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Sample Saturday – Tom Ford

What is so irresistible about luxury beauty? I feel as thought there has been an influx of these brands within the last 5-10 years, there has to be some aspect that is so appealing to consumers. I recall brands such as Estee Lauder, Lancome, Clarins, Guerlain and YSL being the must have luxe-brands and in comparison to some of these newer ones, the oldies seem downright affordable which is absurd. I understand the thrill of owning a really stunning bit of expensive makeup but not from these no-name brands that are flooding Sephora. I feel better about sinking cash on the brands who have a history of quality rather than say, oh, Tom Ford. Who the hell is Tom Ford and why does he think that anyone is shelling out 50 bucks for a lippie?! I mean, I know who he is but how do these brands get backing when they are brand new and have literally no reputation? I am also a hypocrite though because I got sucked in at the Tom Ford counter during the VIB sale and did purchase something. The BF (movie buff) literally asked – Tom Ford? He did that shitty Nocturnal Animals movie, what does he know about makeup? My point exactly. Anyway, we’ll talk about my hypocrisy when I post my VIB pick-ups.

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I received a Tom Ford Lip Colour in the shade Indian Rose in the Play! All Star Edition box a couple of months ago. It is an exact replica of the full-size and has a nice weight to it even being so teenie. The packaging and aesthetic is completely on point and classy but we’re here for the formula. The first thing I noticed about this product is how soft it is, you get a lot of pigment with just a swipe but you also use a ton of product. One of the ingredients is murumuru butter which is great for rich, buttery skin creams but not something that I have seen in a lip colour. I prefer my lippies a tad stiffer because I am not great at applying lipstick and don’t want full pigment on first swipe. I also wouldn’t want to take a lip brush to this beauty either but I did get good results by using a stiff liner before application. It is very moisturizing but does have quite a lot of slip and didn’t set down for me – it transferred onto everything. The fade was mostly graceful, I didn’t see any bald patches but this is definitely not long-wearing which,  it does not claim to be. My issue with this is, if you are reapplying it numerous times during the day, you are blowing through a ton of product because of how soft it is. The shade is very much like a dozen other tubes that I own which is another issue that I have with these, there aren’t any shades that really impress me – I have seen them all before. Is it lovely? Absolutely. I did like it but I would need to love it for that price tag ($54) and I just didn’t. Maybe if I was just wearing it for a couple of hours on a special occasion, but I need my makeup to be a work horse and this lippie isn’t that.

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What are your thoughts on luxury brands, are we just descending into madness? It’s like when TSA started making us take off our shoes and our response was, OK. Fifty-dollar lipstick *shrug* If you have tried something from this line and love it, let me know!

Thanks for stopping by ❤

8 Comments

  1. I can totally relate to the feeling of wanting luxury brand makeup. – a total sucker for YSL products speaking :’) – I guess for me it has something to do with treating myself to something special. I don’t usually buy those expensive products, so I will treat them with a lot of care and not waste them… Especially when those product are actually presents form someone else.
    Also because I rarely use them I feel more beautiful and confident when I do. You know, something along the lines of special makeup for a special occasion?
    BUT and here I totally share your opinion, if the product sucks, it sucks. Full stop. I would not buy a cheap product with bad quality. So who would assume that, if that is the case I would willingly spend a lot of money on something that is not worth it? Ugh. 😦
    I guess you can see from my comments length, but I really, really like your post! Keep up the good work ❤

    • I think so too, there is something special about own sime luxury bits that only come out for special occasions. I guess what surprises me is that these brands seem to move enough of their product to stay in business! I just can’t imagine using these brands as a part of my everyday routine! It’s definitely a treat!

      Thanks for reading 😘

      • Well it could be because some people just have the money to afford it. Now, don’t misunderstand me: If I was loaded I would totally buy brand products all the time 😉
        Well I guess they can be really high quality so that could be a reason to buy some too…

        Awww, no problem ❤

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