Review – Tom Ford Lip Color in Reckless


‘Reckless’ is probably how i’d describe this particular purchase – that is before i brought it home to try. I’ve never been one to experiment with bright lip colors as most of you know; natural (or safe) lip colors are what i usually reach for. However, my curiosity got the better of me. I really wanted to try a Tom Ford lip color. Some love it, and some others say they can live without it. Well, the only way you’ll know is to try! :)

As you can see, this is from the old collection; the new 2014 collection features a ivory and gold casing. However, that deep brown and gold casing just screams luxury. I love its classic look! When you remove the top casing to reveal that bright pop of color with the TF logo embossed on the bullet, i just feel like admiring it for a while more before swiping it on my lips!

Tom Ford Lip Color in Reckless

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Tom Ford Lip Color in Reckless

‘Reckless’ is actually part of the Tom Ford Beauty Jasmine Rouge Lip Collection, which comprises of 4 colors – Reckless (shimmer), Diabolique (matte), Narcotic (matte) and Slander (shimmer). Retailing for USD48, these 4 colors are a dream come true for lovers of bright lips!

Product Information: (Taken from Neiman Marcus website)

To Tom Ford, there is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip. It is the focus of the face and it has the power to define a woman’s whole look. Each lip color is Tom Ford’s modern ideal of an essential makeup shade. Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil 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.

Here’s a swatch taken both outdoors and indoors.

Swatch - Tom Ford Lip Color in Reckless (indoor shot)

Swatch - Tom Ford Lip Color in Reckless (shot in natural light outdoors)

My Thoughts:

‘Reckless’ is a Berry shade with a touch of shimmer in it. I find it to be quite a timeless wearable shade, though knowing me it wouldn’t be something i wear on a regular basis. It is a pretty color i’d like to wear on special occasions or whenever i feel like i need a different look. It has a pearlized finish giving your lips a subtle sheen, and the texture was rather creamy and smooth. This lip color is very pigmented, a single swipe is enough to give your lips an ample boost of color. A light hand is definitely recommended.

In terms of longevity, it lasts pretty well leaving behind a nice stain after i had my meal. Overall, i think this lip product packs quite a lot of oomph. While it isn’t pocket-friendly, i think it’s a great choice if you’re thinking of treating yourself to a luxury beauty item. This was definitely in my list of ‘must-have-at-least-1’! Any regrets you ask? None at all…

Here’s a recent FOTD using ‘Reckless’. The lips definitely took center stage. What do you think?

FOTD - Tom Ford Lip Color in Reckless

FOTD - Tom Ford Lip Color in Reckless

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and have not been influenced by PR companies or advertisers. Products featured/reviewed are purchased with my own money, unless otherwise stated.

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