Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Review, Swatches ALL Shades
By Ree

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation UK Review & Swatches ALL Shades

22 Jan 2021

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I have been wanting to write this review for so long but it has taken me forever to get all the swatches together! It is finally here! Please check out my review, swatches and before & after photos of the Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation.

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

This is the Tom Ford brand’s first matte, medium-full coverage foundation. Although I am more of glowy skin person, I was super keen to try this formula. This is because I love the Tom Ford take on skin and I was assured that it isn’t a flat matte, but one with luminosity. I am always up for that. I have now been using it on and off for a couple of months and am a big fan!

What Coverage is Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation?

This is a medium-full coverage foundation in very lightweight, fresh long-wear formula:

  • Hydrating formulation with hyaluronic acid
  • Designed to support skin’s moisture barrier
  • Enriched with antioxidants, vitamin C & E and caffeine
  • Soft focus, matte finish that won’t look flat, cakey, or dry
  • Combines soft-focus microsphere powders to blur imperfections
  • Wear-extending pigments provide medium to full buildable coverage
  • Has a soft and silky texture  that is easy to blend
  • Resists settling into pores or lines
  • Gives a natural skin finish
  • Humidity and sweat resistant
  • Promises to stay colour true for 10 hours and resists fading
  • Available in 40 shades

What Shades are in the Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Range?

There are 40 shades in this collection, and I have swatches of them here to show you.

  • 0.0 Pearl
  • 0.1 Cameo
  • 0.3 Ivory Silk
  • 0.4 Rose
  • 0.5 Porcelain
Pearl, Cameo, Ivory Silk, Rose, Porcelain Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Pearl, Cameo, Ivory Silk, Rose, Porcelain
  • 1.1 Warm Sand
  • 1.3 Nude Ivory
  • 1.4 Bone
  • 1.5 Cream
Warm Sand, Nude Ivory, Bone, Cream Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Warm Sand, Nude Ivory, Bone, Cream
  • 2.0 Buff
  • 2.5 Linen
  • 2.7 Vellum
Buff, Linen, Vellum Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Buff, Linen, Vellum
  • 3.5 Ivory Rose
  • 3.7 Champagne
  • 4.0 Fawn
  • 4.5 Ivory
  • 4.7 Cool Beige
Ivory Rose, Champagne, Ivory, Cool Beige Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Ivory Rose, Champagne, Ivory, Cool Beige
  • 5.1 Cool Almond
  • 5.5 Bisque
  • 5.6 Ivory Beige
  • 5.7 Dune
  • 6.0 Natural
  • 6.5 Sable
Cool Almond, Bisque, Ivory Beige, Dune, Natural Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Cool Almond, Bisque, Ivory Beige, Dune, Natural
  • 7.0 Tawny
  • 7.2 Sepia
  • 7.5 Shell Beige
  • 7.7 Honey
Tawny, Sepia, Shell Beige, Honey Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Tawny, Sepia, Shell Beige, Honey
  • 8.2 Warm Honey
  • 8.7 Golden Almond
  • 9.5 Warm Almond
  • 9.7 Cool Dusk
Warm Honey, Golden Almond, Warm Almond Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Warm Honey, Golden Almond, Warm Almond
  • 10.0 Chestnut
  • 10.5 Mocha
  • 10.7 Amber
Chestnut, Mocha, Amber Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Chestnut, Mocha, Amber
  • 11.0 Dusk
  • 11.5 Warm Nutmeg
  • 11.7 Nutmeg
Dusk, Warm Nutmeg, Nutmeg Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Dusk, Warm Nutmeg, Nutmeg
  • 12.0 Macassar
  • 12.5 Walnut
  • 13.0 Espresso
Macassar, Walnut, Espresso Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation: Macassar, Walnut, Espresso

Swatches

Although I have been putting off this swatch session, I got really organised with it and actually found it incredibly therapeutic! The shade range is excellent with a great spread of different depths and undertones. I have even found my perfect contour shade! This formula is a brilliant medium for that kind of sculpting work because it’s so smooth on the skin and very long-lasting.

I have all the Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation swatches except three. I will flag the ones I am missing as I go.

