Claims : Give yourself wonderfully radiant skin with Tom Ford Illuminating powder. It features a weightless formula designed to diffuse imperfections while casting a veil of light over your face for a silky, smooth surface. The ultra-gentle texture blends fluidly, moisturizing and redefining your complexion to ensure a natural, even and luminous finish. A custom applicator brush is included.
Price : USD 77 / Rs 4800 approx
My Experience with Tom Ford Illuminating Powder :
Tom Ford Illuminating powder comes in two colors – Translucent Pink and Translucent. I think they have been created according to the undertones. The Translucent Pink is a pale pink powder for pink undertones while Translucent is a pale yellow powder for yellow undertones.
The Translucent powder reminds a a LOT of Ben Nye Banana Powder. Ben Nye powder is more yellow(y). This is more beige and hence more suitable for a wide range of skin tones.
It comes packed in a gorgeous big square box metallic box. It has a magnetic closure. The inside top part of the box has a big mirror attached to it. The bottom half hold the compartment for powder and the brush. The brush is super soft and I absolutely prefer brushes over sponges for compacts. I find them more hygienic and easier to clean. As gorgeous as the packaging is, I find it quite bulky to carry around. So this is mostly my dresser product than a carry around one.
The powder is suuper fine but is sort of loosely packed. I feel it gets all over the mirror and on the edges every time I use it. The powder has a semi matte finish and it’s more of a finishing powder. So when you have kinda done all your makeup and you want that polished look on your skin, you apply it all over lightly and it would set your makeup and make your pores look smaller.
It does not have any color of its own as such. It leaves skin looking and feeling quite soft. Also since the powder is so finely milled, it does not get cakey. It looks very natural on the skin.
I am someone who is fond of dewy skin so I tried using it all over and it makes my skin a bit matte. I don’t like a full matte skin. So I started using it only to set my concealer and it does an absolutely great job at keep my concealer crease free whilst adding a bit of highlight. It lasts all day long and keep my under eye area looking fresh and awake.
It has never broken me out and does not have any fragrance to it.
Overall, it’s a good powder but I didn’t find it anything exceptional. I prefer my Chanel Les Beiges any day over this one and for under eye highlight I like the NARS Translucent powder more. So I’d use it till it lasts but not a fan! I also think it’s quite madly priced for what it is.
Rating : 3/5
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14 thoughts on “Tom Ford Illuminating Powder Translucent Review, Swatch”
Great review dear 🙂 too much costly and not even worth of that 🙁
It’s good but I didnt find it any exceptional.
Informative Review Rati!!
Whats with TomFord lately bdw:O All talk..!!
no i think tom ford products are just brilliant. One offs from the line! 🙂
wow at least looks very tempting!
Love its packaging. So classy!
yeah neha, yummy packaging! :d
i agree shikha! 🙂
Thanks for suggesting the NARS one Rati, would love to get that 🙂
yeah that’s pretty good jas 🙂
i was so waiting for this review…thought it would be better… 🙁
it’s okay Rash. I mean if you are going for luxury only, I feel chanel makes awesome powders. Even mac is so good with their base makeup. I mean unless you are like a Tom Ford loyalist, I dont see a reason to pick it up.
Gorgeous packaging Rati – and matte texture, wow, good for oily skin in summers 🙂
yesh jomo!! but i feel there are a ton of other powders out there to give this kind of effect.