Tom Ford Ravageur & Stolen Cherry Patent Finish Lip Colors

Tom Ford Ravageur Patent Finish Lip Color

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).

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Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Ravageur
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color Stolen Cherry
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%

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Introduction to Dior

Introduction to Dior

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?

A Few Notes | Dior frequently reformulates their products and discontinues older lines; as a result, I have found myself with very few lipstick shades to recommend that actually exist (a mental note has been made to consider to trying a few in the future). Most of their lip products have a floral/rose scent. They also are a brand that tends to have primarily limited edition blushes and highlighters with a limited permanent range (none that exist permanently now I have tried!).

They are famous for their Diorshow mascara options, while most of their liquid foundations have fairly favorable reviews to my knowledge, but I haven’t tried any of their current formulas in awhile. I am actually more curious to find out what Dior fans would recommend as so much of what I’ve tried from Dior in recent years has been limited edition (I try to only recommend currently-available products).

What would you recommend to someone just trying Dior for the first time?

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Week in Review | January 30th through February 5th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! :)
01

Tom Ford Beauty Burnished Copper

Limited Edition. $45.00/0.17 oz.

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.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum

Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A

03. Tom Ford Beauty Erotic

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. Read full review.

A

04. Tom Ford Beauty Infamy

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. Read full review.

A

06. Colour Pop Silhouette

ColourPop Silhouette Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "rich blue red." Read full review.

A-

07. Colour Pop Scrooge

ColourPop Scrooge Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "rich rosy pink." Read full review.

A-

08. Burberry No. 01 White

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. Read full review.

A-

09. Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold

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. Read full review.

A-

10. Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #2

Last Dance #2 is a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm, brown undertones and a satiny sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a lightly dry, dusty consistency that tended to sheer out when applied but was very blendable. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Jan 30, 2016 — Feb 5, 2016

81%

Average Score
A
21
B
22
C
6
D
5
F
7

Total Reviews (61) — Brands Reviewed (11)

Tom Ford Exposed & No Vacancy Patent Finish Lip Colors

Tom Ford Exposed Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Exposed Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-berry with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy, high-shine finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque with a translucency to it that gave it that stain-like appearance. The consistency was lightweight, comfortable to wear, but it does have moderate tackiness. This shade was still going strong after eight hours (glossiness lasted about six hours) and was hydrating over time. Giorgio Armani #601 Plum Vinyl (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford No Vacancy Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange tones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had rich, nearly opaque pigmentation with even, smooth application that lasted all day. The shine was going strong for five to six hours, but the color remained just as vibrant with more of a natural sheen for hours after. Tom Ford Beauty Stolen Cherry (P, $52.00) is lighter (90% similar). Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Touch (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Shiseido Lust (RD305) (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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 Exposed
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color No Vacancy
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%

12 Shades of Peach for Spring (Pink Edition)

Since there were several requests last week, here are a few favorites for more pink-peach shades that would serve you well during spring! :) I tried to distinguish between more coral shades and more pinky-peaches (which tend to be a little lighter and have a bit more yellow to them).

12 Shades of Peach for Spring

What are your favorite pinky-peach shades?