Tom Ford is back with the follow up to his summer Azuree collection with Amber Nude, which will debut at Estee Lauder counters everywhere this September. This collection is being re-released this year with new shades and with last year’s limited edition products. Having missed out on last year’s Amber Nude collection and becoming a born again Estee Lauder fan this year, this collection has me excited. True beauty aficionados will appreciate this collection. With its amber jeweled compacts and lipstick cases, these products are almost little pieces of beauty couture.

ambernude2.jpgThis 14 pieces collection includes lipstick, lip polish, bronzer, nail lacquer, eye gloss, face gloss, a brush and a minaudiere. The lipstick is rich and creamy, it smells great as well. It’s laced with the sweet smell of vanilla and fig, just like their High Gloss. Spiced Amber is a soft brown with a touch of copper, this will be a great fall lip color. An abundance of pigment in a product is usually a good thing but a lack of it, can also be a good thing at times. The bronzer in this collection is one of those cases. It’s not overly pigmented, which allows for a light application, one you can gradually build on. Of course the compact is gorgeous as well. I thought of Cavewoman’s compact collection when I saw this, this is a great compact to start my collection with. I also got a chance to play with the brush in this collection, it’s very similar to MAC’s newly permanent 182 brush. It’s great to apply bronzer with but it’s also fantastic to buff powders and pigment onto your skin. I used this brush with liquid foundation and loved the results this brush gave me.

This is just an introduction to the products I got to play with, there’s lots more to explore including the face and eye glosses. I’m looking forward to playing with these myself, maybe even the nail lacquer if I stop biting my nails by then.