Tom Ford Show Me the Pink Nail Lacquer – Fall 2013

September 2, 2013

Tom Ford Show Me the Pink #25 Nail Lacquer ($32 for .41 fl oz/12 ml) is a warm nude pink cream with subtle silver sparkles. On my skin it pulls a bit peachy similar to Chanel Emprise (from last Spring 2013), but just a tad lighter and more pink. I found the formula with this color a bit difficult to work with. It too a bit of work to be able to apply evenly and smooths out with 3 coats. I had to spend a lot of time cleaning up the edges near the cuticles. Once applied it does look quite lovely – it’s an understated but pigmented pinkish-peach. The shimmers don’t really show up at all on the nails. Lasting power is quite good with this color.

Here it is swatched with three coats:

Comparisons to Dior Beige Lotus 211, Chanel Emprise (still available at Saks and Chanel.com), Tom Ford Toasted Sugar and Laura Mercier Oh La La (discontinued):

I can’t say this one is a must-have mainly because I found the formula difficult to work with. I was able to get it to work but it wasn’t easy to apply for me. Do note that I found Tom Ford Vapor from summer difficult to work with while many others had no issues, so your mileage may vary. I wasn’t super excited about the color although my husband and a few friends liked it enough to comment.
Tom Ford Show Me the Pink is limited-edition, as of May 2015, now permanent. It retails for $32 and should be arriving at your local Tom Ford Beauty counters now. You can find it online now at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales.

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  • Gosh, what a beautiful nude shade! I'm starting a new job tomorrow (!) so have been keeping my eye out for pretty, professional polishes. Will have to check this out πŸ™‚

  • Oh man your swatches are tempting me to buy this one as well >.>

  • I skipped both polishes, so thanks for your review on this one. I was afraid it might have application issues like Vapor. Which is a shame, because it is absolutely breathtaking in the bottle. I'm glad I bought the trios and new quads instead. I have a thing for nudes though, so I may cave anyway. While all beautiful–I think I actually prefer Emprise and Toasted Sugar on you, rather than Show Me the Pink.

  • Hi Sabrina,

    Tom Ford Show Me The Pink is so dainty! I love pretty pinks like this πŸ™‚

  • This is an absolutely stunning shade, very "me" but I don't have patience for difficult-to-apply formulas, particularly at this price.

  • What a stunning shade!

  • Love your photos πŸ˜€

  • Your hands and nails are gorgeous! Your photos are always so joyous to behold (no kidding)- thanks for all you do. This line is beautiful, but the price point is off-putting for me personally. xo Beth in Pgh πŸ™‚

  • That colour really suits your skin tone (much more so than any of the comparison swatches). Too bad about the difficult formula – I was ready to hit 'buy'!

  • This looks very pretty! I personally hated Chanel's Emprisse on me perhaps this would be a better alternative. You have beautiful nails!
    Best, Lisa

  • Pretty….but the whole Tom Ford overly sexualized titles are putting me off. Orgasm is one thing but Show Me the Pink, really?

    • agreed. i want to think vogue but the name makes me think hustler.

  • I think Chanel Emprise is permanent.

    • In the US it's limited-edition per Chanel.com, I checked Nordstrom and Neimans and BG online – none of them list it anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful color! Want! Love your nails! I have toasted sugar from TF and I Love it! Did you right a review for it? I could not find it. The lasting power is beyong great! Hope this color will not be too much of a headeche for me, otherwise I simply return it:)

  • Lovely ! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    How does this compare to Chanel rose satin?

  • This shade looks gorgeous with your skintone! I tried it on in Saks recently but it didn't look as nice on me because it sort of blends in with my skintone, but it is a lovely shade nonetheless! πŸ™‚