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High-End Lipstick Review Series: Tom Ford

Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink

Tom Ford Lip Color

Oh has there ever been a lipstick as hyped as Tom Ford? It seemed like people just went bananas over them when they first came out. The fact that I couldn’t get them in Canada made them seem even more elusive and desirable, so while on a trip to England last year, I couldn’t resist picking one up. Its still practically impossible to buy Tom Ford makeup in Canada except for a few select Holt Renfrew stores, where they retail for an almost unbelievable $55 CAD.

I got the shade Spanish Pink, which I think really shouldn’t have “pink” in the name because this shade is more of a peachy coral and looks very peach on me. Its one of those Bridget Bardot 1960s type of shades that I really, really want to work on me, but honestly, its not the best colour for me 😦

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

Tom Ford Lip Color in “Spanish Pink”

Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink Swatch

“Spanish Pink” Swatch

Let’s see how Tom Ford Lip Color does in my high-end lipstick comparison series…

Packaging
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Spectacularly luxurious. The heavy square tube, the black and gold – Its definitely one glamorous looking lipstick. I love the little “TF” engraved in the top of the lipstick itself. The Tom Ford packaging is up there with Chanel or Guerlain in fully living up to all of your expectations of a high-end lipstick. 3/3 Duchess points

Formula
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The Tom Ford lipstick doesn’t have the type of formula that I typically like. Although it claims to have “Rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil” to “create an ultra-creamy texture”, its not a hydrating lipstick. I find it drying to wear. There’s also something about the finish that I’m not a fan of. Maybe its too matte for me or too opaque? It doesn’t make my lips look “yummy”. Every time I dig this out I think, I’m going to like this lipstick this time…but it just never happens. 1/3 Duchess points

Wear
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This lipstick does stay on well but isn’t the most comfortable to wear. I always feel like I want to apply lip balm after I’ve had it on a while. 2/3 Duchess points

Scent/Taste
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To me, the Tom Ford lipstick smells almost identical to a MAC lipstick. It has that light vanilla scent. 3/3 Duchess points

Sensitivity Test
Besides drying them out a bit, I don’t think this lipstick has irritated my lips at all. I haven’t had any reaction to it, so no Duchess points deducted.

MAC Test
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I definitely do not like this lipstick as much as MAC, so it gets the scary negative Duchess point!

Would I pay $55 CAD for another one?
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Nope. Another scary negative Duchess point!

Tom Ford Lip Color Total: 7/14

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At the end of the series, I’m going to decide on my favorite high-end lipstick and give one away to a subscriber (in a shade of their choice)! Check out my initial post for a full explanation of my rating scale.

Other reviews in this series:
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine
Rouge G de Guerlain
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy
Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème
NARS Audacious Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel
NARS Lipstick (original)

Thanks for reading
Love,
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤

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Beauty Blogger of the Month Nomination!

beauty blogger of the month awardI was nominated for Cecilia’s Corner Beauty Blogger of the Month Award by the sweet and lovely Christina from A Casual Beauty and the talented Sonal from sonalhira…x. You should really check out their beauty blogs. I think this award that Cecilia created is such a neat idea and I am very honored and excited to be nominated.

Part of the nomination is answering these 7 beauty related questions:

1. Where does your makeup inspiration come from? From my mom and my grandma, both very beautiful ladies who would never leave the house without looking glamorous. For day-to-day inspiration, other beauty bloggers and youtubers (I’m addicted to tutorials!). I’m also always looking closely at the actresses’ makeup whenever I’m watching a tv show on Netflix or a movie, and then I have to Google what eyeshadow or lipstick they were wearing. I even ask strangers what makeup they’re wearing sometimes! So I get inspiration from a lot of places.

2. What are 3 of your makeup Holy Grail products you cannot live without?
Concealer, concealer, concealer? I definitely could not live without under-eye concealer. If I had to pick two more, I would go with blush and lipstick. My three couldn’t-live-without-them makeup products would have to be:

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, Benefit Benetint, and MAC Capricious lipstick

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, Benefit Benetint Cheek Stain, and MAC Capricious lipstick (my current favourite)

3. What is your makeup signature look which you have on most of the time?
Most days I have on very work appropriate (I work at a library) and natural looking makeup: foundation and concealer, light neutral eyeshadow, mascara, blush, and either a nude, a pink or a berry-toned lip.

The makeup look I have on most of the time

The makeup look I have on most of the time

4. Let us know your favorite makeup brands? Let’s see…MAC, Revlon, NYX, Benefit, and if I’m feeling splurgey, Chanel and Guerlain.

5. Your ultimate makeup pet peeve? I don’t really have a specific one, except maybe not wearing makeup at all, ever. I have to hold back the urge to start putting makeup on them 🙂

6. You’ve heard about all the hype on this makeup item, bought it, tried it and don’t understand what all the fuss is about…Name that product!

Tom Ford Lip Color

Tom Ford Lip Color

7. Concealer OR foundation ONLY for the rest of your life. Choose one and tell us the reason! Concealer, definitely! I am very pale and my under-eye area is quite dark and purpley and really stands out. Without concealer I look so tired. I also strongly believe that over the age of 30, under-eye concealer is not optional – lol.

I am also happy to nominate 7 other awesome bloggers to receive next month’s Beauty Blogger award:
livelifelovelipstick
sayhellotogorgeous
jasmincharlottelifestyle
littlebitsoph
asseenbybea
kittnoir
thefabulousnerd

For more information and rules for participating, visit Cecilia’s original post. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!
Love
Nerdy Librarian Girl

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England Trip: Burberry & Tom Ford

I recently traveled to England for work, and, of course, managed to get in a bit of shopping while I was there. Two make-up brands that are difficult to get in Canada are Burberry and Tom Ford. I had a chance to go to the flagship Burberry store on Regent Street in London. It was stunning. The building was originally a church, then a movie theatre, and is now a 4-story Burberry store.

Burberry Store, 121 Regent Street, London

Burberry Store, 121 Regent Street, London

The sales assistants were so nice and helpful. I was handed a complimentary glass of hot cider as soon as I walked in. I picked up a lipstick and an eyeshadow. The total was 45.00 pounds.

Burberry make-up

Burberry make-up

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

 

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

I am in love with both! They both have the Burberry tartan pattern and luxurious packaging. The lipstick is lovely, very moisturizing, and long-wearing and I love the colour. The eyeshadow in almond is a very wearable, medium matte brown. Its a soft, buttery type of shadow.

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose and Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose and Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

I also went into the House of Fraser store on Oxford Street and a very sweet and friendly Tom Ford sales assistant helped me pick out a lipstick for 36.00 pounds.

House of Fraser, Oxford Street, London

House of Fraser, Oxford Street, London

There were so many pretty colours, but eventually I decided on Spanish Pink.

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

 

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

 

Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink Swatch

Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink Swatch

Where to buy Burberry make-up in Canada
IN STORE: Holt Renfrew, The Bay (Toronto locations only). ONLINE: Saks Fifth Avenue

Where to buy Tom Ford make-up in Canada
IN STORE: Holt Renfrew

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