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Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos // Flicker and Incandescent

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos // Flicker and Incandescent

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos. From L to R: Incandescent, Flicker, Moodlight

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos. From L to R: Incandescent, Flicker, Moodlight

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!

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight

Now, we have Flicker and Incandescent to add to the family. And these beauties are just that: beautiful. They have the same glossy sheen, wet-look effect, sweaty-sexy finish.

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos. Incandescent (L), Flicker (R).

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos. Incandescent (L), Flicker (R).

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.

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker

Swatches of Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker

Swatches of Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker

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.

Chanel Bronzer and Highlighter Duo in Medium (L), Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker (R)

Chanel Bronzer and Highlighter Duo in Medium (L), Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker (R)

Chanel Bronzer and Highlighter Duo in Medium (two left swatches), Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker (two right swatches)

Chanel Bronzer and Highlighter Duo in Medium (two left swatches), Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Flicker (two right swatches)

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.

Flicker on the eyes.

Flicker on the eyes.

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.

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Incandescent

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Incandescent

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.

Swatches of Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Incandescent

Swatches of Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Incandescent

Incandescent on the cheeks.

Incandescent on the cheeks.

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.

Swatches of the Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos in Moodlight (L), Incandescent (C), Flicker (R).

Swatches of the Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duos in Moodlight (L), Incandescent (C), Flicker (R).

Flicker has been available for quite some time here in the States, but Incandescent is finally starting to show up on retailers’ sites. Some shopping links (affiliated) here:

Nordstrom

Sephora

Beautylish

Barneys

COS Bar

Bloomingdale’s

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