Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Colour {Review}


The Story: The other day we went to London to get little man’s US passport in order (yay, dual citizenship!) and after finishing business and an early lunch, decided to have a nice stroll in the area. We walked into Selfridges and of course, I went into makeup shopping mode with full support from the hubby. 

HOLD THE PHONE, DO YOU KNOW HOW RARE THAT IS? WHAT MAN SUPPORTS HIS BOO SHOPPING FOR MAKEUP?! HAHA! He loves meeeeee. 

That morning, I really didn’t care about my looks. My spring allergies were in full effect and my appearance was haggard from being up at the butt-crack of dawn with a small child, so I wore really comfy clothes which were used as a napkin by my toddler. Fun! NOT. 

It clearly, however, made a difference as to how I was perceived by the rep at Tom Ford who felt he needed to repeatedly explain how high fashion and couture this product was. He had to repeat it at least 4 times. HAH! Buddy, I know I look like a right mess today, but I swear it’s because I had to wake up at 5:30am and travel 2 hours to London with a young child. Which brings this meme to mind:

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So, dude at Tom Ford, I am aware of what your company wants to convey. Thanks for earnestly trying to inform me how haute couture this lipstick is and how it’s straight off the runway. Don’t hold it against me if I eyeroll. But back to the review, and enough with burning the salesperson who probably thought they were being helpful. Bless him for trying.

Details: I bought this lippie in Ravegeur, which is described as a reddish-orange colour.  The design of the packaging is much like a pen, very sleek and smart. The colour is prompted to emerge by clicking a button at the bottom of the lipstick. I appreciated how soft the applicator was. The material while being soft and fibreous does not transfer when the lip colour is applied. The gloss is quite thick, so you have to be mindful when extracting and administering it. I feel it is important to mention that I wasn’t necessarily looking for a lip gloss, but was intrigued by the fact that it was buildable, highly moisturising product with fantastic shades. I’ve honestly never come across a lip gloss with pigment this rich. Much better than other popular and better-known products in the market. What I appreciate most about this is that I can go from a soft gradient ombré to a vampy pout by gently building up the product. I love the levels of use you can get from this product, which is why this is a real win for me.


The Takeaway: Minor niggles include the fact that it’s not colour-stay, so you’ll have to reapply after eating or drinking. A gloss means that your hair will get caught in it when the wind blows. You’ll still look fabulous as heck peeling those strands off your face, though. Keep in mind, you need at to click least 20 times before the product finally comes out.

Conclusion: This was a great product that I will probably use the life out of. I want them all! Loving how pigmented this gloss is while being super moisturising. My lips were so happy! It’s on the expensive side for £40 a pop, but I think that it’s definitely worth it if you’ve got the skrilla.

Xoxo!