Tom Ford-Inspired Beautiful Bronzed Look for Summer!

Ruth Crilly Model

Well this has been a long time in the making! My Tom Ford-inspired beautiful bronzed makeup video on the FOURTH attempt. Yes, fourth. What can I say? I’m a perfectionist! This isn’t (and couldn’t possibly be) an exact copy of the makeup in the campaign image, though I do use many of the same products. For it to look exactly the same, I’d have to a) be the same model, b) have the same hair and makeup artists working on me and c) have the same lighting and post-production. So it’s an “inspired-by” look instead. And do you know what? I really, really like it!

It’s amazing how you can pull yourself out of a makeup rut simply by trying to replicate someone else’s look – it forces you out of your comfort zone and allows you to play with different techniques. I would never usually wear a stronger contour like the one in the video but I think that it’s actually very interesting and beautiful – especially in contrast to the paler, luminous foundation.

The idea behind this look is that the eyes, cheeks and lips are all of the same tone, just about, so that you have these “pools” of warmth in an expanse of perfect, smooth skin. I’ve listed the products that I used at the bottom of the page, but have a little dig about in your makeup bags and see if you can find a coppery gold shadow, a peachy-nude lipstick and a slightly glimmery bronzer. Buff them into a beautifully pale base (put them in the right places, obviously – lipstick on lips, etc!) and then tell me how you get on. This could well be your new summer look, especially if you’re very fair and struggle to find a flattering ‘bronzed’ look…

The Tom Ford products are – as always – utterly gorgeous. The star product for me is the Gold Dust bronzer with its beautiful slimline casing – I want to start taking it out and about with me, but I’m too scared that I might drop it! It’s definitely a “treasure forever” kind of product, luxury makeup at its best. The cream eyeshadow and gold gloss are perfect for adding shimmering summer highlights to the face – I played about with them on their own over a very natural base and they created quite a foolproof golden glow. If you’re after the same metallic effect from your cream eyeshadow but prefer a cooler tone, then it also comes in Platinum, which leaves a minky sheen on the lid.


Tom Ford Sable Smoke Lipstick:
Tom Ford Gold Dust Lip Gloss:
Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzer:
Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow in Guilt:
Tom Ford Eye Pencil in Metallic Mink:

Tom Ford Brushes in 03 (used for cream eyeshadow), 15 (used to line under eye). and 06 (used for the bronzer):

Laura Mercier Radiance Fundation Primer:
Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup, 2WN1:
By Terry Touch Expert Concealer, Shade 4:
Custom 3 Clarifying Pencil in “Light”:
Estee Lauder More Than Mascara:
Chanel Crayon Sourcils in 10, Blond Clair:

Trevor Sorbie Hair Styling Kit:

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