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This review will be on the first ever Tom Ford lipstick that I have tried from my mini Tom Ford lipstick haul, and spoiler alert!, I must say, I am blown away! I am having a serious case of “I don’t know how I ever lived without this lipstick before and we will never ever part” feelings when it comes to this lipstick. Read on to know more about the Tom Ford Lips and Boys collection lipstick in the shade “25 Giacomo.”
Tom Ford Lip Color is filled with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil to create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.
Since it’s a mini lipstick, it retails for $35 dollars.
My Experience with Tom Ford Giacomo Lip Color:
Packaging: Such a gorgeous yet sophisticated lipstick tube which screams luxury. The lipstick is housed in a rectangular tube with shiny black and gold accents with TF embossed on the top of the cap and on the lipstick itself.. The only complaint I have is that all the lipsticks look exactly the same hence if you wanted to grab a certain color, you would have to read the label sticker underneath each lipstick.
Texture and Application: This lipstick is so smooth, it’s unbelievable! It is very creamy, but the feel is unlike any other traditional lipstick. It has a slip to it which I can only describe as like gliding satin silk across your lips. Even with a couple of layers, it does not feel heavy on the lips. I do find that the application is very easy and precise with the shape of the bullet.
Shade and Finish: The shade “Giacomo” is a warm-toned coral bright pink. This particular shade has a whole lot of silver shimmer, which I generally would never ever go for, but I took a chance with this as it was “Tom Ford” and I am so happy with it. The shimmers are super duper fine and you can hardly detect them individually. It gives just a sheen to the lips which makes them look multi-dimensional and pouty, similar to the effect you get with a glossy lipstick, but without any of the sticky or tacky feel (I am not a gloss person anyway, so this is perfect for me). The shimmer in this super creamy lipstick base helps it not feel gritty at all. It does not give that ugly frosty look to the lips which shimmery lipsticks are notorious for doing. The sheen is soft and sophisticated and exactly what I would expect to get if I shell money on a luxury brand.
Pigmentation and Feel on the Lips: Pigmentation is amazing. It was fully opaque in two swipes. This lipstick made my lips feel very comfortable. It was moderately hydrating and felt like a lip balm with it silky texture when I rubbed my lips together.
Staying Power: Staying power was pretty good. It stays on my lips for 5-6 hours with light snacks and drinks with slight fading. It will not survive a full meal and will need reapplication. It does fade evenly and the shimmers are not left behind on your lips.
Overall, I absolutely love everything about this lipstick. I have nothing bad to say and for me it’s worth every penny. I love it so much I might just repurchase it when (note – I did not “if”) I run out.
Pros of Tom Ford Giacomo Lip Color:
- Classy packaging.
- Gorgeous shade, flattering on all skin tones.
- Creamy silky formula just glides on the lips like a dream.
- The shimmers are very fine and give a subtle sheen.
- Shimmers do not feel gritty and do not impart an ugly frosty look on the lips.
- Moderately hydrating on the lips, leaves lips feeling very comfortable.
- Good staying power.
- Opaque coverage in two swipes.
Cons of Tom Ford Giacomo Lip Color:
- Being a creamy lipstick, it does transfer, but I don’t mind that.
- No shade indication by looking at the lipstick tube unless your read the label.
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