Two weeks ago, I finally purchased my first Tom Ford Private Blend lipstick. I had hoped to share it with you guys sooner, but I caught a bug over the weekend and it took me a while to recover and catch up with everything! Now isn't that packaging so luxurious? I probably would have liked the older white packaging better, but this doesn't look so bad! I also enjoy that it is rectangular, which is somewhat different than many brands. I like the sturdy heft of it as well!
Love the "TF" imprinted into the lipstick, and this shade is just gorgeous! While it looks like a deep berry/purple, this really has quite a bit of hot pink in it. I just love that color, don't you? Here is one light layer of it on my lips. This photo was taken in full sun, and I just love how pink it becomes on me. Additional layers make it more berry as you see in the tube, and the stain that the lipstick leaves is very much like a muted version of how this pink appears in this photo.
In terms of application, I love how this lipstick goes on so smoothly, and even the poor condition of my lips (as you can clearly see!) is slightly hidden. On another occasion, my lips were SUPER dry, and applying a Tom Ford lipstick actually made them look better! The lipstick went on smoothly, and all the wrinkles of my lips were minimized. This lipstick formula does not dry my lips (thank you!) and wears quite well too. I can wear this for 3-4 hours if I do a lot of eating/drinking. If not, then the color lasts longer, and the stain even more so. Last night I swatched this lipstick on my hand, and after numerous hand washings, I still have a pink stain on my left hand!
What do you think? At $48, it is quite a pricey product - is it worth it? Have you tried this or other Tom Ford lipsticks? :)