Stroked (£56) is the lighter option of the two limited edition duos released for the Tom Ford Fall collection. It was always going to be a risk for me ordering such a warm looking duo, but I was intrigued by the rusty autumnal tone of the blush and was interested to see how a Tom Ford highlighter would perform.
The duo is meant to create sculptured cheekbones, with the deeper shade
adding definition and the lighter shade to highlight.
It contains a rusty orange and a yellow champagne highlighter. The
blush has a shimmery/glow finish and the highlighter has a frosted, high shine finish
(though it does not emphasize pores).
The texture is really good, as soft and smooth as you would like. The
product glides onto the skin but due to the extremely high pigment, if
you have pale skin like me, you really only need the faintest of touches.
Swatched below on the left and blended out on the right,
I wanted to love this as I think the texture/application is top notch
but as much as I try to get these colours to work for me they are just
too warm and the finish makes me feel a bit overdone.
For those looking for a more dramatic finish with intense pigment then
Stroked is definitely a good option if you suit warm tones.
I bought this from http://www.harveynichols.com/