Tom Ford Platinum Dupe?: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color (BR 709)

The Tom Ford Cream Color in Platinum came and went. No sooner was it released, than it was sold out… so many beauties had no choice but to hunt for a dupe.

I think I ‘might’ have found it.

During a makeup hunt for unusual and ugly colors (I am always interested in colors and formulas that might initially turn people off), I came across Shiseido (which is always good for weird or unusual colors) Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BR 709:

In the pot, this color is pretty horrid. But when I swatched it, I fell in love. It reminds me a lot of Tom Ford’s (now unavailable) cream color in Platinum. It’s not really BROWN. It’s more of a shimmery ashy taupe, with gold accents. It’s actually really lovely on the skin.

See? It’s really lovely. I think this would be perfect for a quick smoky eye, or a shimmering base for any selection of colors. I went from turning my nose up to clapping with glee over this color. It’s a must have for me because it’s so versatile.

It’s cheaper too. Shiseido Cream Eye Colors retail for $25. You can find out more about Shiseido Cream Eye Color HERE.

My Sustainable Journey: RMS Beauty Cream Shadows

Still more improvements in the world of Organic Beauty… the latest additions from RMS Beauty prove that you can be beautiful, and sustainable, all at once!

The lovely ladies at Spirit Beauty Lounge sent me the RMS Beauty cream shadows to try. Now, I’m an oily skin girl, so I tend to shy away from any product categorized as a ‘cream.’ But I approached these shadows with an open mind, and I’m happy to report, I was not disappointed!

 Spark          Myth           Lunar
Magnetic    Seduce
(my favorite)
They swatch heavy and true… and I notice that they respond to your fingers or a brush.. respectively. You can definitely pick up more product with your fingers, but I was able to really diffuse the colors with a brush, and even blend them together.
Swatched with my fingers
Diffused with a brush
I think it’s best to treat these like the Chanel cream shadows; over powder is likely your best bet. If you wear them alone, a primer is recommended to cut down on the creasing. I wore Seduce alone, with no primer, and it survived about 2 hours before it creased. In the coming weeks, I’m going to experiment with them and see how much I can get them to adapt to other products for longer wear time.
One note… I had to pull the color from my arm with a makeup remover wipe. They did not just wipe away with a dry cloth. So that’s a plus in the pigmentation department.
Overall, I really like them. They wear strong and true, and the organic nature of the shadows is noteworthy. These babies retail for 28.00 a pop (cheaper than Chanel and Armani). You can get them at Spirit Beauty Lounge.