Tom Ford Cheek Colors in Savage and Ravish, $56 USD each, have taken me by surprise. I initially figured these bold colors would look too dramatic against my light-medium coloring. After playing with the pigment, however, I have discovered these provide a more edgy and interesting look to my makeup. I generally tend to prefer pale pinks or soft peaches blushes, but these two are more wearable than you would think. Check out full face swatches after the jump!
These luxurious blushes are highly pigmented but silky smooth. The Tom Ford Cheek Brush [reviewed HERE] works best with this powder, though I personally find these Cheek Colors so flawless that the formula blends well with any of my blush brushes. Only a tap of the pan is required for a long-lasting, full coverage blush look.
Ravish is a rich, rosy red with fuchsia and blue microshimmer. It looks cooler when swatched on my inner arm, but it pulls warmer on my face. I was surprised to see how well it paired with lighter makeup since it is more bold for a berry. I find this will suit a variety of skin tones and is more appropriate for the office. No highlighter necessary, since it would take away from Ravish's beauty. Note: It is more pink and more shimmery than Savage.
Savage is even more intriguing than Ravish. Savage is a brick red that leans orange and is actually flattering. The texture is ultra fine. Some recommend trying it as an all-over bronzer since has less shimmer than other Cheek Colors, but I discourage that since Savage is not cool or brown enough. It will actually look like a rash or sunburn -- especially on fair skin -- so disregard how deep it looks in the pan and resist the urge to apply it as a bronzer. Copper shimmer has a tendency to cast a muddy tint to the skin, but it actually amps up the sunkissed effect of Savage by casting an lit-from-within amber glow. The warm base of the color makes it look radiant, which is why I prefer to use this strictly as blush.
Bottom Line: They may look similar on my face in photos since I prefer the more subtle blush effect, but they are both unique and memorable blushes that are definitely worth the investment!