Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand #01: Review & Swatches

The Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color in Pink Sand just came out in their summer collection. Pink Sand comes in a white and gold case, with a white suede pouch. I can just see the white pouch getting so dirty, so it’s currently in the box for me. Per Tom Ford’s website “Cream Cheek Color instantly brightens the face for a healthy glow and a natural burst of color. The pearlized, peach-pink shade gives cheeks gorgeous luster and a stunning radiant finish.” The blush retails for $65 for 5g of product.

Pink Sand is a pearly peach pink with gold shimmer. The gold shimmer is subtle on the cheeks, though in the compact it looks more prevalent. I mostly get a luminous peach pink dewy flush with this. I’m picky about not having too much glitter or shimmer in my cheek colors, and even though this looks like it could be that way in the pan, it does well on the cheeks as just being more luminous. The color is sheer and can be layered, I usually need 2-3 layers depending how much color I want. I use either my fingers for a sheerer application, or a brush to be able to layer it darker.

The texture is not a dry cream, it’s creamy, smooth, blends well and glides on easy. This isn’t a thick feeling cream blush like some can be. My only gripe with it is that it doesn’t really dry down much, so it stays creamy like it is in the compact. This gives it a dewy look, but makes it wear off faster, especially for hot, humid climates and oily skin. So depends whether or not you like cream blushes like this or not. I get about four hours before I get some fading in a hot, humid climate on normal skin. In comparison, NARS Multiples are drier, stiffer and more silky, Chanel’s Le Blush Creme’s are thicker, drier and silkier, and Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstars on the Go blush shades are thicker and have a more sticky feel.

I did compare it with NARS Orgasm as it seemed the logical choice, Pink Sand is a deeper peach pink and has less gold shimmer, Pink Sand looks more natural. I much prefer Pink Sand to NARS Orgasm. It’s a very pricey luxury blush as all Tom Ford items are.

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Swatches: Heavy on Top, Blended on Bottom:

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Compared with NARS Orgasm on Top:

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