Friday, April 30th, 2010

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection

Now available in the UK, Tom Ford’s lipstick collection will debut June 1st in the U.S., with select distribution.

Tom Ford’s take on twelve classic lip colors, from bare nude to fire red to deep brown, re-imagined in a modern and authoritative way. Formulated with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, the luxurious formula has an ultra-creamy texture for an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.

Private Blend Lip Color ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.)

  • Vanilla Suede
  • Blush Nude
  • Warm Sable
  • Pink Dusk
  • Pure Pink
  • Ginger Fawn
  • True Coral
  • Cherry Lush
  • Smoke Red
  • Moroccan Rouge
  • Bruised Plum
  • Black Orchid

Will you indulge in Tom Ford’s latest creation?

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99 thoughts on “Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection

  1. Miss Money

    Blush Nude looks sooo gorgeous. Where will these be availible at?

  2. iris

    $45? No thanks lol

    • Miss_Silk

      OMG….i second that! No matter how great the quality of the product may be…i could just buy a couple of my favorite lipsticks with probably just as good quality as that.

    • jenn

      MTE! The colors look nice but NO WAY am I spending that much on a lippie!!!

    • Erica

      Completely agree. I bought lipsticks for $3 each at K-Mart and i love them!

  3. Wow that promo pick looks quite racy! Lol awkward way of putting on lipstick, well that or she wants to eat the $45 lipstick =P

    • I agree, the promo pic is quite provocative.

      However, upon first glance I thought the guy was putting the lipstick on her….which would be much hotter IMO ;D

      As for the lipstick, I highly doubt the finish will be as beautiful as the pic, but I’m interested in seeing how it turns out in real life.

      Can’t wait for you review on this, Christine!

      • Haha! That SO would have been a lot hotter! And I agree, the finish most likely wouldn’t look as nice as the pic. Yay for Christine! :)

  4. $45 for a lipstick?? and I thought YSl was crazy!

  5. JoElla

    Oh snap! I just looked at the colors, beautiful! But after reading Iris’s post. 45 BUCKS?! um no. :(

  6. LiLi

    Too pricey. :(

  7. amelia

    such pretty colours… cherry lush looks like such a nice red!

  8. I saw swatches of these already and they’re pretty, but HOLY JEEZ $45? No.

  9. Ryan

    wait… who is tom ford?

      • I totally wish they sold all twelve in a fancy-schmancy box. Like a collector’s set. And maybe at a little bulk discount… I mean, I’d take $5 off…

        • Dude! Don’t you LOVE that box set?! I am SO not waiting until June. I’m calling Selfridges at like 3am tonight! I wish I could get them all but maybe just a few. Any suggestions?

          • I think it would be amazing if there was one… Is there one? I haven’t spotted one!

            I want the red in the photo. I’m wondering if it’ll actually be nearly as glossy as it looks in the photo… I’d probaby have to go Pure Pink, True Coral, Cherry Lush. So hard to say without SEEING them.

            • I think Cherry Lush must be the one from the photo. I love how it looks like jelly – Reminds me of a 70’s porno lip. Hah. Cherry Lush and True Coral look pretty. Agreed though, it’s hard to tell without actually seeing them (which is why I want to call the counter and ask).

            • Let me know what you hear… I mean, there are only 12, right? That’s totally possible to collect them all… it’s a MAC collection and a half…

            • kristina

              I have seen a box set on another blog. I am not sure if it was for press though.

            • Dusty called Selfridges, and if you buy all twelve, you’ll get a box to keep them in, but they’re already sold out of it!

            • Hah! I got so excited I completely didn’t understand what you were typing – Sorry! YES there is a box set! Check it out:

            • ARGH! They’re all sold out of the box set… They also couldn’t understand my big American accent and talked to me like I was a cave man (I should have told them I was Canadian). Hahaha! 😉

              I did get some info out of them though: Their biggest sellers are Cherry Lush, Pure Pink, Ginger Fawn and True Coral. True Coral is by far their most popular lipstick. Cherry Lush has a lot of blue in it, making it almost a fuchsia red. And of the purples, Moroccan Rouge is the more universal flattering color.

              The best part of the conversation was when I had to ask for a manager because the sales woman didn’t understand what I meant by, “What are the most popular colors and do you have any favorites?” Instead, she seemed to hear, “I want free samples! [Drool] I’m a greedy American! [Snarl] Sent me all your stuff for free! [Belch and other uncooth noises].” LOL!

            • Oooh and Pink Dusk (I forgot to type that one out). That’s the biggest seller of the nudes – The manager described it as a very warm pink nude.

            • LOL!

