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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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37 Responses

  1. Jpoppy says:

    These look amazing but not sure on the consistency as they look quite wet. xo

  2. Avanti says:

    These look so gorgeous, high end, luxe and fashion editorial-esque but seemingly not the ideal product for the everyday situation. Bit of a pity.


  3. These are stunning!! I really like the finish of these

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. Just like you said, I think they are more suited for shoots and dramatic looks than the average day makeup. I love the glossy finish, but I hate it when I leave smears whenever I drink.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  5. Ashley Christabelle says:

    Stunning colors! But if the applicator is a tough one and slathering the lipstick is complicated, I don’t think I would buy it. But the packaging is drawing me in…

  6. Lucy Birchall says:

    WOW that last image of you is gorgeous! They look VERY dramatic and I agree, it’s not something I’d probably go out and want to wear on an evening out – I suppose it depends on the sort of lady you are! They look really exciting though and something I’d love to play around with… but just not for £38! One day, Mr Ford…

    She’s So Lucy

  7. Jodie says:

    They all look gorgeous and that shade on you is beautiful, it’s definitely not one for the faint hearted like you said! x

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  8. Lauren says:

    These look amazing. I love the finish, especially the colour you’re wearing in the photo x

  9. Jess French says:

    I love the look of these, I definitely see what you mean about the products being quite thick.

    Jess x

  10. Bayley says:

    The fourth one swatched has to be my fav! The finish looks so pretty x

  11. Chloe says:

    I love the look of these

  12. These are such a cool design, I love the berry shade!

  13. emily couture says:

    These products look very pigmented and glossy :)

    emily xx

  14. Lauren S says:

    The gloss looks amazing, but I completely agree with the amount of shine and lack of precision – definitely more of one for longevity and neat lines!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  15. Kat Horrocks says:

    I am really not into high pigment glosses as like you say, they just transfer every where! Too much faff for me. They do look gorgeous though :)

    Kat |

  16. These look stunning!

    Sophie x

  17. Hannah says:

    The berry shade looks stunning on you! I can definitely see what you mean about the applicator too xx

  18. Ceann Reid-Stiffell says:

    I’m a sucker for anything TF I mean come on look at that packaging! I totally agree with you about not being everyone’s cup of tea but I feel like I’d like a gloss lip for the odd occasion so may have to grab these x

    Ceann / From Brighton and beyond

  19. Rebecca Fletcher says:

    These look gorgeous! X

  20. Katrina says:

    These look beautiful! I’m not sure about the formulas as I’m more of a matte kind of gal but nevertheless the colours and the packaging look utterly gorgeous!

  21. It looks beautiful on you, but I don’t think it is something I would prefer to wear, I am not a fan of glossy finish.

    Ela BellaWorld

  22. Wish I was bold enough to wear that colour. Looks great on you Lily!

    Lizzie Dripping

  23. Selena says:

    The shades are beautiful, but I don’t know how would they look on me. I’m not a huge glossy finish fan.
    I hope you have a great day xx


  24. I don’t usually wear a glossy lip colour but I love how it looks on you so I might have to try one of them! x

  25. courtney says:

    I love the colors! They are so gorgeous!

  26. Mandy Shuwen Chen says:

    what shade did you wear on the picture above? It looks so pretty. I don’t wear “heavy” lip colour a lot but am very fancy one with dark red shade.

  27. Ellen says:

    Looks like I might have to buy these

  28. Donna says:

    These look amazing! You can never have too much lipsticks X

  29. Lauren Rose says:

    These look amazing, really want to try them!!

  30. Ambar Syed says:

    They look divine! Gotta love some Tom Ford :)
    – Ambar x

  31. Im not in to glossy lip products but this one, I do not mind one bit! Love the quality of the shine:) -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  32. critK9doc . says:

    The packaging sounds just like the Ellis Faas lippies.

  33. Eunhee Stella Jang says:

    Thank you for your honesty! Now I can finally stop googling these hideously expensive sticks lol

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