If you’ve never tried liquid lipstick before because of the potential mess you can make when applying it, know that liquid lipsticks are not created equal. Tom Ford's Lip Lacquer delivers precise application and highly pigmented, decadent colors that come in Liquid Patent, Liquid Metal, and Liquid Matte finishes. These long-lasting liquid lipsticks are infused with moisturizers and a lightweight formula for comfortable wear.
Liquid lipsticks introduce you to a novel way of applying color to your lips. Here are application rules for the beauty staple itself.
One swipe is enough.
Liquid lipsticks are highly pigmented and can deliver an opaque coat of color in just one swipe. Of course, you can add an extra swipe if you want to intensify the color. But if you really want vivid and vibrant shine, then pick one of the shades from Tom Ford's Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent. This ultra-glossy stain dries to a skin-tight vinyl finish.
Liquid Patent shades from left to right: Erotic, No Vacancy, Orchid Fatale, Ravageur, Stolen Cherry, Red Corset
Patience is a lipstick virtue.
Since the formula is slippery, you'll need to apply it with a steady hand and a lot of patience. Look for a brightly lit room and arm yourself with a mirror and some lip liner, too. The liner allows you to trace the outline of your lips and make it easier to fill in the with the liquid lippie without going over your lip shape.
Don’t wear it with a light or no-makeup look.
If you thought you could sport a foundation-free face with an intense lip, think again! Since a perfectly painted lip is such a striking statement, you'll need to do your brows, line your eyes, and coat your curled lashes with mascara to balance out the boldness of your lip. Case in point: a metallic lip, like the Liquid Metal. With optical plumping effects and mirror-like dimension, this lustrous lip can be spotted from miles away.
Liquid Metal shades from left to right: Copper Chic, Metal Flame, Molten Orchid, Pink Sabre, Rouge Metal, Ultraviolet
Liquid lippies are buildable.
Just like with conventional bullet lipsticks, you can still control the amount of color by blotting your lips with tissue for a stain-like finish. Even better, you can do an ombré lip if you want the illusion of fuller lips.
Exfoliate your lips and wear lip balm.
Flaky lips are a no-no if you're planning to sport a statement lip, so swipe on some lip balm before you do your makeup to help your lips stay smooth. While many matte liquid lipsticks are notoriously drying, Tom Ford's Lip Lacquer in Liquid Matte is a fade-resistant, velvety-matte liquid lippie that hugs your lips in a feather-light and comfortable finish.
Liquid Matte shades from left to right: Fetishist, Flame, Pussycat, Ruby Rush, Universal Appeal, Violet Fatale
Tom Ford's Lip Lacquers are available for P2,820.00 in Tom Ford Beauty stores located in Adora in Greenbelt 5 and Rustan's Makati. Visit the Tom Ford website to find out more.