Cult Beauty Brand Tom Ford Makes its Mark in Manila
When the to-die-for cult luxury beauty brand Tom Ford Beauty opened its first counter in Manila in October 2017, many Filipina beauty lovers rejoiced. Those in the know no longer needed to wait for a trip abroad to buy their favorites while those who have never experienced a swipe of a Tom Ford lippie or sniff of his signature scents would soon have their world rocked. Now with the opening of Tom Ford Beauty’s second location and the first store in the Philippines to carry the complete Tom Ford Beauty collection, beauty addicts will be able to get to know even more iconic brand products for the face, eyes, skincare, lipstick, fragrance, and men’s grooming.
Making his mark in the fashion world by sexifying Gucci in the 90s and eventually becoming its creative director, Tom Ford decided to leave in 2004 to put up his own eponymously named company in 2005 to offer his aesthetic for menswear, women’s fashion, accessories, and beauty. Ford’s finger has always been perfectly placed at the pulse of women perhaps by really scrutinizing it with his trademark penchant for detail.
“Any time I design something, whether it’s a shoe or a lipstick or a bag or a fragrance, I really use it, or try it. And I look at it. I think, ‘Do I need this, do I want this, do women need this? Do I believe in this?’” said Ford in this article for WWD.
Tom Ford’s first fragrance, Black Orchid
Tom Ford Beauty, part of the Estee Lauder Companies, started out with a bang in 2006 with the sensuous and spicy Black Orchid — its notes of black truffle, bergamot, and patchouli, and its equally glamorous packaging. It quickly became a top-seller in unisex fragrances. In 2011 when Ford started selling lipsticks at US$50 a pop, many wondered if they were worth it. A beautiful dose of color, velvety texture, and long-lasting wear catapulted these lippies into coveted icons.
100 hues of Tom Ford lipstick to choose from with the Boys & Girls Collection
The newly opened Tom Ford Beauty Philippines store features marble, macassar wood finish and grey-mirrored glass walls. Get your dose of lippies with the Boys & Girls Collection (P1960 each), 100 variations of clutch-sized lip colors inspired by the men in Tom Ford’s life. Though the Boys have launched previously in Manila, this is the first time he unveils the Girls—50 luxurious lipsticks named after women. Cream, matte, metallic, and ultra rich, these lippies can be worn alone or layered to personalize it to its wearer.
TF Soleil Summer 2018 eye palettes
Make-up mavens will be happy to browse the Soleil Summer 2018 Collection, radiant shades for the eyes, lips, face, and skin inspired by sun-drenched islands, refreshing waters, and vibrant foliage—just perfect for our tropical climate.
TF Private Blend Collection of artisanal fragrances
Last but not the least, buyers will delight in the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection, a tantalizing array of 16 delicious, sophisticated, fascinating artisanal fragrances just waiting to be discovered.
The new Tom Ford Beauty store is located at Level 2 Adora Department Store at Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.