Tory Burch Beauty and Fragrance Collection6:07:00 PM
Yes, you ladies read that right. Tory Burch Beauty and Fragrance is finally available here in Cebu. It is located at Rustan's, Ayala Center Cebu. I was invited by the Tory Burch PH team a couple of months ago for an intimate launch held at Radisson Blu Hotel here in Cebu City.
The Tory Burch Lip & Cheek Tint in Cat’s Meow (Php 2,350) is the ultimate versatile product, designed to add a hint of rosy pink color that works with a range of skin tones. The formula blends easily, creating a healthy, natural flush with a sheer, dewy finish. The tint is lightly scented with notes from the fragrance, including cassis, grapefruit and mandarin. “Cat’s meow” is a bygone phrase—loved by Tory and often used on The Tory Blog—for people, places and things that are just generally fantastic.
The Tory Burch Bronzer & Blush in Divine (Php 2,500) features three skin-brightening, luminous shades – in pink, gold and ivory - pressed into one palette. Pink offers a youthful accent, gold gives a healthy glow, and ivory helps to achieve an even tone. With a single quick sweep, a trio of bronzer, blush and highlighter combine to create a healthy, sun-kissed glow year-round. The effect is, in a word, “Divine”—a signature expression of Tory’s mother, Reva. The delicately scented palette is infused with notes of mandarin, tuberose and vetiver.
The Tory Burch Face Brush (Php 3,300) is an effortlessly chic way to apply bronzers, powders and blushes. A makeup bag essential, its extra-soft bristles adapt to the contours of the face for flawless application. Compact and portable, the brush retracts into a polished gold case — the ideal tool.
I was lucky enough to pick my choice of lipstick shade from the line and I got the shade "Knock on Wood". It is the darkest shade from the bunch if you look at the tube. However, this has a sheer formulation so, the color applies just right on my lips.
* exquisite and one of a kind packaging
* very hydrating and moisturizing on lips
* smells like a citrus flavored candy in my opinion (it is by far the best smelling lipstick I have tried)
* stays for a good 4 hours on my lips before it starts to fade
* leaves a little bit of stain on my lips
* no allergies or irritation experienced
What I don't like...
* a bit pricey, but it actually cost less for a high-end brand
* the whole lipstick line has the same sheer formulation, I hope they come up with matte ones soon.
“Fragrance is part of my personal history — my parents each had their favorite scents that are so tied to my memories. When we decided to create a fragrance, we spent a lot of time thinking about what it should be — a balance of femininity and tomboy, citrus and floral, grounded and graceful,” says Tory.
When creating Tory Burch Eau de Parfum, Tory felt it needed to have something grounded to anchor it, like her father Buddy Robinson’s signature vetiver. Vetiver has a dynamic, earthy quality to it — unfussy and unexpected.
For brightness and optimism, there are citrus and fruit notes like crisp grapefruit and mandarin, sweet bergamot, succulent neroliand tangy cassis.
For a more classically feminine component, florals such as saturated pink peony, lush tuberose, luxurious jasmine sambacand sweet alyssum are included.
Woodsy, warm cedar and sensual sandalwood give it real depth and complexity.
The elegant packaging is a nod to her mother Reva Robinson’s bedroom vanity and the classic perfume bottles and atomizers that graced it. The super-chic glass bottle features many of Tory’s favorite design elements: clean, beveled edges and a signature fretwork top. Fretwork is a recurring design element in Tory’s life, from a pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs in her childhood home to the brass details at the Tory Burch Madison Avenue flagship.
You all know how much I adore citrus scents, so this fragrance is actually one of my current faves. I would highly recommend it to you ladies. I swear you'll love it!
Tory Burch Eau de Parfum, 50 ML retails for Php 4,750 while the 100 ML retials for Php 6,150.
You can find Tory Burch at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’sShangri-la and Rustan’s Cebu.
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Until next time.