Not bright. A worthy departure, however, this nude with subdued shimmer, the first in a collection of twelve eagerly anticipated lipsticks finally available in Canada as of July 1st. This is Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in Vanilla Suede, $52.
On me the shade needs balancing with some kind of colour on the rest of my face so I don't look dead, but I don't care. It's Tom Ford, beautifully crafted and showcased in a sumptous tube that demands its own glamorous dressing table and opening-night followspot. Conditioning ingredients include soybean seed extract, chamomile flower oil and Brazilian murumuru butter.
Note the special "F is for..." Friday format of this Lipstick Diary post. I just could not wait until Monday. (Surprisingly, Staff's on board with the format break. Maybe I'll let her try one of these when I'm done.)
Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew, 416.922.2333.