Tom Ford Beauty adds two new Shade and Illuminate products to the mix

Tom Ford Beauty adds two new Shade and Illuminate products to the mix

Double the trouble

Text: Renée Batchelor

If you're a fan of Tom Ford Beauty's innovative, sexy and wearable makeup, you'll love its luscious new products

For Spring, Tom Ford Beauty plays further on the idea of balancing light and shadow. And what better way to do that then to unveil new products that illuminate, sculpt and contour not just the face, but the lips as well in keeping with the brand's philosophy of face architecture. Tom Ford Beauty's Shade and Illuminate — which comes in two intensities — introduced the idea of contouring, way before it burst onto the mainstream. Almost like a professional use tool, the contarsting hues allowed you to shade in areas like the cheekbones and jawline for a flattering and slimming effect while illuminating the areas that you want to draw attention to like the temples and nose bridge.

The new Shade and Illuminate Cheeks comes in two vibrant palettes that look pretty sheer when worn. Designed to blend easily on the face, this takes all the guesswork out of achieving dimensional colour. Use the pearlescent shade as a highlighter to draw light to the skin and amplify cheekbones, visually lifting the face. The more vibrant shade. meanwhile, can be used to subtly deepen the tone and define your skin, for the perfect, believable flush. Worried about going overboard with the shading? Fret not as even the brighter hue is still very sheer. We tried this on with the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Brush and found it super easy to apply.

 Tom Ford beauty Shade and Illuminate Cheeks in Scintillate and Sublimate

The lips also get the same two-toned treatment with the new Shade and Illuminate Lips. In six limited edition shade pairings, each duo comes with a lighter and darker shade. What we love is that it also comes with a mini applicator that is designed to help create the ombré effect. The brush side is great for lining the lips with the your preferred shade, blending the colour inwards, while the sponge applicator is perfect for filling in the colour for a soft yet dimensional effect. With a great colour payoff and velvety matte finish, this creates rich colour combinations. Go for a subtle ombré or full-on two-toned lips depending on how you apply the colours. The star shade as seen in the campaign visuals is Saboteur — a blend of violet and burgundy —but those who aren't quite ready for their lips to do all the talking can try more subtle nude, mauve and pink combinations.
Tom Ford Beauty Shade and Illuminate Lips in Saboteur and Tantalize, $84

From $85-$114. At Tom Ford Beauty counters now