I would like to quickly share my first “non-assisted” Online Shopping Experience with Selfridges UK and also some first impressions about these Tom Ford Lip Color Sheers.
I always bought from Selfridges via my contact in Suqqu, shipping was more expensive but at least it was the best way for me to get hold of any Suqqu items I wanted. Last Friday I wanted to try the online international shopping and today I am sharing my experience because it was smooth and lightning fast. I placed my order on the 31st in the evening (Friday). Tonight, Tuesday, they were in my letter box, no additional taxes to be paid, no needed days off to go pick up my parcel in the middle of nowhere.
The shipping to Switzerland is £15. I find this shipping rate scary but for the good reasons. Why bother buy in Switzerland when it’s so much cheaper and easier in the UK ?
A Tom Ford lipstick costs 36£, they removed the UK vat and added the Swiss vat, which makes the lipstick at 30£ “only”. Unless I have a surprise and receive a separate invoice, all is settled automatically! Since I didn’t had to sign, I guess all has been organized for the international customer to not have to bother with either paying double vat or having to pay extra charges on delivery. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !
I had absolutely no idea it was so easy to purchase from Selfridges, they changed that recently and I am so happy about it. I remember sending them two emails asking them if they had the intention to make it easier for international customers, I never received a reply but I am glad they improved it because I know many of you were also interested 🙂
This was my purchase :
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Pink Dune
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Summer Fling
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Paradiso
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Incorrigible
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Sweet Spot
Tom Ford eye defining pencil in Bruise
Tom Ford Extreme Mascara in Raven
The order arrived in a little parcel that fitted my letter box and it was inside a cloth bag like this :
The packaging has suffered slightly because there was only silk paper and no bubble wrap but the items inside are not damaged at all.
They included a sample of Tom Ford Noir, I love it, I will try to have it adopted by my BF! He sniffed it and thinks it’s a women’s perfume, maybe I should use it but I am still madly in love with the TF Neroli Portofino (for both man and woman), discovered thanks to Stacy who sent me a sample (bless you!!) and since TF fragrances can be layered, even more fun!
I wanted to share this great shopping experience with Selfridges because I recently had a few bad surprises -hellooo Barneys…. – so when all goes well, we also have to share 🙂
First impressions on the lipsticks
The five lipsticks below are some of the Lip Color Sheers, Spring 2014 limited edition.
The TF Sheers have good pigmentation, to be called Sheers is bit misleading 🙂 some are heavily pigmented.
I thought Pink Dune could be the very High End dupe for the Mac Marquise D that I love. It’s not, the Marquise D is more opaque, has more pink and is warmer. Pink Dune is less complex than I expected (well it doesn’t look complex on my lips, let’s see tomorrow in day light….). The TF gloss Pink Guilt is much more brilliant and unique.
I have mixed feelings about these, even though I had them for only a couple of hours I have been playing with each one of them already. I knew that some complained or mentioned glitter in some of them. I confirm, Incorrigible and Summer Fling leave a noticeable gold glitter coat on the lips, truly difficult to remove when you are playing around with them 😛 It’s not glitter that I feel on the lips when they are savagely rubbed together and I am very sensitive to glitter to say the least, but I am not convinced that when the lipstick naturally fades, the gold coating will still look nice -not tacky. That’s something that I have to investigate. When applied, the glitter doesn’t really look visible at all.
I thought Pink Dune would be the shade that most corresponds me but surprise… it’s Sweet Spot! …and Sweet Spot with the TF Gloss Peach Absolut is a heavenly combination. I think it was a mistake that I purchased Incorrigible and still believe it’s a mistake after trying it, far too bright but you know what ? I think I have to wear them properly, then come back here with some conclusions.
A sad fact is that bright lipsticks suit me less now, that’s why today I also purchased the Chastity Lip Color Shine, to layer with darker lipsticks, give some dimension and specially soften the look.
For now, my first impressions are not that crazy so let’s see how it goes, don’t miss them because of me 😀 so for great reviews and swatches please hop here :
UPDATE 5th of February 2014
As planned last night, today I am wearing Sweet Spot, with Ripe Peach as a blush, RMK contour and Bobbi Brown bronzer, a Three duo (the coral one). Totally based around corals/oranges.
This morning I was drinking my coffee and reading the very local free newspaper and I stumble upon this Tom Ford advert for … Sweet Spot 😀
I don’t even know why they would advertise it here because it’s a very local newspaper and the only place where it would be available is Zurich but anyway, shame they didn’t published this yesterday because we have a tiny Tom Ford counter in Geneva with just some of the lipsticks and when I asked them yesterday if they would receive these Sheers, they had not even heard of this collection. They called the manager and this collection will not hit the Geneva counters but will be only in Jelmoli Zurich.
If anyone from Switzerland comes across this page while desperately seeking Tom Ford Sheers, you’ll have to either go to Zurich or order online in other countries.
By the way… hey Shiseido…. that Coral blush looks very tempting 😛