On Wednesday evening the planets aligned, and I was able to hang out with my close friend Makeupwithtea after work. Feeling spontaneous, I suggested we go to a high-end department store to look at fancy makeup. I am super comfortable at Sephora and Macy's, but going inside the high-end places gets me nervous because, let's face it, I kinda expect them to see through my fast-fashion outfits and be complete snobs to me. Wrong! When we headed into Bergdorf Goodman on a very rainy day, we went straight into the beauty basement, had mostly attentive customer service, and ended up both leaving with new lipsticks :)
For this review, I will be discussing Tom Ford Lip Color in Pink Dusk ($48, Bergdorf Goodman), which I had been researching like crazy all over the blogosphere! Read on for swatches and more pics.Description
From the Bergdorf Goodman website:
". . . Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil create an ultra creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity."
The Tom Ford Lip Colors are housed in rectangular metal containers. The design feels very luxurious, and the packaging is heavier compared to the typical lipstick.The top of the cap, which has the Tom Ford logo, can act as a mirror.
Pigmentation and Formula
Pink Dusk is a subtle nude pink with just a hint of brown and has a semi-matte finish. The lipstick glides very easily over my lips. When swatched, it had good pigmentation. When worn on my lightly-pigmented lips, and against my NW23 coloring, the lip color definitely looked lighter and luminous. The pigmentation and subtle color make it a great match for many different skin tones. The consistency was just a bit slippery, but the lipstick still managed to stay put on my lips when I wasn't eating or drinking. On the lips it felt moisturizing.
This lipstick lasted about five hours (without me eating or drinking) before showing signs of fading.When the lipstick started to dry down, my lips felt very soft.
I had high hopes for this lipstick because HELLO $48 for a lipstick?, and I was not disappointed. I love how natural-looking the color is, and I already see this shade working with a lot of my makeup looks. Best of all, this lip color actually stays put longer than other lipsticks in my collection. I definitely recommend if you're interested in a high-end lipstick :)