I've made no secret of my love for Tom Ford's Lip Color line. I've been pretty restrained considering, as until now my collection consisted of just two full sized lipsticks and a complimentary sample sized tube. In actual fact I'd only bought one of these as the other two were gifted by my ever thoughtful husband so I've been really restrained. Yeah, so I was restrained until I headed overseas and found TF selling for just a little less than our exorbitant Australian prices...
I chose two shades from the traditional Lip Color line and when I spotted the new Lip Color Shines in Hong Kong I opted for one of those as at that time they were yet to release in Australia. They have since been released down here and are now available in selected David Jones stores.
Tom Ford Lip Color left to right:
01 Spanish Pink, 22 Forbidden Pink
I picked some soft warm-toned pinks to balance my little collection of TF bright reds. Spanish Pink is an almost nude pink cream, while Forbidden Pink is a mid toned salmon pink I've already found very versatile to wear. I've since discovered Forbidden Pink is one of Tom Ford Beauty's Asia-exclusive shades so I'll have to treasure this one, although I think it's going to be difficult to hold me back from wearing it often. Both of these lipsticks have the creamy comfort and intense pigmentation I'm used to and do not bleed on the lips. I just love them!
Tom Ford Lip Color Shine:
I was excited to swatch these new lightweight, shinier slimline lip shades and I was torn between the hot pink Ravenous and orange-red Willful but ended up deciding on Willful because it seemed more of a year round kind of shade. While I really like the look the shiny finish gives to my lips the Lip Color Shines obviously don't have the same staying power as the original Lip Colors - and may travel outside the lip line over time - so I wouldn't consider them a necessary beauty investment. Still, if you prefer something which sits between lipstick and gloss and you're a Tom Ford fan this may just be your thing. If I were to buy another shade I'd personally choose a softer nude or lip toned pink for my mature lips so any bleeding wouldn't be obvious.
Now - for those of you who requested here are some lip swatches. My makeup is minimal to keep the focus on the lips - just a bit of powder foundation and concealer (not even blush!) on my face, with a little liquid eyeliner and mascara on my top lashes. Also, please excuse the lack of styled hair - I did these shots this afternoon on a whim! I'm not in the habit of posting my full face on the blog but I suddenly decided well, why not? Now you can actually see how these lipsticks show up on my NC20 face...
01 Spanish Pink
22 Forbidden Pink
Which shade do you prefer?
Until next time.