As I noted in my review for Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Love Bruise, I know that many of you by far prefer lipsticks to lip glosses, but Tom Ford makes utterly amazing lip glosses that are well worth trying. These beauties boast superb pigmentation, semi-opaque to opaque coverage, long wear time, and are exceptionally comfortable on the lips.
According to Tom Ford Beauty, their Ultra Shine Lip Gloss is, "A high-shine, color-saturated gloss designed to achieve bold and glamorous lips. Its smooth and creamy texture has a high adherence and easy comfort. It can be worn alone or layered over Tom Ford lip color to add dimension to the lips."
The Ultra Shine Lip Gloss formula has a delightful vanilla scent that is not overpowering, and it does fade rather quickly upon application. The texture of the gloss is quite thick and rich, compared to other glosses, lending itself to opaque coverage– although it can be sheered out. The texture is almost a touch sticky, but not quite- just enough to assure that it adheres to the lips, and is long-wearing by typical lip gloss standards. It actually feels a bit more like a liquid lipstick than a lip gloss, and I find that I get several hours of wear out of a single application. The high shine finish is both lush and elegant, and not in the least bit overdone.
The formula is just superb, and the color is sublime. Wet Violet is gorgeous alone or on top of your favorite plummy to vampy lipsticks. It is a truly extraordinary addition to my collection.
As I previously noted,
The brush applicator does have a tendency to extract more gloss than I need for a single application- therefore I do try to minimize waste by scraping it against the side of the tube while removing the wand. The wand itself is quite long permitting you to scrape the last bits from the bottom of the tube unlike many lip glosses.
Of the vampy lip glosses that I have seen, this is unquestionably the most stunning.
Wet Violet is a breathtaking blue-based purple-kissed wine with subtle pink and violet shimmer.
Top to Bottom: Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Love Bruise and Wet Violet
$46.00 for .24 oz. from Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges (£33.00) and Harrods (£33.00) (Affiliate Links).