Friday 15 February 2013

Tom Ford Lip Colour Shine- New for Spring 2013:Smitten I love you already!

I was really waiting for the launch of Tom Ford Spring 2013 beauty campaign. It seems that the main look will be out around march, but this new collection of Lip Color Shine's are the new lip collection for spring 2013. As one would expect for spring, this is a sheer, juicy lip stick that sings "spring".
My first choice was Bare, as it was a nude I was missing in my lip collection, but already at counters Bare and Nubile were sold out. My next choice was Smitten. Initially I was afraid this was too sheer and merely an expensive lip balm, but, on wearing this for a few days I have formulated a more positive opinion. This colour is one of the lightest in the 10 colour lineup. It reads on the lips as a barely there ballet pink. In the tube it looks more coral and in the sunlight a soft rosegold micro shimmer runs through it. The Tom Ford machine describes this shade as honeysuckle pink - 'purdy ain't it!'

The case is in the signature Tom Ford cognac and gold casing, but this one is more slimline. Still very chic. It has luxury written all over it.

The texture is slightly heavier than the normal Lip Colours and has a slight stickiness like their gloss. This increases the wear time relative to other lipsticks in this sheer category. Again, in comparison to other sheer lipsticks out there, like Chantecaille Lip Chic, this not as soft and pliable on my lips, but having said that, is still super comfortable to wear. It has a balm-like quality to it. It does not dry out my lips either. It does contain wonderfully moisturising ingredients as you would expect from Tom Ford Products-:

  • Soja Seed Extract
  • Brazilian Murumura butter
  • Chamomilla flower oil

If I had easy access to these beauties, I would already have picked up more for my collection.
They have a range of colours, from neutral tans, a bouquet of pinks and a few brights. Smitten has a shimmer/micro glitter in it, while other shades do not. It is a comprehensive collection that will definitely find favour with Tom Ford enthusiasts. Smitten, since it it has such a beautiful translucent  quality, can layer over your matte lipsticks or lip stains to create a new shade. Smitten is easy to wear - its fresh and girly, but can change in the wink of a smokey eye to a luscious temptress!
So expect sheer luscious lips drenched in high shine, with the new Tom Ford Lip Color Shines.

Which brands do you love for their sheer lipsticks?

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  1. I have never tried TF lippies because of the hefty price. However I am very interested to try their creamy lipstick as it looks super pigmented :)
    My fave sheer lipstick range is from Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, it works amazingly on me! Have you tried any lipstick from that range?

    1. HI Memoiselle,
      The two formula's both give a sheer colour, but TF is thicker in texture with a more high shine gloss finish. Chanel Coco shine is less sticky, more like the Chantecaille Lip Chic. Some might find TF too tacky, but I love wearing both formula's. I think that if there is an unique shade that you love in the TF , worth a try! Let me know what you decide.