I've been hearing quite a bit about Tom Ford makeup lately. Mostly from my twitter friend Susan Fulignati, who is possibly the love child of Tom Ford himself and Carine Roitfeld. Although this is yet to be confirmed. Tom Ford is a divine luxurious brand and as I was in a divine luxurious mood I knew where I wanted to go!
After my recent hair colour change I decided that I needed a new lipstick colour. The shades I usually wore with my lilac hair just look all wrong with my new balayage locks. So a trip to the Tom Ford counter in Brown Thomas was a must.
A very lovely male make up artist greeted me as I approached and asked me to take a seat while showing me the luxurious selection of lipsticks. I was asked a few different questions. Including my name, which was a lovely change! Is it a daytime or nighttime look I was going for? Do I like matt or gloss effect? We both chose a fabulous bright coral shade. Perfect for spring/summer daywear but also a strong enough shade to wear at night.
I completely love the colour. I was wearing minimal make up on the day I tried it and it brought the right amount of brightness to my face. The texture is pure divine. It's a matt look lipstick but it doesn't feel dry. It's creamy without being too glossy. I was initially shocked by the price tag but I can honestly say that I wore it all day and it didn't fade. It's staying power is amazing, even after eating a huge bowl of creamy pasta! So I can justify the cost if it. Anyway I'm totally worth it!
I must say I've never had any make up applied by a man before and it was especially different have lipstick applied. Almost intimate. There's not many times in a woman's life where she can say she's had her lipstick applied by a tall dark handsome man in a suit. I can see you all running to the counter now! He was so lovely and helpful too and I didn't feel like I was pushed into buying anymore products even though I was shown quite a few different glosses that can be applied over my lipstick to give it a different look. I'll definitely head to the Tom Ford counter when I want to treat myself. It's definitely a treat! Otherwise I'll try and stay well away. I feel another luxury addiction coming on!