|L-R Bruised Plum, Pure Pink, Smoke Red|
I posted about my wonderful Christmas present of two Tom Ford lipsticks recently (and well done to all who spotted the difference!), and I had a few requests for swatches, so here they are:
|Top Direct daylight – Bottom artificial light (no flash on either)|
The sharp eyed amongst you today might notice that Pure Pink has snuck in there, it’s a pesky wee thing, always wanting the limelight … anyhoo, Bruised Plum is a wonderful deep dark plum that isn’t as overpowering as you might expect from the shade in the bullet. I feared looking like an elderly goth in this one, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to wear, particularly when it’s sheered out a little. Smoke Red is a beautiful red shade, which isn’t as brown as I was expecting from the name. It’s probably the one of these three that I’m going to get the most use out of, but I wear them all very happily.
I’ve not noticed many other blog posts that have pointed out that these are actually shimmery lipsticks, and in fact, it was only when I was looking at Smoke Red in particular lighting that I noticed it myself. I’ve done my best to show the micro-shimmer in the below pics:
With the red one especially, it might help to enlarge the pics, but in Smoke Red there’s a hefty dose of red micro-shimmer and in Bruised Plum there’s a smattering of blue and red micro-shimmer. I have to say that since I’ve noticed this my appreciation for these lipsticks has actually shot up. The micro-shimmers just add a certain depth and vibrancy to the shades, without adding glitter or sparkle, and that’s a heck of a trick to pull off in a lipstick. Kudos, Tom Ford! I haven’t noticed the shimmer (if any) in the Pure Pink though.
As for lip swatches, here you go, Bruised Plum first, then Smoke Red:
Not a huge amount of difference in the shades, they’re both firmly in my comfort zone, and I’m liking them a great deal. If you want a lipswatch of the Pure Pink, then please click here.
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