Tom Ford Tainted Love Lip and Cheek Stain

Friday, 19 October 2012


...Sometimes I feel I've got to run away
I've got to get away
From the pain you drive into the heart of me.
The love we share seems to go nowhere
...

Ahem ... anyway, I doubt very much this product was inspired by Soft Cell, but one never knows.  The latest collection from Tom Ford is a seasonal one, and, for me, this is the most interesting product.  
 
 
Packaged identically to the iconic Tom Ford Private Blend lipsticks (which is both a blessing and a curse, to be honest), this is Tom's first lip and cheek stain.

 
It has a rounded top, unlike the lipstick's slanted edge, which makes it easier for application on the cheeks rather the the lips, and it has a sheerer formulation than the traditional lipsticks:

Oops!  Used before photographing, sorry!
My bullet feels a little loose in the housing, as you can probably tell from the markings towards the middle of the stain - which I find infuriating in such a high-end product, tbh - but this is essentially a sheer berry shade, which should be flattering on most paler skins.  I'm not sure it would show up too much on the cheeks of darker skins, but it would still work as a lip stain.  It's a lovely colour, not too blue, and not too pink, which is a very fine line.


Strangely, I find myself  preferring this as a cheek colour to a lip stain, it's got a fair amount of slip, blends easily, and gives just a tiny kiss of flushed colour to your skin, it's deeply pretty, and looks very natural. 
 
On my lips, the colour just doesn't quite work, as my lips are quite pigmented naturally, and it doesn't quite do enough to even out any patchy shading.  But if your lips are more evenly pigmented, or are paler, than mine then it will work better, it's just a little too close to my natural shade to be useable, really.
 
It doesn't, really, have any staining properties that I'm aware of having tested it a few times, now.  It's far more Lipstick Queen Medieval than Benetint, if that makes any sense.  It's basically a sheer lip colour, which is fairly emollient, than a stain of any description whatsoever, really.
 
Tainted Love Lip & Cheek "stain" is a limited edition product, and is on counters now at £36.



 The Fine Print: PR sample.

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5 comments:

  1. So glad for this swatch and review!

    same consistency as the Private Blend lipsticks is indeed something that is both a blessing as a curse, as I find them not-that-good for it's price. I think I'll skip this one based on the colour (bit too red for my cheeks) and the lack of tone for the lips. A good hybrid should perform on both fronts equally (like Kose Addiction cheekstick do).

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    1. Same packaging, rather than consistency, lovely! I do like the RF lipsticks a great deal but agree that there are better formulas around at a lower pricepoint.

      Also, it's a personal thing about the lips, the tone is just not right for my colouring, your mileage may, of course, vary.

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  2. I blogged about this a few weeks ago, I definitely prefer this as a cheek product too. Totally understand what you say about 'stain' though..it does seem to be in the loosest sense of the word.
    I actually prefer that it doesn't stain a lot, given my track record with make up that stains!

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  3. I think I could be tempted to get it as a cheek colour. Once I'd stopped singing along, I spotted the markings on the bullet and thought 'loose in the housing'. It's forgivable in cheaper or even cleaner brands but tut tut at Mr. Ford!

    What's the lasting power on the cheeks like, is it similar to a regular cream blusher?

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  4. This looks so high end!! Think i might have to treat myself :)

    I’m also running a giveaway so would love if you could enter! http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/models-own-giveaway-in-fuzzy-peach.html

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