Review | Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso

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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! Review (Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso) (1) 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.

Review (Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso) (2) In The Buff

Review (Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso) (3) Paradiso

Review (Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso) (4) 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.

Review (Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso) (5) In The Buff

Review (Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso) (7) Paradiso

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?

67 thoughts on “Review | Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in In The Buff & Paradiso

  1. LOL…I actually really love the In The Buff coz that’s the kind of lipstick I always go for. Paradiso does look fab on you:)
    Must really try some Tom Ford stuff. I only hear great things.
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  2. Ik snap dat the buff je niet ligt, ik zou hem persoonlijk ook niet voor mezelf kiezen.. maar ik vind het wel een mooi kleurtje, just not for me! Ook Paradiso is een erg mooi kleurtje :D rare vorm van de lippenstift zelf. Is dat niet moeilijk(er) aanbrengen met zo’n rechte bovenkant?
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  3. Love paradiso. I do like the pale pink too but sadly am way to pale. Am very jealous of those who can rock the pale lip with a smokey eye.

  4. From the swatch I already knew which one was the trickiest, it does seem to make your teeth look whiter (pro?) even tough they are already sparkling. Paradiso is a pretty one, fits perfectly with the nailpolish I’m currently wearing (Bourjous 62) =]
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  5. Die Paradisio is echt prachtig! Wow wat een kleur en ik zoek eigenlijk al even naar dergelijke kleur. De nude kleur valt inderdaad een beetje tegen, beetje te bleek.. Ik heb ook dergelijke kleur en dan probeer ik altijd wat te mixen met een andere kleur, maar niet echt ideaal dus
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  6. I knew it had to be Paradiso! :D

    I have one and I like it too! The other shade that I have is Summer Fling which dries my lips out too much, unfortunately.

    Yay to the Paradiso!!

  7. Oh my, hoe chique zien deze lipsticks er niet uit? Enkel voor het uiterlijk ervan zou ik ze al kopen haha. Ik zou zeker gaan voor de roze kleur!
    Liefs, Annelies
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  8. Hey, the texture & the color look stunning!!! I must say I quite like the nude one on your lips. Lovely… But definitively it’s just not your color :)
    I am also a big nude fan ; )
    Don t know waht others have written…but you can mix & match it with other colors. Maybe with a strong pink you want to have it more soft.

    Greetings from Berlin, Mimi
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  9. Paradiso is perfect on you! I bet you’re going to get a lot of use from that lippie! I really want Summer Fling but have been brooding on it for months since it’s so pricey and I’d be buying it blind from the website. I still kind of REALLLLY want it. And hey – my birthday is next Saturday so…maybe it could be my present to myself? ;)
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