The name of this lipstick pretty much sums up my feelings toward it. I am well and truly smitten.
It took me a while to jump on this particular bandwagon as generally, I much prefer a nice opaque, creamy lipstick to a sheer glossy one. I went through the lipgloss phase in my teens and once I started wearing full on lipsticks in my twenties, I never really looked back.
Then these balm-gloss-lipstick hybrids started appearing - Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and Chantecaille Lip Chic were the first ones I tried out. I bought so many of them initially and now only two remain in my collection. They just weren't really for me and back to lipsticks I went.
Now, being the Tom Ford obsessive I am, I just couldn't resist at least trying his version of these hybrid lip products. I ummed and aaahed for a few months after these were initially released until finally I caved and Smitten was introduced to my collection.
Like I said, Smitten says it all. This little tube is perfection.
An absolutely divine shade of warm baby pink shot through with gold shimmer and a naturally glossy finish, this feels so moisturising and comfortable on my lips.
The scent is perhaps a little stronger than in the regular lipstick line, but I personally love the rich vanilla scent. The texture is smooth, creamy and so moisturising. The finish is glossy without looking overly glittery, shimmery or in your face. It is a subtle yet buildable sheer balm-lipstick.
Lasting power, as with most of these hybrid lip products is not great, a couple of hours at best and not really a product that lasts through coffee.
For me this product is a winner - and that comes from someone who isn't really a lover of these semi transparent, sheer lip products. If that's your preferred type of product, you will LOVE these.
I love that they offer decent colour payoff for a balmy lipstick and keep my lips feeling soft and supple through the changing seasons. I am confident this is the first of many of these lip shines that I will own!
Tom Ford Lip Color Shines retail for £36.