Sunday, 3 November 2013

Tom Ford Illuminating Highlight Pen

The Illuminating Highlight Pen is meant to "allow you to enhance, contour or diminish your features to create the appearance of symmetry". There are eight shades, 4 shimmery and 4 matte, the shimmery ones are meant to "catch the light and bring focus to the cheekbones and eyes to create balance and symmetry"  and the mattes are to "act as skin–priming concealers to diminish flaws and shadows". All eight tones are meant to "soften and diffuse light for a smooth and undetectable finish".

The concealer comes in a mahogany tube and has a white synthetic brush head. The product dispenses via twist-up packaging. I bought 05 Naked Bisque (£40) which is a ivory/nude shade with pink undertones.
Shown below on the left with the Burberry Sheer Luminous Concealer in Light Beige on the right to show the pink tones of the Tom Ford.

It has a creamy texture and more pigment that say YSL Touche Eclat. It gives light coverage and a slight illumination, though matte in finish rather than shimmery. It does make the skin texture look smoother and flaws softened and looks very natural on.
Texture/performance wise it goes on easily and doesn't migrate into lines, to get a full days wear I do have to set with powder though.
Shown below before and after,

I am tempted to pick up 07 Amber Eclat to use as a colour corrector under concealer as I have read many positive reviews about that particular shade for offsetting dark circles.

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In terms of finish and texture this is one of the best types of this product I have tried so far, though as I have dark circles I would always need to use this in conjunction with a heavier coverage product.

I bought this from harrods.com

17 comments:

  1. I think this one did a great job of covering! Not sure if you need the other one based on this picture. :)

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    1. Thanks Liz :) I do like to try and obliterate my under eye discoloration so tend to feel the need to layer :)

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  2. Oh wow, this actually covers pretty well! I have actually never tried Touche Eclat, but I'm glad to hear this one packs more pigment. That's almost always a good thing ;)

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    1. It does offer more cover than the YSL, though less illumination, I do really like it but the price does make me scream a bit ;)

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  3. Ooh another TF item to try for myself. You temptress!

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    1. you tempt me all the time so its only fair I return the favour ;)

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  4. Sounds really great, especially for covering!

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    1. It is worth a space on your wish list :)

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  5. I never tried Tom Ford products but this looks just like something I may want to try.

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    1. I think the range is worth trying, though I do think its a bit overpriced.

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  6. Wow it's more pigmented than YSL Touche Eclat :D
    Your blog is tempting me to buy so many things, Clare :D

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    1. well you always having me wanting more so its good to be able to add some things to your wish list as well :)

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  7. Wow this looks really nice!! I just ordered the Ellis Faas concealer and the Armani (the one with the teeny tiny brush forgot what it's called). I'm determined to find something that will work well with my eye cream, yet not crease. I'll have to remember this one if the others don't work out! Thanks for the great review!!

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    1. Thank you :) I heard great things about the EF one, I had the foundation a while back, wasn't a love though but the concealer is meant to be better
      Do you mean the thin stick brush tube Armani one, I've had that in two colours, quite nice, sheer though, not got the creaminess of the TF. I hope you get good results with what you ordered as the TF price is a bit upsetting I find :)
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    2. Yes that's the one!! I test drove it a couple of times but the color was too light. I did like it for very subtle concealing but more for brightening. Very interested to see if the EF is as good as Lipstick Boulevards says it is :-) If not I may need to suck it up and get the TF...

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    3. oops forgot to say I reordered the armani in what is hopefully the correct color. I'd like to have at least one concealer I love so we shall see lol!

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    4. I bet if you do a rave review for it, I'll feel the need to buy it again, such is your influence! :)

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