A love affair with Tom Ford lipstick

Try and choose a lipstick colour in most brands and you’ll find yourself frozen before the excess of colours in a fortified state of choice paralysis. There’s an upside to having practically every shade under the sun, of course, namely that you can find a very specific colour should you ever want to. But if you’re just browsing through the endless vortex of shades – heaven help you.

On the flip side there’s Tom Ford‘s Private Blend Lip Colour collection. Walk up to a Tom Ford counter and you’ll be met with a veritable curation of colours, only the best, only the most desirable. The upshot is you can’t go wrong. You could own every colour without amassing any unnecessary clutter to your makeup bag. Personally I’ve developed something of a signature look from Ford’s True Coral, but that may change though having just added Moroccan Rouge, Pure Pink and Blush Nude to my growing collection.

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As for how it actually wears, it glides on beautifully and stays on. Mind you, in the gold-stamped ivory case which just screams luxury it’s always a joy to pull one out of your purse and reapply anyway.

Visit tomford.com – for Australian readers head to your nearest David Jones beauty counter to indulge in all of the Tom Ford Private Blend lip colours in person.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.