Simply Lippy Challenge Day 364 | Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Shade 24, Emma

As my lipstick challenge draws to a close, of course I had to leave a very special lipstick for the penultimate day. While you’ll have to wait just one more day to see what my final choice is, today’s lippy might just be my favourite of all the Tom Ford lipsticks I’ve tried to-date.

This lipstick is from the Ultra-Rich lip colour range and is possibly one of the creamiest formulas I’ve ever come across in a lippy. It is rich in texture, thick without being too thick, and has the most luxurious feel, more-so than most other lipsticks I’ve tried this year.

Aside from the fab formula, the shade is a gorgeous raspberry pink; my perfect kind of berry shade, with incredible pigment and great colour pay off. Initially from looking at it, I thought it would be more red than berry, but was so happy to discover the raspberry tone once I applied it.

The creamy formula makes it very easy to apply and blend, and it layers up to give a rich, deep colour that I just love. As with all Tom Ford lipsticks however, you really don’t need to apply much at all because the pigment is so good.

You may recall in some of my Tom Ford posts, I’ve questioned whether or not they are really worth the hefty €49 price tag. They are gorgeous of course, and I’ve been lucky enough to get mine as gifts from my family, but €49 is a lot to spend on a lipstick unless you absolutely adore it.

However, after wearing this shade today, I think I can safely say I will happily spend €49 on this shade again – I love it that much! Plus, I’m feeling very under the weather with the flu and this was exactly what I needed to cheer myself up today!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; never underestimate the power of a great lipstick to make you feel amazing!

Have you splurged on a Tom Ford lippy yet?! If so, I’d love to hear all about it.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 279 | Tom Ford Lip Colour in Shade 27, Bruised Plum

Tom Ford lipsticks have become a firm favourite over the past few months, ever since I got given a few as presents for my birthday. I’ve grown to adore both the pigment and creamy formula, and can clearly understand why they get the rave reviews that they do.

I’ve tried several different shades from this range including True Coral and Cherry Lush, both of which I really loved, but today’s shade, Bruised Plum, is ny most autumnal shade so far.

The shade is a stunning rich plum shade, dark and sultry, and I just adore the dramatic look it gives to my makeup. We were at a wedding all day and this was the perfect accompaniment for a cold crisp day.

The formula of these Tom Ford lipsticks is very creamy with a slightly satin gloss finish, but there was a part of me that wished the finish of this had been more matte than gloss. There’s something about a matte finish with shades like this that make them feel even more dramatic, and I think the staying power may have been slightly better with a matte too.

Now don’t get me wrong, the staying power is pretty good anyway, and the pigment is obviously intensely gorgeous too, but for the day that was in it, I think a matte would have taken it to a whole other level.

With regards price point, I’m still not convinced about the €48 price tag. Yes these lipsticks are gorgeous, yes they feel lovely to wear; but there are some other options on the market that come pretty close to these and cost a lot less. For example, MAC’s Hang-Up is half the price but a very similar shade and just as nice.

I think I’ll always love Tom Ford lippies because they just feel so luxurious to wear, but you’ve really got to love the shade to part with the cash!

Sorcha 💋