I hope you are all having a great weekend. Today I woke up early to get the only MAC pigment kit I was missing from Breuninger, the bronze one. Oh good make-up lord, why do you make it so complicated. I went there early just to hear that Bronze set was an online exclusive. I dragged myself through the city to overcome my sorrow and ended up buying some boots and books. When I came home a beyond deer friend offered me to send hers, yay! I love happy endings.
Social Media is shaking with the news of mini Tom Ford lipsticks which will be released in 50 limited editions shades online for one single day, then these will eventually make it to stores as well. After I learn more about the availability of these in Germany, I will let you know. At the moment, it seems to be US and Selfridges (UK) release. Needless to say I have already made my list, hah!
Back to the subject shall we? Today it is about my ever growing Tom Ford lipstick collection and two more mattes to present. Check out my previous reviews of Pink Tease, First Time and Pussycat. And let me introduce you to Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #05 Plum Lush and #10 Black Dahlia.
|Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #05 Plum Lush and #10 Black Dahlia|
Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #05 Plum Lush is a mid-toned pink with a slight hint of plum. It is one of the most comfortable shades of the range. It is not drying and stays for a long time even after eating if I apply it with a lip brush, blot and apply again. Although it is very pigmented and dense, it is very wearable. I love this shade and found myself wearing it over and over again during the last weeks. For lovely close up lip swatches, check out this post from Anonymiss.
|Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #05 Plum Lush|
Here is how it looks on me. It pulls quiet pink but not too cool. I would even go as far as saying it is almost natural since it pulls a tad red too. On the eyes I am wearing MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Highly Charged and Tom Ford Wicked on the cheeks. I like the modern crash of red pullover with pink lips but not my very tired looking smile (it must have been a Friday) what do you think?
|FOTD with Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #05 Plum Lush|
One of the most talked lipsticks of the line must have been Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #10 Black Dahlia. It is a limited edition shade together with First Kiss and its name pays a tribute to the famous discontinued Tom Ford lipstick Black Orchid. Ah Tom Ford why, why discontinued that legendary shade. Good news though, you will see how close they are if you check the comparison swatches right after the jump. Black Dahlia is a deep blackened berry/plum with red undertones. It is the most beautiful shade to me in the whole line but unfortunately also the most drying one. It is of course very tricky to find a smooth applying vamp, especially as matte. For Black Dahlia to work, you have to make sure that you moisturize your lips appropriately before application.
|Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #10 Black Dahlia|
You have seen me wearing it at my latest Hourglass post. I have wrongly stated then that I was wearing Plum Lush but I edited the post and corrected the mistake. I combine Black Orchid also with Wicked on the cheeks the below look.
On a side note, I am wearing a lovely t-shirt which was sent by Likoli (not affiliated), they have super fun stuff and they deliver worldwide. I washed it and it survived. I don't like wearing men t-shirt cuts but they have a more feminine Odetta model which I really like.
|FOTD with Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #10 Black Dahlia|
As for the comparisons, you can see that I love my vamps. Closest to Tom Ford Black Dahlia is Black Orchid, which is a tad less red/cooler. MAC Lingering Kiss is deeper, MAC Sin is close but warmer/more brown. MAC Fashion Revival is between Plum Lush and Black Dahlia. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet L'Impatiente is cooler. Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #05 Plum Lush is warmer and lighter than MAC Fashion Revival. It is also warmer than Tom Ford Aphrodisiac.
|Comparison swatches for Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #05 Plum Lush and #10 Black Dahlia|
Final thoughts: Both Plum Lush and Black Dahlia are very beautiful shades. I prefer the formula of Plum Lush and find it also more wearable. As lovely as Black Dahlia is, the lips need to be prepped to make it work. Plum Lush is permanent and Black Dahlia is limited edition.
Price/Availability information for Germany: Each lipstick costs around 47€ and will be available soon. They will be sold only at KaDeWe Berlin, Karstadt Oberpollinger Munich and Breuninger in Dusseldorf. You can call and reserve under 030/21916397 and 089/29024166. (Information was provided by PR, I have no affiliation with these places.)
I would love to know, matte lip yes or no?