Tom Ford Sees Red

Adopt one of fashion's hottest colours with this updated take on classic red

Credit: E. Michael Wolf


GET RED-DY

The beauty equivalent of an LBD, a red lip is timeless. Like any good red, it gets better with time, just as glorious in old-age as it is in youth. The power a red lip beholds is infinite; forever a conduit of might and power, its history is rich with female empowerment. With countless iterations, it exists in beauty folklore as the zenith of lip colours; from coquettish crimsons to prim-and-proper clarets, a pop pout will always be in vogue. But, for a modern take on an old classic, rev your beauty engine with this red. Welcome to the new wave – a spectacular rendition with personality-filled flair. Not quite neon, not quite soft – its hue is pop-art worthy, tomato with a slice of citrus. With playful exuberance, the red lip has been captured afresh by Tom Ford. An orange-red hybrid, it’s quite literally a Bloody Mary for your lips; you’ll be left intoxicated (in a good way). Tom awaits; time to get red-dy.

Credit: E. Michael Wolf
MAKE IT MATTE

It all comes down to texture, use two different colours of the same texture to get the lip of our dreams. Play with the big boys, Dominic and Cristiano, and slick strong Dominic underneath, laying the base. Gently press orange-based red, Cristiano, into the centre of the lip with your finger, giving it a slightly 3D-effect, so whilst it's matte it still gives an incredible shape to the mouth. Dust a translucent powder over the top for a crayon-like finish. The result? A crisply fluorescent pout packed with attitude. Just add fresh, dewy skin for ultimate impact and go forth with confidence.

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CREW
Creative Direction: Justine O'Donnell
Photography and Motion: E. Michael Wolf
Hair and Makeup: Elsa Morgan
Styling: Daisy Uffindel-May
Talent: Yuki

look 1 panoCredit: E. Michael Wolf