Buying a $52 Tom Ford lipstick at Holt Renfrew yesterday with gorgeous blogger Carolina (Closet Full of Nothing) sealed the deal: I'm no longer a gloss girl and officially a lipstick lady. Why else would I spend a seemingly crazy amount of money on one? After tweeting about the Tom Ford lip colours obsessively, lots of online swatch-ogling, and much careful deliberation, I decided on a deep wine/purple hue to round out my so-called "lipstick wardrobe."
Bruised Plum was the clear winner. Truthfully I was pretty indifferent toward plum shades until I saw some women wear them beautifully, prompting me to reconsider their possibilities. The colour is a deep plummy purple with a hint of red and a satiny finish--pure pout perfection and lovely for fall. The packaging is a luxe-looking rectangular prism of gilt and ivory which feels heavy and luxurious in-hand. And the formula? It's very moisturizing and pigmented with a light vanilla scent, and can last anywhere from 3-5 hours depending on what you're doing. (When I tried Bruised Plum on Tuesday, it only reached the 3-hour mark because I ordered the chicken wings during dinner with the boy.)
Thanks to Carolina for snapping this pic!
Speaking of lipstick wardrobes, building a mini collection of lipsticks for every occasion has been a fixation of mine ever since I read a featurette about it in the May issue of Glamour UK. Their version included 3 neutral/pink shades, which seemed like 2 too many. A coral, a light pink, a fuchsia, a red, and a purple are perfect for me.
From left to right: Chanel Rouge Allure in 'Exotic', Chanel Rouge Coco in 'Ruban Rose', Sephora Rouge Cream in 'Hot Tango', Stila Long Wear Lip Colour in 'Intriguing', and Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour in 'Bruised Plum'.
What are the lipstick shades and brands you love to wear? If you're still a gloss devotee, would you consider trying lipstick?