Shade and Illuminate$88
About Shade and Illuminate
defines. grooms. shapes.
This duet of highlighting and shading creams is designed to make sculpting and contouring the face remarkably simple. The super sheer, light shade can be used to draw light onto the skin to brighten and lift the face and the dark shade defines and contours bones while staying invisible to the naked eye. The cream formula provides a more natural look on skin and a softer range of structure from light to deep.
"In order to achieve true beauty, the most important thing is to understand your individual face architecture. Shade and Illuminate brings out your natural bone structure to create the appearance of symmetry through light and shadow." — TOM FORD
How To Use
Sweep a brush into the darker contour cream. Place the brush near the start of the ear, then push the brush along underside of the cheekbone, along hairline at temples and underside of the jaw line. Blend thoroughly until only a subtle shadow remains.
To emphasize the high points of the face, use a brush to apply the “highlighter cream” to top of cheekbones, brow bone and very lightly from forehead down center of nose. Blend well. The effect should be subtle and elegant.
- Size: 0.49 oz / 14 g
- Mineral Oil-Free
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TOM FORD Shade & Illuminate
Glyceryl Triacetyl Ricinoleate, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Kaolin, Ozokerite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Mica,
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ReviewsAndres Z. Feb 01, 2017
The number of contouring and highlighting products that have been released over the past few years can make choosing one that works for you quite daunting. Not only that, but cream products in general can tend to either be too stiff and difficult to blend, or so emollient that they disappear throughout the day. Tom Ford Beauty's iconic Shade & Illuminate duo makes enhancing your natural features completely effortless!
The formula of both shades has a gel-like emollience that applies and blends easily, and sets completely within a few minutes. The Illuminate shade has a sheer glossy effect that imparts a true dewy finish, while the Shade portion is very flat and pigmented, so you don't need very much product for the desired effect. Because it's a gel-like cream, Shade should be used after foundation application and before any powders, while the Illuminate shade should be used as a final step to achieve that dewy finish.
If you're goal is to naturally define and enhance your features, then Shade & Illuminate is the product you've been searching for! A note on the shade options: Intensity One is suited for warmer skin tones, while Intensity Two is ideal for cooler skin tones30 found this helpful.Sebastian H. Feb 08, 2017
I only have one gripe about this product. Not enough of highlight and more than enough contour. This product creates the most exceptional contour. Perfect undertone to create that super model look. The highlight is very light but it's that kind of highlight that give a true dewy look. No other highlights out there like this. Not your "instagram" highlighter. Also it claims it's universal :/. Un uhn... a bit too ashy of a highlight for dark skin. But overall great product. Worth the splurge13 found this helpful.Leigh F. Feb 07, 2017
This is a fantastic product. I don't always use cream contour-- but when I'm going full face, it's my "base layer" contour. It blends effortlessly and looks natural. I am over 40 and have found that some pressed highlighters highlight the wrong things, if you know what I mean-- some will seem to intensify crows feet and skin texture. I have found that pressing my beauty blender into this highlight cream and lightly tapping it on my cheekbones gives a beautiful glow without showing my skin's imperfections. Highly recommend.13 found this helpful.Stephanie M. Feb 17, 2017
I absolutely love this product, very natural and blendable, a real effortless product. Very practical for traveling as well, as it brings both the contour and highlight. I'm all for products that can save me both time and space. For the girl, that's not into "natural" make up, I still think this would be a great product to layer as a base, and if your into TOM FORD as much as I am, he makes the most impressive highly pigmented face powders. Overall, this is a win for me.7 found this helpful.TeamLixia L. Jun 14, 2019
Great Bronzer and Subtle Highlight
I have had this product in my collection for well over a year and finally hitting pan. Admittedly, I do not use cream bronzers and highlights very frequently but this is always the product I reach for when I do. My skin tone is about NC25 and the cream bronzer shade works very well. The bronzer does have a slightly golden undertone which looks great with my yellow undertone skin. I would imagine that this shade would look great with warm or golden undertone skin in general. The formulation of the bronzer is that of a cream that is not too heavy and diffuses very well when blended.
With application, I am able to place the bronzer on the skin using my finger. I basically draw a diagonal wedge under my cheek bones and blend it out with either a Beautyblender or a synthetic brush. Not to worry as the bronzer does blend out very well and creates a natural finish. You will not see stripes along the sides of your cheeks with proper blending. I also will put some along the perimeter of my forehead and under the jaw as well. I find that since the undertone is very natural on my skin, I am able to use it to bronze and contour a bit.
There is no base pigment to highlight and it leaves a beautiful sheen to the top of the cheek bones. If you’re looking for a highlight that can be seen from space, this is not it as the finish is very natural. Both the highlight and bronzer do not set so it remains in this creamy state unless you set it with powder. I have oily skin do not find either product to feel heavy on the skin even when not set. I would recommend this product if you’re able to find a shade that suits your undertone as the cream formula is very easy to work with.2 found this helpful.Nichole V. May 22, 2019
I returned it
I wasn't a huge fan of this honestly. It felt like butter and the highlight was gorgeous but idk it just didn't blend as well as I'd hope (maybe it's because I have really dry skin) but my NYX contour stick blends like a dream on me so who knows. The color was a little off for me. Maybe I need to get a lighter shade. Either way I expected more for it being as expensive as it is. If you want to own some Tom Ford makeup I'd look at what else Beautylish has to offer.2 found this helpful.