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Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balms (Part 2)

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Fathom

Tom Ford Fathom Clutch-Size Lip Balm ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, pinky-red with subtle, cool undertones and a moderate sheen. It darkened my natural lip color and, to my eye, it seemed to make them look a little warm-toned–sort of like a very sheer, neutral-to-warm reddish stain to my eye. It had sheer, even coverage that applied easily as the texture was smooth, thin but not clingy, and comfortable to wear. The shine lasted for an hour and a half, while the appearance of the tint lasted for two and a half hours on me. It was lightly hydrating.

It’s a new, limited edition formula for summer, which is supposed to have a “jelly-like” feel that is hydrating, tinted (described as “subtle shades to enhance your natural lip color”), and shiny. This is the type of product that I’ve found some readers love–quick, easy for every day, and comfortable–and others can’t see paying this much for something that is sheerer. The formula was thin, slightly shiny, somewhat hydrating, and tinted; some shades had a more noticeable tint than others, but it was very much like a lip stain or tinted balm, where a lot of the natural color came through. They wore down within one to three hours, but some of the deeper shades left behind a subtle stain afterward. I did not find the formula to be all that hydrating (the brand’s regular, squeeze-tube Lip Balm is a favorite for me). They had a very subtle vanilla scent and are similar in size to the brand’s Lips & Boys Lip Colors.

Tom Ford Beauty Clutch-Size Lip Balm Fathom
Fathom
Fathom
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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NARS Bait, Disruptor, Impossible Red, Suck Velvet Lip Glides

01/07

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

Bait

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly. There were very slight “lines” that were visible if my lips pressed together as well as from when I moved the applicator along the edges of my lips. The consistency was smooth, gel-like but not too dense, and comfortable to wear. It lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Velvet Lip Glide formula is supposed to have high coverage without being “drying or feeling sticky” while applying like a gloss but looks like a lipstick. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Bait
Bait
Bait

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NARS Cruella, Infatuated Red, Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Cruella

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the lips. The texture was thin, velvety, and smooth enough to glide on without tugging on the lips but still appear flat and matte. This shade wore well for six hours, was somewhat drying, and left a stain behind.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella
Cruella

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Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balms (Part 1)

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Tom Ford Beauty L'Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm

L'Odissea

Tom Ford L’Odissea Clutch-Size Lip Balm ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. There was “coverage” with this shade, but it had less noticeable impact on my lips due to my natural coloring; I saw deepening of the color with a warmer tone overall. On those with more natural pigmentation, it may be even less impactful (possibly lightening, brightening, or warming only). The formula felt smooth going on, thin without being clingy, and was comfortable over the hour and a half it lasted. This one did not seem to leave behind any stain and was just slightly hydrating.

It’s a new, limited edition formula for summer, which is supposed to have a “jelly-like” feel that is hydrating, tinted (described as “subtle shades to enhance your natural lip color”), and shiny. This is the type of product that I’ve found some readers love–quick, easy for every day, and comfortable–and others can’t see paying this much for something that is sheerer. The formula was thin, slightly shiny, somewhat hydrating, and tinted; some shades had a more noticeable tint than others, but it was very much like a lip stain or tinted balm, where a lot of the natural color came through. They wore down within one to three hours, but some of the deeper shades left behind a subtle stain afterward. I did not find the formula to be all that hydrating (the brand’s regular, squeeze-tube Lip Balm is a favorite for me). They had a very subtle vanilla scent and are similar in size to the brand’s Lips & Boys Lip Colors.

Tom Ford Beauty Clutch-Size Lip Balm L'Odissea
L'Odissea
L'Odissea
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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NARS Roman Holiday, Never Say Never, Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Roman Holiday

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium pin kwith subtle, cool undertones and a soft, pearl sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. The color could have applied a bit more evenly, both in terms of overall texture as well as actual coverage. The texture felt smooth and velvety going on, so it was not uncomfortable to apply, but it felt thin and clingy while worn. It stayed on for three and a half hours and was somewhat drying.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Roman Holiday

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Chanel Energie & Vibration Rouge Allure Glosses

01/06

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Energie

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright pop of orange-red with warm undertones and faint gold pearl.

The formula is supposed to have the “colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “lacquered shine of a lipgloss” that is “long-wearing.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation and felt primarily like a lipgloss. There was a touch of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines, but the color applied evenly and did not appear streaky. The texture was moderately tacky, spread decently (but this particular shade seemed tackier to me than I remember the formula being), and comfortable to wear, as it was hydrating over time. It wore well for five and a half hours on me.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Energie
Energie
Energie
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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