Lusting after products seems to be a past time of mine, in particular lipsticks. I’m constantly doing shopping lists on the Brown Thomas website, but obviously ones business budget doesn’t allow for hundreds of euros worth of lippies. Reluctantly I contain myself and press the refresh button and start again!
One particular client of mine loves her products and it made me think about what you’d buy if you didn’t have to be curtailed by a budget. So I treated my kit to some really high end lippies. Important to note that my phone predicts “lippies” as “puppies”. I love both equally!
First up is
TOM FORD INDIAN ROSE
A medium rosy pink with a slight sheen. According to the sales assistant it’s a best seller on the Tom Ford counter. Indian Rose has a mostly opaque coverage. The consistency is creamy, and feels very comfortable on. Overall the colour stays really even and wears well. Expect to get a minimum of 4 hrs wear. It’s a perfect day wear lipstick or to accompany a stronger eye look on a night out. I feel compelled to take this lipstick out of my bag, not just because its perfect but the luxurious gold and red toned packaging is too good to hide away.
TOM FORD CHERRY LUSH
A vibrant hot, blue-based red lip colour with hint of red shimmer. It’s a must-have red shade for every fair/medium skin toned lady.
It is infused with the goodness of soya extract, murumuru butter, which though are not too hydrating, they help in keeping lips healthy. It’s finish is definitely semi matte, neither extremely hydrating or drying. Full coverage is achievable by using 2-3 swatches of it. Otherwise 1 swipe gives you a subtle bright day look. If using a liner you can expect Cherry Lush to last 8-10hrs without accentuating dryness on the lips. Great one for brides eager to brave a vibrant red.
Indian Rose is on the left & Cherry Lush on the right, below.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY K.I.S.S.I.N.G BITCH PERFECT
Bitch Perfect is the “perfect” universally flattering nude colour. It is lightly muted, light to medium coral with a hint of pink and warm undertones, and it has a very light luminous finish.
A special blend of waxes means this lipstick is a dream to use and glides over the contours of your lips. The result is colour rich and build-able, the formula does not bleed outside the lip line. God sent! The texture I find is very creamy and offers good coverage and lasts approximately 4 hrs. This is a great nude for anyone looking to plump out the size of the lip!
Last but not least is
CHARLOTTE TILBURY VERY VICTORIA
It is a soft, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm-to-neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. I’d describe it as a velvety finish. The coverage is very good and the payoff is excellent. It lasted for 3-4 hours on me.
Below Very Victoria is the left swatch, Bitch Perfect is the right.
Both Tom Ford & Charlotte Tilbury are available at Brown Thomas.
There you have it ladies…add them to your wish list or why not treat yourself. You deserve it!