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Can you tell I do not want to let go Summer?! Another review on my favourites for the Summer that is about to end!

The Tom Ford Lip Colour Shine lipsticks hug your lips in a “semitransparent, high-shine color veil. Each sensuous and delicate shade glides on with a luminous sheen, instantly moisturizing and conditioning the lips.

Tom Ford’s signature blend of rare ingredients, including Soja Seed extract, Brazilian Murumuru butter and Chamomilla flower oil delivers decadent comfort”, and never fail to amaze.

The only ones I have in my collection that are comparable to the Tom Ford Lip Shines are the other favourites of mine, the Chanel Coco Shine Lipsticks, especially Aventure ( previously reviewed here ), with slight differences between them.

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The Tom Ford #02 in Smitten is a very natural looking colour on me. It is a my-lips-but-better kind of shade with a twist: the shiny golden particles, which add a lot of light to my lips, making them look fuller and plumped at the same time.

By comparison, the shiny particles in my #57 Aventure Chanel Coco Shine lipstick are smaller and do not transfer on my lips as obvious as the ones in Smitten.

Being a sheer formula, the coverage is barely there. But I like it like that because it is an item easy to throw in my purse and to reapply without a mirror, when I am on the go.

Like my Aventure, due to its natural colouring I guess Smitten is suitable for a lot of different  complexions.

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I find that the Tom Ford‘s Smitten has a denser, stickier formula than my Chanel Coco Shines and I think this is the one thing that makes it resist longer on my lips. I was able to wear it for over three hours, before reapplying it and it felt really moisturizing.

The scent of Smitten is delicious too – as expected, right!? – vanillary and sweet, but not overpowering. Better than the Chanel signature rose scent, the sweet tooth inside of me dares to say!

What about the packaging?! As much as I love the simplicity of the black and white Chanel Coco Shine packaging, I am mesmerized by the luxury of Tom Ford’s mahogany and gold practical packaging.


There are mixed reviews on both these products! Some say they are too pricey for what they are, but I simply love them! Both of them! The Chanel Coco Shines are the most worn lipstick in my collection! I use them in various occasions, no matter the season!

What are your opinions on these? You have one that you love more? Please share!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie