Well, well, well, what have we here. Tom Ford didn’t think that he could get away with rolling out the most beautiful lipsticks ever (way back in 2010) and then leave us hanging, did he? Thankfully not, and on November 1st, a full range of TF shadows, blushes, brushes, glosses, polishes, skincare, and more bowed at an unsurprisingly luxe counter on Bergdorf Goodman’s beauty floor.
For ITG, who better to model the collection than current Vogue Paris cover girl (a gorgeous beauty shot by Inez & Vinoodh, no less) Arizona Muse, showing off her new choppy, neo-pageboy haircut? Eyes got the royal treatment by smudging on matte and shimmery blues from the Cobalt Rush Eye Colour Quad using the short, stout Smokey Eye brush. Then upper, lower, and inner lids were lined with Noir Absolute for Eyes—a black gel in a pot—applied with the Eyeliner and Definer brush. Ford’s brushes are pretty spectacular, which leads me to the next product—perhaps my favorite in the line: the Shade and Illuminate palette. With his own contour/highlight routine in mind, Ford developed this two-in-one cream compact and brush to make shading the face easy. I like to call it “instant cheekbones”: a swipe of the brown beneath cheekbones and blended, followed by a sweep of the very sheer, shimmery white over cheekbones, under brows, down the nose, and on the cupid’s bow. Arizona’s lips are lacquered in Lost Cherry lip gloss—which is really more like high-shine, pure-pigment paint. Look fantastic; eat and drink carefully.
Oh, and the hair?
“The thing that kind of started me was that bob—and I felt like it was time for a change. I needed a haircut because it was growing out, so I was kind of hoping someone would cut it eventually. Then a couple of weeks ago, I was on set for Vogue Paris with Christiaan and he drew a picture of how it could look, and when he starts cutting, it’s kind of like Edward Scissorhands: it’s a whirl of hands and fingers and scissors and blades, and hair goes everywhere—it’s very exciting. And it just kept getting sorter and shorter. It looks boyish because it’s short, but I feel girly…it’s a little pixie-ish. But it can kind of look like anything. People have been putting wax or putty in it, and doing cool architectural things—for example, a few days ago I did a 1950’s-inspired story, and the hair was sort of a mix of Sandy, Rizzo, and Danny from Grease. It ended up looking really modern. But short hair grows really fast, it’s not a myth—I already feel like I need another haircut.”
Photos and makeup by ITG.