Review of Tom Ford Illuminating Powder - Translucent by abfabjeanius
Yowza! This powder is expensive! I wasn't sure whether to categorize it as a highlighter or a pressed powder, but decided to do pressed powder, so I normally use it all over my face as a finishing powder.
A description from the Bergdorf Goodman website:
Diffuse imperfections and create radiant skin with this weightless and undetectable, micro-fine powder. Formulated with specially coated pigments, it creates a diaphanous veil of light on the face to achieve a silky, smooth-looking surface. Its ultra-gliding texture blends like a fluid on the skin, moisturizing and redefining the complexion to ensure a natural, even and luminous finish. Custom applicator brush included.
This powder is butter-colored in the pan, but applies translucent once on the skin. The texture is extremely fine and soft, and it is virtually undetectable on the face. There are no crazy shimmer particles or anything that would give away the fact that you are wearing it. Instead, it just gives a very "airbrushed" effect to the skin, blurring fine lines/wrinkles and big pores.
The other day, I used just concealer and this on top (no foundation!), and had random people complimenting me on how great my skin looked. Little did they know... Tom Ford was behind it all... lol! The only thing this powder does not do is control oil. I definitely have to blot my face throughout the day, as my skin is quite oily.
The compact, like the other Tom Ford compacts, is a wood-tone brown plastic with gold trim, and comes in a brown velvet pouch. It comes with its own brush, which I actually like using for applicatiion.
The pricepoint is CRAZY - $75USD - but to be honest, I have never found any product like this. I've tried Bare Escentual's Mineral Veil, MUFE's HD loose powder, MAC Prep+Prime powder, etc., and although they all make the claim that this product does, the Tom Ford powder is the only one that actually rings true for me.
For reference, I have a light golden skintone (about NC20'ish in MAC), and will definitely be repurchasing if I run out.
Here is the direct link to this product on the BG website so you can see the picture of it: