Over a lovely lunch in the Monaco private dining room of The Blythswood Square in Glasgow last week, local journalists were introduced to a breath-taking array of new collections from Tom Ford Beauty, including the new Grooming range, the gents’ Tom Ford Noir fragrance range, various jaw-droppingly impressive Christmas box sets of lipsticks and nail varnishes, and this gorgeous quartet of reds – the Jasmin Rouge 2013 Colour Collection.
I may have gone along with my nails suitably attired in the classic Carnal Red shade (it’s a pillar box red, but that doesn’t sound as Tom Ford-esque as Carnal Red!) of Nail Lacquer, but I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Jasmin Rouge Colour Collection which contained the new pairings of cherry shades – the Nail Lacquer in the shimmery Trophy Wife, pictured bottom left, and the Vampire Kiss Lip Color (bottom right) – and the brick red Shameless Nail Lacquer and the Rouge Fatal shade of Lip Color. The new cosmetics were designed to complement the Jasmin Rouge perfume, which is described as “daringly feminine”, with spiced floral notes.
I must say, I’m having a bit of a love affair with Tom Ford Nail Lacquer just now: I applied the Carnal Red at the front door just before dashing to the lunch, and was very struck by how well designed the slender brush is for quick, easy, mess-free use – and how well it lasted.
* Lip Colors in Rouge Fatal and Vampire Kiss (£36 each); Nail Lacquers in Shameless and Trophy Wife (£26 each); Jasmin Rouge (from £140 for 50ml).