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Summer Loving, Tom Ford Style

Tom Ford Beauty Summer 2013 model shotThe “natural” beauty look is all the rage this year – we already knew this but if anyone was in any doubt then make-up maestro Tom Ford’s endorsement of the look should make them think twice.

With his new season colours,  Ford has given the nude look a beautiful, bathed-in-light glow. Whereas most summer-specific make-up collections make a big thing out of bronzes, golds and copper tones (in other words, they’re one big yawn to pale-faces like me!) what’s great about the Tom Ford Summer 2013 Collection is the fact that it is suitable for all skin tones. Indeed, as I discovered when I got my hands on the products last week, it’s one Tom_Ford_Summer_Bronzing_2013 (1)of the few sun-inspired make-up collections that enhances naturally pale skin – rather than shaming it into being bronzed.

The rose gold theme that runs through the collection is gorgeous against a pale skin, which is precisely why I got very excited when I tried the Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in Pink Haze and Tom Ford Skin Illuminator in Fire Lust on my hands during a press briefing last week. And why I immediately asked to be booked in to the Tom Ford Beauty counter in Frasers, Glasgow, for a professional make0ver with the new range.

Charlie Ross, make-up artist for Tom Ford Beauty by day (and burlesque queen by night), may be the living embodiment of Mr Ford’s fetish for 1940s-inspired glamour, but she did a great job of creating a pretty, delicate and – yup –  natural look for me, using mostly the new summer shades along with my new favourite Tom Ford Lip Color in Indian Rose (I don’t do lip glosses – which is what the lip item in the new collection is).

Charlie used both of the new shimmering Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes on my lids – the afore-mentioned pearlescent Pink Haze and the pale peachy Escapade – to create a warm, subtly sun-kissed effect very reminiscent of the fleshy look that Marilyn Monroe was famous for.  With just black mascara and  Tom Ford Illuminating Cheek Color in Blush Guilt on my cheeks, plus the lipstick referred to above, the results were very different from my usual liquid eyeliner plus bright lips combo.

And in response to my request for tips on how to ramp it up to an evening look, she produced this (see below, left), by adding a thick, flick of eyeliner plus some smokier powder eyeshadows to the mix .. If you fancy having a complimentary makeover at the Tom Ford Beauty counter in Frasers, call 0141 221 3880  – best to phone a week in advance for Friday and Saturday appointments. Other Tom Ford Beauty counters (call 0870 034 2566 for details) offer the same service – but you’re not guaranteed a burlesque dancer wielding the make-up brushes…

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My Week in Beauty


I was going to review a show at the theatre on Tuesday evening but I went looking as if I was heading for a night at the opera – or something equally glam. Why? Because I had had a meeting with Melissa, the chic PR for Tom Ford Beauty, just beforehand – and I’d been treated to a mini-makeover at the TFB counter in Frasers in Glasgow.

Melissa was in town to preview the company’s new colour collection of molten-toned colour inspired, as she explained, by “the beauty of a radiant, bronzed face”.  As a paleface, I wasn’t
sure there would be anything for me in this range, but the four gorgeous Tom Ford Cream Color For Eyes (£28), in metallic shades, were all extremely tempting – and looked as if they would complement blue eyes beautifully. I went to the theatre wearing the shimmering Platinum colour which can be layered for a dramatic look. And you know what, it’s the first cream shadow I’ve used that lasted the pace – it was still in place at bedtime.


Caroline, an Edinburgh-based friend and fellow jazz fan, hosted a dinner party at her new flat last week and invited some of the creme de la creme of the capital’s jazz scene to attend.

I found myself chatting about beauty buys with the singer Angie King. Last time we met, at Christmas, she expressed interest in trying the then-new Lancome serum Visionnaire, and, on Wednesday, I was struck by how luminous and youthful her complexion was. The secret, she revealed, was not Visionnaire (which she had never got round to trying) but Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (£41; www.esteelauder.co.uk), which she has been using since we last. She would certainly be a great poster girl for this, the mother of all serums.


I’m still searching for a luxurious beauty parlour like Sydney’s (left) – the lavish, Surrealist-style, salon frequented by Ros Russell, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer and their cohorts in George Cukor’s wonderful 1939 film The Women. But while I’m searching, I’m more than content to have a regular treatments in one of the lovely Clarins Spas. On Wednesday, I had a change of venue: instead of going to the spa in Frasers, in Glasgow, I tried out its sister over in Debenhams. It’s just as attractive as the Frasers one, but a little more contemporary in its design. My Clarins Triactive Facial (from £60) was – as ever – just what the doctor ordered. It’s the perfect blend of results and relaxation: my skin looked energised afterwards, and I was well rested thanks to the thorough face, neck and shoulder massage.


My hair has been feeling tuggy and a little dry at the ends so on Friday, with a few days to go before my hair appointment, I decided it was time to try out a product I’d only put off using because I thought it might be messy (and time-consuming). In fact, Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment Plus (£16; www.ojon.co.uk) was easy (and not messy) to use.  You simply take a tiny amount of the solid, wax-like balm, warm it in your hands until it becomes an oil and work it through the hair. After 20 minutes you rinse it off. I found my hair’s texture had improved immeasurably, and the effects lasted several days – though, thankfully, the coffee bean-like smell of the product didn’t linger at all!

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