My first cushion love: The Tom Ford Cushion
I’ve finally mastered the courage to buy the Tom Ford Cushion compact! The cushions is sold as two items, the refill and the compact. I mean just the refill itself has only 0.42oz (12g) of product, but is sold at the price of a full bottle of foundation! This was what struck me as a bit of a ripoff and had prevented me from buying all this time. The compact itself is also pricy, it costs as much as one MAC lipstick . . . OK so it was never in my wishlist since the start because of the price.
But it was when I went to try their new lipstick that I thought to myself OK I might as well try the cushion since I’m already there. That did not help at all, cause I fell in love with it lol It boasts a semi matte finish, which I agree. It’s even prettier with a bit of setting powder (to battle the humidity here). My skin looked VERY healthy and it has an SPF45 which is essential with the sun here. The best part? I can rub it! With the other Korean cushions I’ve tried, You’re supposed to “pat” and “press” on the skin to apply the cushion. Spreading or rubbing with just mess it all up. But with the Tomford cushion, I was just rub and spread it like a setting powder! That’s what made me decide to buy.
So here are the pieces before construction.
The empty compact, which comes with the spongy puff, all sealed up.
2. The refill, which is sold separately. It opens up and is sealed inside as well.
And below are the swatches unblended and blended. Very natural. My shade is 2.0 Buff.
I think this is definitely a luxury item, prolly not for everyday (since it’s bloody expensive), but to be used on special occasions like holidays and weekends. I brought this with me on my last holiday, its actually much more travel friendly than I expected. It also comes with the suede bag, which makes it easier to carry around and so wouldn’t be scratching the compact.