Tom Ford Sable Smoke - The Perfect Nude


(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?

70 comments

  1. Stunning, thanks for the review and I am so sorry the sales asisstant was rude to you.

    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    1. Thank you for reading! Have a great weekend :) x

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  2. I think we've all had a bad experience at makeup counters haven't we, I avoid them as much as I can! This lipstick looks gorgeous though, I really need to try more Tom Ford shades!

    heart-autumn.co.uk

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    1. I never went back to the same counter. Don't want to spend my money where I don't feel welcomed haha. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend! x

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    1. Thank you so much Agne. Have a great weekend! x

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  4. Thanks for the comment on my blog, now a new follower. And also loved this review, I have been looking for a nude lipstick from Tom Ford for a while and have found the range available so intimidating, so I will have to go back to swatch this one! Its strange the the more high end things are, it seems as though the ruder they sometimes can be!

    lots of love, Jane

    www.marbleandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know right! Can be quite intimidating going into a high end store. Thank you so much for reading. Have a great weekend! x

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  5. So many people adore this shade! I haven't tried it yet but I should soon!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. The name also sounded familiar when I first saw it too, must be a popular shade from them :) Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend x

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  6. This is such an amazing shade! It really suits you :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Thank you so much Liz, have a great weekend x

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  7. I prefer nudes that are more on the pink side but Sable Smoke looks amazing on you! That packaging is amazing of course x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I love pinky nudes too, but unfortunately they don't suit my complexion at all :( Have a great weekend x

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  8. I've always loved Tom Ford packaging! Their Traceless Liquid Foundation is awesome. Hands down favorite for me :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/rompin-around/

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    1. Really? Have never tried a foundation from them, but now that you've mentioned it I'll have to try it :D Have a great weekend! x

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  9. Wonderful post, love it! :)
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

    veronicalucy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Veronica! Yes of course, I've just followed your blog on Bloglovin :) Have a great weekend! x

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  10. I'm still yet to try Tom Ford makeup as I just can't justify the prices as a student, but hopefully once I've graduated and got myself a real job I'll be able to get my mitts on some of the brand's gorgeous makeup! This nude looks stunning and really suits you. I'll have to give it a swatch when I'm next near a TF counter :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. Hope you'll like it as much as I do. Have a great weekend Charlotte! x

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  11. Love the natural color of this lipstick! I adore Tom Ford and dying to get some of his lipsticks. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. You definitely should, they're amazing! Thanks for reading x

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  12. I actually have the entire Soleil collection, and there's a variation of this shade of nude in there - I absolutely adore it! Tom Ford has the best makeup!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. Really? What's the name of the shade? And I agree, he definitely has :) Have a great weekend x

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  13. Amazing post dear! Love the lipstick!
    I also had some experiences in other shops where the workers were rude to me,i just don't understand why is it so hard for some of them to be nice.

    mystylishcorner.blogspot.ba

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    1. Thank you so much. I guess all we can do is avoid going back to those counters, no point spending our money there. Have a fab weekend! :) x

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  14. This shade looks gorgeous on you! I haven't tried their lipsticks, but really want to!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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    1. Hopefully you'll get to try them soon :) Have a fab weekend! x

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  15. This color is sooo gorgeous on you!! Perfect!!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
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    1. Thank you so much Amber! Have a great weekend x

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  16. Would love to try this brand. The lipstick looks incredible and ohhh that color is just perfect.

    http://fashionradi.blogspot.com/

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    1. It really is :) Thank you for reading. Have a fab weekend x

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  17. Okay yep I have to agree with you...this packaging BOMBS! It's sooooo beaut. But ewwww I'm not into lipstick that smells bad. I'm sure MAC would do a good equivalent for a quarter of the price and all their stuff smells positively heavenlyyyy!

    Katie.
    xx ♥ La Coco Noire

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    1. Yeah they definitely need to do something about the smell! Not keen on it at all haha. Have a great weekend! x

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  18. Wow! That is one hella expensive lipstick! The shade looks really good on you though. :)

    Jenn
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    1. It really is but I'd never seen a shade like this before haha. Thank you for reading, have a great weekend! x

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  19. Nice one! I haven't tried Tom Ford make-up yet, but I'm looking forward to do so (then I'll definitely swatch Sable Smoke, too, thanks for the tipp!), as I only hear good things about their products :) I'm currently loving the shade 'Persistence' by MAC, it's also a browny nude tone, but darker than my actual lips and I really like the look it gives me :)

    Have a nice day!
    xx, Valeria (http://perfectblvck.blogspot.lu)

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    1. I've just googled that MAC shade and it is to die for!!! Never heard of it until you mentioned it and I most definitely need it in my life. Love brown shades like that :D .. Have a fab weekend! x

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  20. I agree with the title. That is definitely the perfect nude! It looks really pretty and flattering. I don't like the smell of lipsticks either. I feel like they smell kinda off. But the color here is really pretty. Also, your eye makeup complements it well

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea! Have a great weekend x

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  21. Beautiful color!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase
    http://gilzetbase.com/

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  22. great color :D

    http://alafolie-toinsanity.blogspot.hr/

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  23. First of all, you look absolutely stunning in that picture and if that is a bad selfie, I can't imagine how gorgeous you are on a good day. I have yet to try any TF makeup, I wish they weren't so dang pricey!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Aww, thank you SO much Shireen, made my day :) Hope you have a great weekend x

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  24. Omg if that is your worst selfie... thanks for making the rest of us feel so bad!! Haha but you definitely look great in the photo! I totally agree with you about the terrible counter people which I don't understand why there would even be any. It's so detrimental to the brand too! The packaging definitely looks sexy as heck too!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. Aww thank you so much Stephanie!! Make my day :) .. I know right? It's not that hard to be nice when you're surrounded by beautiful makeup haha :D Have a great weekend! x

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  25. Wonderful blog! I love and i follow your blog, please follow me too
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  26. Oh my gosh this looks gorgeous!!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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    1. Thank you Parie! Have a great weekend x

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  27. I love Tom Ford's lipsticks! You look great :)


    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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    1. Same. Shame they're so expensive haha! Thank you for reading x

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  28. OMG!!! i wanna see this in person!! seems like the perfect nude indeed!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. The photo doesn't even do it justice :) Have a great weekend lovely x

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  29. It looks great on you! Such a shame that it's isn't perfect for such a high price, but it does have lots of good points :)


    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. The scent is definitely not for me haha. Thanks for reading lovely x

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  30. The lipstick looks so good on you, not many people rock this kind of caramel/nude shade, but on you it looks amazing! Really compliments your skin tone :) Too bad this baby it expensive.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Have a great weekend x

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  31. I hate that smell too, don't understand why loads of brands use it! What a beautiful shade, it really suits you!
    Have a great weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. I know right? Even MAC lipsticks don't smell good to me. I'm very fussy with scents apparently haha! Have a fab weekend x

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  32. The lipstick looks so gorgeous and so do you !

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    1. Thank you so much Sara! Have a great weekend lovely x

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  33. Wow great :)
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  34. great post <3 I have shared :)

    Jade

    http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. This is a perfect nude for you! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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