Friday, August 10, 2012

tom ford bronzing powder in 01 gold dust

Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Gold Dust comes in  a sleek mahogany and gold packaging

The compact is pretty thin, but it comes with a hefty .074oz / 21grams of product

The compact also has a generous mirror and the product itself is encased with  about an inch of gold compact all the way around.

Bronzing Powder vs. Cheek Color packaging

Bronzing Powder Compact (L) vs. Cheek Color Compact (R)

The Cheek Color compact (top) is thicker in comparison

The fine shimmers translate to sheen when applied to the face

Taken indoors with fluorescent lighting (heavy swatch)

Taken outdoors in the shade (heavy swatch)

Taken outdoors in the sun (heavy swatch)

I purchased Gold Dust, admittedly, because it's by Tom Ford.   And any product of his is intriguing to me, but honestly, it's more so because of my great experience with his blushes.  Love Lust Cheek Color has been a favorite of mine this summer.  Tom Ford Gold Dust is a peachy warm bronzer with fine gold shimmers, I think it is aptly named, gold dust is what I see in the pan.  The bronzer, like the blush, is very finely-milled with minuscule shimmers, but both translate to a sheen and glow, not glittery, on my face when applied properly.  And like the blush, the wear on this bronzer is also great.. I get about 8-10 hours of touch-up free wear on both products.  It goes on like a dream.. but as with any other makeup application, start sheer and build up to your liking.  

In the photos above, I decided to swatch it next to the Soleil Tan de Chanel (Bronze Universel) because I felt that they come the closest in tone, in comparison to all the other bronzers I own.  For some, Bronze Universel translates orangey, or too warm on their skin, but for my skin tone, it is the most ideal shade.  Any bronzer that doesn't have a touch of peach or warmth to it, just looks somewhat grey or muddy on me.

Well, of course, any seemingly perfect product will have a flaw.  And Tom Ford Gold Dust, just like the Bronze Universel, will not suit darker skin tones.  I can only see this as more of a highlight for the darker skin tone range. 

I was going to address the big elephant in the room -- the price tag -- but I figure it's one of those things that may rattle my love affair with Tom Ford (talking about his beauty products, of course!)  Bottom line, if you are willing to splurge and commit to at least a couple of years of usage, because of its hefty amount, this bronzer is for you.  Given of course, that it suits your skin tone.  It is a wonderful product in my opinion and I have gladly worn it every opportunity I can since I purchased it.   It is a beautiful product, but whether it is worth it or not, well... that's rather subjective.

*For reference of my skin tone:  B40 or Beige 40 in Chanel foundations.  About  NC 35.  Medium/Yellow-Neutral.

Tom Ford cosmetics are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S.

I purchased the bronzer myself.  This post is not sponsored.


LILLIAN said...

I have actually been searching for a new and great bronzing powder and came across your post!
Will definitely need to check it out!


LuvJ said...

@Lillian it's a very beautiful bronzer for that bronzed goddess look :)

AiveeGurrL! =) said...

Cant wait for my TF bronzer to arrive. :)

Ellie said...

Great review! Loved all the pictures and all the information! Just found your blog and I love it! :)

PS: You should have a bloglovin follow button somewhere visible so it's easier to follow your blog :D Especially now that GFC is getting discontinued.. if you want of course! ;) xx

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