Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tom Ford Illuminating cheek color for Summer 2013- Blush Guilt

This is a new limited product never done before by Tom Ford. A turn up cheek stick that is meant to illuminate your cheeks, mmmmmm......

Most cheeks stick, give the impression that they are quick and easy to use. Blush Guilt is far trickier and needs a little more love and attention.  The colour is very similar to the Tom Ford Fire Lust skin illuminator, sans the slightly heavier micro - shimmer. This cheek stick NEVER dries down, so here starts the love. It has been suggested to use this on bare skin. I wear a tinted moisturiser/foundation for a reason?! So, I have used this from the stick/or fingers onto my 'foundationed' face. This worked to give a gleaming golden peach effect to my cheeks. It did give more colour than Fire Lust, but still very soft. My cheeks remained 'sticky' until I took it off. The emollient texture makes it difficult to powder over. I though it might look great with bronzer or blush underneath, but the powder product is effectively wiped off while applying Blush Guilt. This gives a very editorial look, very much like the glossy eye trend. It does give a pretty flush to the cheeks, but I think you could choose between Blush Guilt and Fire Lust or maybe choose the other shade Bronzed Amber. Since I just love the idea of creating such looks I am still enjoying the cheek stick. I prefer this product at night, since I have oily skin. If I wore it through the day I might end up looking shiny all over.

I would love to know if you have any tips or tricks when using Tom Ford Illuminating cheek color?


  1. Too bad this gives more of an editorial look because the swatch looks so beautiful on your skin!! Kind of strange that it's so emollient that it's hard to powder...

    1. It looks really nice- but the stickiness is a negative. Imagine powdering a half eaten lollipop- does not quite go. The glossy look is very sexy but for a limited wear time as goopy cheeks are not my thing. But I will wear this with love and for the appropriate event.