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If you’ve seen some of the looks that I post here on the blog you know that I love dramatic eye make-up and subtle lip colors. I usually go for nude lips or a subtle my-lips-but-better effect, and when I wear color I always opt for coral pink. Today I’m showing you the latest two additions to my lipstick stash: In The Buff and Paradiso from the Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer line. One color is a total hit and the other was a big miss. Who got the yay and who got the nay? Let’s find out! The Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer lipsticks are, unlike what you’d expect from the name, semi-transparent. They’re definitely not completely sheer, and they actually give off quite a bit of color. But that’s a good thing, especially considering that you pay 62 CHF for one of these babies. The texture of the Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer lipsticks is nice and creamy which makes them easy to apply, and the formula is slightly moisturizing. And the longevity is fine too. The lipsticks don’t fully survive a meal, but in between meals both colors stay put for a good couple of hours.
In The Buff
Paradiso (left) & In The Buff (right)
In The Buff is de warm nude with a hint of golden shimmer. I’m going to be straight here: this is not my color. In the tube and swatched In The Buff seemed like a nice subtle nude to me – perfect for summer I thought – but on my lips the color just doesn’t work. It washes me out and makes me look tired and even a bit ill. Not exactly the look I’m going for. I actually quite liked the formula and the texture, but color-wise In The Buff just isn’t for me.
In The Buff
Luckily there’s also Paradiso, a warm medium pink with slight coral tendencies– yay! – and a lovely creamy finish. In case the ‘yay!’ didn’t give it away and the pictures aren’t convincing enough: Paradiso is a total hit for me. I just rrrreally love the color! It brightens up my face and adds a pretty spring-appropriate touch to my looks without being too overwhelming. Yep, Paradiso gets two big thumbs up and a major yay from me!
Which of these two Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer lipsticks do you like best? Are there any lip colors that you always go back to or stay away from?