Tom Ford Shines On
Tom Ford’s cosmetics line may be just over a year old, but it has garnered some pretty high-profile fans in an impressively short amount of time. While the pros will tell you that they can’t live without Mr. Ford’s Shade and Illuminate two-in-one highlighting and contouring palette, it’s his rich Lip Colors that seem to be winning over the fashion-focused Hollywood set, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Diane Kruger —and for good reason: The ultrarich bullets aren’t just packed with pure pigments and Brazilian murumuru butter to make sure the color goes on and stays on with comfort, but the colors themselves are stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeous. Full disclosure: After a long-standing loyalty to Dior’s #999 Fiery Red, we switched to Ford’s dark crimson Scarlet Rouge back in 2011 and haven’t looked back. It’s because of this lore, presumably, that his brand-new Lip Shines are getting so much attention. Formulated with the same moisturizing and protecting ingredients as his more opaque offerings, like soja-seed extract and chamomile flower, the ten shades—including the standout Nubile, a rose-tinged nude, and Willful, a cherry red—deliver a big dose of shine and just a veil of statement-making color. Consider them a boon to any well-stocked lip arsenal.