I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Yesterday we drove to Strasbourg for a lovely afternoon and dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I stocked on Bioderma Sensible H2O 500ml bottles as usual. At French Pharmacies these come in packages of two which cost the same as one in Germany. I also wanted to get a face wash for dry skin and ended up with a Canadian Brand, more about that soon. Dinner went well apart from my fish which was not properly cooked the first time around. Everything else was perfect. As sorry as I am for the ducks, I enjoyed some Foie Gras as a started.
The weather is going stable at almost 40°C and it is impossible to get any base on the face. Everything ends up melting. I am so mad at myself about not purchasing the MAC's new waterproof foundation yet. I will definitely check it out tomorrow. For the time being I enjoy a bare face and no make-up look.
A few months ago, Tom Ford extended their Lip Color Matte line with two new lipsticks. When I saw the name of these, I could hardly wait to get my hands on them. They are exactly my type of colors, Electric Pink and Velvet Violet. *happy sigh*
|Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #15 Electric Pink & #16 Velvet Violet and my tiny Tom Ford Matte Collection|
Tom Ford lipsticks have one of my all time favorite matte formulas and I love matte finish so I ended up collecting a few of these since they were released with Christmas Collection last year. You can find my reviews of other colors here:
Apart from Black Dahlia which is a little drying on me and needs some preparation to make it work, I enjoy the others on a daily basis. They last very long on me. The deeper shades (such as Plum Lush) can be applied, blotted and applied again in the morning and it stays put until lunch time. After the lunch I can reapply it but even if I don't, there is a beautiful stain which is left behind which fades perfectly without getting patchy.
If you are a long time reader, you know how crazy I am for hot pinks. Usually very bright colors wash me off but pinks somehow cooperate. When I heard the name "Electric Pink" I knew I needed it for summer. Electric Pink is borderline neon. It is one of the most wearable bright pinks I have. The formula is beautiful, it doesn't dry my lips at all.
|Swatch: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #15 Electric Pink|
Now if you are like me and being washed off by bright lipsticks, you should try a matte finish. Matte finishes on eyes and lips as well as on cheeks is an easy way to pull off colors which would look too much or stick out other wise.
Below I am wearing Tom Ford Matte Lipstick in Electric Pink on the lips, Addiction by Ayako Flash Back on the eyes and Romantic on the cheeks (reviewed here).
|FOTD: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #15 Electric Pink|
Now on to the berry gorgeousness. If you like your berries a little cooler like I do, here is Tom Ford's answer to you. Lip Color Matte in Velvet Violet is a plum berry which doesn't lean too much red. I love shades like this but they end up pulling too reddish on me. This reminds us of another matte shade, Plum Lush. Plum Lush is brighter, lighter and also warmer. Velvet Violet is deeper and cooler. If Black Dahlia was too deep for you, you will like Velvet Violet very much.
|Swatch: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #16 Velvet Violet|
I found Velvet Violet to be a tad more drying on me, compared to the other lipsticks in the line but not as bad as Black Dahlia, which needs lots of moisturizing before action. I believe it is again the blue pigment which is hard to get right. Nevertheless I applied Velvet Violet without any lip balm underneath and it looked fine before lunch. After the lunch I enjoyed it as a stain 3-4 hours more. These are one of the longest lasting lipsticks in my stash.
Below I am wearing Kevyn Aucoin Duo in 205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum (reviewed here) on the eyes, Tom Ford Cheek Color in Wicked on the cheeks.
|FOTD: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #16 Velvet Violet|
I pulled out some closer matte shades from my stash for a comparison. Tom Ford Electric Pink is cooler and brighter than MAC No Faux Pas (reviewed here). Tom Ford Pink Tease is warmer and dustier compared to Electric Pink. Tom Ford Velvet Violet is between Plum Lush and Black Dahlia in terms of deepness. It is cooler and deeper than Plum Lush. Black Dahlia is warmer and deeper than Velvet Violet.
|Swatch comparison: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #15 Electric Pink & #16 Velvet Violet|
Both of the colors are exactly my type shades and I love them both. I like Electric Pink because it is cooler than my other hot pinks. It is also bright but not neon on me. It manages to stay wearable. Velvet Violet is pure love and also more unique. It is a tad more drying but it doesn't bother me all that much. I love it for summer and will continue enjoying it in Fall too.
|Tom Ford Lip Color Matte #15 Electric Pink & #16 Velvet Violet|
Here are also swatches of both of the lipsticks by Temptalia. On Christine they both look warmer.
Final thoughts: Pink, violet, berry lovers will love Tom Ford's new matte lipsticks. If you shy away from bright pinks or violets, matte texture makes these more wearable so be sure to check them out. A big thumbs up for the longevity for these apply in the morning, enjoy until the afternoon lip products. Perfect for lazy lipstick reappliers like myself.
Do you also use matte textures to wear whatever you shy away from?
Matte lipsticks, yay or nay?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were sent free of charge for my consideration.
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.