Tom Ford Spring 2014 Nail Lacquers | Sugar Dune, Coral Beach, Incandescent and Indiscretion

February 12, 2014

Tom Ford released four new limited-edition nail lacquers for spring in Sugar Dune, Coral Beach, Incandescent and Indiscretion ($32 each for .41 fl oz/20 ml, made in France). The colors together make a beautiful collection perfect for spring. Those who have read my reviews of Tom Ford Nail Lacquers know I wasn’t too thrilled with the formulas for the original release of colors. I’ve found the limited-edition releases to be much better in lasting power, finish and pigment. The new shades for spring have good pigment and last quite long (going on 4 days and counting with Sugar Dune). These four shades come with the limited-edition white caps to match the white packaging on the lipsticks for this collection.

Sugar Dune is a beautiful pink nude cream. It makes for a lovely natural manicure. I’m on the end of day four wearing this and there are no signs of tip wear. I did find this one a bit difficult to apply smoothly. I had to apply three thin coats – each coats need to dry completely before you apply the next coat. If you have patience to apply this one carefully you will be pleased with the color. It has a bit of pink in it to prevent it from being too flesh-toned.

Coral Beach is a semi-sheer coral peach cream color. It’s not quite a jelly finish nail polish but it has a tiny bit of transparency. I found it applied with near-full coverage with two coats. It’s more orangey and less pink than other medium corals but it’s not pure orange. There’s a bit of softness to this that makes it look bright but more natural on the hands.

Incandescent is my favorite color in the collection. It’s a metallic mix of pink, bronze and silver. In sunlight it looks more like a metallic golden rose, in natural light it looks more golden. With two coats you can see a little bit of the brush strokes, but it applies fairly smoothly. This one had a bit of tip wear by day three (as shown below).

Indiscretion is a standard bright pink. It’s a bit brighter and lighter than the other Tom Ford pinks in his regular collection. This one was a bit hard to photograph. On the screen it looks a bit neon but it’s really a straight bright hot pink.

Bottom line – classic shades that will be wearable throughout the entire year. I think you can safely skip Indiscretion since it’s fairly similar to other hot pinks. The remaining three colors are beautiful with Incandescent being the most unique. It has a lovely shimmer frost without being too metallic. I finally ordered nail wheels, expect a comparison post to follow shortly.

The Tom Ford Nail Lacquers for spring are limited-edition at $32 each. You can find them now at Tom Ford Beauty counters, also online at Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Selfridges.

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  • I really like Sugar Dune on your nails!

  • These are gorgeous. Sugar Dune is my favorite, but, yikes, I don't think I'm patient enough for that. Thanks for posting this!

  • Loving Coral Beach and Indiscretion!

  • Indiscretion is a gorgeous color for spring/summer! Definitely buying!

  • love these on you! Particularly indiscretion! πŸ™‚

  • Sugar Dune is gorgeous!!!! πŸ™‚

    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

  • I love Incandescent and Coral Beach! Stunning colours, especially on you! xoxo

    Emily ⎜ daisylocks.blogspot.com.au

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful review!!! Thank you! I was wondering about your opinion on this nail polishes. I got all of them exept Incandescent. Will have to call Neiman in BH to ask to put this on hold for me, and my fave is Coral Beach. It looks soo beautiful together with Sweet spot lipstick . Yes, after your review I got it too. Love Tom Ford makeup, what can I say…this release was a bit pricey for me. I got 5 different lipcolors. One backup for In the Buff. Actually, thinking about getting backup for Pink Dune as well. Ladies, it looks beautiful with pink lip liner ( I use one from cle de peau), pinky blush. Also got Summer Fling, Paradiso. But, I am Very very pleased with everything I got! Next month will try to go on no buy break:) . Although, this month still will be buying Cle de Peau spring release and some Skincare from them. Sabrina, are you planning to get anything from Cle de Peau spring?

  • Oh these are lovely! the bottles also look great. Indiscretion is a beaut


  • Hey Sabrina, I love all four shades on you! It's impossible to pick a favorite! I'd like to see some comparisons though when you have the time πŸ™‚ I might already own shades in each color family, but I'd like to see how close they really are.

  • Sugar Dune is gorgeous (on you). I did not even pay attention to it on the promo.

  • Kristina

    Your swatches are lovely. I purchased all four of these…I couldn't resist!!

  • Love Sugar Dune – I'm getting my nails done today (gel) – I'm going to look for a color similar to that. I notice that you always like the metallic colors of polish, like Incandescent. You do a great job of application, but that color is my LEAST favorite. Then again…I'm not into metallics at all – every time I break down and try one, my friends benefit, since I always give those colors away!

  • Sugar dune looks like the PERFECT nude! XX

  • I bought Incandescant and was envying your picture because I could see NO brush strokes! I found faint brush strokes after the dry down. Sure wish I knew how to minimize them! Love the color. I went for Idiscretion as well (no problem with brush strokes).

  • These are beautiful & all the shades are pretty but I think my favourite would have to be Sugar Dune – its simple, sophisticated and very wearable

  • These are all so pretty — Sugar Dune and Incandescent are my favorites. If I didn't already have so many bright pinks and corals I would love to have the others as well! Beautiful photos! πŸ™‚

  • Hi Sabrina,

    Beautiful shades! Tom Ford Sugar Dune is my hands down favorite here … what a unique shade!

  • That Incandescent is so pretty. I super love the color for I find it classy. This is perfect for everyday wear. I will def check on this…

  • Wow, Coral Beach i Sugar Dune are stunning!


  • Sugar Dune is beautiful!

  • How does Sugar dune compare to Dior Nail Vernis in Lady 294?