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Last week I attended the Tom Ford Spring 2016 showcase where they introduced us to the products coming up this Spring. As well as some beautiful new cream eyeshadow shades and some very long lasting eyeliners they demonstrated the new Patent Finish Lip Colours and I found them really interesting to learn about so I thought you guys would too.

The idea is a super glossy lacquered lip that eventually dries down to a stain. The packaging is exclusive to Tom Ford, a click style pen that dispenses the product into a very soft (almost furry), cushioned applicator. It does take a while to come out at first and I found that even once the product was on the applicator I had to use about 5 or 6 clicks to evenly distribute it on the lips. The formula is very thick so I found it hard to get a precise shape on my lips, it almost feels like spreading jam with a sponge.

The finished effect is gorgeous, a lacquered glossy lip, but I do think it’s quite editorial. I’m not sure it’s something a lot of women would feel comfortable wearing… It felt nice on the lips but as it’s so glossy it transferred onto everything when I was drinking or eating. After blotting the product it did look nice as a stain but kind of defeats the point of the product.

I think these are really exciting and worth trying next time you’re near a counter… but do be warned, they are not for the light hearted.

There are eight shades and each lipstick is £38

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