Cherry Lush Lip Color ($48). For me, Cherry Lush came in a deluxe mini size as a gift with purchase. I'm so pale and feel so uncomfortable in dark lipstick colors, I could not have invested $48 in it - no matter how trendy red is.
To Tom Ford, who himself is a fashion icon, there is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip. It
is the focus of the face, and it has the power to define a woman's whole
look. Each Lip Color is Tom Ford's modern ideal of an essential makeup
shade. Rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract,
Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomile flower oil, create an
ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially
treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the
right balance of luminosity. The result is a creamy, luxurious lipstick with dramatic color.
I took swatch photos of this red shade in full, late-afternoon sunshine. The lush, opaque color displays the sexy glamour of red - cherry red, but red nonetheless.
Cherry Lush reminds me of an old friend who religiously followed her mother's advice. "No matter where you're going, never leave the house without lipstick." Marianne would have worn Cherry Lush.
You can find Tom Ford's Lip Color at Tom Ford counters, including the one at the John Barrett Salon in New York City, and online at stores where Tom Ford Beauty is sold.
Photo at top courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman; other photos by Best Things in Beauty