November 8, 2011 Leave a comment
Fashion designer extraordinar Tom Ford has successfully transitioned his high fashion offerings from one wearable art form to another- from clothes to sunglasses to perfume, so it was only a matter of time before he expanded his beauty brand to include make-up.
From the runway and now the make-up counter, Tom Ford has created a brand that is synonymous with high fashion, glamour, extravagance and beauty. Before seeing previews of his make-up collection, I envisioned something luxe, bold and highly pigmented. I had a feeling his color palette’s were not going to be for the faint of heart and with lip shades with names like ‘Bitter B*tch and Love Bruise I quickly realized how right I was.
The 132 piece line features makeup, skin care, 2 new scents and brushes. I was fortunate to receive three lipsticks which I’ve been loving and I’ve provided swatches of each below. Each shade was bright, bold and even more gorgeous and flattering on my than anticipated. Originally, I didn’t expect to be able to get away with wearing any of these during the day, but when applied with a lighter hand, they give off a gorgeous, light stain that looked really pretty and was very wearable for day. At night, the heavy pigment gave my lips a dramatic pop of color that didn’t need to be re-applied every 20 minutes- this stuff stays! My only issue is the packaging- while so glam, the tops fall off too easily and the first time I left home with these lipsticks, I discovered them floating around my bag uncovered - thankfully unharmed (but slightly dented as you can see in the first image.) My favorite shade? ALL of them.
From left to right, each photo features the lip colors Wild Ginger, Violet Fatale & Cherry Lush.
Since they look SO different on vs. in the tube or on my hand, I had to show what each looked when applied with just one swipe. On my lips, the colors alter a bit; Wild Ginger is much more of a coral, Violet Fatale is more pink than purple and Cherry Lush is just the most perfect shade of a blue red for my fair skin.