Friday, September 6, 2013

Tom Ford Show Me The Pink (25) Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Show Me the Pink ($32 USD) is my favorite new peach shimmer. This polish may cost a pretty penny, but I think it is worth the investment. It suits my complexion and pairs well with most outfits. It is difficult for me to resist easy, no-brainer shades like this since I reach for my low maintenance pinks and peaches most regularly. Check out the swatches after the jump!

I have searched high and low for a peach that is not too chalky or too pale for years. Show Me the Pink is the ideal ladylike nail polish color and is appropriate at any time of the year. It does appear more pink in my photos due the artificial lighting, but Sabrina of The Beauty Look Book has excellent daylight swatches that I might suggest you take a look at. Show Me the Pink pulls slightly more pale on her light-medium olive complexion than it does against my tan yellow-toned hands.

The sparkle is not nearly as visible on the nail, especially when paired with a glossy top coat. I find that chunky silver shimmer polishes tend to look a bit juvenile, so the 'invisible' shimmer style of Show Me the Pink was a fabulous choice on the part of Tom Ford. I appreciate the restraint in execution. Do keep in mind this color is limited edition, so order it now before it is sold out! Show Me the Pink is now available at Neiman Marcus.

In the photo below, Show Me the Pink is paired with Tom Ford's Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Guilt (04), which I purchased while visiting the Las Vegas Tom Ford Boutique to pick up my new optical frames. The warm copper tones of the gloss highlight the cooler lean of the pink from the silver microshimmers. Show Me the Pink, however, is not overly blue or white which makes this a flattering pink across most skin tones.

This particular Tom Ford polish is thicker than any of my other shades and wears like iron. I first wore it for two weeks straight without a single chip or crack, just minor tip wear. I then took it off, reshaped my nails, and repainted them with Show Me the Pink again because I am that enamored with it. Sabrina said she had to spend a lot of time cleaning up the edges near the cuticles, but I did not experience that at all. In the swatch photos below, I did not touch up a single cuticle. I did not manage to make my three coats look as thin as she did, but practice makes perfect!

Show Me The Pink looks most accurately like the swatch below in the majority of lighting scenarios. Again, all of the swatches were taken with three coats — the thinner the better. It helps to use two or three quick, confident strokes per coat. Show Me the Pink does take some extra effort to ensure it levels properly, but it is worth taking the time to meticulously apply this nail polish since the wear is flawless.

Bottom Line: Despite the slightly thicker formula, I still recommend this nail polish because it is the perfect pink-tinged peach nail lacquer.. time for me to stock up!

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  1. Thanks for the review. I have this one and unfortunately I found it to be too streaky. Even after two coats there are "almost" bold spots on my nails and I usually don't have these with any other high end brand. I was a little disappointed considering the price and the expectation. I am glad to hear that it worked on you because I also liked the shade a lot, so pretty.

    1. That's why I mentioned the three stroke method! It really makes a difference if you have a steady hand as well :D

  2. This is GORGEOUS! Shame about it being a bit thick, but like you said - that colour + finish makes it worth it! Love it! x

  3. OMG that is gorgeous! Too bad we don't have Tom Ford in the Philippines!


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