Tom Ford Lip Shines

About a month ago, Tom Ford introduced a new line of sheer lipsticks: Lip Shines. The launch came as a bit of a surprise, since, until now, we’ve known him for his intense, opaque pigment (which gives the lipsticks pretty long wear).
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The shades do have numbers (1–10), and I swatched them in numerical order.

Chastity is pastel pink, a pale, cool, whitened blue-pink with a few tiny gold sparkles. Smitten is a warm, sheer pink with many gold (and a few purple) sparkles. Quiver is a muted, cool, rose-pink with tiny gold sparkles. Ravenous is a more intense cool rose-pink (and in the context of these relatively muted/sheer shades, I might even call it “hot pink”). Ravenous has tiny blue sparkles. Bare is a nude beige with gold sparkles. Abandon is a sheer peach-tea, an apricot tan. Nubile is terracotta rose. Frolic is a sheer, warm pink with tiny gold sparkles. Insidious is a more intense, warmer pink with tiny silver sparkles. (Smitten, Frolic, and Insidious seem like sisters.) Willful is sheer maraschino cherry.

They’re all sheer. Willful appealed to me the most, so that’s the one I tried on. It felt nicely moisturizing (in the way of Chantecaille Lip Chics) and gave me a sheer, somewhat glossy, jelly finish, with a color that was a little stronger than “popsicle lips.”  It was not particularly long-wearing.

Like Tom Ford’s “regular” lipsticks, Lip Shines are $48 each.

You can purchase Lip Shines at Neiman Marcusicon (free shipping at any price with code MARCHFS) and Saksicon (free shipping on $150 with code SFAMAR). Nordstromicon does offer a limited selection of Tom Ford cosmetics, but the website doesn’t have the Shine lipsticks at this time.

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8 Responses to “Tom Ford Lip Shines”

  • gail says:

    I have been waiting to see these swatched.
    Really happy to have you back.

  • Iron Maiden says:

    Thanks for the swatches! I just can’t seem to get into Tom Ford’s cosmetics–too expensive, not innovative. I must need to see a doctor.

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  • Lauren says:

    Willful is calling me as it resembles my beloved d/c Prescriptives Maraschino.

  • Oh my God! How beautiful are these.. Fortunately we don’t have Tom Ford’s cosmetics in Greece yet!they are so nice but so expensive..

  • Suzanne says:

    Soooooo glad you are back!!!!!

  • Jenny says:

    I have Abandon, Frolic and Smitten and they are all soooo lovely. They actually have more pigment than I had expected and last longer than I thought they would also. I am a nude/beige lippie fanatic and Abandon is perfection! I feel that they are also quite comfortably hydrating. Lovvvve them!!
    Also, lovvvve that you are back Karla, no one swatches like you do !

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