Must Have: Tom Ford Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Shimmer Shot

I have to confess something—I haven’t tried Tom Ford makeup before. I’ve been graced by his fragrances in the past, but besides playing with products at the counter, I’m pretty new to the cosmetics side. I know, I know… BAD beauty editor! These products are basically like little unicorns that beauty junkies ooh and ahh over, beautifully packaged in bronze and gold. Well, I’m happy to say now that not only have a tried a few pieces from the new Face Collection (namely the Waterproof Foundation/Concealer and Fiber Brow Gel), but I’ve discovered a glorious new must have; the Tom Ford Shimmer Shot.

Shimmer Shot is a liquid highlighter that leaves skin with the most incredible, ethereal glow. I have the shade in Spin Spin Sugar, which is a pink-ish champagne that compliments my light skintone beautifully (there’s also the shade Lust For Life, which is a warm gold and more suitable for medium to dark skintones).

Tom Ford Shimmer Shot

Tom Ford Shimmer Shot
Twist the cap to reveal the pump

The packaging is so elegant, with a translucent bottle and the signature gold and bronze detailing. The twist-up piston pump is actually super efficient, allowing for quick, one-handed dispensing. One pump does give you quite a lot of product, so be careful not to pump out too much of this liquid (rose) gold.

The texture is quite fluid-y and blends into the skin like nothing I’ve ever felt before (it’s almost like a mousse, but with a seamless, silky texture). It has just the right amount of translucence to enhance the complexion while letting the natural skin show through.

Tom Ford Shimmer Shot

The name “Shimmer Shot” made me a little skeptical at first because as much as I want a healthy, radiant glow, I definitely get scared of the word “shimmer” in complexion products. It’s so micro-fine though, it really just leaves skin with a dewy, pearlescent highlight rather than flecks of visible shimmer—exactly what I wanted.

It can be blended into your moisturizer or foundation, but I really like using it just as a highlight tapped onto the tops of my cheekbones after I’ve finished applying my makeup.

Tom Ford Shimmer Shot
Tom Ford Shimmer Shot in Spin Spin Sugar, Swatched

I’m happy to say I’m officially on team Tom Ford Beauty (with my radiant, glowing skin). Have you tried Tom Ford makeup before? What do you think of the luxurious line?

Tom Ford Shimmer Shot retails for $45 and is available online at

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