Let’s Hear It For The Boys! Mr.Lipstick Bandits Choose

My hubby isn’t one of those guys that cares too much about what I wear, about my hair, or my makeup. I mean, when I get a new haircut he’ll say it looks good, but when it comes to makeup, he likes pretty much everything. As long as I’m happy, he’s fine with it! And he’s seen me in just about everything too, because in September we’ll be hitting our 23rd Wedding Anniversary! That’s a lot of years of makeup and lipstick shades!

But there’s one shade of lipstick he’s never seen me wear, and that’s a nude lipstick. Yup-I’ve NEVER found a nude lipstick that looked good on me. I don’t mean a MLBB nude, I mean a real nude. But remember when I told you about how my hubby picked up Tom Ford Frantic Pink Blush last month in Chicago for me? Well, that’s not all he picked up! He also brought home my first really nude lipstick, Tom Ford Nude Vanille:

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Tom Ford Nude Vanille swatches on the peachy side on me, but I have seen it look more beige or pinker on different skin tones. I like pairing it with Dior Lip liner in Linen, because that helps make it more of a pale pinky-beige on my lips:


Tom Ford Nude Vanille

The first time I wore Tom Ford Nude Vanille, my hubby actually noticed.

Terry:”New lipstick? ”

Tracy: “Yup! It’s the one you picked up for me in Chicago.”

Terry: “Cool colour. Looks good on you.”

I’ve been wearing Tom Ford Nude Vanille a lot since then, so, when I found out we were supposed to get our better halves to choose what shade of lipstick they like for this post, I knew he’d choose it. After 23 years together, you just KNOW, ya’ know? 🙂


Tom Ford Nude Vanille Lipstick

I never thought I’d love a nude lipstick as much as this one! It’s perfection, and I know I’m teasing you all with yet another Tom Freakin’Ford Lipstick, but honestly I think they are my absolute favourite formulas: creamy, pigmented, and long-lasting. The ones that I have I wear ALL the time, so for me they’re worth it! Especially when someone actually notices and says something after 23 years!

Now don’t forget to go and check out my fellow Lipstick Bandits!

  • OH TRAKEE! Your perfect nude. This is it. 🙂 I love the non-chalant comment: “Cool colour. Looks good on you.” Hahahahaha.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha yeah, that’s about as best a compliment I’d ever get! 🙂

  • Aww that’s so cute! I like the combination on you. It doesn’t wash you out, which is a grand achievement for something so nude 😉

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Sunny! 🙂 The liner is the key with a nude lip I discovered-you really need it!

  • You look so so young! Your skin is perfect 🙂 Also sounds like you’re a lucky lady – your husband bought you a Tom Ford lipstick AND it’s a nude that suits you wonderfully (I have a similar problem, I can’t wear nudes or even neutrals.)

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Georgie!! I don’t feel young though haha!
      I found as soon as I decided to go grey that I could finally wear nudes-it was weird! It’s the hardest shade of lipstick to find I agree-took be forever!

  • Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    Now that’s a nude! But it suits you really well!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for all these years!

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  • Lily

    I love this nude! Your hubs is great at picking colours.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha thanks Lily! He’s not bad at it!

  • Aw, this is really sweet, congrats on 23 years… amazing 🙂 And the lip color really does look great on you

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Catherine!! xo

  • What a beautiful nude — I love how refined it looks on you. I think your eye for colour might just be rubbing off your your other half (hey, after almost 23 years, I wouldn’t be surprised!), because Nude Vanille is absolutely perfect on you, Tracy <3

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Rae!! Haha after 23 years it’s amazing how similar you become actually in taste. It’s kind of freaky actually!

  • One day my husband will be able to differentiate my lipsticks. ONE DAY! 🙂 hahaha. LOVE that nude on you, Tracy. It IS perfection! 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Hahaha he will! It took YEARS haha! Thanks Laura! It’s one of my faves EVER!

  • Woohoo, that’s awesome, Tracy! 23 years!

