Review | Tom Ford Violet Fatale Lip Colour

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“To Tom Ford, there is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip. It is the focus of the face and it has the power to define a woman’s whole look. Each Lip Color is Tom Ford’s modern ideal of an essential makeup shade. Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.”

The lovely ladies at luxury brand Tom Ford gifted me with a Tom Ford lipstick in my colour of choice. I have enough nudes, and am not bold enough to wear red lipstick every day, preferring fuchsias and bright pinks instead (I think that I actually don’t like the colour red itself so much. Which is weird because I adore red nails and a classic a red lip every now and then, and obviously go mad for it on the bottom of heels, but that’s about it). I decided to get out of my comfort zone and opted for a gorgeous and vivid berry shade with purple undertones called Violet Fatale.

I was recently on CNBC Africa doing an interview on why image is important, and it was my colour of choice. It made me feel proud and bold and confident and womanly. Didn’t know a lipstick could do that?

Get ready for some lipstick loving, because I am IN LUST with this lipstick! And here’s why…

Let’s start off with the colour – a medium, intense gorgeous berry colour that would flatter most skin tones. Colour-wise, I haven’t seen a colour match or ‘dupe’ for Violet Fatale, and an internet search confirms my suspicions. I’ve never been drawn to a berry colour before, and the fact that I not only wear but rock this lipstick surprises me! The colour makes me happy. Secondly, the colour payoff is incredible. It stayed on my lips for 6 hours and then faded into a pink. It’s quite stubborn to remove, and I had to take makeup remover to my lips to do the trick. Because it’s a stain, lipstick and lipgloss all in one, I don’t have to use any other products! BIG LOVE for that right there! And the packaging? The packaging is simply GORGEOUS! I love me some pretty packaging and Tom Ford certainly doesn’t disappoint. The lipstick is housed in a square black and gold casing and is pure luxury.

How does it wear?

It’s a long-wear lipstick, that moisturises (it’s the most hydrating lipstick I’ve ever worn), and extremely comfortable to wear. It has a faint sweet vanilla scent, but no taste. That’s how dedicated I am to you guys. I eat my lipstick for you. The consistency is thin but oh-so smooth and the formula isn’t creamy. Often creamy lipsticks tend to accentuate any dry skin I have on my lips. (No amount of lip-scrubbing or application of lip balm helps and I can’t get rid of it. I think it’s a diet-related thing).

There you have it Lovelies! Tom Ford wins the best lipstick award for me!

Rating: 5/5
Product: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Price: R495 – I know its a hefty price tag, but for the luxury, it’s worth it. This lipstick has the power to transform you, change your mood and will definitely make your day ;)
Would I buy again?: Absolutely
Where to buy: Visit Tom Ford at Stuttafords Sandton

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