I've been waiting for this day for so long! The day that Wicked is restocked so that I can review and show you how absolutely gorgeous this blush color is! :D
Wicked comes in a standard Tom Ford shiny mahogany brown packaging with a gold bar accent. The lid closes with a magnetic force and contains a full-sized mirror inside. A suede-like protective pouch in matching color is provided and I have to say I like this type of material way better than the felt/velvety type which attracts dust like a magnet! This one by Tom Ford does, too, but at a much lesser extent and it's much easier to clean. Tom Ford blushes do not include any type of applicator but if you are a true Tom Ford makeup fan, I suppose you will probably already have his Cheek Brush (review) which works really well with Wicked! :)
Wicked is a gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous cool-toned bright raspberry pink with silver and pink microshimmer infused throughout. It is insanely pigmented and so it's best to start with a light hand and a dab of the tip of the brush in the pan for a wearable effect. The silky smooth powder is so incredibly finely-milled and applies beautifully on the skin. It is a bit powdery, though, so do be gentle with it to avoid kicking up powder dust.
I like the type of shimmer in Tom Ford blushes. I like to call it “adult shimmer” meaning you know it is there, you see it in the pan, but it become invisible when applied on the cheeks. I like how it adds just enough of that healthy glowy sheen to keep the pigment from looking flat without ever emphasizing pores or skin's texture. Combined with the bright raspberry pink pigment, you can always expect a cheery, brightening effect on your face whenever you wear Wicked! It's truly a “happy” color. :D
Since it's so pigmented, it can take a bit of blending to smooth out the color and diffuse hard edges. As I said, I typically use a super fluffy brush such as the Tom Ford Cheek Brush to apply but a stippling brush yields pretty results, too. Once blended, the color stays true and vibrant until you remove it! It is one of the longest-lasting blushes in my collection and one that I can always trust that it will not disappear on me after a long day (and night!).
The “wicked” look!
When I think of Wicked, I think colorful, cheerful, and youthful, so I thought I'd pair it with an eye look that you don't see very often — lime green! I think it pairs well with Wicked. What do you think? :)
- Lime green eyeshadow – Thrash from the Urban Decay Electric Palette
(US$49 | Nordstrom)
- Silver eyeliner – Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Diamonds Are Forever
(review; US$10 | Sephora)
- False lashes – Dolly Wink #9 Naturally Dolly
(US$16.99 | Amazon)
- Lip liner – Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lip Cheat Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner
(review; US$22 | Nordstrom)
- Lip gloss – Maybelline Color Elixir Liquid Color Balm in Hibiscus Haven
(review; US$8.99| Drugstore.com)
Wicked was out of stock for the longest time and I thought for sure it wouldn't make a comeback. Luckily Nordstrom and Saks have just recently restocked it! If you have been wanting to try Wicked, now is the time. Grab one before it's gone again! :)
Do you wear pink blushes often? What kind of pink do you think suits your skin the most?