Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tom Ford Smoke Red Lipstick

Hey everyone! Long time, no post, I know. Life got busy and left barely enough time to get through the usual daily stuff so my blog and YouTube channel took a backseat for a little while. I'm hoping to get back into things and get posting regularly.
To bring us back, I have Tom Ford's Smoke Red lipstick. This is the "old" formula housed in the white lacquer packaging before Mr.Ford launched his full makeup line. I also own Blush Nude and Pink Dusk from the original line.
The original line of lipsticks was originally limited edition. They became even more limited as they were phased out to be reformulated and repackaged into Tom Ford's current line of cosmetics. I found this beauty, and quite a few of the others, at my local Cosmetics Company Outlet (CCO).
Because this isn't widely available anymore, I just took a quick shot of the product and me wearing it. The original
lipstick formula is creamy, well-pigmented, fairly moisturizing, and lasts about 4 hours on me. It's a very comfortable lipstick to wear. I've been obsessed with reds and vampy lipsticks lately, and I have fallen in love with this color. It's a slightly blue-based red with the slightest bit of micro shimmer so that, on the lips, it looks mostly matte but has a slight bit of sheen and dimension to it.
The original retail price for Mr.Fords's lipstick was $45. The CCO's price for this was $33.75. If your local CCO carries these lipsticks, I recommend grabbing one. At $33.75, it's a much more reasonable and expectable price for a high-end lipstick and worth it for the formula.

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