Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale

It was my birthday on Wednesday and one of my birthday presents was a Tom Ford lipstick to add to my ever expanding collection. I already have Cherry Lush, Paradiso and Flamingo and with the Autumn season rapidly encasing us, I thought that a beautiful berry colour would be ideal. I actually got the Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale about a fortnight ago, as an early birthday treat so I have been wearing it at every opportunity.

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale gives the impression that the colour will be violet however it is a delicious rasperry red colour with a fuschia shimmer within the colour. When I first swatched it, I was totally surprised as I was expecting a deep purpley colour similar to Bruised Plum, yet the colour is such an Anoushka colour that I can’t believe it wasn’t one of the first colours I got.

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale

The colour is semi opaque and has a slight fuschia shimmer within the formula. The majority of my Tom Ford colours are fully opaque with a semi matte finish so a slight shimmer in the finish is just lovely. What I have been totally impressed with from the Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale is the longevity. It lasted for so long, and by long I mean long! I got nearly 8 hours of colour from it, and even when it faded, the stain was so good that it lasted until I removed my make up for bed.

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale

My only teeny tiny negative about the Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale is that it reminds me of another colour. It isn’t as unique in colour as others and for the £37 price tag, it isn’t good when you can match it to a £15.50 MAC lip colour. I also wish the TF imprint didn’t wear off so easily, as it saddens me!

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Violet Fatale

Have you got any Tom Ford lip colors? Which is your favourite? Buy yours from Selfridges, for £37.

  • I agree, it’s not a unique shade, but it is so pretty! 🙂

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    • It is so pretty, I can’t stop wearing it!xx

  • jade

    Amazing blog post dear!!….

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    keep up to good work

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    • Thank you so much Jade, I will definitely take a look xx

  • You are literally the queen of pink, this is ideal for breast cancer month xxx

    • Queen of Pink is a great title!!xx

  • Lovely colour & a luxurious birthday treat but the rest of the time – so expensive!!

    • I know, but I can’t help myself!!xx

  • love the shade and the packaging is just divine!! its a shame it doesn’t last long though! still want to try the brand though it looks to lovely not too haha!

    Melissa || x x

    • The lipstick lasts a long time, just the TF that is imprinted in the top disappears quickly. Sad 🙁 xx

  • Andrew James

    OMG THIS IS FREAKING BEAUTIFUL!! i have to have it hahah

  • kpsays

    I know you saw my IG comment when you posted a pic of this! It is indeed an Anoushka color! But you know us lipstick/makeup addicts. Doesn’t matter if there is a similar color in another line – we gotta have it! Plus it’s Tom Ford. And it was your birthday! x

  • I’m yet to try anything from them, and well, this looks gorgeous! 🙂 xx
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    • It is so beautiful. I really recommend TF xx

  • This is the perfect pink- it suits you so much! xx Sophie/

  • Amazing shade on you! I don’t think I could carry this particular one off, but in general I need to get my hands on some Tom Ford lipsticks.

    Sharon x

    • Oh I think you could! Get Flamingo!xx