones for a flattering glow. 

For the eyes, I started by applying the frosty pinky-white shade all over my lids, blending up to my brow bone and dotting it on the inner corners of my eyes as a highlight. I then pressed the cool glittery gold shade all over my eyelid for a touch of lustre. I finished by applying the rusty cranberry shadow to the outer corners of my eye, blending up to the crease to add dimension. I wanted to let the shadows stand out, so I finished the eyes with a thin swipe of black liner and a couple gentle coats of mascara.


To complement the eyes and cheeks, I wanted the lips to look natural, but not nude. I started by tracing my lips with my favourite "my lips but better" lip liner, MAC Whirl. I also lightly coloured in my pout with Whirl to create a base of colour. I then finished with a layer of the gorgeous Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Bal de Mai, which gave the lips a flattering rosy sheen. 

Here's another shot of the look, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used! 


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation in #1 Ivory
Concealer: Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory

Powder: Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 

Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte 02 
Blush: From the Tom Ford Pink Glow Palette: Berry shade along the cheek bones as a contour, Peachy Pink shade on the tops of cheekbones, as a highlight

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows: From the Pink Glow Palette: Ivory shade (all over lid, blended up to brow bone and on the inner corners as a highlight), shimmery Gold shade (patted across the lid), Cranberry shade (on crease and outer corners)

Eyeliner: Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Eyeliner in Go Black
Mascara: Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Waterproof Mascara in Black

Lip Liner: MAC Lip Liner in Whirl

Lipstick: Guerlain Rouge Automatique in #160 Bal de Mai


And a few more shots of the look:





I hope these photos demonstrate just how lovely and flattering the shades in Pink Glow are. The blushes are an absolute dream and would most definitely suit a wide range of skin tones. The shadows work wonderfully together to create a complete eye look and offer a unique and beautiful alternative to the typical bronzes and teals most companies promote this time of year. Pinks and berries have never looked so Summery! 

What do you think of the shades of the Pink Glow Eye and Cheek Compact? Do you ever wear pink and berry tones in Summer? What are your favourite palettes at the moment?

Thanks for dropping by! xo

45 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much, Francesca! xo

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  2. looks good :D
    f4f?
    have a nice day sweetie <3
    isidora
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  3. What a beautiful palette and you look amazing :)
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    1. The palette really is stunning! xo

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  5. Oh wow so beautiful, Jenn! I wasn't sure about how wearable the palette would be when I first saw it but is it ever gorgeous! Those blushes, that cranberry eyeshadow...<3

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    1. Thanks, Jodi! The cranberry shades in the palette really are ultra stunning! xo

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  6. Lovely post dear! Hope you have a great day.

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  7. Love a drop of pink on the cheek! Such a fresh look xx

    Halcyon Velvet

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    1. Thank you! The blushes in the palette are really something special :)

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  9. Absolutely love this look Jen! The eyes and cheeks are so pretty and glowy! The palette looks dreamy, I want!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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    1. Thanks so much, Zandra! The palette really is something special :)

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  10. This foundation looks amazing on you! Your skin looks so flawless and it seems to match perfectly.

    M + K
    Bloglovin

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  11. The pink blush is so so cute, it gives sunshine to your face ;)

    Bisous from France,
    Sand.

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I love the blush too :)

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  12. I adore pink and berries tones in Summer!
    Fabrizia - Cosa Mi Metto???

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    1. Me too, Fabrizia! Thank you :)

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  13. I wear pink shadows all year round! Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall - doesn't matter! ^_^ I really like the look you did here. Guerlain Bal de Mai is a great choice for lips. It really pulls everything together gorgeously! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jaa! This palette has definitely re-ignited my love for pink tones and I was also happy with how well Bal de Mai worked :)

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  14. That blush is so pretty!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I loove the blushes in this palette :)

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  15. So absolutely gorgeous! I was happily surprised with how well this worked on me too, but your whole look just glows :).

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  16. such a pretty look! What a fab palette! =D
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! I'm loving the palette so much :)

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  17. Stunning! These shades really agree with you :-)

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  18. Absolutely love this look. You look gorgeous!

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  19. The Tom Ford Pink Glow Eye and Cheek Compact looks super fantastic. I like that you get some shades to choose from. :]

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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. Those blushes are perfect on you. And you're right, the pinks and berries in this palette are summery!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ingrid! I'm pretty obsessed with the blushes in this palette :)

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