Tom Ford Orchid Fatale Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark berry-red with cool undertones and faint fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on fairly evenly, but I noticed some of the color pulled into lip lines. I don’t think it’s as noticeable as some other darker glosses have been, and I didn’t notice it at a normal viewing distance. The consistency was thin and water-like going on but thickened and felt more gel-like with moderate tackiness after half a minute. It wore well for eight and a half hours with the glossiness wearing away after five hours. Anastasia Black Cherry (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Tom Ford Red Corset Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, plummy red with subtle, cool undertones and fine pearl. This was one of the more shimmery shades in the range. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It also seemed to be one of the easiest shades to apply from the applicator as it gave very crisp lines. On me, the glossy effect lasted for five and a half hours, while the color still went on and on; after eight hours, it was still going strong. MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Embellished (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Crazy Fuchsia (194) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Dressed to the K9s (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.” The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It had great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it was throughout the day. The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding on these two shades. It has a strong, vanilla cake scent–not your typical vanilla but something sweeter–and noticeably stronger than other Tom Ford lip products. The formula reminds me of products like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer but with a slightly thicker consistency. It’s a click-style product with a flocked, slanted applicator where the liquid color flows from. I’m not particularly fond of the applicator, though it is not rough or hard to use, but the flocking makes it harder to get really precise, clean edges (sometimes I felt like it gave a more jagged edge).
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Orchid Fatale
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Red Corset