You probably noticed I am not the biggest fan of Tom Ford's marketing strategy. But this summer, Tom Ford's Private Blend Lip Color has become my favorite lipstick. For the last month, I have been using this lipstick, and I have to declare this lipstick as one of the best I have tried. The sleek retro-style packaging, silky smooth texture and amazing color pay-off also make it a winner.
Private Blend Lip Color comes in 12 shades from nudes, pinks, corals, reds, plums to browns. I was thinking of getting Vanilla Suede that is a pale beige nude. But since I have Shiseido's Perfect Rouge in BE109 Spiced Cream (also pale nude-based), I decided to look for something with a bit more color instead.
This lipstick has a hint of vanilla scent. It is a mid-tone dusty nude pink without shimmer. The color is slightly on the warmer side. I think it is a universally flattering shade for a wide range of skin tones.
Private Blend Lip Color has a creamy smooth consistency. It glides on smoothly, and blends easily.
It is richly pigmented, and shows its true color on my lips. The finish is satin matte with a soft, moist feel. The color has a fairly good staying power.
What also makes Private Blend Lip Color stand out is its rectangular ivory and gold packaging. The white and gold combination is rare and unique in the market. The packaging design has a structural vibe, and looks just clean and exquisite from every angle.
I have been keeping my eye on other shades in the lineup like True Coral and Blush Nude. As Private Blend Lip Color is priced at USD$45 each, I have been limiting myself to just having Pink Dusk for now. However, I am absolutely looking forward to more makeup products by Tom Ford in the future.
Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection
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