Tom Ford is releasing his own range of lipsticks.

The designer has teamed up with giant cosmetic firm Estee Lauder to create a new collection, Private Blend Lip Colour, which will have its first launch next month.

He said: "This is my take on 12 classic lip colours. I took the most universally flattering colours that a woman can wear, and then I re-imagined them in a modern and authoritative way. These are signature lip colours for the makeup connoisseur."

The lipstick - which is part of the Private Blend franchise and costs £30 - is made up of "soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, intended to offer a creamy texture and easy application".

John Demsey, group president of the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc, said: "Private Blend Lip Colour is an amazing evolution of the Private Blend franchise, which has established itself as the most selective fragrance collection in the world. We hope Private Blend Lip Colour will have the same impact.

"We've experienced extraordinary success with the Private Blend franchise in the most selective distribution in the world. Private Blend Lip Colour is a natural extension for the most discerning, fashion-forward luxury customer."