Tom Ford Lipsticks are a luxury. They’re expensive, there is no getting away from that. They’re packed with rich ingredients, and the packaging is beautiful. They come in a lovely black and gold case, wrapped in an equally pretty box, and the lipstick bullets themselves are debossed with the Tom Ford logo.
A lipstick is, and we’ve all heard this time and time again, a little something to cheer us up in times of trouble. Wearing a bold red lip makes us feel powerful. Wearing a bright pink makes us happy. A neutral nude might be your favourite go-to shade.
And Tom Ford has them all. They’ve added 40 new cream and matte shades in nine new colour families to join the existing Lip Color Collection. We now have The Corals, The Reds, The Burgundies, The Noirs, The Nudes, The Beiges, The Pinks, The Mauves, and The Pops.
I’ve shown as many here as I can – and I have to say that there can only be very subtle differences between some. How on earth do you choose?
Tom Ford Lip Color Creams are now available in 50 shades. Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application.
They do go on beautifully. They don’t last any longer than any other high end lipstick, and not as long as some at the cheaper end of the price-scale. But they’re a treat. I adore some of the reds.
My first Tom Ford lipstick was Cherry Lush. My wedding lipstick was a limited edition, Narcotic Rouge, and one of my favourite – and first – mattes was Ruby Rush.
There are now 20 Tom Ford Lip Color Mattes available, each formulated with a luxurious, velvet matte finish.
If you want to treat yourself, or gift someone a little luxury then a Tom Ford Lipstick is just about perfect.
Tom Ford Lip Color, £40, available at net-a-porter.com, and Fraser’s Glasgow, and Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh, in Scotland