Whilst we're all still fawning over Tom Ford's lips and boys collection (did you snaffle anything during the first 24hr sneak preview on 1st December?? I did.....) there are also some new Tom Ford lipstick kids on the block-the Mattes.
Limited edition but still very much available, there are 8 new matte lipsticks in the range. I kind of wanted them all but limited myself to two.
The formula of the two I did choose is pretty consistent across both lipstick bullets-there is very good pigmentation, smooth application straight from the TF embossed bullet and the formula itself doesn't leave the lips parched. Matte formulas are notorious for being the most drying but this year has seen a spate of excellent new matte formulas to suit all budgets-from the drugstore Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet to the mid range Clinique Soft Matte lipsticks to the upper end of the spectrum Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, YSL Le Mat and now Tom Ford at the top of the price 'tree'.
So there is no excessive drying and the formula doesn't look overly matte on the lips, even when it's dried down. They feel creamy to apply and leave a satin matte finish with a good 3-4 hour wear time.
Plum Lush is a beautiful plummy pink with a smooth, opaque, satin finish. I did use a lip brush with this shade but I always do with darker, bolder shades. This shade would compliment cooler and warmer skin tones and gives a perfect year round pop of colour.
Let's face it, I was bound to buy Pussycat even if it was green given that I am a self confessed cat lady! I've bought other lipsticks before just because they had a cat related name! Luckily, Pussycat is just about lipstick perfection. It's a mauvey pink-the sort of shade I love for daytime. This shade is definitely more 'matte' on the lips than Plum Lush but is completely comfortable to wear and has great wear time. The best all rounder of all eight shades (and perfectly named)
Did you pick any of these lipsticks up? I would love to know your thoughts! I bought mine from Nordstrom in the US (online using my Aramex Shop and Ship account) as these lipsticks are still not on counter in Dubai.