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!
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)!
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
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:
A couple more photos of how it looks on me:
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