Who doesn’t know Tom Ford? He is practically a legend in today’s fashion industry. His designs are always associated with elegant, glamorous sexy, and bold. You’d notice a Tom Ford girl if you see one in the ads.
Tom Ford launched his lipstick collection called Private Blend Lipsticks in 2010 and ladies were lining up for these gems. Many claimed these lipsticks have one of the the best formulas. He discontinued it for a while before relaunching a full makeup collection in 2011. The range was nothing short of his signature.
As a lipstick addict in the making, naturally I’m drawn to his lipsticks. There are some amazing shades in the collection. I had a tough time choosing them, as they aren’t exactly pocket-friendly to begin with. One of my picks falls to the limited edition Diabolique from Jasmine Rouge Collection for Holiday 2012.
Let’s just talk about the exterior a little. The lipstick is encased in a classic box packaging with gold outline. At a glance, it looks black, but it’s actually dark brown when you put in under the light. It has that varnished-wood effect, beautiful. The top surface is engraved with its namesake ‘TF’ initials. The corners are sharp, that’s how fierce this is. It closes with a very expensive ‘click’ noise. It feels hefty on my hand. It’s straight forward, streamlined, yet has luxury written all over it.
The luxury doesn’t just end there. The lipstick is infused with rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil. Sounds indulgent, doesn’t it?
'TF' initials engraved on the bullet
Diabolique. A deep, lusty villain red. There’s a hint of smokiness that I just can’t describe. It has the perfect matte finish. It gives a very soft, velvety look to the lips. It hugs the lips beautifully. You don’t have to question the pigmentation. It’s like pure pigment. It’s intense!
For a matte lipstick, this is considered a very comfortable formula for my dry lips. But of course, I have to prepped my lips properly; exfoliate and moisturize. Dry and chapped lips are unattractive. Add a matte lipstick, that’s a recipe for disaster. Armed with prepped lips, I could withstand wearing this for 10 hours+. That’s amazing I’d say.
This is my favorite red lipstick to date. I haven’t bought any new red lipsticks in a while because of this. I just can’t get enough of the intensity. It brightens up my face instantly. I actually think the photo doesn’t do it quite justice. You have to see this in person. You’ll know it’s Diabolique