Brand: Tom Ford
Range: Lip & Cheek Stain
Shade: Tainted Love
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan
- Besides Aphrodisiac, the other lip product I was most excited to try from the Fall 2012 Collection is this Lip and Cheek Stain as it’s something I’ve always liked the concept of but rarely find lip/cheek duos I’m 100% in love with. Those that I’ve tried either looks lovely on the cheeks but not lips, or vice versa.
- Tainted Love is described as a “deep rose” that gives lips a flushed sheen, or a dewy berry flush on the cheeks.
- A stand out for me is that it glides softly on both skin and lips and leaves skin with a comforting cushioned sensation, thanks to nourishing acai oil and cherry extract.
- Verdict: This gets two thumbs up for me, as it not only looks flattering on both lips and cheeks (“my lips/cheeks but better”), but also for another reason. I’ve always loved the way Tom Ford Black Orchid lipstick looks on cheeks, but struggled at how the lipstick doesn’t sit well on my dry cheeks, possibly because I have it in the old formula that’s less moisturising (white & gold packaging). But with Tainted Love, it gives a similar flush (it’s rosier than the violet hues in Black Orchid) but is far easier to blend and sits more comfortably on the skin. Also the sheer buildable formula means I can also apply it liberally directly from the bullet without worrying about overdoing it.
RRP: $65 AUD
This product was provided for consideration.