|Above: Spanish Pink and Blush Nude, freshly unboxed and still untouched.|
Consider this an homage to the five palest shades in the luxurious Tom Ford lip color range. Like me, many of my lovely Beauty Professor readers gravitate towards lip color in the lighter spectrum. Our mission is precise: to find the best pale pink, nude, soft coral, pinky nude, nude pink, pinky beige, beigey pink, peachy pink, beigey peach nude pink lip color shades in existence, and add them to our already to our robust collections, because despite what our critics might say, these colors ARE substantially different from each other. We crave the pinky nude that simultaneously brings a glow to the face without washing out our skin tone; one that is opaque enough to make a statement, but not so thick that it highlights dryness or lip lines.
Enter Tom Ford...yes at $49, his lip color is insanely pricy; it's this cost that has compelled me to justify the acquisition of many of mine as special souvenirs from a trip or gift for a birthday. However, the luxe nature of this lip color would mean nothing if the formula and shade offerings were not so spectacular. Highly moisturizing, extremely pigmented and impeccably opaque, this formula is sensational. Over the past year and a half of beauty blogging, I have mentioned many of these shades multiple times, but, aside from a review dedicated specifically to the illustrious Nude Vanille (of which I am on my second tube!), I haven't generated a post that targets the remaining four.
The time for said post is now...kindly scroll on for a litany of images and swatches honoring the palest lip color in the Tom Ford Collection...
|Above: That elusive nude pink peachy beige in action...this is an agglomeration of Tom Ford Blush Nude and Spanish Pink with a touch of Nude Vanille to keep it perfectly pale.|
|Above: The iconic brown and gold square housing the TF bullet.|
|Above: The full ingredients list. The fragrance is extremely light and reminiscent of sweet vanilla.|
|Above: A portrait of Nude Vanille (more comparison swatches later in the post).|
|Above: Blush Nude is a light pinky beige with neutral undertones.|
|Above: Nude Blush is packed with pale beige tones and is fully opaque in one swipe.|
|Above: Blush Nude in natural sunlight.|
|Above: Another glimpse of Nude Blush (with a flash).|
|Above: Spanish Pink is a mid-toned nude with heavy pink coral peach leanings.|
|Above: Spanish Pink in natural daylight.|
|Above: Spanish Pink with a flash.|
|Above: My latest acquisition in the TF family...Sable Smoke.|
|Above: Sable Smoke is a creamy mid-tone caramel nude.|
|Above: A swatch of Sable Smoke in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatches with a flash.|
|Above: Swatches in outdoor shade.|
|Above: Swatches of all five shades in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatches of all five shades in natural indoor lighting. This is probably the most accurate depiction of all!|
And now for the lip color on an actual human face...
|Above (clockwise from top left): Spanish Pink, Nude Vanille, Blush Nude, Pink Dusk and Sable Smoke.|
Bottom Line: Despite trying new lip pale color frequently, I find myself coming back to Nude Vanille, Pink Dusk, Spanish Pink, Blush Nude and Sable Smoke time and again. Their creamy, lush opacity and ability to stay colorfast and true over extended periods of wear (Spanish Pink being the exception...it leaves behind a rather coral stain on my lips) are unprecedented and the spectrum of pale options created by their combination is absolutely infinite. For the sake of balance, I also own TF Scarlet Rouge, but it definitely doesn't see as much use ; )
Do YOU own any Tom Ford lip color or have any on your wish list? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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