Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color 08 Flamingo Swatch and Review

You have asked for a swatch review of Tom Ford’s Lip Color 08 Flamingo, you got it!

Some background info on what Mr. Ford thinks…

To Tom Ford, 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.

The case is a luxurious bold design. Compared to the original white case, now the main color changed to an almost black color. It’s got a heavy weigh to it but the feel is very empowering. One other thing that is visually noticeable on these new lipsticks is that the engraved “Tom Ford” now is replaced by his initials, “TF.”

The lipstick is $48 a piece @ 3g.

Opening the lipstick fills the air immediately with the scent of vanilla, it is very sweet yet pleasant.

08 Flamingo is a vibrant cool toned hot pink.

If you look closely you’ll notice there are very tiny shimmers inside. The lipstick is well made which looks amazingly smooth. By the way, they’re made in Belgium. Yes the place that has the best chocolate in the world. Maybe they used the same machine to make these lipsticks. That’s why they look so smooth.

Here’s a up close shot of the tip with “TF” logo engraved. Feel free to click and zoom in the photo, see how rich and emollient it looks.

Before we begin with the swatch and test, here is some background knowledge of the lipstick. The formula is made with rare and exotic ingredients, that include soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil. What do you get with these? An ultra-creamy texture with incredible smooth application.

Let’s put the lipstick to test now and see if it lives up to its name.

After a swatch on the arm, I quickly found that it is indeed very easy to apply due to its creamy texture and smoothness. It’s like chocolate melting in the mouth. The color is vivid with outstanding pigmentation.

I then applied it to my lips to get a “mouth” on experience. The color looks exactly the same as it appears in the tube, very vibrant in nature with its nourishing and mouth watering formula. The sweet vanilla scent is light and delightful. It does fade over time.

Shot is taken with natural indoor lighting.

I then wanted to confirm the color under direct sunlight, which to my surprise gave an extreme luminous look. The secrets to the luminosity? Must be the fine shimmers! Though it is still matte, the color is really dimensional. The lipstick was indeed something that is a must have.

Tom Ford’s second generation lipsticks are one of a kind with a bold look that is unique. When I compared his lipstick with other competitors that are aligned with his level of prestige, I found his to be more to my attraction. His lipstick not only has ultra pigmentation it is so soothing and smooth that it feels like a second set of skin on my lips.

Stay tuned for the other colors.

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34 Responses to Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color 08 Flamingo Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla Camel September 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM

    You look so good in hot pink! I can’t wear this colour!

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:08 PM

      There is a large selection of color you can try out! Don’t need to limit it to just this pink.

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  2. Mona September 1, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    This color is so beautiful on you. Thanks for the swatches.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:10 PM

      Thanks for the complement.

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  3. lady-flower123 September 1, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    Thank u for comment 🙂

    I really like the color of the lipstick 🙂

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:10 PM

      More lipsticks coming soon…

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  4. amy September 1, 2011 at 3:59 AM

    It’s such a pretty pink. I need this!

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:11 PM

      Its not only the color, the formula is outstanding because of how easy it is to apply and stuff.

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  5. Brit September 1, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    The packaging alone is worth the price, so pretty. And I’m totally loving the pink shade.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:12 PM

      The packaging is long rectangle that is unique because traditional lipsticks are all round.

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  6. tiyana September 1, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    The formula does look really creamy and the color looks like your real lip color. Love!

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:12 PM

      It’s the second skin effect.

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  7. Reiko September 1, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    $48? Weren’t these 45 before? But the color looks so gorgeous on you.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:27 PM

      I guess the price was increased because of the design and probably because of inflation of some sort.

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  8. Jennifer Park September 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    OMG this is so so pretty! The black packaging is even better than the white one and the color is so pretty.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:28 PM

      The white had it’s pros and cons I mean the packaging was brighter, whereas the black packaging is darker feels a bit more luxe to me.

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  9. vickie September 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Flamingo looks very pretty on you. I’m looking forward to your other swatches.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:36 PM

      Other swatches are coming up soon.

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  10. Laura King September 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    How is the staying power on this? Does it feel dry at all? The color looks nice.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:37 PM

      The lipstick doesn’t feel dry at all. Hmm staying power… I need to think about that because I haven’t really noticed it yet.

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  11. Cindy September 1, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Oh what a gorgeous pink!

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  12. Kim Mika September 1, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    I need to run to Nordstroms and check these out NOW!

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:38 PM

      Call the Nordy’s before you go because for my case only 1 out of like 8 locations have them. Hope that changes.

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  13. Sheila September 1, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    I WANTS!!

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:38 PM

      Go get one Maddy!

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  14. Zuzu Pets September 1, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    It’s such a pretty color on you. Thanks for the swatches.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:39 PM

      No problem. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Beautie Bugs September 1, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    What a cute pink! It looks pretty on you.

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  16. Dianna September 1, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    It looks so dewy on you. I love the color and vanilla scent, hmmm smells nice.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:40 PM

      I think the Vanilla is because of it being made in Chocolate Country. *Laughs*

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  17. eMickey September 1, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    I need this! The pink is just gorgeous and I love vanilla.

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    • admin September 1, 2011 at 11:41 PM

      LOL haha.

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  18. bella-shmella September 2, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Nice color).

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