              Thanks for the update, Dusty! Not shocking that those shades are the most popular ones!

            • I saw that, but I thought it was more of a press event, so I wasn’t sure if it was available to consumers!

        • Lori

          Christine, they are in at Neiman-Marcus stores ( well, BH and Topanda in Cali) AND they are displayed in a beautiful white case. I asked if they would be sold as a set, but the SA said she didn’t think so. I thought the texture of the lipsticks were quite lovely, very creamy. The colors were hard to wipe off of my hand, so excellent staying power. I would say that the colors in the photograph weren’t quite a perfect match to the lipstick colors in real life. They are taking pre orders! I ‘m going to start out with two. Pink Dusk and True Coral were my faves..Looking forward to your reviews!

          • Oh, interesting… I don’t think I have any Neiman Marcus nearby. Well, not near enough that I can run over any time soon at least :(

            • Neiman Marcus is taking pre-orders for these – IF you are near a Neiman Marcus that sells Tom Ford Private Blend, they’ll carry the lipsticks. Ship date is supposed to be this week, launch date in stores is mid-to-end of May (That’s what I was just told by Newport Beach Neiman Marcus).

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    • Quennie

      He is a director. And he also made those oh-so-popular sunglasses years ago. They are at least $320, I think. Basically, he makes expensive things.

  10. 45 bucks for a lipstick? And I thought Chanel was expensive!

    • Guerlain Rouge Gs are $45! 😛

      • At least Guerlain don’t rip off the British customers by charging a lot more for their already expensive lipsticks in the UK! $45 = £29, Guerlain lipsticks are £25-£27, whereas Tom Ford’s are £35! How does that work? Chantecaille do the same too, they are even worse, a $90 powder cost £80 in the UK!

  11. Kathie

    Your paying for the Tom Ford name more so then the actual lipstick.

  12. Lisa

    For $45 Tom Ford himself better come to my house to apply the lipstick! LOL

  13. Rawrzellers

    Pretty colors, however the packaging is god awful… I’ll give this brand 5 months before it dies.

  14. OMG i am in love with the promotional photo for this!

    Hey Christine I am looking for that foundation chart you once made? Cant seem to find it anywhere but it was so useful! x

  15. LNU

    What the! 45 bucks, pass! I’ll go get myself 3 MAC lippies instead!

  16. $45 is too much… i’d rather buy ysl or chanel and feel much more happy about my purchase! :)

  17. I just want to know what lippie he’s wearing. 😉

  18. Nicole

    Is it just me, or does Tom Ford seem to market himself as the walking definition of sex? He knows what he’s doing…I mean look at that promo picture. LOL. I don’t know if it’s enough to tempt me to spend $45 on a lipstick though. We’ll see.

  19. nicci

    If the lipstick actually comes out like that in the picture, then I would be really tempted to purchase. Otherwise, I will likely pass. Spent $50 on Cle De Peau silky lipstick and that was a major disappointment!!

  20. Shanda

    The lipstick looks really luscious on the model! It’s tempting.

  21. Hend

    Can’t wait to try out the cherry lush ..
    i love the promotional pic too 😀

  22. Lorna

    he gets points for the architectural lipstick tube but none of these colors scream my name. if i don’t start seeing mind blowing swatches, i’ll skip.

    i do love the promo pic. sexy without being pornographic.

  23. isis

    Ahhhhhhhhh thank you Christine. I love Tom Ford so much and I can’t wait to try his lipsticks. I just came home with a bottle of his private blend Black Violet perfume and I’m still riding the Tom Ford high. This makes it even better!

  24. Kate

    these babies are £35 in the UK so i think u guys in the US are getting a better deal!
    i checked these out yesterday at the Tom ford counter and considering they were only launched 2 days ago the testers where nasty and I didn’t think that much of the textures or colours for that matter either – pass me a mac lipstick anytime!

  25. Kate

    oh, and i must add these colours are pretty opaque so they have a fab colour pay off but they are nowhere near as glossy as the promo pic

  26. Ladybug

    Will not be buying these for two reasons: the price is just ridiculous, I mean really. Also it’s quite amazing that they exploit women in the campaign for a product that’s solely marketed towards women. The product looks beautiful, but I’m sure as hell not going to support a company that makes an ad like that.

  27. Christianv

    We’ve had these in my store for a couple of weeks. I’ve already gone ahead and preordered a few for my kit.

  28. denise

    Hi christine! I saw on a post from the british beauty blogger that if you do get all 12 shades, they’ll give you the presentation box :)

  29. I don’t even know who this Tom Ford guy is and I certainly won’t be paying £35 for a lipstick! (Which is a LOT more than in the US, I believe it’s about $55!)

