Smizing with Tom Ford Diabolique Lip Color!

2:11AM, a conversation took place in my head after processing the FOTDs.

“Hmm weird. Why do you look so sad in these pictures?”

“I’m not sad! I’m actually smizing!”

“Why don’t you just smile like what you do in most of the FOTDs?”

“Because I want to look cool.”

“Why do you want to look cool?”

“Because I have a TOM FORD lip color on and it’s called Diabolique, now stop talking to me!”

This conversation teaches us three things: a) don’t process photos at 2AM and b) when I don’t make an effort to look happy and friendly, I look borderline upset and c) Tom Ford Diabolique Lip Color is utterly transforming!

Tom Ford Diabolique Lip Color is one of the Jasmine Rouge Lip Color and Eau de Parfum collection. This limited collection contains 4 lip colors which are inspired by the decadent spiced-floral notes of the perfume, and they have either a satin matte or pearlized finish.

I am going to say this up front: from the price tag to the packaging and quality, everything about Tom Ford Diabolique is the embodiment of luxury. The packaging is square and brown (the color reminds me of tortoise shell) with gold lining and ends. The surface holds prints, but since it’s not reflective it doesn’t look as obvious. It is not incredibly hefty, but it does have presence. Nobody can mistake this as something that is not pure luxury!

(Note: this is a preview piece that I have, so the label looks different)

(I love the TF engraved on the bullet)

Diabolique is a matte red with some blue and raspberry mixed in, which makes it an incredibly brightening shade for my skin tone. It’s almost a raspberry, but on my lips it’s still more red. It has a faint vanilla smell (think MAC lipsticks). Texture-wise it’s not very emollient (since it really is quite matte. It’s not even the type of matte that comes with much of a creamy sheen), but the good thing is the color seems to latch onto the lips at the merest contact, so I don’t experience dragging. For a finish like this, you’ve got to give it to Diabolique for not emphasizing lip lines! Also, my pout looks much fuller with it on.

(Top: one pass. Bottom: built up. Doubt anyone can tell the difference!)

Diabolique doesn’t cling onto dry bits in a nasty way, but still because of how strong the color is and the matte finish, I would suggest you prep your lips properly before putting it on. Since application flaws could be rather obvious, I would recommend using a lip brush. The good news though, is that it’s incredibly long-lasting. I want to be able to quote exactly how long it lasted on me but I can’t, as it went on for 10 hours! There was very little color transfer when I drank, and it was still going strong after a meal. I kept drinking over the 10 hours, but by the time I gave up testing just how long-lasting it is, there was still some color (more than a stain) on my lips!

The only tricky thing about Diabolique is that after you eat, you might want to quickly check if it has migrated a little around the corners of your mouth. It’s really not bad, but keep this in mind if you want the line to stay crisp and perfect!

Removing this isn’t easy breezy, but after some cleansing oil and patience, it would come off completely. Mind you, it’s my pet peeve to have leftover lipstick when I go to bed, so I was VERY relieved to find out Diabolique doesn’t have that problem!

Some more of my “smizing” experiment:

I really don’t know what crossed my mind here (probably something like: I’m getting hungry…) but I like how dramatically pensive it turned out:

Bottom line: Tom Ford Diabolique is probably not everyone’s definition of an everyday color, but you know how people talk about their power reds? I think Diabolique is a prime example of that! I see myself sporting it for a soirée, a cocktail party, or a dinner date. There is something beautifully empowering about this one!

Have you tried any of the Tom Ford Lip Colors? Is Diabolique something that might interest you? What’s your power red?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: Diabolique is already available (for pre-order or purchase) on American websites, and will be available in Belgium sometime in November.

  • Teri

    Gorgeous colour on you Sunny! I’m so glad to hear that it’s finally out so I can finally rave about this too, lol. I really love the formula and the finish, it’s close to perfection!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! Yeah I have been seeing this on some US sites, and it’ll be out here soon too I think :)

  • Christine Brigid

    Oh my gosh Sunny bunny! You looks stunning, seriously that is a terrific color on you. “Smizing”–LOL.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Christine! I’m really infatuated with this color!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Gorgeous, Sunny. Va va voom!! Don’t get Tom Ford here. Might be a blessing in disguise, I tell ya :-)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Lily! We only get lipsticks and nail polishes here. I do also think it’s a blessing in disguise, because it’s a matter of time that I put my greedy little hands on the blushes…

  • BeautyLoves

    Lovely (and cool!) colour! I love Tom Ford lipsticks, I only own one and I’d love more, too bad they’re a tad expensive. Or maybe, good, because else I’d buy them all.

    • Sunny

      Yeah I know what you mean. These definitely aren’t cheap fixes, but they are ultra fabulous!

  • xiao

    Work it! I think your smize is awesome :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Xiao! You didn’t see the amount of failed ones LOL

  • deijsprinses

    Love the colour on you! Looks so chic!

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl! It’s definitely something I’ll pull out for special occasions :)

  • ValleyDoll

    Haha you’re too funny :d ! That’s a lovely lipstick !

    • Sunny

      Thanks Eva! I’m glad I entertained you :)

  • Strawberry Blonde

    Ha ha this is so funny – LOVE the lipstick it suits you so much!! xx

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Nic! This is very surprisingly not awkward at all for me to wear :)

  • L e n a

    so so gorgeous!!!
    love the word “smizing”.
    your smizing is totally sexy. 😉

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Lena :) That’s what I learnt from Tyra Banks :p

  • Larie

    Hot hot hot!

    And lol at smizing. I can’t take photos without smiling or I just look like an idiot. So I smile. And still look like an idiot. *sigh*

    • Sunny

      Thanks Larie!

      That’s so not true! You’re cute when you’re smiley! And trust me, these are 4 out of God knows how many. In the rest of them I look like I just got dumped or something!

  • Hanne

    Lady, you’re looking fierce! ^^

    • Sunny

      Thanks Hanne!

  • Marla

    Wow that is a super pigmented color. Very rich looking.

    • Sunny

      Yes Marla, the pigmentation level of this one practically shoots through the roof!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    lol at your smizing conversation. This lipstick looks great on you! I really want to try more tom ford… I just wish it wasn’t so expensive!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Joyce!

      Yeah I know what you mean. Guess we can’t have it all eh :)

  • Stasja

    Love this colour on you! And I love my red lipsticks and this looks gorgeous. Really want to get a Tom Ford lipstick, seems like the perfect luxury christmas gift.

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl! You should definitely look into Tom Ford lipsticks. Invest in a color that you can really play with so it’ll be worth it!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    Tyra would be proud ! :) Gourgeous colour by the way.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Jill :)

  • Jacqueline

    That is totally hot babe shade! You look totally hot with it! I will have to check this out when it arrives in Singapore.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Jacqueline! Yes, do check it out! It’s breath-taking!

  • Ruby

    This is really red but totally suits your fair complexion. I just placed order for lipstick in True Coral and I can’t wait for it to arrive!!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Ruby! I can’t wait to see True Coral on you! That’s one I’ve been eyeing as well!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    You look AMAZING in this shade! It’s PERFECTION. And you do look cool Sunny! All the time!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! You’re too kind!

  • Isabelle

    Hahaha Sunny, this blogpost was way too funny. And the lipstick is pretty awesome, too 😉

    • Sunny

      Thanks Isabelle! I’m quite entertaining really :p

  • Emma

    This colour looks absolutely stunning on you!!! Beautiful!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Emma 😉