I saw some sneak peek photos of these Tom Ford Cream Colors for Eyes on twitter months ago and knew I had to at least try one. Out of the four colours I felt #01 Platinum was the most flattering and wearable shade for my asian skintone.
The jar itself looks pretty standard Tom Ford. My biggest complaint is the cheap sticker on the lid - Tom Ford (the brand) pays a lot of attention to packaging and branding, so this seems like a complete after-thought to me. It's like they realised that the lid would not have anything on it when viewed from the top and just slapped a sticker on. I expect better for £28 Mr Ford.
Now, I tried very hard to style these as best as I could for the blog. But to me I think the way the product has been pumped and finished in the jar looks pretty dubious. I really wished they had flattened it or something...
Other than my complaints with the packaging, I love Platinum and the formula of these Cream Colors. Compared with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre, these Tom Ford Cream Colors are a lot softer and more "moussey" (the Chanels are more solid & bouncy to touch). Due to this softer and more pliable texture, I find them even easier to apply than the Illusion D'Ombres.
These do creased on my lids when worn alone (as with every eye product due to my oily slightly hooded lids), but it stays put when I wear them with my Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
These do have shimmer but I find Platinum is fine for day wear as the base colour is neutral. These swatches show a light application on the left and a more intense layered application on the right.
There is no doubt these are expensive for what they are - in fact this applies for the whole Tom Ford cosmetics range. But if you are in the mood to splurge on a makeup treat, then I'd definitely recommend this.