Tom Ford’s Spring 2014 Collection consists of four nail colors and eight lip colors with his original ivory and golden cases that are of a new formula called Lip Color Sheers. I ordered three colors online when it first appeared on Nordstrom.com. And after playing with them for a few days, and seeing the beautiful swatches from the Beauty Look Book, I have made the decision to just order the remaining five colors as well. I rarely go crazy and purchase a whole collection of colors (nail polishes, yes, but lipsticks? no definitely not.) So why did I make such a decision?
That is because I have finally found my favorite lipstick formula! Tom Ford’s limited edition Lip Color Sheers has everything I want from a lipstick. Great pigmentation, natural shiny finish and a deeply moisturizing formula. I have tried Tom Ford’s Lipsticks before, and I do adore them. They are truly and deeply moisturizing, and pigmented. The only thing that makes me hesitant most of time to wear them is the texture. The texture for the Tom Ford Lip Color lipsticks are incredibly creamy, and it’s so creamy that I find the texture too thick. I rarely do a full wear with them, I usually dab the products onto my lips and use my finger to smudge it a little for a thinner texture. The Tom Ford Lip Color Shines are also moisturizing, the colors are sheerer but the texture is still pretty thick with extreme shine. For me, the Lip Color Sheers strikes a perfect balance between the two. It doesn’t have the thick texture from both the Lip Colors and Lip Color Shines, but it’s pigmented like the Lip Colors, has a natural shine as the Lip Color Shines and is still deeply moisturizing. The Lip Color Sheers also stays on my lips very well for at least 3-4 hours without drinking or eating.
The first three colors that I got from the eight are 02 Pink Dune, 04 Summer Fling and 07 Paradiso.02 Pink Dune is a light peachy beige with golden fine shimmers. It is the sheerest of the three I have now and on my lips the colors actually doesn’t really show, instead it has a frosted finish, giving a sort of sun-kissed finish. It definitely reminds me of the summer. It’s not my favorite color, but I love to pair this with 07 Paradiso, or even with any other lipsticks that I own, as it creates a beautiful sheen base for it. Not to mention the moisturizing base it gives.
04 Summer Fling is a light pink with golden shimmer, in certain lightings it gives a slight hint of coral. The pigmentation for this is great. On my own lip color, it performs like a my-lips-but-better shade. This is the one that I use the most the past week.
07 Paradiso is a deep but bright warm pink, almost like a watermelon pink. It’s definitely the most pigmented out of the three I have here, which is expected. It also has the least sheen out of the three.
I absolutely love these on the lips. I cannot imagine why Tom Ford wouldn’t make these permanent. I actually think that Tom Ford may re-release these lipstick as a permanent line some time in the future, because these lipsticks will be so popular!
I got these lipsticks from Nordstrom.com, but some of the shades are already sold out on the site. You can also try Neiman Marcus. If you’re in Hong Kong, and you’re looking for these beauties, the whole collection will be available on 10th February. I heard, however, that they will only have very limited stock for sale!
The re-release is just my speculation, what do you think?