Product description: Tom Ford's Private Blend Lip Color Collection offers twelve universally flattering shades ranging from Bare Nude to Fire Red to Deep Brown, re–invented in a modern and authorative way. Made with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower the luxurious formula has an ultra–creamy texture for an incredibly smooth application.
Retail price: $45 in the US, £36 in the UK (I purchased mine in London).
Simply beautiful. I personally don't like gold (I have no idea why, I just somehow don't) that much, but I just somehow am really in love with how the lipstick looks. It looks elegant and classy, just like how the most expensive lipstick should look like. Not to mention I love how the TF is carved into the lipstick, I feel kind of sad that it will disappear once I have used enough product...
The product is super soft and creamy. When I first applied it on the lips, I didn't even use lipbalm and it was not drying my lips out at all. This is very impressive for me, as my lips will usually immediatly start flaking because the lipstick is so drying. My lips are generally really dry and needs a lot of moisturizing, so I think you can imagine how great I felt when I had this lipstick on for the first time.
Ingredients: PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CHOLESTEROL, CERAMIDE 3, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, LINOLEIC ACID, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, BARIUM SULFATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, VANILIN, [+/- MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), BLUE1LAKE (CI 75470), CARMINE (CI 75470), COPPER POWDER (CI 77400), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)].
If you ever plan on using one of these lippies, make sure you have a good lip make up cleanser. This stuff stains like crazy! I swatched this on my arm and after wiping it, there is still a very obvious stain sitting there. As for the lips it is the same: you get a nice red stain after the actual product is wiped off. After about 8 hours and a lot of eating/drinking, the stain is faded but still manages to show up a little. As for the pigmentation in general, it is incredibly opaque and vibrant even without a lipliner's help.
Bare lips, applied lipbalm.
Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in 'True Coral' applied.
GET IT. No seriously, this lipstick is worth the $45, even the £36. I am actually considering to collect them all twelve, but that would be a big investment that takes a while. Even though I haven't tried all twelve, the swatches/shades really look like they would fit all skintones. I know I sound like an advertiser for them, but I'm just hopelessly in love with it.