    And that nude is perfect. I think finding the perfect nude is way harder than wearing red. You look exquisite.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha thanks Larie! Long time!
      Thanks! I think I actually like wearing this nude more than red!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW give LIttle D a BIG HUGZ from me! What a sweetie! xo
    And thanks Alison! You and Little D just made my day! xo

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Yup! We lived together for a year before we got married, so technically 24! Haha, thanks Teri! He’s a keeper for sure!

  • Seriously, he did good! That nude looks amazing on you!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL thanks Margo! xo

  • Oh my, Tracy, that is super nude and super flattering on you! I’m pretty sure my better half is violently opposed to anything nude… 🙂 And your grey hair just looks so cool!

  • Liz

    I haven’t liked a nude in a long time, and of course it would be a Tom Ford. You look so good! Good job, Terry. 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha thanks Liz! I’m telling ya, you need to try one someday!

  • Coco

    It’s absolutely stunning. I need it now.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Yes you do!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Thanks! It’s not actually until September though. 🙂

  • Ooh this does look lovely on you! I can’t wear nude lipstick too but this looks possible. Good pick Mr. BR 😉

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Hahaha thanks Paris! I think you could totally pull this one off since we are similar in colour!

  • Gorgeous nude colour! I have one nude lipstick I think (maybe 2) but I hardly ever wear it. I should whip it out again. I occasionally ask my boyfriend to pick a random colour and then I’ll search my makeup stash for it and base my makeup on that. It’s fun when you have no idea what to wear. He always tells me I don’t need makeup. Please! He has no idea.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL hahaha they really don’t, hey? It’s so amazing how they think about makeup!

  • A second TF lipstick–lucky you! It suits you so well. I can’t do the nude lip at all. Happy Anniversary.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Maureen!! I love it! Nudes are so hard for alot of people I’m finding!

  • I love it! It’s very beautiful on you. Every bandit is wearing such a different color. It’s very interesting. I think this is something my boyfriend would go for with maybe a glossy finish. I’m dying to try a TF lippie!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Taylor! This would be perfect then! I think you’d look amazing in this shade and yup! You need TF lippie!

  • zomg i love nudes and this one is SO AWESOME! (ps am loving this topic for the lipstick bandits) my boy thinks anything you put on your face is called mascara… (even when its blush le sigh…..)

  • Jenny W

    Wow, congratulations on the 23 years! That’s amazing, and it’s so nice how he knows your makeup taste so well. Beautiful nude.

  • Shu Ting

    Congratulations! Both of you sound like a very loving couple. It’s really amazing and thanks for sharing! 🙂 The nude shade is very nice on you. Doesn’t wash you out or make you look sick at all! No wonder that’s his pick!! 😀

  • love it! nude vanille is such a perfect nude on others, I can’t seem to pull it off nicely 🙁 and congratulations <3 <3 <3 🙂

  • OHHH wow that is a perfect shade for you!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Toya


    Me. Need. Tom. Ford. NOW!

    *ahem* This lipstick really is perfection on you Tracy, what a great nude! I haven’t found a good nude lippie either but I got it in my head last week I need to find one! I’ll have to start the hunt, wish me luck!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Toya! I think it’s the hardest lippie to find! So yes! Good luck and I hope you find one!

  • JessicaGettingCheeky

    I’m not typically one for nudes but YOW-ZA this one is perfect. How could it not be, it’s Tom Ford?! Your hubby has good taste in lipstick to be sure. 😉

    ♥ Jessica

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Jessica!! Your hubby does too! LOVE the TF one he picked for you!

  • CONGRATS on 23 years, babe!! This post was adorable. I love this lipstick on you! It really makes you look all fresh and groovy in a dewy, princess in a field of clover sort of way!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks my friend! LOL I don’t think anyone has ever said I look like a dewy princess in a field of clover but I LIKE IT hahaha!

  • Joyce (bronzer bunny)

    yessssss TF! i think i have this one… must wear it tomorrow!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Hahaha best nude EVER!

  • You look AMAZING. Gah, if I had the bones to spare I’d pick this up!! Happy almost 23 years!!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha thanks! xo

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