I know, I know, I don’t need to be spending $50 on one lipstick. After all, I’m going to be entering the real world in August and I think rent money is more important than purchasing a Tom Ford lipstick, but I couldn’t contain myself. You know that 3 am shopping buzz hits and you just need to hop online and purchase things you don’t need– I can’t be the only one! Anyway, keep on reading for my Tom Ford lipstick review featuring Black Dahlia and First Time.
The Good | Great pigmentation; Applies smoothly; Opaque; Luxurious packaging; Creamy; Not drying on the lips; Doesn’t transfer a lot once it dries.
The Bad | Very expensive so it may not fit everyone’s budget; you can find similar shades for cheaper; Longevity was just average.
Black Dahlia | So, I was lucky enough to receive this as a birthday gift from my sister. She knows me so well! I know this will be my go to shade in the fall. It is a beautiful deep berry/burgundy shade. The finish is semi-matte because it still has some creaminess to it. The color is opaque on first swipe, but to really intensify the color you need at least two swipes. This lasted about 5 hours on my lips (since it is pretty creamy, this is understandable) before fading and left behind a beautiful berry stain. Some matte/ semi-matte lipsticks feel very dry and make your lips extremely chapped, but this didn’t. It isn’t drying, but it’s not moisturizing.
First Time | This shade is a peachy pink nude shade. Since it’s spring, I’ve really been enjoying nude lipsticks that are more on the peach side, and this fits that bill. It is a gorgeous every day shade that adds a bit of peach warmth to your look. Finding a nude-ish lipstick is difficult for medium-tan skin tones, but because this has peach and pink tones to it, it doesn’t make me look like I’m dying. This lasted about 4-5 hours on my lips before fading, but that’s expected because it is also a creamy semi-matte lipstick. One swipe of this is opaque so you don’t need to waste product to build up the color, which is nice. Again, this shade doesn’t dry out your lips, but it’s not moisturizing either.
The Verdict | If you want to treat yourself, which you always should once in a while, these would be great little spoils. The packaging is very luxurious and sturdy so you feel like you’re getting a quality product. There’s nothing worse than a product with a heavy price tag and cheap packaging. The product itself is very nice and luxurious as well. Both lipsticks are creamy, glide on easily, don’t transfer a lot once they dry down and don’t gunk up on the lips. I can definitely see why Tom Ford lippies are so hyped and coveted by many.
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