Tom Ford Noir Color Collection for Holiday 2015 is a small, edited line that makes a huge statement. The collection includes two Lash Tip mascaras (Gold Rush and Pure Cobalt, $44), Nail Lacquer in BlackOut ($35, limited-edition), Lip Color in First Time ($55, re-promote, limited edition packaging), Eye Defining Pencil in Navy Black ($40) and Cream/Powder Eye Color in Night Sky ($66, limited-edition.) My eyes went straight to the pencil, cream/powder eye color and nail lacquer and a purchase was made in under a minute. When I originally heard about the Noir Collection, I thought I was going to pass on it based on the limited color selection and items. In person, I was seriously mesmerized and intrigued on how navy blue can look unique and edgy. The best part about it is that it really is more of a gray/blue/black which is why this collection stands out. Let us first take a look at each product before discussing how well it performed.
The cream/powder eye duo in night sky is a double-decker component that features two formulas: The bottom portion of the jar will house the Luminous Tom Ford Cream Color for eye and the top portion of the cap will house the Celestial-like Powder Eye Shadow. The cream formula, which is a brilliant navy blue/black, has a lot of pigment and very intense. If you have purchased Tom Ford’s cream/powder eye duo in the past (review HERE), you know a little goes a very long way. The top portion is a powder eye shadow that is a blue/gray/black that has the most gorgeous flecks of pink, green and blue. I tried my best to get as close as I can so you can see the complexity of this shadow in the images below. Once the shadow is applied over the cream shadow, the colorful specks makes the combo look unbelievably gorgeous and glamorous. It just doesn’t get better then this in my book, especially when you are looking to create a sultry, sexy, smokey eye for the evening and the upcoming holidays. I basically did my eyes like I normally do using neutral shadows and then used the cream/powder eye duo as the finale to give my eyes that edge. I used my Tom Ford liner brush to apply the cream shadow near the lash line sealed with the powder shadow. On the upper lash line, I applied the powder over my brown pencil by blending it along the lash line and then taking it up to the crease. It looked sultry, smoky and oh so glamorous. I have not tried using both colors directly on my lid as I feel it will look overdone and inappropriate for the daytime and just for me personally. It held up well for a good six hours before I noticed fading and some smudging on the lower lash line. Again, a little goes a very long way so I apply it slowly and carefully.
The Eye Defining Pencil in Navy Black is a navy blue with shimmer. I am not a huge fan of Tom Ford eye pencils as they tend to smudge and get into my contact lenses by the end of the day. I only bought it because I love navy blue pencils on brown eyes and this color was dynamic and made my eyes pop when worn alongside with neutral shadows. I prefer to use it separate from the cream/powder duo but used them together in the image posted below with a very light hand to show the effect. I feel this is too expensive for a pencil and definitely a splurge item.
The Nail Lacquer in Black Out is described as black but it is more of an intense gray/black with lots of shimmer. Once applied, the gray steel color comes to surface and makes this look posh and edgy without looking too vampy and dated. I am a huge fan of Tom Ford polishes and feel they give Chanel polishes a run for their money. This is a great color for the holidays!
Verdict? Hands down, this is my favorite holiday collection this season. I can continue wearing these colors even after the holidays and the quality is very impressive. I can’t wait to start sporting my smoky look for the holidays. Make sure to follow me on instagram so you can see the different looks I come up with using my new goodies. Have you tried the Noir Collection? I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.