I've not long picked up Tom Ford's Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Les Mepris which was a beauty buy from Sephora near Rodeo Drivewhich you may have seen featured in my Spring & Summer lipstick post. It's so beautiful and did break the bank a little at £39 but it was totally worth it. I was in Sephora with full intentions on doing a huge splurge and boy did I spend a lot. All for good cause, as I saved and saved for so long to be able to throw away money like it was no tomorrow whilst I was in LA. I've always wanted a Tom Ford lipstick as they're so glamorous, but as a 22 year old graduate it wasn't something I was expecting to get my hands on for quite a few years. I had completely forgotten about Tom Ford being stocked in Sephora until I walked past a stand in the final shop I went in and was so excited that I may have done a little dance.
I had no idea what colour to choose from and I didn't even know what the lipstick would be like but I knew I wanted one. There were only around 5 lipsticks to choose from as they were on an end of aisle stand but the one featured was Les Mepris which is French for Contempt, and the colour was just so beautiful. I envisaged myself in the summer with my long blonde hair curled, a tan on my skin and the most shimmery highlighter on, wearing this lipstick. When it comes to lip colours I tend to have three variations: nudes, dark vampy colours and really bright colours that exclude Barbie pink. If you're blonde like me there's a good chance you haven't worn a hot pink lipstick since you were 14 as you can't stand being called Barbie. This colour however, is a bright pink with more coral undertones which currently match my nails.
The packaging is simple and looks expensive. It's heavier than a normal lipstick and has the TF embossed into the lipstick which I've already started to wear away. The shape of the bullet means you can really get into the corners and bow of your lips without getting it everywhere or massively overdrawing them and it makes a change having not having a circular bullet too. Would I buy another one? Yes. But it would have to be the perfect bold red shade but aside from that I'm pretty happy with my extensive Mac Lipstick Collection until I win the lottery.