I’m a firm believer in the motivational might of makeup as a reward for a job well done, and drugstore mini-hauls after a hard day’s work are a favorite of mine, but sometimes, like after a really monumental achievement — graduation, a new job, reaching a long-term goal — you might want to go even bigger than that.
Big like Tom Ford Beauty’s pricey princess, Violet Fatale Lip Color ($48).
A vivid purplish pink, it makes me feel like a superhero version of myself — bolder, brighter, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Okay, well, maybe not that last one…but I do feel a lot better with it on.
In what’s proving to be an annoying trend for the line, the price hurts, but for what it’s worth, I think it’s a lord of a lippie. As far as pigment and wear time, it lays the smack down on even the most opaque lipsticks in my collection. I had it on for six hours yesterday, through two big mugs of tea, an apple and a cup of fro-yo (red velvet and vanilla, NOM!), and it didn’t even budge. No bleeding beyond the edges of my lips. Not one iota.
As it fades over time, and it does fade (because nothing lasts forever…), it fades evenly, so that even after a meal, the color looks great.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s highly moisturizing, too?
If you don’t have a reason to celebrate yet, hang in there, and make a note to yourself to remember Violet Fatale when you do. Since it’s a permanent piece in the new Tom Ford Beauty line, it’s not going anywhere for a while.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Neiman Marcus stores but available for pre-order online at neimanmarcus.com and bergdorfgoodman.com; available now at London’s Heathrow Airport, Terminals 3 and 5
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,