Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer ($30.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a warm bronze with orange undertones and threads of metallic copper shimmer. It’s mostly opaque after two coats. China Glaze Mahogany Magic has a similar undertone but looks rather different otherwise. NARS King Kong is much redder. China Glaze Goin’ My Way is a bit darker.

There was a tendency for it to pull a bit, which I suspect is due partially to the longer drying time. Not much longer than average to me, but the formula is less forgiving if you’re trying to get your swatches done! Because it has a metallic finish, brush strokes are definitely present and noticeable, though they’re subtler than you’ll typically find in this type of finish. The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it applied decently, but it could have gone on a bit smoother.  It also did this weird thing where it seemed to recede from the edge of the tips of my nails.

I wore this shade to test wear (I’ve tested the wear of the cream finishes, but not of the metallic ones), and it lasted seven days without any chipping and had minor tip wear–just keep in mind that I can’t remember the last formula that did chip on me other than matte polish.

The Glossover

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product

Burnt Topaz

B+

It's a so-so formula, but the color is pretty and if you're a fan of metallic finishes and prefer less brush strokes, you may find it worth dealing with. At this price point, I'd expect a better formula and more color coverage at two coats.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Saks, $30.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

China Glaze Mahogany Magic has a similar undertone but looks rather different otherwise. NARS King Kong is much redder. China Glaze Goin' My Way is a bit darker.

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12 thoughts on “Tom Ford Burnt Topaz Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Anita

    Too many dupes for me to even consider.

  2. Joanna

    I love the length and shape of your nails!

  3. Birute

    i really wanna get my hands on this!!! so excited for it!

  4. Ada

    Harvest Moon from China Glaze’s Hunger Games collection is similar (but redder and more attractive, imo), applies like a dream, and doesn’t cost anywhere near $30. If you’re going to sell nail polish that costs that much, it ought to be exceptional, especially for such a dupeable shade.

  5. Jamie

    Rumba romance from OPI is very similar and last I checked was on sale for $5 on sephoras site.

  6. Quinctia

    The color is okay, but that’s about twice as much as I’d ever spend on nail polish. And, even then, that’s what I’d spend on a linear holo, not a run of the mill metallic.

  7. Looks like lunchbag letdown.. The colour looks so amazing in the bottle, but rather *yawn* been there seen it before on the nails. Ooohh, I’ve been suckered in by this many a time before so thanks, Christine! You just saved me some money! I love your site for exactly this reason!!
    Kindest Regards,
    WendyM

  8. Pamela

    OMG that is so beautiful but not $30 beautiful. (I wish I wasn’t so damn cheap.)

  9. Christine, Could you photograph the brushes of the nail polishes you review? That’s always nice to see and not always done by other bloggers! :)

  10. HOLLY

    It also looks like Copper Penny by Revlon.

  11. I can definitely find a dupe in this color.  It is gorgeous, but it is too pricey.