|The Tom Ford Lip Color comes in a luxe dark brown case with gold accents; it is weighty without being inordinately heavy.|
My pursuit of quintessential pale lip color continues with my latest acquisition...Tom Ford lipstick in Nude Vanille. I have been eyeing this shade for awhile and repeatedly talked myself out of it, believing that it was too similar to some of my other nude favorites, including Rouge Bunny Rouge "The Plot Thickens" and Beauty Is Life "Cosmopolitan" amongst a myriad of others. One of my dear Beauty Professor readers, Kate, mentioned that it is one of her favorites, and in light of her endorsement and the fact that we both seem to go wild for nude lip color, I finally bit the $48 bullet and ordered it!
|Nude Vanille is a one of the lightest shades in the Tom Ford Lip Color line...Blush Nude, its closest sibling, is equally light, but a bit chalky in comparison to the lush creaminess of this shade.|
Thanks to the classic and scrumptious Tom Ford Lip Color formula, Nude Vanille is a creamy pale pink nude that offers completely opaque coverage with just one swipe. It is amazing...moisturizing, pigmented and long lasting, all the while avoiding the dreaded "ring" that can develop with even the most premium of pale shades. I will let the following images speak for themselves...
|Nude Vanille is a brilliant and balanced mixture of light nude, peach and pink...it is pale, yet pigmented, contains absolutely no shimmer and reaches full opacity with a single swipe!|
|Above: a swatch of Nude Vanille in the shade.|
|Above: a swatch of Nude Vanille in direct sunlight.|
|Nude Vanille adds a glow to the face without being "too white."|
|Tom Ford Nude Vanille alone on the lips...it is moisturizing and smoothing and the color does not bleed, fade or pool with extended wear.|
|Nude Vanille has a permanent home in my purse...I love this color.|
Bottom Line: The Tom Ford lip color formula is undisputedly rich and hydrating. The pigment is intense and the staying power, remarkable. His shade offerings tend to run on the dark side; in turn, I am so pleased that he has created a few wearable yet unique nudes for those of us who crave a pale lip. Nude Vanille is a lovely investment and I highly recommend it for those on the hunt for creamy peachy pink lips!