I didn't know when writing became a chore for me. I used to regularly blog ever since I was in second year high school (10 years ago - HELLO!). I'm not quite sure what's happening (burnout, writer's block, etc) but I hope it goes away soon. I'd like to get my groove*~ back, you know?
For now, let me try to at least write a little something about my newest favorite: the Tom Ford Matte Lipstick in Velvet Cherry ($50).
Why yes, 'makeup no buy' is still happening - but when faced with a new matte lipstick range? Sorry, no second thinking needed hahaha Anyway, the lipstick comes in the classic Tom Ford lipstick bullet - dark brown case with gold detailing. It has quite the heft to it, but seriously nothing troublesome. It's very, very luxurious. I'm pretty sure 60% of the price I paid went to the packaging cost :P
Velvet Cherry is a gorgeous deep oxblood color with both brown and berry undertone. Velvet Cherry is the perfect fall color, and it's definitely something you'd want to pick up if you're a fan of vampy lipsticks.
I have tried a lot of matte lipstick from brands ranging from the drugstore to the more high-end ones (Burberry Lip Velvet being a firm favorite), but the the Tom Ford matte lipstick formula blew the others out of the water.
This sucker last for a very long time - in fact, it lasted all, excuse my french, fucking day on me. The color did eventually fade, of course, but it stains like a mofo. I LOVE IT. Definitely worth its high price tag.
Here's a little comparison of Velvet Cherry to some of my fall-worthy lipsticks: Wet n Wild Cherrybomb is darker, and has a lot more berry to it compared to Velvet Cherry. My absolute favorite, MAC Deeply Adored is the closest, but it's just a tad bit brighter. While MAC Viva Glam III has a lot more brown to it.
I did a full first impression of this on my Youtube channel, if you want to see it:
Are you planning on picking up something from this line? :)