(Please excuse the horrible selfie, it was the most decent one believe it or not! Was having one of those days where the camera didn't agree with me...)
After having a horrible experience at a Tom Ford counter in the past, I have been holding off from going near one again. Rude and patronising sales assistants... there’s always one. I don’t quite understand why they’re so rude sometimes, I mean surely they get commission so wouldn’t they benefit from being nice rather than making you feel like you’re not wanted there? Anyway, I digress. If it hasn’t become apparent, I found my way back to a Tom Ford counter and swatched up a storm of nude lipsticks, but as soon as I came across Sable Smoke, the swatching stopped and I went straight to the till waving my bank card up in the air and screaming ‘take my money’. Ok not quite, but you get the gist.
First of all, let’s all acknowledge the packaging. There are some seriously sexy packagings out there, but Tom Ford definitely takes the cake. That gold detail on the corners is everything, and the TF embossed logo both on the lid and on the actual lipstick? Heaven! On to the shade itself, it’s more of a caramel-beige that is slightly similar to my natural lip colour only a little lighter. It’s the perfect accompaniment to whatever makeup/outfit you’re wearing, it adds a sense of sophistication but at the same time it’s also very effortless. The formula is very thick and can give you full coverage with just one swipe, although I always like to go for two or three. It’s very emollient and feels very comfortable on the lips, but I don’t feel like it actually moisturises my lips if that makes sense. The only downside for me is of course the price, £38 for a lipstick is absolutely ludicrous and the smell?! I know many people love this lipstick scent but to me it smells like gone off makeup. Like the makeup my mum kept from back in the day, it’s like synthetic vanilla and I’m really not a fan. The price and the scent are something I’m willing to overlook because the formula is just so beautiful and although the shade falls under the ‘beige-y brown’ category, I haven’t seen anything else like it.
Have you tried Tom Ford makeup? If not, what brand are you currently loving?