Tom Ford must moonlight as a matte scientist…because his new 13-piece holiday Color Collection is all about matte!
Get it…? Matte scientist? Sorry, I know that was a totally substandard pun.
Let me try again…
This year, Tom Ford is channeling Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast of matte lipsticks to make sure we’re all living in a matte, matte, matte, matte world!
Get it? Spencer Tracy? Because there was a movie…
I am so matte right now.
(How matte are you?)
I am so matte right now that Tom Ford could hire me to be one his eight new Lip Color Matte lipsticks, badum-tish!
Lips take center stage in the new 13-piece Tom Ford Holiday 2014 Color Collection (Tom also released some other holiday sets and perfumes), with a new line of eight Lip Color Mattes.
Sadly, they’re a double take-inducing $50 each, but day-um! — Tom did some serious work on these because I think every one is absolutely freakin’ beautiful.
The Tom Ford Lip Color Mattes from the bottom left in Black Dahlia, First Time, Velvet Cherry, Ruby Rush, Flame, Plum Lush, Pussycat and Pink Tease
Crazy pigmented, they lay down color like Tabs lays down for a nap — smoothly — and without any patchiness in sight.
As if that wasn’t enough, the lightweight formula lasts a good, long time. I haven’t had them on long enough to clock them down to the minute, but I’m going to say six or seven hours (they remind me of a thicker, longer-lasting version of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colours).
Top row: First Time (left) and Pink Tease, (right); second row: Pussycat and Plum Lush; third row: Flame and Ruby Rush; bottom row: Sweet Cherry and Black Dahlia
I’m crushing Hulk-caliber hard on the nude shades in First Time, Pink Tease and Pussycat. Oh! — but that bright orangey red (Flame) is also a stunner.
For eyes, Tom included two glossy, neutral cream shadows as spicy counterparts to the matte lipsticks.
Cream Color for Eyes in Platinum
Cream Color for Eyes in Spice