Tom Ford Ravageur Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper-red with warm undertones and a faint dusting of gold micro-shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly while feeling comfortable and hydrating while worn. The color wore for over eight hours while the glossiness lasted for five hours on me. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this one–doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of darker, warmer copper/reds in gloss form like this shade.
Tom Ford Stolen Cherry Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a light shine. This was the least glossy of the eight shades I tried. It had mostly opaque coverage, applied well, and lasted for hours and hours, but I wish it had more of the high-gloss shine of the other shades. This looks like a soft satin after four hours of wear. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Victoriana (LE, $15.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Socialite (P) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (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).