Monday, May 28th, 2012

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color ($48.00 for 0.10 oz.) is an opaque, soft pink beige with a creamy consistency and a barely-there sheen. It has warm, subtly yellow undertones. MAC Playing Koi is pinker. Estee Lauder Wild Blossom is more beige. Chanel Ming is less beige, pinker. MAC Myth is lighter, paler–Blush Nude is more wearable. MAC Innocence, Beware! is lighter, pinker, less warm. MAC Woo Me is a bit darker and glossier. MAC Naked Bliss is a smidgen darker and more beige. Maybelline Born With It is very close, slightly sheerer.

There are a lot of similar shades on the market–I find this to be true with a lot of Tom Ford’s lipsticks, which makes it harder to justify such an extravagant price tag. It doesn’t take away from the quality of the product itself, of course. The formula is good: creamy, opaque, comfortable to wear, and lasts a good while (Blush Nude wore for five hours).  It’s somewhat moisturizing, but it’s not the most hydrating lipstick on the market (though it wears longer than most more moisturizing formulas).  There is a lightly sweetened vanilla scent but no taste. The lipstick is housed in a brown and gold, square-shaped tube with the logo carved into the slant of the bullet.

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Blush Nude

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This is an easy-to-wear nude--it's lightly pinked, so it's not stark and "corpse" colored, and the underlying warmth brightens the complexion. It's opaque, creamy, and wears for five hours.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color (Diffused Flash)

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color (Studio Lighting)

Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color
Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Saks, $48.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Playing Koi is pinker. Estee Lauder Wild Blossom is more beige. Chanel Ming is less beige, pinker. MAC Myth is lighter, paler--Blush Nude is more wearable. MAC Innocence, Beware! is lighter, pinker, less warm. MAC Woo Me is a bit darker and glossier. MAC Naked Bliss is a smidgen darker and more beige. Maybelline Born With It is very close, slightly sheerer.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Guerlain Capri Eyeshadow Quad, Guerlain Blu Acqua Khol Kajal, Guerlain G Mascara. On cheeks: Guerlain Sunny Pink Terracotta Blush.

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33 thoughts on “Tom Ford Blush Nude Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I own one of this brand…in cherry lush…just am not thrill like everyone else….and if I wore this color on my asian skin tone…my lip would blend into my skin…it looks fabulous on you christine…..how do you apply your lipstick…whether it is a lipstick or a lipstick pencil like Nars…the application is always perfection…

  2. Sonja1122

    Hi Christine………thanks for this review! I have been debating for a few days whether or not to splurge on this.  It is hard to justify! Can you possibly tell me if this lipstick could in any way be the lipstick version of Mac’s “Glamour for all” gloss?  If it was……….I would buy it in a heartbeat!  I trust your opinion and your comparisons are so spot on and helpful!!  :)   Thanks!   Sonja

  3. TeeL0veBeauty

    Christine, what is the moist moisturizing lipstick formula you have used?

  4. I wear this all the time and it’s not so pale that you look ghoulish!  One of my favourites for sure.  Lasts longer and applies far more smoothly than any MAC lipstick I own.

  5. CiaraAinsleyFears

    This looks really similar to Kat Von D Celebutard!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Wenz Wenz

    Sidenote: Christine please tell me where I can find those earrings!? They’re GORG!
     

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rosie pumpkindolly

    Your eyes look SO gorgeous in those pictures! I really appreciate all your work, by the way. <3

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    This also seems a bit darker than Lancome Pale Lip, which I love. I will be checking out the Maybelline Born With It, though. I actually like the finish a bit more, as well as the price tag.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Tthis is a very pretty nude.  I generally don’t like them opaque, but this is actually working for me.  I agree that the price tag is rather intimidating, though.  I’d probably turn to one of the dupes (one of which I own already, now that I look at them) before heading to Ford’s product.

  10. ElleEss

    Love, love, love this! I have Violet Fatale and one of the reds and I love the wear on them to death! I’d love to see them send you Flamingo or Spanish Pink to try. You are my go to for swatches (your universal skin tone is such a plus!) to look at before buying, and my source to find new and better products I haven’t heard of yet!

  11. hwendy

    I have this lipstick and love the colour!
    this is probably one of my favorite nude pink colour.
    I am v tanned and this colour look a bit too pale when just applied but after a little while it will set very nicely on my lip.
    BUT again, for some reasons, Tom Ford lipsticks is caky/flak y on me after just few hours.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Natalie Phanatical

    I never thought I’d spend so much on a lipstick, but I think you’ve convinced me I need to have this one! I’m a nude lip addict so I probably have so many similar colors, but this is just gorgeous!

  13. Honeybumblebee

    over 40 bucks for a lipstick?!?!?!!? Heck no! I have a ton of colors like this one. No freakin’ way……Does look nice on you though :)
     

  14. Claire

    It’s very pretty, but for $48 I’d rather get 2+ lipsticks from less expensive brands.

  15. heatherroses

    I have a few YSL lipsticks that are VERY similar, but the closest is called Rough Valupte 2. It’s one of my favorite “nudes” and I’m sure I’d love this one, too!

    • heatherroses

      YSL is only $34 compared to the much too high price of Tom Ford lipstick. I haven’t tried his lipsticks but I’m sure they’re over charging.

  16. kristine

    Favorite lipstick of all time! HG! worth the price imo.

  17. Luciana Ramos de Oliveira

    Simply gorgeous!

  18. Hair Color Code

    This is a lovely color, have you tried it yourself yet? x

  19. Margarita Vitasa

    I love this color! I’ve owned this lipstick before and it has almost “hit pan”….
    Christine- do you have Maybelline’s “Born with it” to do a side by side swatch?

  20. JulMaggot Vouskou

    Jee. I own this one and it’s just gorgeous !

  21. Katie-Louise Brown

    This is my favourite lipstick of all time!! My HG nude

  22. Makeup by Marina Krpan

    Tom Ford really amazes me with his makeup products!

  23. Shauna Severance

    Omg- $48 for one tube of lipstick…? Does it have magical effects??

  24. dominiquois00

    Christine you look incredibly pretty. Love this lipcolor so gorgeous. That blush color as well.

  25. PamelaSilva

    Hey Kristine, I read your blog religously!! Random question, but what kind of lens do you normally use for simple product photography like this? I just bought a new camera and choosing lenses in overwhelming!! I’d really really appreciate it. Thank you!!

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tiana eurocentrix

    Hey Christine, this one seems similar in your swatches to Perfect Day, maybe more pigmented and saturated.. would love to hear what you think how the two compare?:)