Saturday, 9 October 2010

Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in True Coral

True Coral is another colour from the brights section of the range and it definitely lives up to its name. It is a vivid shade, yet very easy to wear. I can find a lot of corals too warm to look good on my pink undertoned skin, but somehow this works.

Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in True Coral - £35
The texture is as good as the other shades I have, creamy, but not so much as to require a lip liner to keep it in place. These lipsticks are perfect to apply if you are in a hurry.

I think True Coral is one of those colour that will work on everyone. On a tanned, olive or even darker skin I think the contrast would look fabulous, and on my pale skin it looks good without having to resort to bronzer. Tom Ford clearly knows his stuff and wasn't exaggerating when he described his lipsticks as universal!

Swatch of Tom Ford True Coral
In the pictures, despite my best efforts, the colour is coming over more orange than it is in person, so do take that into account. I have also tried to focus more on showing you the luxurious white and gold packaging. A major difference I have found between this and other high end lipsticks is the weight. The Tom Ford lipsticks are noticeably a lot heavier than any others I have, this can be a positive or a negative depending on your viewpoint.

Although crazily expensive, the Tom Ford lipsticks are now my all time favourite, with By Terry's Rouge Terrybly a very close second. I cannot wait to see what Mr Ford brings us with the release of his full beauty range this September.


  1. That is a gorgeous color. I wish that I could pull this off but it's a little *vivid* for my nude taste. Thanks for the review and post-lovely blog too!


  2. Hi Jeanie,
    So glad you liked the review and are enjoying my blog, it really means a lot.

    At first glance I also thought most of the Tom Ford vivid shades were too bright (especially the coral)for them to be wearable enough to be worth the money, but the formula some how makes them work. I was really surprised that the one colour I have from the nude section is the one that doesn't really work on me.

    I find with a simple bright lip I can actually get away with a lot less makeup than usual!

  3. I've wanted pure pink and cherry lush for months...I'm saving for a big splurge once the full range comes out in September. I have very cool skin and so hope everything is not too bronzy...I can't wait!