Tom Ford Fall 2012 Blush: Narcissist

September 6, 2012
Tom Ford has released a new blush for fall, a vibrant hot pink satin called Narcissist ($55 for .28 oz/8 g). The pigment is rich and intense but easily blendable with a soft loose brush (I’ve used MAC’s skunk brush to apply). It is indeed very bright on the skin/face (probably the brightest blush I own) but if applied and blended, it gives a lovely healthy pink flush. There is a soft satiny texture to the color – those familiar with Tom Ford Blushes know the texture is phenomenal. Although these are probably the most expensive blushes on the market, I think they are among the best in texture, pigment, and color. Some of his blushes have a more visible shimmer (like Ravish and Wicked, see them all swatched on Karla Sugar). Narcissist does have shimmer but it’s so subtle it’s not really apparent on the face. I like that it has shimmer because it prevents the color from being flat. Narcissist Blush and the two nail polishes, Minx and Dominatrix are the only items I purchased from the fall collection (sight unseen). The high price points make me unwilling to splurge without testing first. Also, the fall collection seems to be a mixture of intense bright colors I usually don’t wear (not really me, but still pretty). Rouge Deluxe has all the new items swatched.

My Tom Ford Fall 2012 picks:

Lightly tapped into MAC’s skunk brush, you see a lot of pigment:

Without a flash:

With flash:

Tom Ford Narcissist is the brightest pink I own. Here are a few others for comparison:

Overall I really adore Tom Ford Narcissist. The color is gorgeous, pigmented, blendable and looks beautiful on the skin. I can’t say I think it’s a must have though, simply because the price is so high. At this time I don’t know whether the fall items are permanent or limited, but I purchased mine from Saks.

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  • this shade is absolutely amazing! thanks for the great swatch. wish I would be able to try their products never have because of the prices πŸ™ gigi.

  • WOW! So gorgeous. Thankfully for my wallet it is close enough to Chanel Tweed Fuchsia that I can skip. Phew!

  • It's so bright it's scary! I think I want it anyway! lol

    • Yes Evelyn, it's CRAZY scary bright, lol. Still very wearable for a neutral-lover like myself.

  • Oh! I don't have Tweed Fuchsia so might need to get the Tom Ford. Beautiful pictures.

  • It's an amazing color.

  • Oh my gosh! It's so beautiful!!! Loving the comparisons as well.

  • I've been wanting to try a Tom Ford blush for ages but none of the colours really appealed to me. This one looks stunning! Exactly my kind of colour.

  • That blush is absolutely amazing! I love bright colours for my cheeks (fall season) // ~ Claire ~

  • I *LOVE* you. I was wondering how it compared to Wicked. Should've known I could count on you πŸ˜‰ Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    It is really beautiful, I think it resembles Chanel Rose Tourbillon.

  • wow wow wow LOVE this color! amazing!

  • gorgeous but too rich for my wallet πŸ™‚ maybe one day πŸ™‚

    • I know what you mean. These blushes broke the bank.

  • Lovely color! Thanks for the comparisons πŸ™‚

  • WOW! That blush is gorgeous!

  • Oh. My god. I need this. It will be mine!

  • Liz

    Chanel, please bring back Turbulent!!!

  • What an intense hot pink! it's hard to believe something could be brighter than tweed fuschia. I enjoyed your photo with the skunk brush πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Dovey! I was surprised at how bright it was too. I suspect MAC has some vibrant pro colors even brighter (perhaps?) but yes, this TF and Chanel Tweed Fuschia are the brightest I've seen -EVER!

  • Hey dear no doubt It is really beautiful, I think it resembles Chanel Rose Tourbillon.

  • Ria

    Hi Sabrina, unbelievably there is a more expensive blush – By Terry Blush Terrybly, which is about Β£50, or $100 on the US Space NK website… I really want want but I cannot justify the price!

    • Wow, just wow. That must be one amazing blush. I wouldn't be able to justify that price either.

  • WHOOSH!!!!!!!!

  • Wow what a gorgeous color

  • This blush scares me:( I would be so scared of ending looking clownish that I would never use it! Looks amazing in the pan though.

  • Wow! That's so pigmented. It reminds me of the old Rock and Republic blushes.