Lip Luxury: Tom Ford Perfect Nude Lip

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Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink

I’ll be the first to admit that unfortunately, I’m quite often a victim of pretty packaging- and the heavy black gloss Tom Ford signature packaging with a gold finish is my kryptonite. The upside is that we’re definitely talking more than just pretty packaging here, Iconic fashion guru Tom Ford first made his mark on the beauty scene in 2006 with his now renowned Black Orchid fragrance, closely followed a few months later with his Private Blend fragrances and in 2010 the Private Blend Lip Collection. With a complete cosmetic line including skincare now under his belt, there’s no denying that this is the stuff wishlist’s are made of.

Having drooled over the Tom Ford counter in Brown Thomas for quite some time and getting to practically know their make-up artists on a first name basis (I might have a bit of a problem…) I finally bit the bullet and treated myself to my very own Tom Ford lipstick. I say bit the bullet here, because this stuff doesn’t come cheap, we’re talking €48….for a lipstick. Gulp. That said it’s a weighty piece of lip luxury that really ups the stakes in any cosmetic bag. Although I toy with a bold lip on occasion, peachy and dusky pink lip colours would be my everyday staples. And when you’re forking out a nice chunk of change for a lipstick, my reasoning is that you want this to be an everyday lip colour. So I went with Spanish Pink, a soft dusky pink which borders on nude (not foundation-lips nude, nice natural kissable lips nude).

Tom Ford Lipstick Swatch in Spanish Pink

The quality is gorgeous, creamy and rich it’s a heavier product than I’m used to. That said, be it the natural shade I chose or the formula, it really does accentuate any hint of a dry lip- you really need to work on the condition of your lips if you want a flawless finish. Coverage is very good as is staying power, and I particularly love this muted shade teamed up with a messy smokey eye. My only other recommendation here is to try the colour on your actual lips (just ask one of the counter artists to apply a shade for you with a clean brush as opposed to taking your chances on a mauled tester bullet!) because I found the swatch on my hand to be very different compared to how the colour shows on lip application. Yes it is eye-wateringly expensive and yes there are many similar dupes on offer, but if a little piece of handbag luxury is what you’re after, then look no further. Just keep me and my credit card away from the Christmas Collection when it launches!

B. xx

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