Sunday, 4 January 2015

Quickie Review: Tom Ford Lip Colour in Crimson Noir

Hi, everyone! We all know that I'm a sucker for a luxe lipstick and Tom Ford makes some of the best. My stash already contained True Coral (a vivid pinky coral) and Indian Rose (a muted rosy mauve), but was completely lacking one of the brand's lovely reds. Clearly this had to be resolved, so late last year I trotted over to the Tom Ford counter and swiped on a few. The decision was tough, but the shade that stole my heart was Crimson Noir


Like all Tom Ford Lip Colours, Crimson Noir comes boxed in textured brown packaging with gold lettering. You know things are fancy when the box is this chic! 


The tubes themselves are weighty and sophisticated, with deep brown siding and gold accents. And, of course, a Tom Ford logo on top! 



The lipstick bullet is likewise branded, which I think it a beautiful touch. It is ephemeral, but does last for several applications. 


Now let's talk about the colour. Crimson Noir is a slightly cool-toned wine-tinged red. It is not a burgundy or a berry, but has a touch of added depth that makes it more complex than a classic red. To me, the shade name emits a vintage vibe, and the colour itself has a sort of '20s screen siren feel that I totally love. The coverage is nearly opaque with a flattering satin finish.

Here it is swatched on my inner arm (appearing slightly more pink-toned than it truly is):


And on my lips...


... and in the context of a complete makeup look!



In terms of a review, I'm keeping this one a quickie because I've raved about the Tom For Lip Colour formula in my previous posts, here and here. Crimson Noir is on par with the others, in my opinion, which is fantastic in my books! The pigmentation is rich without being overpowering, the formula glides easily over lips and keeps them looking full and rich, and the shade is ultra flattering. I really have no complaints, except for the price tag. Aside from the wallet woes it induces, Crimson Noir is a true stunner in every respect!

Is this a shade that you'd wear? Do you have any favourite Tom Ford Lip Colours? Can you think of any more affordable dupes of Crimson Noir?

Thanks for dropping by! xo

35 comments:

  1. Wow this lip colour is sooooo you! Looks amazing from your swatches!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! It's become one of my new faves :)

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  2. Wow this lip colour is sooooo you! Looks amazing from your swatches!

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  3. So so pretty on you! I love TF lipsticks!

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  4. Crimson Noir was repromoted in the Lips and Boys collection as Leonardo!! It suits you beautifully. It was my Christmas 2014 lipstick :).

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    1. Ooh, glad to hear you're loving it too! It really is a perfect holiday shade :)

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  5. Oh Jen, this shade is gooooorrrrgeeeouuussss! And the product looks so luxe!

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    1. Everything about it really is lovely! Thanks for stopping by, Kat :)

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  6. Love this, it looks great on you!

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  7. TF lipsticks are da bomb! Love this color on you.

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    1. They really are! Thanks, Melissa! xo

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  8. Nice pics ! :)
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    Love from Poland,
    Oliwia ♥

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  9. Nice! This colour looks stunning on you. It's such a nice shade.

    I don't own any TF lipsticks, but I have a feeling that I will soon. You up for some early b-day shopping at the end of Jan?

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    1. Haha, always! TF lippies are so worth it and I'm happy to enable you during a shopping spree :)

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  10. Crimson Noir looks absolutely gorgeous on you!! I should have given you mine. It looks BLAHHH on me. Probably against my skintone! Ahhh but you've inspired me to give it another chance tomorrow! :-)

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    1. Aww, thanks, Shari! Sorry you didn't like it at first, but maybe you'll like it the second time around :)

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  11. Awesome review! Happy new year dear, wishing you a very fun and successful 2015! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kenny! Same to you :)

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  12. such a lovely shade! I've had my eye on tom ford lately! looks great on you!
    happy new year! hope you had a great holiday as well! :)
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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    1. You should definitely check out TF lipsticks this year :) Thanks, Andrea- same to you! xo

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  13. GORGEOUS shade! I haven't tried TF make up yet but I really want to!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    1. Thanks, Deniz! You definitely should :)

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  14. Oooh, so pretty! I really want to try a Tom Ford lipstick :) x

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    1. Thanks, Mali! You definitely should- they're pricey, but so worth owning even one of them :)

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  15. Of the three this is my favorite on you. Makes You absolutely glowing! That pop of color .. gasp!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Miranda! :)

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  16. Its my favorite color.. It looks awesome..
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  17. So pretty!!! I love Tom Ford!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  18. Oh wow this is actually amazing looking, love the packaging love the finished look!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's quickly become one of my faves :)

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  19. Lovely lipstick :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  20. this is gorgeous.

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