0.0 Pearl, 0.1 Cameo, 0.3 Ivory Silk, 0.4 Rose, 0.5 Porcelain:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Pearl, Cameo, Ivory Silk, Rose, Porcelain
Pearl, Cameo, Ivory Silk, Rose, Porcelain

1.1 Warm Sand, 1.3 Nude Ivory, 1.4 Bone, 1.5 Cream:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches - Warm Sand, Nude Ivory, Bone, Cream
Warm Sand, Nude Ivory, Bone, Cream

2.0 Buff, 2.5 Linen, 2.7 Vellum:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Buff, Linen, Vellum
Buff, Linen, Vellum

3.5 Ivory Rose, 3.7 Champagne, 4.0 Fawn (missing), 4.5 Ivory, 4.7 Cool Beige:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Ivory Rose, Champagne, Ivory, Cool Beige
Ivory Rose, Champagne, Ivory, Cool Beige

5.1 Cool Almond, 5.5 Bisque, 5.6 Ivory Beige, 5.7 Dune, 6.0 Natural, 6.5 Sable (missing):

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Cool Almond, Bisque, Ivory Beige, Dune, Natural
Cool Almond, Bisque, Ivory Beige, Dune, Natural

7.0 Tawny, 7.2 Sepia, 7.5 Shell Beige, 7.7 Honey:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Tawny, Sepia, Shell Beige, Honey
Tawny, Sepia, Shell Beige, Honey

8.2 Warm Honey, 8.7 Golden Almond, 9.5 Warm Almond, 9.7 Cool Dusk (missing):

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Warm Honey, Golden Almond, Warm Almond
Warm Honey, Golden Almond, Warm Almond

10.0 Chestnut, 10.5 Mocha, 10.7 Amber:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Chestnut, Mocha, Amber
Chestnut, Mocha, Amber

11.0 Dusk, 11.5 Warm Nutmeg, 11.7 Nutmeg:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Dusk, Warm Nutmeg, Nutmeg
Dusk, Warm Nutmeg, Nutmeg

12.0 Macassar, 12.5 Walnut, 13.0 Espresso:

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Swatches: Macassar, Walnut, Espresso
Macassar, Walnut, Espresso

Before & After Photos

I have been playing with this foundation for a few months now and was wearing Warm Sand which I really love. It’s on the pale side but I like that because you can warm it up with bronzer yet the base still looks lovely and fresh.

For the purposes of this post, I have picked another shade that looks better on it’s own without any other makeup, and also matches my fake tanned body better.  There were a few contenders, but after much deliberation, I went for Buff. I have a feeling it will become my favourite.

 

Before
Photo of TF Soft Matte foundation in shade Buff on fair skin skin
Shade Buff

Here are the other contenders:

Warm Sand, Cream, Buff, Ivory Rose -Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

If you have any shade questions at all, please get in touch via Instagram.

My Review of Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

What I love is how smooth it makes my skin look instantly. It is very kind on texture like fine lines, wrinkles and pores and unlike some matte formulations, it doesn’t gather in lines. This is really good going. I think it looks really pretty on the skin, especially as it is a matte.

Another thing that ticks the boxes for me is that I don’t feel I need to powder this foundation. It sets itself quite nicely and I find it lovely and long wearing. It keeps my skin looking pretty flawless throughout the day, and yet it still allows the skin to look like skin.

Whilst I was swatching all the shades, I came across one that is my perfect contour shade with just the right depth and coolness to create a natural looking shadow. This is Shell Beige.

Shell Beige as a contour - TF matte foundation
Shell Beige as a contour

How Long Does the Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation Last?

This certainly performs on the longwear promise for me, and the hydrating yet matte formulation seem to suit my combination, dehydrated skin type very well. It was able to hold fast on my oily areas, yet still look luminous on my drier areas. It hasn’t transferred when I have worn a mask, and it has also survived a sweaty session on my Peloton! Impressive.

The texture of the foundation itself is pretty runny which at first put me off. As a fan of glow, I always crave a creamy texture. However, the fluid formula is a dream to blend with a buffing style brush (I have used a few different ones with it) and I actually really enjoy applying it.

The foundation has a lovely luminous, natural finish and as the day goes on, it gets a little glowier, but it never busts out to dewy, which will please the matte lovers. Plus it is amazing on pores.

What Skin Type it Suit?

It might not be ideal for very dry skin types, as you may just want more of a creamy texture. And if you love a really juicy, dewy, shiny finish, which I often do, you might not be a fan. I am usually in that camp, but for me, this formula totally works! I love it – it is a gorgeous foundation.

Where to buy Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

The foundation is £66 and available now at:

If you prefer a much dewier, juicier finish, or have dry skin, check out the new Urban Decay Hydromaniac.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here.

Ree

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2 thoughts on “Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation UK Review & Swatches ALL Shades

  1. How would it to compare to Double Wear? DW is my current foundation, I have pale oily skin and the Tom Ford one sounds good but I’m nervous of spending £66.

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