Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lip Color Is So Lush!

TF Cherry Lush FOTD

A red lipstick for summer: why not? Especially when the red in question is as juicy and lush as Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lip Color! I’ve had both mind-blowing and less mind-blowing experience with Tom Ford Lip Colors, but it looks like Cherry Lush is a memorably good one!

Tom Ford Lip Color miniature packaging

The tube of Cherry Lush I received is a miniature that is cute as a button! It looks exactly like the full-size deal (without TF engraved on the bullet)!

Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lip Color

Cherry Lush is a bright pinkish red with the signature Tom Ford light vanilla scent. The texture is different from both the matte and highly-pigmented Diabolique and the extremely creamy True Coral. Cherry Lush is lighter and glossier. It is not so pigmented that you can’t use it straight from the bullet, but it glides on easily while delivering a good dose pigment, so you’ll get fully opaque coverage with a juicy sheen!

Left: Tom Ford Cherry Lush. Right: Tom Ford Casablanca

Tom Ford Cherry Lush, Casablanca

Besides the easy application, Cherry Lush is an incredibly low-maintenance lipstick in general. I never counted how many hours it lasts (with one layer straight from the bullet), but it does survive two light meals with a nice stain. It doesn’t stray out of the natural lip lines, and it fades so very evenly that you just don’t end up with a darker red ring around the lips. The best part? Cherry Lush is actually moisturizing! My main gripe with True Coral is the fact that it is not moisturizing despite the creamy texture, but Cherry Lush is both comfortable to wear and it leaves my lips soft and supple after it has come off.

Here is how Cherry Lush (and Casablanca) swatches:

Tom Ford Casablanca, Cherry Lush Lip Color swatch

A couple more photos of how it looks on me:

Tom Ford Cherry Lush FOTD

Tom Ford Cherry Lush

Bottom line: I can’t recommend Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lip Color enough to those who are looking for a low-maintenance bright pinkish red! You don’t need a lip liner or lip brush to make it look great on. On top of that, it is long-lasting, moisturizing, and it fades incredibly evenly. I am beginning to wish every red lipstick were so user-friendly!

Would you sport red in summer? Is Cherry Lush calling your name?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    SO PRETTY. SO PERFECT on you! Man, I love TF lipsticks. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Tracy! It seems like every TF lipstick is a little different, but Cherry Lush might be the best I’ve tried so far.

  • LiptickBoulevards

    I have been trying to avoid buying this but dammit
    I need now !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha sorry, girl! I really really do enjoy this because it’s so incredibly low-maintenance for a red!

  • Chris El

    This color looks great on you! It really brightens up your complexion.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Chris! It’s one of the few cooler reds that do pull cool on me!

  • Luchessa Grossmann

    Looks gorgeous on you. But i think i would prefer Casablanca on me. I love how a dusty vintage rose lipstick make my face glow. :)
    But you’re right, a red is def suiting for summer.

    xoxo, Luchessa.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Luchessa, Casablanca pulls a bit plum on me! I think it’s a skin tone thing. I’ll review it soon!

  • beauties

    I wore red lipstick yesterday :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yay, good for you!

  • Carina

    WAIT. Casablanca. O_O So freaking gorgeous.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Carina, I’ll review it soon!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    ‘Meliiiiiiissaaaaaa…’. Yep, definitely calling my name!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL yeah I can hear it too. Loud and clear 😉

  • Memoiselle

    That looks super GLAM! Definitely suits you very well :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Meryl! It’s one of the few cooler reds that do pull cool on me!

  • Icaria

    Although Casablanca seems to be calling my name, *puts hands on ears* for some reason I have no real lust for TF. I’m weird I know! Now Cherry Lush looks fantastique on you (more oomf in French lol)!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I’ll review Casablanca next, but out of the two I prefer Cherry Lush (duh)!

  • Lily

    These Tom Ford lipsticks didn’t look as good at the counters compared to all the blog posts I’ve been reading. Bloggers definitely know how to make something look good :-) Cherry Lush looks amazing on you!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha you should try one on and see how you feel! I’d really recommend Cherry Lush because it’s such a great, low-maintenance red!

  • Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    Casablanca is calling my name, rather. 😀 i haven’t taken the plunge with TF yet, maybe someday!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Out of the 4 I’ve tried I’m crazy in love with 2 and so-so with the other 2. It depends on the color you want and whether the formula really stands out or is just fine. That’s the tricky thing with TF lipsticks. There isn’t a whole lot of consistency among shades.

  • Cassandrapamela

    wow what a beautiful color! it looks beautiful on you!
    I have been wanting to try Tom Ford lipsticks but their price tags scare me ;p
    maybe I should buy it as a gift for me after all my exams done in 3 weeks! ( can’t wait ;D )

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Pamela! Good luck with your exams! It will make a great gift indeed :)

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Aw you are so pretty, Sunny! This is the perfect, classic red on you! 😀

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Becca!

  • Larie

    That is one bright beauty! I love it!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I love it for the same reason! My skin tone makes a lot of reds duller but this one is bright!

  • Liz

    The minis are so cute! I think TF Cherry Lush is my aim in life. LOL

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL great! Actually it isn’t a bad aim at all 😉

  • Jacqueline Ma

    What a cute mini lippie and a great colour to boot. Cherry Lush looks fab on you Sunny, I shouldn’t be looking at any more red lipsticks. I’m glad this formula works better than the other TF lippies. I wonder why the inconsistency though.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jacqueline! The inconsistency is also my bone to pick with Tom Ford lipsticks. I own 4 for the moment, and it seems like they just don’t have that much in common! It’s not very reassuring.

  • VickyM

    This is such a gorgeous color and you look amazing on it Sunny 😀 , it is indeed very pretty but it does have a high price tag. I wish we had Tom Ford here then maybe at least I could try one of his lipsticks, it seems like a very luxurious brand :) although this mini doesn´t look that small if you ask me.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Vicky! The mini contains 1 gram, but to be honest I’m sure it will still last me till kingdom come! I enjoy some TF lipsticks enormously (Cherry Lush and Diabolique), but not all of them are made equal. This is a little annoying because you never know what you’ll get (unlike for example Guerlain Rouge Automatique. I wouldn’t say all, but most of them are similar in terms of texture and performance).

  • Whitney

    I love the black and gold packaging of this!! You look great and your lips look lush! I am on the hunt for my first real red lipstick! However, the only Tom Ford things they sell here are only the perfumes, and I’m sure if they get makeup here the price tag would be soaring :(

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Whitney, we only get perfumes, lipsticks (but not the new line), and nail polishes here in Belgium. I don’t know if I should be sad or happy to be honest!

  • Isabelle

    This one is GORGEOUS on you Sunny!!! I will have to give it a try too and hope it looks as good on me. Stunning! Get the full size when you’re done with this mini :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Isabelle! I think it’ll work for you too! Keep me posted! And yes, if I ever finish this mini I will buy it full size. The formula is such a no brainer, and it’s rare because the color packs so much va-va-voom!

  • Arianne

    Wowowow gorgeous colour on you, Sunny! Stunning!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Arianne!

  • mine

    I am late but can you tell me how is this compare color wise to hourglass femme rouge icon?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girl, I see more pink in Cherry Lush and more blue in Icon. Does this help? 😉

      • mine

        Thanks for your answer. Is there a dupe in color for icon in tom ford lipsticks?

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          I don’t THINK so, at least not from the online swatches I can find. I own another TF red in Diabolique, but they aren’t all that similar and it was limited edition anyways! I hope this helps!