I love lipstick. It comes in all sorts of colors, sizes and formulas at varying price points too. There's one for every 'want'. There are pricier lip colors though, a purchase of which requires more thought on my part. And then I got a sample of TOM FORD's Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Le Mépris. It was a delectable formula in a color that I would really rather not wear (orange) but that sample was what finally got me to have a look at TOM FORD lipstick, even when I had dismissed it as simply too expensive in the past. Instead of going for one color in full-size, I decided to split my spendings on two of the clutch-size tubes so I could try out one of the old 'boys' and take home one of the new 'girls'.
|Left: clutch-size, Right: deluxe sample size|
I'm going to start off with (01) Katherine and also show you the tube of the Le Mépris sample. I've heard people refer to the "clutch-size" lipsticks as basically sample size and it's really not (see the photo above for the difference in the size of the tube). The clutch-size ones are definitely smaller than the full-size tubes but the deluxe sample is smaller still. Putting the price in perspective, the clutch-size is really about 2/3 of the full-size tube content-wise and it's priced accordingly.
I'm certain that I've mentioned once or twice that I collect lipstick named Catherine. This one is spelled a little differently but I don't mind. This is the prettiest one I've owned yet. The TOM FORD Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Katherine is a very wearable nude beige in the most uber-creamy formula ever. It swipes smoothly and covers the lips in saturated color with just one pass. It's the same formula as Le Mépris and it's so lovely that it makes me kind of just forget that the little tube is $36.