I am happy to say (although my bank manager probably isn't) that the Tom Ford lipstick in Pure Pink passed all three with flying colours. The shade is one of those rare finds that once applied, lights up my face. Even if I am wearing no other makeup, one application of Pure Pink makes my skin look more radiant and my eyes brighter. It's makeup magic!
Even though it is a vivid shade, I didn't need to apply lip liner. It feels nice and creamy on the lips, I have very dry lips so this has been important. However, it isn't creamy in the sense that it slides around as with some other brands, it stays in place and envelops the lips making them feel comfortable. You probably realise by now that I really love these lipsticks!
After the success with Pure Pink, I got Cherry Lush and Pink Dusk. Cherry Lush is a vibrant cherry red that leans towards pink, but I think that this makes it more wearable than your average red. It is another shade on me that lights up my face. Pink Dusk is from the nudes and unfortunately it just doesn't work well with my skin tone. It's a great shade, a pinky nude, but it washes me out. I would need to wear heavy smokey eyes to even attempt to make it work.
It has still not put me off trying out more shades from the range though, True Coral is on its way and I think Moroccan Rouge is definitely next on the list. I have swatched these but if you want to see how they look on the lips, Grace London at www.londonmakeupgirl.com has some great posts on the individual colours so you can see how they look in the context of the whole face.
|Left to right: Tom Ford Lipsticks in Pure Pink, Pink Dusk & Cherry Lush|
|Left to right: swatches of Pure Pink, Pink Dusk & Cherry Lush|
Being such a big fan of the Tom Ford lipsticks, I can't wait to see what else is added to the range. There is a special Black Orchid Nail Varnish that was released yesterday but only as part of a £90 gift set. Hopefully, a nail varnish range may be in the offing.
Tom Ford Private Blend Lipsticks are available for £35 each at Selfridges and Harrods, both online and in store.