Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60) bring me back to some of my first experienced with makeup. Help a sister out to jog her memory here, remember Revlon or was it Covergirl had powder lipsticks? They were duos if I remember right and each compact had a powder lipstick and a balm that would set the lipstick. I’m thinking it was Revlon or maybe Covergirl that made them. This had to be the mid-90s or so!
Earlier last year, Milk Makeup released their powder Lip Pigments and I think it was the first time in a very long time that powder lipstick actually made a come back. Sadly, the world is lacking in the powder lipstick department.
Until now anyway because Tom Ford has a few shades of their new Shade & Illuminate Lips Palettes up for grabs for Spring 2017 and just looking at them brings back so many feel good makeup memories.
The palettes include a light and a dark shade selection that helps in shaping and contouring lips. Hell, I can’t contour my face never mind my lips but I’m tempted by these highly pigmented, matte finish powder none the less. You can use both shades to create either a subtle or dramatic ombre or you can be as n00b-ish as I am and just use the colors individually. The formula is a hybrid powder-gelee (sounds like Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee) that contains emoillet oils and a blend of polymers that allow the powder to adhere comfortably to lips.
There are six duos available from nudes to gorgeous hues of berry and red.
You can snag Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Lips now at nordstrom.com.