Confession time... I spent the majority of my tax return on makeup. Do I have any regrets? Nope, not a single one. I hadn't purchased much new makeup in the first half of the year and I needed to splurge (and cross a few things off my wishlist).
These two lipsticks had been on my wishlist since I first saw them on Temptalia and other blogs. I am a big fan of matte pink lipsticks so it was a match made in heaven. Of the 10 shades released I purchased two of the limited edition shades (most of the shades are permanent) in Electric Pink and Velvet Violet.
The Tom Ford Matte Lip Colors come housed in dark brown and gold cases. The tubes feel luxurious and have that weighty feel you expect with high end makeup.
Electric Pink is fuchsia pink with cool undertones. My favourite shade of bright pink. Velvet Violet is a plummy pink with cool undertones. I wasn't sure about this shade when purchasing it but now I like it more than Electric Pink. I think it is the perfect shade if you want to wear a berry lip but not a dark berry.
These lipsticks are marketed as matte. Neither of these shades are fully matte, more of semi matte, satin finish. Both shades are creamy enough to make them easier apply but matte enough that they last on the lips for several hours.
I have found these lipsticks have really good wear time (for me anyway), they last around 5 hours on my lips with only minimal fading/wear. They aren't an uncomfortable lipstick to wear either. They don't feel dry as you wear them and they don't leave your lips feeling dry after wear. I have lips they dry out easily so I am super happy about this.
Now onto the lip swatches! Apologies they are so big, for some reason Blogger changed the colour if I tried to make the photos anything other than extra-large. Weird right?
|Tom Ford Matte Lip Color in Electric Pink|
|Tom Ford Matte Lip Color in Velvet Violet|
Overall I am really glad I made the splurge on these lipsticks. Electric Pink is a gorgeous shade that is going to get a lot of use in the warmer weather. I must admit though that Velvet Violet is my favourite, it is such a gorgeous pink-berry shade. I have had it on high rotation since getting it.
These lipsticks retail for $70 each. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? In my opinion, yes. These lipsticks have an excellent formula and gorgeous shades. I love how luxe they are, it feels like I am treating myself every time I apply.
Tom Ford Beauty can be purchased from David Jones in Australia. Both these shades are still in stock HERE. I am planning to add Pussycat and Plum Lush to my collection soon.
Have you tried Tom Ford lipsticks before? Do you think they are worth the splurge?