Vancouver’s first Tom Ford Beauty counter really is a thing of beauty.  Located on the main floor in the Vancouver Holt Renfrew, the lacquered shelves are full of glossy polish, vibrant lipstick, spicy perfumes, and creamy skin care.

I took a tour of the new space to learn about what’s in store for the brand (literally) and some of their most popular products:

Fragrance

Tom Ford’s fragrances are each based around a single unique ingredient; the additional undertones and notes are created to complement and support the main scent. Some of Ford’s favoured ingredients are sandalwood, amber, tobacco, and patchouli, and many of the brand’s signature scents are suitable for both men and women.

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Colour Collection

The Tom Ford Beauty collection is composed of three tiers:

1)   Radiant Skin – Good beauty starts with great skin.  The Tom Ford beauty collection embraces healthy, illuminated skin and has a collection of skin care products that emphasize radiant skin.  Each product has a subtle, fresh scent, and the line consists of a cleanser, extreme concentrate, moisturizer, eye concentrate, and a primer.

2)   Sculpting – Once skin is cleansed and healthy, the next step is to shade and illuminate with foundations and highlighters.  Ford’s background is in architecture, so it’s no surprise that his sculpting products are used to create definition on dewy, creamy skin.

3)   Colour & Pigment  – Everyone’s favourite step, colour, is then used to enhance and emphasize features:  

Lips - Tom Ford Lipstick has gained a cult following, thanks to its formula that is based heavily on the principles of skin care. Using many of the same ingredients as the radiant skin tier, the lipstick formula has stayed the same since the launch of the collection, and is known for its full lacquered finish and high colour payoff.

Nails – The high gloss, vivid formula was developed with flexibility in mind.  Ford’s nail lacquers are bendable, meaning nails won’t chip as quickly as other polish formulas.

Eyes – Available in ten carefully curated palettes, the eye shadow quads contain colours that complement each other.  The powder is finely milled to limit fallout and flaking, meaning less powder on your face and more on your eyes.

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