Every once in a while, I like to splurge on a single piece of makeup that I’ve been lemming, through reading blogs and watching videos. This particular case was special because I wanted both a blush and a lipstick by Tom Ford. I’ve heard so much about how good they are but can’t try them from where I am because Manila sucks. (Jk, Manila, I love you. Most of the time.)
Anyway, I found a seller called Make Up Pro. They have two branches and also take online orders, in case you were wondering.
The shade I picked for the lipstick is Flamingo, which has been a pretty celebrated color. It’s a weird combination of muted but bright and wearable pink. It reminds me of the darkest pink on a flamingo’s feathers. I read someone’s blog and she said it was the perfect bright lipstick because it was so easy to wear. Since I am such a sheep sometimes, I got it, swiped it on and loved it. (!)
Which is a good thing because it was freaking expensive.
I think this is a beautifully bright shade of pink that would go well in the Spring (with a light, pastel-y eye) and the Summer (with a dark neutral brown eye). I think it would also go well in the Fall or Winter, with a clean face and nice, structured contouring. I don’t know; maybe it’s just me thinking of ways to wear it all year round so that I can justify my having splurged on this baby. In any case, we don’t have seasons so I can technically wear it the whole year if I wanted to. (I don’t, but I could.)
The other good thing about it is that it’s pretty much a “full coverage” lip color with just one swipe. Which, to me, means that I use up less product to get full opacity. I still like to bring it around, though. 🙂
So, despite the price, this is mostly a good purchase for me. While it is extremely pigmented, it tends to highlight dry patches, so I would only use this if I had a good lip day. This color draws so much attention to the lip, might as well have a pair of lips that don’t look parched like the Sahara desert.
I’m thinking of doing a more in-depth review on this. Or at least do some looks that pairs this off well. We shall see!
Have you tried Tom Ford’s lipsticks? What color is your favorite?