There has been a lot of buzz about Tom Ford, former fashion designer at Gucci, launching his beauty line. It is true...BEAUTY is great business! I will admit that I have become a little jaded when it comes to new makeup (It has to be absolutely fabulous!). I don't get excited like I used to, but something about Tom Ford excites me so I went to Bergdorf Goodman to meet him and check out his new cosmetics line that launched November 1st.
He exudes such class and refinement and this was exemplified at the Tom Ford Beauty event. After looking at the collection, beautiful male models dressed in Tom Ford-like suits with perfectly placed hair escorted attendees to meet Mr. Ford. He had small talk with many admirers and also signed the products that they purchased. Of course, I didn't have him sign my True Coral lipstick because I will DEFINITELY be wearing mine :-)
I will definitely purchase some more products in the future, but for $48 this True Coral was a gift to myself for accomplishing a life goal (another blog post).
My main reason for coming was to not only meet Mr. Ford, but to check out the Traceless Stick Foundation retailing at $78. I have found that many high end cosmetic lines totally miss the mark with foundations for women of color. Unrealistic shades, not enough options, or completely non existent are some of the major issues I have found. Tom Ford Beauty has 12 shades and they look amazing. I swatched number 11-Warm Almond (my shade) and number 12-Chestnut!
#12 Left, #11 Right
I spoke with Mr. Ford and thanked him for coming out with deeper shades of foundation and also for having a color line that "really" has color! He said that it is important to have a wide range of shades and, "We will be going deeper. We are just getting started!" Check out the photo of me wearing the number 11!
Note: My lip color is my own custom made OCC lip tar combo (ask me about it!!) Mr. Ford gave me a compliment ;-) After swatching the True Coral Lipstick on my hand, I just dabbed it on my cheeks. FAB, right!!! Also I tend to go lighter on my foundation because I only wear it in necessary areas, particularly around my eyes and nose, and set with powder
You can check out the collection only at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman!
Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.