Monday, September 2, 2013

Tom Ford Show Me the Pink Nail Lacquer - Fall 2013

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Tom Ford Show Me the Pink #25 Nail Lacquer ($32 for .41 fl oz/12 ml) is a warm nude pink cream with subtle silver sparkles. On my skin it pulls a bit peachy similar to Chanel Emprise (from last Spring 2013), but just a tad lighter and more pink. I found the formula with this color a bit difficult to work with. It too a bit of work to be able to apply evenly and smooths out with 3 coats. I had to spend a lot of time cleaning up the edges near the cuticles. Once applied it does look quite lovely - it's an understated but pigmented pinkish-peach. The shimmers don't really show up at all on the nails. Lasting power is quite good with this color.



Here it is swatched with three coats:




Comparisons to Dior Beige Lotus 211, Chanel Emprise (still available at Saks and Chanel.com), Tom Ford Toasted Sugar and Laura Mercier Oh La La (discontinued):




I can't say this one is a must-have mainly because I found the formula difficult to work with. I was able to get it to work but it wasn't easy to apply for me. Do note that I found Tom Ford Vapor from summer difficult to work with while many others had no issues, so your mileage may vary. I wasn't super excited about the color although my husband and a few friends liked it enough to comment.

Tom Ford Show Me the Pink is limited-edition. It retails for $32 and should be arriving at your local Tom Ford Beauty counters now. You can find it online now at Neiman Marcus.


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18 comments:

  1. Gosh, what a beautiful nude shade! I'm starting a new job tomorrow (!) so have been keeping my eye out for pretty, professional polishes. Will have to check this out :)

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  2. Oh man your swatches are tempting me to buy this one as well >.>

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  3. I skipped both polishes, so thanks for your review on this one. I was afraid it might have application issues like Vapor. Which is a shame, because it is absolutely breathtaking in the bottle. I'm glad I bought the trios and new quads instead. I have a thing for nudes though, so I may cave anyway. While all beautiful--I think I actually prefer Emprise and Toasted Sugar on you, rather than Show Me the Pink.

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  4. Hi Sabrina,

    Tom Ford Show Me The Pink is so dainty! I love pretty pinks like this :-)

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  5. This is an absolutely stunning shade, very "me" but I don't have patience for difficult-to-apply formulas, particularly at this price.

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  6. Your hands and nails are gorgeous! Your photos are always so joyous to behold (no kidding)- thanks for all you do. This line is beautiful, but the price point is off-putting for me personally. xo Beth in Pgh :-)

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  7. That colour really suits your skin tone (much more so than any of the comparison swatches). Too bad about the difficult formula - I was ready to hit 'buy'!

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  8. This looks very pretty! I personally hated Chanel's Emprisse on me perhaps this would be a better alternative. You have beautiful nails!
    Best, Lisa

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  9. Pretty....but the whole Tom Ford overly sexualized titles are putting me off. Orgasm is one thing but Show Me the Pink, really?

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    1. agreed. i want to think vogue but the name makes me think hustler.

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  10. I think Chanel Emprise is permanent.

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    1. In the US it's limited-edition per Chanel.com, I checked Nordstrom and Neimans and BG online - none of them list it anymore.

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  11. Beautiful color! Want! Love your nails! I have toasted sugar from TF and I Love it! Did you right a review for it? I could not find it. The lasting power is beyong great! Hope this color will not be too much of a headeche for me, otherwise I simply return it:)

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  12. How does this compare to Chanel rose satin?

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  13. This shade looks gorgeous with your skintone! I tried it on in Saks recently but it didn't look as nice on me because it sort of blends in with my skintone, but it is a lovely shade nonetheless! :)

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