  30. pumpkin

    I tired these a while back in selfridges but found them a bit drying, they’re pretty pigmented but not particularly glossy. Overall I think the Guerlain rouge G’s or Ysl voluptes are better, not to mention cheaper!

  31. Leli

    I may be the only one who looked at the photo and said WOW!OMG-so GORGIOUS!
    I simply love it!
    but i’m not spending 50-55 € (here!)for a lipstick while i can buy 3 from mac with the same money!
    if i could afford it i would buy one or two though!
    i would probably go with the one she is wearing and the first 2 nudes!

  32. GG

    You’re paying for the rare! exotic ingredients!

    But I must say the colors look great and the design of the tube is appealing.

  33. Marcela

    I absolutely loved the promo picture. Very different, its provocative no doubt, but it is very catchy. =-) Anyways, $45.00 for a lipstick its way too much for me, but then again its Tom Ford, but still with that money you can buy 3 MAC lipstick…LOL

  34. evangelia

    TF always has very porno-esque ads. one of his perfume ads consisted of a naked woman, legs spread, holding the bottle over her hooha. and it was a rather small bottle.

  35. noway

    yeah think i’ll just buy 3 lipsticks from mac instead.

  36. Sylvia

    That is the sexiest promo picture I have ever seen! I love it, even though it’s so sexual haha…

  37. Wooooooooweeeeeee! That promo pic is HOT! I probably wouldn’t pay $45 for a l/s, but who knows what’ll happen if I see swatches 😀

  38. cloudburst

    I probably would pick one up simply because I love TF.

  39. IDA

    I could seriously buy these lippies just because of Jon Kortajarena and is delicious mouth being on the promo pic. Yummmm..

    Blush Nude, Pink Dusk, True Coral, Bruised Plum and Black Orchid are all looking so utterly tempting to me.

  40. gia

    I am SICK of these outragious prices 45.00 for a lipstick, in this resession.We all know what it really cost to make this lipstick? Sickening): No thanks.. I will send my money to St. Judes to help the children who need it.

  41. Hoejland

    I have waited for these to emerge on this site!!!! Living in Denmark, these lipsticks are worth travelling anywhere in the world for – I crave them!!!! I adore Tom Fords creations and take on beauty i all matters… Have You seen a Single Man? Please do…. For the better of yourself….

  42. That is the first promo pick for Lipstick I have seen in a good long while that I would describe as pornographic. Just lower the lipstick a little more so it’s actually touching your lip and you’d get quite a different picture.

  43. Tasmin

    Blush Nude is awesome. Best lipstick ever! The SA at TomFord advised me that they’re LE. They were launched here in the U.K on the 24th of April.

    • Kirsten

      I have Blush Nude and True Coral and they are awesome!….the lipstick stay’s on for hours and after a very long deliberation with the SA i decided on True Coral instead of Pink Dusk as was urged to go out of my comfort zone…… very glad for the advise as i would have never made this decision by my self.

  44. Carmen

    $45 for a lipstick that I’ll never use up?? No way!

  45. Girlygirl70

    I just got Pure Pink and it is GORGEOUS so bright! I love it! so smooth and doesnt dry out my lips at all! possibly the best lipstick i’ve owned!

  46. nicci

    Checked these out Tuesday night and was really disappointed!! Not many shades to choose from & it does not come out as glossy in the picture…no surprise there. Not worth $45…

  47. Where can I purchase the new collection in the U.S.? I have tried N.M. and Sack’s….HELP Virginia rogers

  48. Anna Wilson

    Do you know what color lipstick he uses in the promo? I want it so bad!

  49. Antonia

    paying for the rare exotic ingreadients??? ahahah NOT! I am from brazil tho ahaha

  50. I would love to have Tom ford lipstick that will suit my skin collre thanks Chani

  51. Lynn R.W.

    Haven’t tried the lip color yet, but have worn Black Orchid fragrance for 4 winters now and its such a wonderful heady outrageous fragrance. I’m sure if I can get my hands on the lip color I will cherish it as I have all of the YSL lips etc. etc. that have been so great in the past! If you love lipstick the price doesn’t matter,and I believe Tom Ford Knows!!!!



  53. Dolly Shah

    I want to buy lipstick of the brand tom ford please gimme the details from where i can buy the lipstick online or in india .

  54. Susan

    I was at a CCO yesterday and they have 2 Tom Ford lipsticks on the counter. They were $31! I just had I get one! I figured it was about the same price as Chanel so I went for it. I got Moraccan Rouge. It’s beautiful! :)