When I think of Tory Burch, I think of leather handbags, Gossip Girl, pretty pumps and that instantly recognisable gold ‘T’ logo. At the end of last year Tory added another string to her bow with the Tory Burch Beauty collection, and recently I was lucky enough to sample some of the range.
Tory was apparently inspired by childhood memories of the perfume bottles and atomisers on her mother’s dressing table, and that comes across in the opulent packaging and rather 70s orange and gold colour palette that feeds through the rest of the collection.
Much fresher and lighter than the packaging would have you believe, the scent is citrusy with hints of jasmine and sandalwood. There is very little in the way of sweet or heavy floral notes, a good thing in my book, resulting in an almost androgynous scent, which really appeals to me. The only downside is that the staying power isn’t particularly lengthy, but I prefer to spritz a mist of perfume and walk through it (does anyone else do that?), rather than apply it directly to my skin, which is probably why it didn’t last all day on me.
Tory has kept her accompanying make-up line very small, with just one lipstick, cheek compact and make-up brush, and this Lip & Cheek Tint in Cat’s Meow. This little gold pot is my favourite of the collection and a thing of sheer (excuse the pun) beauty.
I almost sprung for the Josie Moran Coconut Watercolour Cheek Geelee in Sephora when we visited San Francisco a couple of months ago, and I suspect that this product is very similar. The capsule collection comes with the tagline ‘natural, polished, super chic’ and this tint embodies that to a Tory-shaped ‘T’. It smells liked powdered sugar and offers a rosy, dewy finish on the cheeks, or a sheer, glossy finish on the lips. I don’t really wear that much of a base so I don’t know how this would perform on top of foundation, but it’s perfect for giving a slight flush when you only have five minutes to get ready in the morning.
At £27.50 this tint doesn’t come cheap, but it is dual-purpose and worth it for how pretty it makes even the, eh-hm, messiest of dressing tables look. It’s currently out of stock on the Tory Burch website but is available from Harrods, which you can find here.