Remember those luscious, ultra-pigmented, won’t-budge-despite-a-zillion-martinis Private Blend lipsticks that Tom Ford put put last year? This time the uber-uber-cool designer steps up the beauty stakes with an extended line of colour cosmetics and skincare formulations. And in keeping with his signature aesthetics, the products are both fabulously dramatic and fully functional. “I don’t like B.S. and a lot of promises, and there are a lot of products out there you don’t even need,” he said during an interview with WWD. “My brain works in the same way whatever I do. The approach is practical, architectural and I use the same vocabulary whether I’m designing clothing or color cosmetics.”
In the same interview, Ford also revealed that he had always wanted to do cosmetics, even as far back as his Gucci days adding that, “My intention was to do color cosmetics out of the gate, but not everyone else was convinced that I had a voice in color until the lipsticks started selling out again and again.” As an ambition come true, the new collection delights with a late ’70s Studio 54 aesthetic and is inspired by iconic stars such as Jerry Hall, Lauren Hutton and Bianca Jagger. There are highly pigmented eye and lip colours, skin cleansers, moisturisers, foundation sticks, primers, illuminators and sculpting products amongst other goodies.
Can’t wait to get me hands on the entire lot!