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As I was sitting in my car at a stop light, commuting to work, I quickly grabbed a lipstick from my makeup bag. Unbelievably, I do this while looking at the stop light waiting for it to turn green– my right hand deftly unzips my makeup bag, digs around until the chunky Tom Ford lipstick bullet reveals itself, and then removes the lid, applies it to my lips, recaps it and dumps it back in the makeup bag, and finally zips it up. It is only when I'm done that I quickly glance in my rear view mirror to make sure that my lips are perfectly adorned with Nude Vanilla that my routine is complete. Invariably by the time I'm done the light changes and I am one step closer to work.
While it is my tendency to show you my lipsticks in their pristine pre-used state, it occurred to me that Tom Ford Nude Vanilla Lip Color is no ordinary lipstick to me, and that it was worthwhile to revisit this much loved staple in my collection. It is like a well-worn infinitely loved pair of jeans that you never want to wear out because the fit is so perfect.
From Petrarch's The Canzoniere ‘Oimè il bel viso, oimè il soave sguardo,’
Ah me, the beautiful face, ah me, the gentle look,
ah me, the graceful noble manner of her:
ah me, the speech that made every harsh
and bitter mind humble, and every coward brave!
And, ah me, the sweet smile, from which the arrow
of death, the only good I hope for now, issued:
regal soul, worthiest to reign,
if only you had not descended so late among us!
It is fitting that I burn for you, and breathe for you,
since I am yours: and if I am parted from you,
I suffer less from all my other grief.
You filled me with hope and with desire,
when I departed, living, from the highest delight:
but the wind did not carry my words to you.
Nude Vanilla as compared to other Tom Ford nudes.
Left to Right: In the Buff, Nude Vanilla, Vanilla Suede, Bare and Naked (refer to the full post here).
Tom Ford Lip Color in Nude Vanilla is a gorgeous a pale nude peachy pink.
Tom Ford Lip Color in Vanilla Suede is a pale peachy beige with gorgeous golden pearl.
Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Bare is a nude peachy beige with gorgeous peachy golden shimmer.
Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naked a nude beige peachy pink with refined golden shimmer.
Overall Assessment: Worth the splurge! Unmitigated nude peachy pink perfection.
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