As some of you may know, I recently celebrated my 26th (eep!) birthday. I was blessed to get some really fantastic gifts, including a brand new iPad from my husband! My brother (who has some very nice taste) surprised me with this box of Tom Ford lipsticks.
So, to say I've never owned Tom Ford makeup is an understatement. Hell, I've never swatched or even looked at Tom Ford makeup, in person at least. My first thoughts when opening the gift were, "OMG…PRETTY…LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTIES," and then, "I hope I hate this stuff. I'll never be able to afford to buy it myself."
But alas, there they were. And there I was. And I figured I'd make the swatching/testing of these lippies a slow and thorough process. I was not going to swatch $48 lipstick on my hands. No, siree, Bob.
So I spent most of last week testing out one lipstick per day.
|The white lipstick is Tom Ford "Incorrigible". The lipstick to its left is True Coral. The lipstick behind it is Violet Fatale. The lipstick to its right is Indian Rose.|
Ah, Indian Rose. What can I say about this color? It's a gorgeous medium rosy pink, with some very mild yellow undertones. It's sort of a YLBB (your lips but better) look, but for a YLBB color, it still manages to read: "I'm wearing lipstick." This is one of the more moisturizing colors of the bunch, and I'd say I got about 3.5-4 hours of lasting power out of Indian Rose. It has a pleasant vanilla scent and doesn't slide around much on the lips.
Day 2: Violet Fatale
Violet Fatale is by far my favorite lipstick of the bunch. Violet Fatale has the same vanilla scent as Indian Rose. The lipstick looks very purple in the tube, but as you can see, it's a much more wearable color on the lips. It isn't as moisturizing, so a quick coat of lip balm underneath will help it feel more comfortable on the lips. My favorite thing about this lipstick, aside from the bold and unique shade, is the longevity you get from it. This lipstick stayed on my lips (as pictured above) for roughly 6 hours, including after eating and drinking. Once the lipstick wore off, a gorgeous stain was left on my lips that lasted the rest of the day.
Day 3: True Coral
True coral is a gorgeous, very warm toned coral lipstick. The formula is similar to that of Violet Fatale, in that it's a good idea to put on a clear balm before applying the lipstick. The staying power of this one was around 4 hours, which is slightly above average.
Day 4: Incorrigible
Incorrigible is a super bright medium fuchsia pink. If you look REALLY carefully at it on the lips, you can see tiny little bits of gold glitter in there, but you really have to look very closely. It's a sort of fun, slutty pink, but I really enjoy it. As for the formula, it has a lasting power of around 4 hours, but once it leaves the lips, it leaves a subtle stain, in which the gold glitter is more noticeable.
All of these lipsticks are beautiful. The colors are amazing, and the packaging is really unparalleled. Each lipstick has a pleasant vanilla scent to it. And each lipstick is highly pigmented. You'll get the full color from the lipstick in one or two swipes across your lips. You don't need to waste product to build up coverage with these…and really, thank God for that. Each swipe probably costs you $5. (I'm kidding, of course. But only sort of.)
If you're in the market for super high end lipsticks, or just had an uber shitty week and want to treat yourself, these are worth considering. I would absolutely consider repurchasing the Indian Rose and the Violet Fatale. If pushed to pick just one, I'd definitely choose the Violet Fatale because of the amazing formula and the unique color.
Tell me, what high end products have you been enjoying?