The Nude ’90s Are Back With Rosy Brown Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Negligee

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Tom Ford Negligee Lipstick

Wearing Tom Ford’s new Lip Color in Negligee ($50) on my lips

Tom Ford’s Lip Colors, at $50 each — holy sh*t — are redonkulously expensive.

Yup, redonkulous, the adverbial form of the made-up word. That’s how redonkulous they are.


Still, I think they’re among the most drool-worthy, covetable things in his line. Smooth like a tabby’s tum and oh, so comfortable. Plus, it’s almost criminal how much color they contain, and they fade slowly and evenly, too, like mystical makeup apparitions…

As a side, I’m hoping we can keep the fact that I just ordered a new tube of Sable Smoke a secret, because El Hub would probably freak. Bless his heart, but he thinks that paying one penny more than $10 is too much to pay for a t-shirt, so I have a pretty good idea what he’d think about a $50 lipstick. 🙂

Until this week, Sable Smoke was my TF nude lip jam, but there’s a new nude in town, the provocatively named Negligee.

Tom Ford Negligee Lipstick

Tom Ford Lip Color in Negligee

A new shade coming soon for fall, it’s Tom’s take on a modern nude lip color, and the kind of negligee it’s totally OK to wear during the daytime all over town.

Tom Ford Negligee Lipstick Swatch

Unlike many of the nude lips we’ve seen over the past few years — like the pale peachy and soft pinkish beiges — Negligee is richer, deeper and darker.

And brown. Which seems very ’90s to me, only not.

It’s more of a rosy brown, brighter and more lustrous than the old-school brown lipsticks from back in the day.

Compared to those Interview with the Vampire browns, this one seems softer, sweeter and generally less harsh. In vampire terms…I guess you could say it has less bite.


Haha. Sorry.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I’m at the airport waiting for my flight! Guess what? Tabs just asked the woman at the gate if he could be upgraded to first class.

BIG surprise. 🙂


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  1. Laure says:

    Holy balls, that’s expensive! It’s really pretty, but a bit (or more truthfully: much) too pricey for me.

  2. Sunny says:

    Hey Karen, Negligee is gooorgeous on you! It’s more of an MLBB than nude for me, but I really don’t mind, as nude nude shades don’t tend to be flattering on me AT ALL.

    I hope Tabs got upgraded LOL
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  3. Trisha says:

    Wow, that swatch is beautiful. Such even color!

    But, no, I can’t see me spending $50 on a lipstick. 😉
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  4. Sissi says:

    Wow! I need a lipstick in my life that is soft like a babies tummy!
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  5. Kalli says:

    I’ve noticed a trend in super expensive lipsticks lately, like Lipstick Queen’s Velvet Rope line and the new NARS Audacious lippies. I bought my first (and only) Chanel lipstick about a year and a half ago using some Christmas money and that was only like in the $35 range. I felt like THAT was a lot! But to each their own… lord knows if I had more money to burn I would totally splurge on fancy things! 😉

    • Kalli says:

      Also, that color is super pretty and reminds me of Kat von D’s Lolita lipstick, which I have and I need to start wearing again because I really loved it!

    • Aelicia says:

      I always let my wonderful boyfriend buy me Tom Ford lipstick every year for my birthday 🙂 It’s a gift so I don’t feel as guilty!

  6. Amanda says:

    Hi Karen, I love love love this color. You still look so pretty- maybe you have an après Emmys glow! I really like the Tom Ford lipsticks. Their price is completely cray but idk they’re so good. I’m dying to try the new Tom Ford foundation but I’m trying to hold off. Have you tried anything else from his fall fabulousness? And hello to Tabs! I thought it was understood he is a first class kitty!

  7. Mari says:

    I stalked the SAKS website until I was able to pre-order mine.
    I cant wait until mine arrives!I hope it looks as good on me as it does on you 😀

  8. Ellabeaute says:

    I’m starting to wonder if I’m dead inside because everyone seems very enthusiastic about this shade but TBH it doesn’t make my heart do flips. It’s fine, I like it and all, but it doesn’t make me feel all flush and faint, which is what a lipstick with a 50 dollar price tag should do.

    Having said that, it’s LE Tom Ford and I will probably buy it because I am fickle and if I don’t buy it, I will want it next year when I can no longer get it.

  9. Alice Ann says:

    Gorgeous color! Can’t wait to see the rest of TF’s fall collection. I love this lipstick formula, I imagine I will be adding to my collection.

  10. Michelle says:

    Hi Karen, I read you every single day but I don’t post a lot, but I have to say this is the most beautiful pic of you ever – you just look like a natural beauty here! Stunning! I have that lipstick on my radar too!!

  11. Erin says:

    I love this one on you. It’s a great mlbb/nude cross. I wonder how it would look on me?
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  12. I really like that color! It’s really pretty and natural!

  13. What a lovely color! Like this more than Sable Smoke, not a big nude fan.
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  14. Chelsea says:

    This reminds me of a Revlon lippie I had – Colorburst lipstick in Rosy Nude. Very nice MLBB color.

  15. Lily S. says:

    I think that’s the perfect color for brown skin gals, problem is I can’t affort TF so i’m wondering if you could find a dupe for us…. pleazeeeeee!!!
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  16. Maritess Lee says:

    $50?! Better come with a woman that will apply it for you every time! (It is a beautiful shade on you though…)

  17. Haha, I can relate. Mr. Loca recently ask why I was about to buy another eyeshadow, and if the one I bought some days before was already used up. Good thing he never comes near my makeup drawer.

  18. patti says:

    Am I the only person in the universe who thinks that TF lipsticks taste & smell rancid ? Hmmm..saves me $$ though..

    • Case says:

      I unfortunately had a TF color — deep mink — and it got rancid fast. Sigh. I talked to someone at the TF counter and they said that it was normal to smell that way — oh no it is not!!!

  19. Amber says:

    Such a pretty shade. I’m all over rosy brown nude tones. Bummer that it’s so pricey though!
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