Tom Ford Indian Rose ($48 for 0.10 oz) is one of the only two lipsticks I own from the brand (the other being Black Orchid here and here). Even though I feel like we can find similar quality and packaging elsewhere, I know immediately that I need Indian Rose in my life. It's become my no brainer lipstick whenever I want to brighten up and soften my looks. It gives me an English rose kinda lips. Who doesn't like it, right?
Indian Rose is a pigmented warm medium pink with satin finish. It goes on opaque with one layer as a soft warm pink with just a teeny tiny hint of brown. When applied in 3 layers, it shows up completely pink on my naturally red lips. I prefer to wear it with 2 layers so that my natural lip color peeks through.
Like other Tom Ford lipsticks, Indian Rose has heavenly creamy texture that glides on seamlessly into my lips, moisturizeing them without being too fragile for application (*cough* Vincent Longo). His lipsticks feel weightless and hydrating on the lips. You won't feel like wearing lipsticks at all. It's superb but Tom Ford isn't the only who delivers. This luxurious quality can be found in Guerlain Rouge G, Edward Bess Ultra Sleek, Dior Addict, Burberry Lip Cover and the likes.
It's breathtakingly stunning isn't it? Especially for such a wearable shade.
What really grabs my heart though is the long wearing. My easy-to-be-dehydrated lips usually bear lighter color lipsticks for 4 hours without food or drink. Tom Ford Indian Rose stays fresh for 5 hours without drinking or eating. It can last all the way to hour 7 yet the color isn't as vibrant as my lips gradually absorbs it. For the lipstick to stay put longer, you can apply it in thin layers and lightly blot. But if you're happy with 5 hours plus lunch and no touch up then no need for blotting.
Swatches 2 layers
Tom Ford lipsticks come in a gold-trimmed brown square case that feels luxury and a bit masculine in an attractive way. The cap closes tightly with a click. The brand logo TF is engraved on the lipstick bullet. All in all, I feel like my $$ isn't completely a waste for the packaging.
That brings me to the price. At $48 range, you can find similar quality in other brands like I mentioned above. Lipsticks are the one department where so many brands from drugstore to luxury do an exceptional job. If you put aside the colors of Tom Ford lipsticks (in my case it's the main reason for the expensive procurement of Indian Rose and Black Orchid), I won't run to the counter or raid the online stores just to get them like I did with his blushes. In other words, they're excellent but I don't think they deserve the price tag. I think $30s would be more reasonable. However, we have different purposes in buying a beauty product. I adore Tom Ford and while the price slows me down in collecting his beauty line, I don't mind overpaying for my favorite lipsticks.
Here is a look with Indian Rose. Full makeup list here.
Bottom line. OBSESSED. My latest everyday lipstick. I will absolutely repurchase once finishing it. The price could be more friendly though.
Have you checked out Tom Ford Indian Rose or any of his lipsticks? I would love to hear your thoughts on the brand. Anything Tom Ford please!