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!
Good enough! 🙂
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.
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).
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.
Warm, bronzed brown Cream Color for Eyes in Spice, and Platinum, a cool-toned platinum with silver shimmer ($42 each), complement the lip look nicely.
Tom’s cream shadows have a certain something I haven’t seen anywhere else. It’s almost like they look wet on the lids, like a beachy Bond Girl’s eyes as she emerges from the ocean, and they’re a breeze to apply. All I do is tap and blend a bit on my lids with a finger. That’s it.
A few re-promoted pieces from the permanent line round out the collection, namely Tom’s bad-@ss Eye Defining Pen, Nail Lacquer in Viper (one of my all-time nail polish faves) and Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux Lust.
I like Tom’s take on holiday. Coupling glossy eyes with matte lips here spices things up and keeps them interesting, but the whole picture they paint isn’t too complicated or fussy.
I get a distinctly sexy (and expensive), cool-girl vibe from the Tom Ford Holiday 2014 Color Collection. I can totally see a gal in skintight leather leggings, a white tee, Loubs and a Burberry trench coat rocking it.
Experience the lusty lusciousness of the Tom Ford Holiday 2014 Color Collection online and at Tom Ford counters now.
The entire Tom Ford Holiday 2014 Color Collection includes…
- Lip Color Matte in 03 Pink Tease, $50
- Lip Color Matte in 04 Pussycat, $50
- Lip Color Matte in 05 Plum Lush, $50
- Lip Color Matte in 06 Flame, $50
- Lip Color Matte in 07 Ruby Rush, $50
- Lip Color Matte in 08 Velvet Cherry, $50
- Lip Color Matte in 09 First Time, $50
- Cream Color for Eyes in Platinum, $42
- Cream Color for Eyes in Spice, $42
- Eye Defining Pen (repromote), $55
- Nail Lacquer in Viper (repromote), $32
- Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux Lust (repromote), $32
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,