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Tom Ford Lipstick Swatches: Pinks & Nudes

September 2, 2011
The new shades: Spanish Pink, Pink Adobe, Indian Rose, Nude Vanille, Adobe Smoke

New and original: Sable Smoke, Nude Vanille, Vanilla Suede (to be discontinued), Indian Rose, Pink Adobe, Pink Dusk (original packaging), Spanish Pink

The new pinks are very similar. They are lovely with slight variations in their undertone and base. You definitely do not need them all. Had I seen them in person first I would have just picked out one of the new pink shades. See Best Things in Beauty’s take on the pinks she picked out.
  • Spanish Pink is a peachy pink, upon closer inspection, I noticed this one has a bit of shimmer
  • Pink Dusk is a neutral rose pink (the lightest of the rose-pinks)
  • Pink Adobe is a more brown version of Pink Dusk
  • Indian Rose is a slightly deeper mauvey version of Pink Dusk with slight shimmer

The nudes seem to be variations of the originals as well. I do not have Blush Nude, but I suspect it’s very similar to Nude Vanille. I really wish they had kept Vanilla Suede, it has a beautiful shimmer texture I think is unique for a highly pigmented nude.
  • Vanilla Suede is a gorgeous pale golden beige shimmer
  • Nude Vanille is a pale peach cream
  • Adobe Smoke is a caramel nude

Swatches with different angles and lighting, all richly pigmented and smooth. They apply softly but not too soft. The new shades appear to have the same formulas as the original shades. They have a natural sheen you can see in the sunlight. The shimmer is only visible with Vanilla Suede.

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  • annie September 2, 2011 at 10:58 am

    This is bad. I love every single shade!

  • pinkribbons September 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Indian Rose and Sable Smoke are calling me. Big cudos to Tom Ford for creating such wearable colours.

  • Jamilla Camel September 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Think I'm going to get Pink Adobe and Sable Smoke! Thanks for the swatches!

  • HeidiB September 2, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Sabe Smoke and Vanilla Suede look really nice.

  • Sarah S. September 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Oh, man, now I want Nude Vanille! I didn't like the packaging at first but it is growing on me… "Damn!" says my wallet.

  • Lucy September 2, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Indian Rose gave me a tummy flutter… I will need to swatch in person to confirm its uber loveliness 🙂

  • Tina September 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks so much for the swatch. it would be awesome if you can do a compare/ dupe for these lipsticks. <3

  • Flyavsted September 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Love Pink Dusk and Nude Vanille!

  • MilknCookiie September 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Goddd I love these swatches. I swear Tom Ford is going to make me poor haha.

    ★ Cookiie

  • Makeup Magpie September 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks so much for these helpful photos & swatches! I love Spanish Pink, Indian Rose, Vanilla Suede & Sable Smoke! 🙂

  • Sidney September 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I love those shades! I wish I could have them all – I think Pink Dusk is my favorite. Just gorgeous 🙂

  • lexi920 September 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Loving Sable Smoke and Indian Rose, it's just a shame that TF lipsticks do not play well on my lips.

  • DSK Steph September 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Outstanding review!

  • Eileen September 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Tom Ford really did it right with these. The soft, subtle shimmer is just enough to add a bit of glow and dimension to the lips without looking matte. I know that matte is one of the trends for fall, but the reality is that it is going to be very difficult for most women to pull off because it requires full, perfectly smooth lips to look good. In truth, except for promo pictures (photoshopped, yes?), I haven't seen one decent lip picture of any reviewer wearing the new matte shades. Tom Ford offers a wonderful alternative. His lipstick looks positively luscious on: smooth, creamy, slightly moist. OK, it's Tom Ford, so let's just say it–it looks sexy!

  • NeenaJ September 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    It's between Pink Adobe and Indian Rose for me. Alas, wallet will only allow for one!

  • Anonymous September 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    OMG you're the best beauty blogger everrr! Thank you for the swatches <3

  • Catherine September 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Beautiful!! Thanks for the swatches! 😀

  • MakeupFanatic27 September 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    All of these shades are to die for! If I had to choose I would probably choose….Nude Vanilla, Pink Dusk and Spanish Pink! ^_^

  • Walls September 3, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I want all the pinks! I am going to scope out Casablanca, too, when I hit the TF counter tomorrow. Thank you so much, Sabrina. Any chance we can see you sporting these colours on your lips?

  • Dovey September 3, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Sable smoke and nude vanille have my heart here. Just. Perfect.

  • Zuzu's Petals September 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I LOVE this post; thanks so much, Sabrina!

    Those shades are so classic and well edited. Well done, TF! I hate to make comparisons, but the color lineup reminds me of Edward Bess' original lipstick line.

    I am not sure if any of the lipsticks presented in this post would be pigmented enough for me (I look like a corpse if I don't have some contrast), but Indian Rose, might be a MLBB shade … as long as the "BB" part is present!

  • TanyaExquise September 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    wow))) pink dusk very nice

  • Jamilla Camel September 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Ok, I did it! I just bought Pink Adobe today, as well as an eye palette and a blush – I already have Pink Dusk and True Coral, which I love! Now, I'm broke!

  • Cheryl September 4, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Wow, beautiful swatches! Thanks Sabrina! I think I need Indian Rose.

  • Ida September 4, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Pink Dusk…WANT WANT WANT

  • Noniek September 5, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Great swatches! I like indian rose

  • Jess September 7, 2011 at 12:41 am

    This is real Tom Ford Lipstick heaven! I have been lemming a Tom Ford lipstick for the longest!

    Thanks so much for your awesome swatches! I have actually been searching for Tom Ford lipstick swatches online some time ago, but the one I found were not really accurate, thus not helpful.

  • Maria September 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Just purchased Spanish Rose and Pink Adobe. Adore Spanish Rose, not so keen on Adobe but maybe more for winter. Gorgeous lipsticks and thanks so much for helpful swatches as so difficult when you have to order online to get the colours right!

  • Anonymous September 13, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Hi Sabrina,
    Thank you for the swatches. Do you think the pink adobe is very similar to Edward Bess tender love and forever yours.
    Can you do a comparison between Edward Bess tender love , forever yours , Tom ford Indian rose and pink adobe.
    Thank you

  • MarNY Miriam September 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    WOW I love the colors and swatches so beautiful what do you expect from TOM FORD nothing but the BEST!!!!!

  • Gina June 28, 2013 at 5:11 am

    So helpful! I have Indian Rose and decided I like it best of all the shades shown, so you saved me from buying another $50 lipstick 😉

  • Audrey Laras July 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Hi, is the sable smoke identical to estee lauder insatiable ivory?

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