I Was Naive to Expect Anything Less Than Plum Perfection From Tom Ford Beauty Lip Gloss in Naivete

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tom ford beauty ultra shine lip gloss in naivete

Wearing the new Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naivete

I think I’ve finally found THE gloss to wear on the off chance that I decide to make the jump from curmudgeonly pet assistant to sultry siren: Tom Ford’s new Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naivete ($45).

I’ve been deeply committed to dependable my-lips-but-better glosses like MAC Ample Pink, Big Baby and Fulfilled for the past few months because, like flats with low heels, they may not be flashy, but they get the job done.


Tom, however, has me seriously rethinking that. Like a master chef, he seasoned this shiny, striking plum perfectly with a sprinkle of golden glitter and heaping spoonfuls of pigment.


I’m seduced… Naivete makes me want to play the role of tantalizing temptress. On my pout, it looks almost like patent leather, and when I see it, I want to purr (I can’t, but I want to).

Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naivete

Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naivete ($45)

tom ford beauty ultra shine lip gloss in naivete

Tom Ford Aphrodisiac Tainted Love Naivete swatches

Lip Color in Aphrodisiac, Lip and Cheek Stain in Tainted Love and Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naivete

Say hey to Naivete…

  • The medium-weight, moisturizing formula feels smooth, not sticky.
  • Has the faintest semblance of a vanilla flavor and fragrance.
  • The firm but flexible brush applicator makes it easy to apply.
  • Lasts on my lips from 2-3 hours.
  • Starts to fade after about 30 minutes, leaving a dark ring around the edges of my lips, so you might want to layer it on top of a plum lip liner or lipstick (especially if your lips are on the lighter side).

Now the big question: is it worth 45 big ones?

Hmm… That depends. How much do you like the idea of a vibrant, blindingly shiny plum gloss that you have to reapply every couple hours?

I think I’d be much more smitten if not for the price. Naivete isn’t exactly a t-shirt and sweats kinda gloss (my evening outfit of choice). It’s just begging to be worn with a custom couture gown and sky-high (expensive) heels.


PRICE: $45
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (gorgeous! — but it doesn’t long, and it’s profoundly expensive)

And speaking of heels…

Would you ever wear these cray-cray Jimmy Choo Dahlia boots?

Boots with the fur (WITH THE FUR!)

Oh, look! — they’re only $3,495 (!).

I don’t know… I have a feeling they’d make me look like a Muppet, but I could see someone like Samantha’s character from Sex and the City making ’em work.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Wow wow wow. This is a good look for you Karen ๐Ÿ˜€ We don’t have TF here (yet, I hope!) but I’ve only heard great things about his stuff… esp the lipsticks! (And the grumbles about the price haha!)

    x Renee
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  2. What a pretty pretty shade! I’m not too sure about the lasting power though. I used not to mind reapplying, but now I’ve found formulas that last well, don’t dry my lips out, and are easy to remove so…

  3. S says:

    What a gorgeous color. It looks so good on you!

    Not a fan of furry boots. Or Apple Bottom jeans.
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  4. Nat says:

    Wow, that shade lookes great on you! Are there any dupes you might think of?

  5. OMG, I died @ “WITH THE FUR!” Those are soooo not practical for every day but you’re right, Samantha from SATC could totally rock them!
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  6. Jennifer says:

    I couldn’t wear the boots but boy do I admire them!!! They’re really amazing! I love the lip color too but like the boots, I’m way not confident enough to pull red off so I’ll admire it from afar!
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  7. Noemi says:

    Looks so good in you!
    What are you wearing on your cheeks? So dewy and lovely!

  8. I love reddened plums! They suit me much better than pure plums. Too bad it doesn’t wear long.

  9. Ana says:

    I love the Naivete color, looks really good on you too ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  10. Nina says:

    I am so tempted. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very.

  11. penelope says:

    Those Jimmy boots look super crazy and fun! hhaha But that lip color looks really great on you!
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  12. That gloss is gorgeous–it looks smooth and is surprisingly opaque and shiny, but that price…oy. Not for me. I am always more willing to spend more on face/cheek products and even eyeshadows, but lipsticks and glosses I will NOT splurge on.
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  13. LY says:

    It looks so good on u, u really look like a temptress!!! Too bad we dont hv tom ford in our country…. Anyway, i also cant help but notice the beautiful foundation u had here. What did u use?

  14. Liz says:

    Karen! I popped over to the comments section just to tell you that your skin looks spectacular. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Lisa says:

    It all looks gorgeous on you! Makes me want to buy it now. Also, your eyes look great. What are you wearing for liner in this shot?

  16. Kim says:

    Holy shiznit – that is the most beautiful gloss I’ve ever seen. It goes without saying that I’d be too self-conscious to wear this at home, alone, in my living room. But, still, WOW!

    OMG on the boots – they look like a crazed llama got in a tussle with some circus tent fringe. A bargain at under 4 grand, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Lenita says:

    good god, woman! that is so pretty on you!

  18. katrina says:

    what a gorgeous color! it looks absolutely stunning on u! ๐Ÿ™‚

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