Tom Ford Wild Ginger lipstick #totesamaze

Now I love Tom Ford very much but my experience with his makeup line hasn't been a particularly happy one. Vanilla Suede lipstick was a cheap, scratchy mess masquerading in beautiful packaging and Blush Nude, a creamy, neutral pink was nothing to write home about - or to warrant the price tag. But the slagging off can stop here because this week I bought Wild Ginger and I want to dedicate a whole post to raving about it.

I bought this because in my teeny brain new hair warrants a new lipstick purchase. I had my heart set on something with an orange tone, thinking that this would flatter a lighter hair colour. I approached the Tom Ford counter in Harvey Nichols and was drawn to Wild Ginger.

It's a different tone for me - if I go bright I tend to go raspberry (Revlon Cherries in the Snow) or purple (MAC's Show Orchid/Impassioned) toned - but I thought it would work. I didn't, as the Tom Ford sales assistant suggested, slap it on from the lipstick tester (yuck....), but took a gamble and applied in full when I got home.

And when I did it clicked - ah, this is why they are so expensive!

MAC's Amplified formula comes close but I don't think I have tried something so richly pigmented or long-lasting. That sounds good right but it's going to sound even better because despite the natural dryness of my lips this formula feels weightless and moisturising.

Apparently this is due to the soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil included in the lipstick blend - and yes I copy and pasted that from the website :)

Back to the colour. 

This is a bit of a strange one. In the tube it looks more orange toned but when applied, the red tone comes into play. The end results is a hot, warm red and I can't actually believe that I like this so much. I mean I have even worn it out for goodness sake - out of the house! In public and everything!


Playsuit: Topshop (can't wait to do a holiday OOTD with this in VEGAS! :) - Link!
Lipstick: Tom Ford - Link!

There is a hint of MAC Lady Danger or Revlon Coral in the colour so I am not sure if I would say that Wild Ginger is totally unique but I do think the formula and the whole experience of wearing it is. 

It's the definition of luxe and if you are up for a bit of that then it's an indulgent purchase worth making. I don't regret the splurge for one minute :)

What's your favourite statement lipstick?

105 comments:

  1. You look #totesamaze with that lipstick!

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    1. haha thank you :) love that hashtag :)

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  2. I love love love it! Iv been meaning to give the tom ford lipsticks a go, and i think its a lovely change from the more simple and common "jizz lip" .
    I really love MAC's show orchid as a bright, and Media worn as a stain, more as a relaxed option.
    xx

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    1. Show Orchid is a beauty - I think everyone should owe that one because it's so unique.

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  3. Wow, that colour is made for you! Perfect with your hair and skin tone! Great find! <3

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    1. thank you so much! was happy to give it a go :)

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    1. You look really gorgeous with that colour! I wanted to love blush nude so much, but I used it maybe 3 times and went back to hue. Really disappointed with that one. x

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  5. Love the new hair! What did you ask for to get that? I have similar hair and skin tone and my hairdresser keeps wanting to put in caramel foils but I have been freaking at the word "foils"!

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    1. I plopped down and said: "make it lighter". So she gave me a mix of a beige and warm gold with brunette low lights - all foils :) ....and topped off with a toner. She also added a darker brown to the roots so that you don't get that stark contrast between the highlight and root colour which I think helps to blend it all in - especially when dealing with foils. I guess we were going for dark blonde and it's sort of there :)

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  6. that color is so gorgeous! i want it! now!

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  7. Definitely infared by topshop!

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    1. ah thank you - very kind :) x

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  9. I've been wanting to try Tom Ford lipsticks for ages, must be swatched immediately! :) Laura x

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    1. My advice would be to go for the brights and stronger colours - i think they are better quality in a way or maybe just less obviously dupeable :) I sort of want to try Black Orchid - now that's a statement lip!

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  10. Looks stunning on you! And I love the playsuit :) xx

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    1. Can't wait to show the playsuit properly - feels retro, especially with the lip :)

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  11. you suit that red lipstick perfectly, so stunning! :)

    hope you have a fab day hun ~ xx
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    1. thanks so much Christine - you too!

