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.
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.
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.
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.