Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos // Flicker and Incandescent
Tom Ford has finally added more shade options, Flicker and Incandescent, to his original Skin Illuminating Powder Duo, Moodlight. I L-O-V-E Moodlight, but I was blind to its beauty at first. I bought it because, well… it’s Tom Ford and the palette was pretty. Thinking back, I remember putting it on and thought it was too “glittery” and promptly put it in my drawer and forgot all about it. (I was a little shier with my cheek products back then.) A few months back, I was going through my collection, unearthed the poor palette from the depths of my Alex Drawers (I do wish they would pull out further), and applied it to my cheeks. Suddenly, I was in love. My breath was taken away. What I had dismissed as glitter, had turned into the most lovely prismatic sparkle right before my eyes. The glossy sheen, wet-look effect, sweaty-sexy finish it gave my face was incredible!
Flicker is a stunning duo with a glitzy yellow-based gold highlighter at the top, and a cool-toned sooty based chocolate brown shade at the bottom.
I’m sure you’re wondering, and yes, Flicker is too deep for my skin tone. When I saw pictures of it online, I thought that maybe it was similar to the Chanel Bronzer and Highlighting Duo in Medium and it’s much deeper and cooler toned, perfect for deeper skin tones.
The good news is that it’s amazing on my eyes! While these would make the largest eyeshadow pans ever, they’re wonderfully pigmented and blend into each other effortlessly.
Incandescent, on the other hand, is just perfect for my skin tone! Again, it has the same gorgeous sheen. The top illuminating shade is so reflective, metallic and wet looking that I had to do a double take when I first applied it. It was blinding. Unfortunately, I think it will emphasize texture more than your average highlighter.
The bottom “blush” shade is a very unique shade to me. I love a good warm, terracotta shade, and I thought this was going to be similar. But the cool undertones keep this blush from looking too orange on the skin. The slight pink shift in it really brightens up the complexion without making it too warm. I’m so in love.
The formula is a baked one, and while it may be a little challenging to pick up product on a softer brush, I think Tom Ford has fixed that minor issue by making these incredibly pigmented. Very little product will go very far.