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  12. I hope that playsuit makes an appearance in a future OOTD post, it's so pretty and reminds me of lana del rey a bit

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    1. That's exactly what I was going for haha :) It's super girly and lovely! Coming up in the next week :)

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  13. WOW!! Love that colour, I must get it.

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    1. thanks Iva - i say definitely go for it although I would slapping it on in person before purchase. These suckers are too expensive!

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  14. Gorgeous!!! Just curious what is your skintone right now? I'm NC35 and wondering if this would suit. xo Faith

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    1. well funnily enough I was wearing a MAC foundation in that pic - and I don't that too often these days. It was NC 30 :)

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  15. I want the color of your hair and this lipstick is fabulous! I will definitely give it a try.

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  16. This looks so beautiful against your tanned skin!! :) I've been wanting to try Tom Ford's Black Orchid, maybe this will push me over when we go shopping Tuesday! Yay!

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    Alyson

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    1. sooo looking forward to our speed shop :) haha

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  17. This colour looks absolutely stunning on you! I think Orange is one of those colours everybody is scared of but actually suite everybody! now I must find my nearest tom ford counter...

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    xoxox

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    1. thank you and totally agree on the orange - I think the only danger zone is that it can make teeth look a bit yellow but this has enough red to cancel that out. LOVE LOVE LOVE :)

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  18. wow that colour is amazing...so different yet so right! great review!! xox

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  19. That colour is crazy gorgeous on it's own and especially on you! The name is great as well! Might have to check this out soon!

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  20. Stop enabling me Laura. :) This lipstick is too beautiful.

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    1. haha sorry....but you know you won't regret it :) ;)

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  21. suits you perfectly. just brightens up your face instantly!
    and the packaging is just so GORGEOUS!!!!
    No wonder they're so expensive!
    I saw on their website : 36 Euro for one lipstick!

    I'll just stick to Chanel (which is expensive enough)

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    1. completely agree about the ridiculous price....I am just a sucker for branding :)

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  22. it looks fabulous!!
    love the color
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  23. totally sexy with an edge of girly playfulness. I actually think the moisture of Tom Ford isn't the best (Dior has better) but I totally adore the purple-hued Violet Fatale.

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    1. Oooh which Dior line do you recommend? I always get confused with their lipsticks!

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  24. Beautiful color. It looks amazing on you.
    happy weekend
    xx chris

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  25. your hair suits you so much! Love the lippy on you xx

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  26. I can't get over how stunning you look with this color! Great purchase!

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    1. I can't get over how comfortable I feel with a bright colour on. In LOVE! :) haha

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  27. This is really pretty on you Laura. My go to lipstick is Topshop Infrared these days. £8 a tube which is handy as I've already lost two :)

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    1. That's the second recommendation I have seen for that one - will have to have a nosey! Thanks Arlene x

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  28. I need to get back into buying bright lippies again. Love this one - it really suits you x

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  29. It looks absolutely beautiful. I could do with this one, it looks like it would add instant class to any look. Loving the fact that you've made it work with pink too, looking forward to the playsuit post. Enjoy Vegas, there is nowhere quite like it!!

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    1. I cannot wait!!! I went there once before but i had just finished uni and had zero cash...stayed in dodgy hotel etc....can't wait to do it in a bit more style although the $1 margaritas are still a priority :) haha

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  30. This color looks gorgeous! Such a fun, yet chic color for the summer. I need to go out and get immediately!

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    1. I recommend that you do! haha :) Thank you :)

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  31. Looks amazing on you laura!! I have a bunch of reds but keep forgetting which one i actially like. Yes i have about 7 but only like one off them... Is that common or just me?
    I like warmer tones as well but some look great on but make teeth yellow especially with warmer tones that dont have blue in them. Is that the case with the tom ford one or is it good in that aspect? :)

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    1. Good point - I should have mentioned this in the review because orange lipsticks can definitely cause the yellow teeth effect. Nice! The good thing about this one is that there is enough red in the blend to counteract that so it's a bright, pretty colour and white teeth :)

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  32. OMG it looks amazing on you. :) x

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  33. What a beautiful colour on you, really suits your new hair!
    xx

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  34. The colour suits your skin tone so nicely! The formulation also sounds amazing.


