Now here's an interesting product from Tom Ford's makeup line! Lip Lacquer appears to be a standard gloss/lacquer product in a squeeze tube, but when dispensed, you'll see that it has a creamy, balm-like texture.
Lip Lacquer feels great going on - it feels like a comfortable lip balm, and is very moisturizing, even on the driest of lips. Tom Ford does release other colors of this product as limited edition items, but there is only one permanent color, Vinyl, which is clear with a strong iridescent sheen. Those with naturally darker lips should be able to wear this color solo (the pinks and brown in the lips will counter some of the heavy pearlescence), but if you have naturally light or washed-out lips, you'll want to layer this over your favorite shade of lipstick.
Lip Lacquer wears beautifully over lipsticks, adding an attractive three-dimensional appearance without a hint of stickiness. It wears well for several hours and leaves lips feeling moisturized even after it's worn off. It has a mild vanilla scent, but that fades not long after you put it on.
Keep in mind: The iridescence is very strong! If that isn't your cup of tea, steer clear of this one. However, if a high degree of sparkling shine is up your alley, then this is a great option!
- Creamy, balm-like texture feels moisturizing on lips.
- Wears beautifully over lipstick, adding extra dimension.
- Leaves lips moisturized even after it's worn off.
- Doesn't feel sticky or syrupy.
- Strong iridescence may be too much for some.
Tom Ford is one of the world's hottest fashion designers. Coming to prominence in the mid-1990s, he became Creative Director at Gucci's fashion house, creating his own designer line in 2006 and five years later, followed in the footsteps of other high-fashion houses by launching a line of color cosmetics.
Housed in sleek black packaging with "Tom Ford" stamped in prominent gold-embossed lettering, the makeup certainly looks luxurious, and the pricing is definitely in the haute couture range. There are some great performers among Ford's small but well-edited makeup line, and were happy to say most of the products have minimal or no fragrance. There are a few exceptions which are noted in our individual reviews.
For more information about Tom Ford Beauty, visit www.tomford.com.
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