So the weather may suggest otherwise but we are nearly encroaching the Spring season here in the UK and I for one adore this time of the year. I often find that Spring make-up launches are fresher in colour scheme and very me and Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2014 is no different. Well that is a lie it is different in that the brand have skipped the now clichéd pastels that are showcase each Spring and instead went for a clean yet bright colour palette.
First of all look at that packaging - crisp and simply beautiful isn't it? Those who recall the first ever Tom Ford Beauty collection back in 2011 may recall the white and gold colour scheme which was later retired for a black and gold colour way, well for Spring 2014 all eight new and limited edition Tom Ford Lip Colour Sheers and Nail Lacquers are decked out in uber luxe white and gold tinged casings. As with all Tom Ford packaging it not only looks but feels high end but more importantly is sturdy and well made.
I was lucky enough to receive one of the new Tom Ford Lip Colour Sheers (£36) in the shade Sweetspot which is a a light yet bright orange tinged coral. It reminds me a lot of MAC of Reel Sexy Lipstick which was of course a limited edition offering that has long gone but if like myself you enjoyed that shade or simply like neutral but easy to wear Coral hues this is one to investigate. Despite being dubbed a sheer formula the new Tom Ford Lip Colour Sheers are not as sheer as you may imagine, yes they are sheerer than the original Tom Ford lipsticks but they are not lacking in pigmentation. In my opinion they deliver a finish that is somewhat similar to a lip butter but unlike a lip butter this can be easily layered on the lips without bleeding for a fuller coverage. The formula is light, soft but not overly meaning it doesn't bleed or feather and is fairly long wearing at around two hours per application. What I particularity like about the Tom Ford Lip Colour Sheers is the chiselled tip which is present on both the back and front of the lipstick bullet - this shade allows for precise application even when on the go.
Oddly the Tom Ford Beauty collection for Spring 2014 only features four nail lacquer shades but they have been created so that at least one shade compliments all eight of the sheer lip colours. I have the shade Coral Beach (£26) which is of course a bright neutral yet orange tinged coral hue. It somewhat reminds me of Chanel's Orange Fizz Nail Lacquer only this formulation is far superior. A glossy crème polish that glides on to the nails and provides full coverage in two quick drying coats.
The finish is almost akin to a gel polish so you can skip a top coat if you wished.
You can find the entire Tom Ford Beauty range including the limited edition Spring products via Selfridges - link
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