It comes in a reflective, quilted bronze box with gilded lettering and, of course, the Tom Ford logo:
The case is nestled into a little leather pouch that's as cute as it is practical. Definitely more durable than the velvet pouches that come with Chanel blushers!
The compact itself has a similar reflective brown finish, with almost a tortoise shell look to it. Gold accents line the front of if, and again, the logo makes an appearance. It has a luxurious weight to it and closes with a satisfying magnetic snap. Beauty geek heaven!
The back of the packaging features the shade name, net weight, and further branding:
As lovely as the packaging is, it's the blush itself that steals the show. Flush is a warm pinky coral with fine gold shimmer throughout. It looks rather bold in the pan, but can definitely be applied with a light hand to achieve a sheer finish. As mentioned above, it's in a similar vein to NARS Orgasm or Torrid powder blushes, but I find Flush to be far more sheer, elegant, and buildable. The shimmer is also much finer, which leaves a more sophisticated finish than the NARS offerings. It leaves no hint of frost or disco-ball shine- just a lovely, refined glow!
|Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Flush|
Here's a swatch of it (on the right), applied rather heavily on the inside of my arm (MAC NC15 skin tone):
|(L-R): Tom Ford Lip Colour in True Coral, Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Flush|
As you can see, it has warm pinky undertones and a subtle glow. Here are a couple of shots of me wearing it:
And for a full breakdown of the pros and cons!
- I feel Flush would be a universally flattering shade- sheer enough for fair skin tones, but could definitely be built up on darker skin tones. Warm, but not too warm for cooler skin tones to wear
- With its subtle shimmer, it imparts a flattering glow without that dreaded disco ball effect
- Relatively sheer, so can be worn subtly or built up for a stronger punch of colour
- Extremely long-wearing- really lasts all day!
- Beautiful, elegant, sturdy packaging
- The price. At $60 CAD, this is the priciest blush I've bought by far, which is definitely nearing (if not exceeding) prohibitive
- The weighty packaging might make it unsuitable for travel if you want to pack light (though I feel I'll be bringing this everywhere!)
And there you have it! As you can tell I'm incredibly pleased with this blush. The formula is top-notch and the shade is oh so pretty and flattering. It's always a treat when high-end makeup lives up to its luxe reputation. Because of the price, I won't be rushing out to buy other blushers from the brand, but I'm certainly glad I picked this one up!
Does Flush look like a blush that's up your alley? What are your favourite Tom Ford Cheek Colours?
Thanks for reading! xo