There is something to be said about the spirit of reinvention in fashion. Some would argue that it is a necessity in light of social media, which touts instant gratification and rapid turnaround times. Others, however, would claim that there are better yields by staying true to one’s branding. It is rare that a label is able to land somewhere squarely in between consistency and change—unless, of course, you’re Tom Ford. It’s safe to say that the American designer has managed to diversify in a multitude of ways without veering from his legacy; a bevy of artful creations that exude sultriness and audacity, most notably evidenced by the establishing of Tom Ford Beauty in 2006.
Make no mistake—there is no doubt that the decadence and brazenness of Tom Ford’s garments are translated in his skincare, make-up, and fragrance offerings. The latest inventions from the brand are proof in itself. Enter: the Liquid Lip Luxe Matte and the Eyes of Tom Ford.
The Liquid Lip Luxe Matte
“The perfect lip colour is the ultimate accessory. It defines mood, and reveals intention without words,” states Ford. By this, he means a lipstick that is a statement in itself, delivering on maximum impact without compromising on comfort and quality. And so the Liquid Lip Luxe Matte was born—a transfer-resistant, long-wear lippie that dries down to a velvety-soft finish.
Boasting ten hues in total, the Liquid Lip Luxe Matte serves as the perfect sizzling accompaniment to the rest of the line-up. Its pigment-packed formula grants users with a pout that packs a punch, drawing the gaze while also pampering dry, parched lips. This is attributed to the inclusion of black rose and seaweed extract, both of which hydrates and blurs the appearance of fine lines in equal measure. The end results: a pillowy-smooth, immaculate canvas drenched in vivid colour.
The eyes of Tom Ford
Show-stopping as it might be, that’s not to say that the Liquid Lip Luxe Matte will detract from the rest of your visage. Its versatility shines through when paired with the Tom Ford Beauty Eyes of Tom Ford; a series of eyeshadow quads that pays homage to Tom Ford’s most iconic runway collections. 2023 sees the introduction of three new variations: 40 Golden Hour; 41 Peach Dawn; and 42 Hazy Sensuality.
“Eyes are the most effective way to create character, to reflect your personality and make a true statement with your look,” shares Ford. In this case, it is interpreted as a range of lustrous eyeshadows brimming with pigment, available in a variety of finishes and comprising a unique formula that allows for users to experiment and create.
Golden Hour is the encapsulation of a holiday frolicking on the beach, a palette designed to grant an effortless sun-kissed glow. Think shimmering corals and sparkles that sink into the mien seamlessly. Peach Dawn, on the other hand, centres on satiny pinks and brick and bronze; the flirtatious cousin to Hazy Sensuality containing rich reds, burgundies, and shimmer. For day-to-day wear, apply it dry and onto lids for a soft, sheered-out effect. Whereas for nights out, brush it on with a dampened brush to give a metallic, high-shine finish.
Whichever way you choose to sport the aforementioned products, the fact remains that there will be no mismatch between the formulas and hues; a perfect harmony of pigment and texture that serves as the epitome of Tom Ford’s philosophy of boldness and sex appeal. And that, in itself, is the essence of the brand: giving users the agency to adventure out and play as they see fit.
Experience the new drops from Tom Ford Beauty at selected Sephora stores, TANGS at Tang Plaza or Takashimaya Department Store. Or shop online via sephora.sg.