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  35. That lipstick look beautiful! What camera are you using? I see it's a Canon but what model?

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  36. Such a gorgeous colour, really suits you. :) x

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  37. Love the lipstick and your posts! :)

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  38. Wow! Gorgeous on you and the new hair is fab! I may have to adapt that mantra for myself as I'm getting my hair done in a week! :)

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  39. This color looked gorgeous on you. I was on twitter saw your profile pic had to enlarge to get a closer look only later to see your post on "the superwoman lipstick" divine!!!!

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  40. You definitely own this colour. It's amazing too how the brightness of the lippy has just enough sexiness and then your hair and that pink bustier adds just the right touch of cute. Genius!

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  41. You look a bit like Wonder Woman!

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  42. An amazing color on you. Quite stunning really.

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  43. Whenever I buy high end lipsticks I always choose a bright or unique shade. The drugstore and mid-priced brands have all the other shades pretty much covered.

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  44. It looks like this lipstick was made just for you, I love it!

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  45. It's a gorgeous color! I've been looking for something with more of an orangey tone myself! Love this!

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  46. This definitely looks #totesamaze on you haha!! You have such luxurious taste in beauty products!! I have never tried anything from Tom Ford but this looks gorgeous!! Xx.

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  47. You look like Millie from MIC in these photos (i.e. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL)!! xx

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  48. Very lovely color. I would be too scared to try it but it looks amazing on you!

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  49. This lipstick is amazing on you!! I totally want it now, loving the lighter locks too...thinking of going a little lighter too, bored and need a change!

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  50. my favourite bright lippie is revlon's really red. it's matte so it's very long-lasting but not drying, it's cool toned and it makes my teeth look super white and it's super cheap (i think it's mac's ruby woo twin sister?), it's a total win :)

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  51. omg this lipstick looks a-mazing on you!! just gorg :) i think it's time i took a dip into tom ford lipsticks ;)

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  52. Hi! Just wanted to say I accidently started following your blog (and now on Bloglovin') and loved it because I have family in UK and your British and I'll be visiting them in a couple weeks but that you'll also be in Vegas the same time I will! Leaving in 3 days..but whose counting!?! Have a safe and fun trip ;)

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  54. that colour looks amazing on you!

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  55. I love NARS lipstick in Jungle Red! That color looks amazing on you :)

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  56. I have been following you for a long time now, and this is my favorite look I have seen you in so far! That red is awesome! You look like a hot French lead in some romantic film. New signature look I hope??

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  57. You look especially beautiful in this post :)

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  58. So pretty! really makes your eyes pop!!

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  59. What a beautiful color! Too bad lipstick doesn't look good on my face xD

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  60. This is a gorgeous colour. I have trouble pulling off red lipstick. Something about it just doesn't look right on me. I can do orange though, strangely enough :)

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    xx

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  61. this colour is amazing

    I wish you a beautiful day!
    Kisses


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  62. You must try YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Orange. It's the same one Kourtney Kardashian wears and would look amazing with your coloring!

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  63. You look gorgeous!!

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  64. Oh my goodness that lipstick is absolutely gorgeous and really really suits you! I am going to look out for it, but not sure it would look nearly as stunning on my pale skin :( great blog!

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  65. That lipstick looks amazing on you! xx

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  66. You may like TF's Indian Rose lipstick. Pinky / Nude. Its the only one I have. The formulation is fabulous. It wears like a long wearing lipstick, leaves a nice stain. But most importantly - sometimes my lips are dry not in the best shape, this ALWAYS always puts them back in order. Its like its healing almost. I kid you not.

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  67. Colour is fab on you! I love these colours! Tom Ford's Black Orchid is amazing too! and I also love Mac's 'Quick Sizzle' from their limited edition Shop Mac Cook Mac collection is amazing too!!! :)

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  68. That looks so good on you. Not too orange-y but still orange! I want it now.... hah

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  69. This lipstick looks absolutely stunning on you!!! X

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