Tom Ford Incandescent Skin Illuminating Duo Review & Swatches


Tom Ford Beauty Incandescent Skin Illuminating Duo ($80.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, seemingly-permanent highlighting duo that features a pale, warm gold and a richer, warm plum. Both shades had good pigmentation, were blendable, and long-wearing. It was consistent with past duos released by the brand in this formula.

Incandescent (Top)

Incandescent (Top) is a soft gold with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a denser, firmer consistency that was smooth to the touch but applied evenly and blended out beautifully. It had a gel-powder type of formula, which works best with denser brushes and a moderate hand, but the product goes on exceptionally nicely over skin and had a glowing finish that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).NARS Fort de France (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Colour Pop Boujee Call (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Physicians Formula Champagne (P, $10.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop A Smile and a Song (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Liquid Sky (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Earth (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Stargazer (P, $39.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).

Tom Ford Beauty Incandescent (Bottom) Illuminating Powder

Tom Ford Beauty Incandescent (Bottom) Illuminating Powder

Incandescent (Bottom)

Incandescent (Bottom) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, moderately dense consistency that had no powderiness but remained blendable on my skin. The trick to this type of formula (gel-powder hybrid) is that it requires a denser brush to pick up product evenly, though I wouldn’t call it stiff to work with as the powder goes on and almost “melts” on my skin for a seamless finish. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Dior Plum Pop (11) (LE, $48.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Wonder Years (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Moscow Mule (PiP, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Shiseido Berry Dawn (08) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Tarte Tempo (-, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Anastasia Taffy (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).

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