I'll Teach You (05)
Tom Ford I’ll Teach You (05) Lip Contour Duo ($53.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains a slim lip color with a twist-up “Lip Shaper,” where the lip color hides in the base of the component. It’s one of the brighter, deeper duos in the range, and it features a raspberry pink lipstick and a lighter, much cooler pink lip liner.
According to the brand, the Lip Shaper is designed for enhancing and defining the lips, and it can be used to shape or “create an ombre effect” to the lips, while the lip color is supposed to be full coverage. Sadly, I really like the lip color formula in the duo; it’s very creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear with four to six-hour wear time, but the Lip Shaper formulation left a lot to be desired. I struggled with using the Lip Shapers as they often broke on me, as they were quite brittle, and the majority were very dry, so they tugged and dragged on the lips. They also had bits of sparkle, which did not work well for defining the edge of the lips nor did it work out for filling in the lips.
Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…
I'll Teach You (Lip Color)
I’ll Teach You (Lip Color) is a bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with very subtle cool undertones paired with a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had intense pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, but the texture was rather emollient, so there was some color that sat in lip lines after awhile. It was, though, rather comfortable and hydrating to wear over the five hours it lasted. This shade left behind a subtle stain.
PiPPermanent in Palette.
I'll Teach You (Lip Shaper)
I’ll Teach You (Lip Shaper) is a medium pink with cool, blue undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. This shade of the Lip Shaper was one of the easier shades to manage on the lips from all of the duos, as it wasn’t as dry, but I found that by the third attempt to use it, the pencil felt substantially drier than it did the first two times I used it. I definitely did not leave a cap off at any point (no longer than it took to use it), so I’m not sure why it dried out so quickly. It had mostly opaque coverage that applied to lips with some dragging and pulling. The color lasted for over six hours but was drying.