Tom Ford Orchid Fatale & Red Corset Patent Finish Lip Colors

Tom Ford Orchid Fatale Patent Finish Lip Color

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).

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Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Orchid Fatale
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Red Corset
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

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Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palettes

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) came out in two shades, and they have, apparently, sold out through Burberry’s website (that’s where I bought mine). I’m hopeful that it will–eventually!–make its way to other retailers that carry Burberry, but I’m not positive. They are both limited edition, though. The formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous. Both shades performed well with medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that was just shy of emphasizing the skin’s texture (for me). They wore for eight hours on me before fading.

Burberry No. 01 White Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a crisp, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen “dry” but didn’t look dry on the skin. It was blendable and easy to apply. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied well, blended out easily, and stayed on the skin for eight hours before fading. Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 01 White
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 02 Nude Gold
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Tom Ford Erotic & Infamy Patent Finish Lip Colors

Tom Ford Erotic Patent Finish Lip Color

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.” There are eight shades in total; I bought three and was sent five, so I will have all eight shades reviewed shortly, while these were the first two I’ve finished testing. 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 feel like it gives a more jagged edge).

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 has 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. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear. 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. The color range is more limited with all the shades being brighter, medium-to-dark in color, and between warm red and cool pink.

Tom Ford Erotic Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a medium, fuchsia red with cool, blue undertones and a glossy finish. It had good color coverage with light translucency that you would see with a lip stain. The color goes on easily and evenly and sits well on the lips. The color was still going strong after ten hours of wear, though the glossiness lasted for around six hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and moisturizing over time. Tom Ford Beauty Infamy (P, $52.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Weekend Barbie (P) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $22.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom Boom (210) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Dior Mona Lisette (872) (LE, $35.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Infamy Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) vibrant, medium-rask fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a high-shine, glossy finish and very subtle fuchsia micro-shimmer. It had very nearly opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly, but there was a slight translucency that gave it the appearance of a lip stain. The shine wore long at six hours, while the color itself lasted well for ten hours (when I removed it) — and it was still quite apparent and rich at that point with a more natural sheen than a high-gloss finish. It was hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Erotic (P, $52.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Weekend Barbie (P) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Mona Lisette (872) (LE, $35.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Erotic
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Infamy
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%

Tom Ford Beauty Siren Blue, Burnished Copper, Opale, Platinum Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Opale Cream Color for Eyes

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) has eight new shades for spring. According to Tom Ford PR, the Cream Color for Eyes shades are limited edition, though a couple of stores/counters have said differently (and some have agreed). Worth noting, the jars are different and contain less, while the price has increased; the shade released last spring was $42 for 0.21 oz. and these are $45 for 0.17 oz. The jar is slightly taller with a shorter diameter. Practically speaking, I don’t think the missing amount is going to be “felt” by the user as they have been rather large, but I was disappointed to see the squeeze on both ends–price and quantity.

The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Siren Blue).

Tom Ford Siren Blue Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, aqua blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a creamy consistency that had a wetter feel than most shades I’ve tried in this formula. The dry down took longer, and it was hard to keep from gathering in the creases when I tried using it on my inner corner/lid area; when I tried it on the outer lid, I had less trouble. Once it set, I didn’t get further creasing or movement until eight and a half hours later.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome My French #7 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #5 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Turquoise Glow (325) (LE, $4.99) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Big Kahuna (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Griffith Green (126) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Burnished Copper Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a dark, olive green with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen with faint gold micro-sparkle. It was intensely pigmented, and a little went a very, very long way. The texture was creamy without being too wet, but it still blended out well. The color lasted for ten hours before creasing slightly. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (P) is more muted (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Willow Pop (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I328 Bronze (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #14 (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #24 (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Siren Blue
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
83%
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Burnished Copper
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes Opale
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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