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Oct 25, 2018

Gloss, Matte or Sheer: Find the Right Red Lipstick for You

Though I’ve always been a fan of a bright red pout, it isn’t until recently that I truly started to experiment with different textures and finishes. Personally I love them all, though I tend to gravitate to matte or sheer red for day and gloss for night, what I love about the Tom Ford range of lip products in particular, is a wide variety of finishes and subtle shade variations that make it easier than ever to find the perfect red for you.

If you’re just starting to wear red, I suggest opting for a sheer finish, it’s definitely a more subtle way to wear red, yet the flash of red on your lips still pulls your make up and look together unlike anything else. Matte red offers that very dramatic look, I actually like to wear it with some of my more casual outfits for a touch of polish and sophistication. Red gloss is my evening make-up staple, what I love about it so much is the fact that I’m able to keep the rest of your make-up fairly subtle since red gloss makes such a strong impact. This single focal point creates a very strong look perfect for pairing with anything from little black dresses to dramatic evening gowns.

Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Lost Cherry – absolutely love these TF lip glosses. First thing I look for when buying a gloss is color payoff and staying power, but I find that consistency and feel on the lips are also really important since I hate anything sticky and goopy. This gloss is basically the best in all possible ways – consistency is amazing, super lightweight and non-sticky yet so rich in color and it lasts. You truly get ultra shine with these so if you’re looking for a really glossy red lip, this one is perfect.

Tom Ford Satin Matte Lip Color in La Woman – love the satin matte formula that TF came up with. It truly speaks to its name, and these lipsticks have such a beautiful matte finish yet feel very creamy on the lips unlike most matte lipsticks I’ve tried before. They are extremely pigmented so one swipe is pretty much all you need to get all the color payoff that lasts for hours. I hadn’t been a fan of a matte lip until I tried this formula out!

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Armie – another great formula from TF: super pigmented, long lasting, and comfortable to wear. This shade comes from the Boys and Girls collection so these are smaller sized lipsticks making them perfect to throw in your bag! Because the pigment on these is so good, they will last you a really long time despite the smaller size.

Tom Ford Eye Gloss – I had been looking for a product like this for some time and finally someone came up with it. I absolutely love a glossy, shimmery, or sparkly lid and I can typically achieve the latter two with eyeshadow, but I’ve struggled to get the glossy look until I got this product. It’s basically just like clear lipgloss but for your eyes – the applicator makes it super easy to apply and it’s not sticky. I like to wear it alone for a “wet” eyelid look or glide it over eyeshadow.

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Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Lost CherryTom Ford

Satin Matte Lip Color in La WomanTom Ford

Lip Color Matte in ArmieTom Ford

Eye GlossTom Ford

Ombré Leather Eau de ParfumTom Ford

Lip ExfoliatorTom Ford

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