Hi everyone! I took a little break in January but now I’m back! Expect more reviews on the blog and photos on Instagram (@mybeautymusings) in the coming months! 😀 Now on to the review! As a beauty junkie, I always want to try the most hyped up products, and Tom Ford lipsticks were no exception. With everyone in the beauty community singing praises about the lipsticks, I bit the bullet and bought myself one.
If you are not familiar with the Tom Ford makeup line, the lipsticks are said to be the “Hermès” of lipsticks. The best of the best. The colour I bought was Pablo ($50 SGD) from the Lips & Boys Collection. The Lips & Boys Collection features a range of limited-edition clutch-sized lip colors (aka mini lipsticks) named after the characters in Tom Ford’s life. Lipsticks in this Lips & Boys collection contains a mere 0.07 oz compared to the usual full size range which contains 0.1 oz. Nevertheless, it’s a great way to try the lipsticks. 🙂
I spent close to 30 minutes at the Tom Ford counter swatching while looking at online swatches and finally settled on Pablo. Pablo is a pink shade with purple undertones. I wanted a colour that was unique and Pablo was the right fit. It was very difficult to dupe Pablo, the closest lipstick I have in my stash would be Bite Beauty’s Violet. Pablo is definitely not an everyday kind of lip colour and it just shouts “BAM LOOK AT MY LIPS”.
So what’s the verdict? I LOVE IT. It is every bit as good as I had expected it to be. Moisturizing, great pigmentation, very creamy and leaves a beautiful sheen on my lips. It is also fragrance-free. 🙂 It doesn’t dry my lips out like some lipsticks which is a big plus in my book. The texture reminds me of Guerlain’s Rouge G lipsticks, one of my favourite lipstick formulas.
Here is Pablo swatched on bare lips:
This is my first attempt at taking lip swatches so please pardon me! I start off by applying Pablo with a lip brush and slowly building it up. In the above photo, my lips look dry and you can see the fine lines. This is not caused by the lipstick! I have insanely dry lips that are also flaky at times. 🙁 The lipstick lasted about several hours before fading, leaving a slight stain behind. The lasting power is about the same as an average MAC lipstick, it wasn’t something super long-lasting so I had to reapply after meals. A part of me was hoping that this would be a lipstick that would last 8 hours straight. LOL.
Overall, Tom Ford lives up to the name and I was not disappointed. If you are willing to splurge on lipsticks, go for it! With 50 lipsticks in the Lip & Boys collection, I’m sure you’ll find a colour that suits you. The question is, how many will you be bringing home? 😉 If, however, there’s a shade in the full size range that you really like, I suggest going for that instead as in my opinion, the full sizes are more worth it.
Next up on my wishlist, Louboutin lipsticks. Someday, yeah? Someday.