A strange feeling of being left out, it seems all and everyone has blogged about the She Wolf trio (£50) from this years Tom Ford Fall collection, the verdict seems unanimous in that its a universally flattering, high quality, essential for your makeup collection. So I HAD to buy it.
The trio contains a matte cool toned dark brown, medium grey/taupe with a satin finish and then a silver/taupe glitter shade.
The non glitter shades feel smooth and have very good payoff and blend
quite nicely (though not the best). The glitter shade feels smoother
than a lot of these types of finishes and has a good abundance of
glitter particles and noticeable colour with almost a wet look.
Swatched below are Rouge Bunny Rouge Black Pepper Jay and then the darkest shade from the trio as I think these are very similar,
Unfortunately I am not enjoying this as much as I had expected,
primarily due to the glitter shade. Compared to the glitter shade in my
Charlotte Tilbury palette, the Tom Ford one is not as well behaved,
there is fall out which is physically irritating and it transfers very
easily, making it look messy, further to this I also find it creases (even with a primer).
In terms of the other shades, the middle shade applies darker than it
looks in the pan, not necessarily a bad thing but together with the
deepest shade I find that once applied there is not enough contrast.
Though I normally love taupes the middle shade looks very dull on me,
so my options are a rather blah smoky look or a equally blah
smoky look with glitter.
For me, makeup needs to create a better "you" and unfortunately this is not flattering on me. I do think the quality is good overall and I will
pick up the Orchid Haze quad that features non glitter shades, but for me this particular palette just doesn't quite work on its own so I'll be pairing the shades with different colours (whilst ignoring the glitter shade).
I bought this from Harrod.com