Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Spring 2014 Nail Lacquers

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a slightly cool-toned, light beige with a cream finish. This went on rather streakily on the first coat, but the second coat seemed to smooth over and fill in the streaks so the end result was even and opaque (after two coats). L’Oreal Never Lacque-ing (LE) is cooler-toned. Rescue Beauty Lounge Thank You (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, sheerer. MAC Endless Night (LE, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Frenzy (P, $27.00) is darker. Cult Nails Let’s Get Dirty (P, $12.00) is purpler. Essie Sand Tropez (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a warm-toned, metallic, medium bronze with threads of shimmer. It almost looked like fairy lights were coursing through the polish. A lot of the brush strokes disappeared as the polish dried down, but they did not go away entirely. I typically get a week of wear out of Tom Ford’s nail lacquer formula, which is standard for me across most brands. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $15.00) is warmer, more yellow. Tom Ford Beauty Burnt Topaz (LE, $32.00) is darker, browner. Chanel Delight (LE, $27.00) is lighter, less warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, orange-coral with a cream finish–that is almost a little plush like a jelly finish. It was opaque after two coats, and it applied evenly and smoothly. I typically get a week of wear out of Tom Ford’s nail lacquer formula, which is standard for me across most brands. Rescue Beauty Lounge Kellie Gonzo (LE, $20.00) is darker. Essie Sunday Fun Day (P, $8.00) is darker. Chanel Starlet (LE, $27.00) is pinker. Butter London Trout Pout (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $16.00) is more orange. MAC Play Day (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more orange. See comparison swatches.

Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle cool undertones and a hybrid cream-jelly finish. It was opaque after two coats, and it was very easy to apply and richly pigmented–best shade of the four. I typically get a week of wear out of Tom Ford’s nail lacquer formula, which is standard for me across most brands. Dior Darling (653) (P, $24.00) is more muted. Formula X A+ (P, $12.50) is very similar. MAC Toco Toucan (LE, $16.00) is cooler toned. MAC Girl About Town (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. L’Oreal Members Only (P) is also cooler-toned, brighter. See comparison swatches.

I bought mine at Nordstrom, which is showing three of the four as backordered (they’re all limited edition), but you can also find them at Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, and Saks.

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Sugar Dune (01)

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Product

8.5/10

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10/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

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Incandescent (02)

A-

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8.5/10

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10/10

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8.5/10

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Coral Beach (03)

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Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Sugar Dune (01) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Incandescent (02) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Coral Beach (03) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Indiscretion (04) Nail Lacquer

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44 thoughts on “Tom Ford Spring 2014 Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Gorgeous colors! Every single one! I still get fixated on the price point however…but lovely.
    This review must have taken a lot of time!

    • At least they’re about as expensive as Chanel (most of TF’s things are more expensive than Chanel!).

      • Too true…and I do buy Chanel. Funny how our “break point” can be so random! I can only dream that one day you do a Tom Ford giveaway (and I actually am the lucky winner….).
        Really lovely collection.

  2. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    Maybe I´m expecting too much, but this collection isn´t doing it for me. Sheer lipsticks and easily dupeable nail polishes? I´m not impressed

    • Just depends on what kind of colors or finishes you’re looking for! Especially in the case of sheer (though they weren’t sheer…) – not everyone is looking for something opaque!

  3. Ooh, I like Indiscretion (great name, too!) :-D

    Do you know if it’s similar to Chanel Rose Insolent, though?
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  4. Oh I am SO glad that these got A ratings!! Coral Beach is such a pretty shade, I’d love to add it to my collection. And Sugar Dune looks soooo classy and elegant, love it.

  5. Please do make a post about how you keep your nails and cuticles so healthy and good looking…you’ve got gorgeous fingers/hands/nails… (weirdest cimpliment ever?)
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  6. Ugh, these are gorgeous! I’m in love with Incandescent and Indiscretion!!!

  7. Avatar of virginie vivi

    Can China Glaze Thorns among roses (or roses among thorns, I have a doubt now..) be a dupe for indiscretion?

  8. Coral Beach and Incandescent – ermmmyggoosh! I’m supposed to go easy on the shopping this month, but heyyyy! These colours are stunning!
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  9. Coral Beach & Indiscretion are gorgeous! And Coral Beach is such a cute name!

  10. OMG I love all these colors! I hate that Tom Ford makes so many cool things because I seriously can’t afford any of it!

  11. Kai

    I got all 4 of these, and am loving them! Tom Ford really doesn’t disappoint!

  12. Avatar of kimberly Kica

    These look gorgeous on you, however TF lost me at 32.00 for nail polish.

  13. Avatar of Phoebe Phoebe

    I love Chanel Frenzy, but sometimes it reads as a little too grey/dark with a 2nd coat (which is necessary), so Sugar Dune looks absolutely perfect!

    I also love that coral…

    The price, though, is stopping me. $27 is already a lot to pay for Chanel…For $35, I could basically get a Chanel polish and an OPI/Essie polish, too, haha.

  14. Vera

    Tom Ford Nail polishes are my truly Holy Grail!!! Love them. They stay the longest on my nails and never any chipping. Chanel chips next day. I got three nail colors from this collection except Incandescent. Love them all!!! So worth it ladies. Especially for moms, who do not have time to apply nail polish several times a week. You apply it once and set for the whole week :)

  15. Beautiful collection for spring! Indiscretion would be my pick!
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  16. These are such gorgeous colors! This post and the TF Lipstick ones are testing my willpower! But it is easier when they are at the price points they are :) Thank you for these great reviews though!

  17. Sugar Dune is beautiful for a neutral i love it really sophiscated.

  18. Love all of these colours! Perfect for spring xx

  19. Bonnie

    Hi Christine! Since Formula X A+ is similar in color to Indiscretion, do you think the TF polish is worth the splurge? Do you consider the color, formulation, or application to be superior? Like some of the other posters, I buy Chanel and Dior polish on occasion, but I’m having a little trouble pulling the trigger on this one. It’s beautiful in the photos. But is it “special”?
    I think I’m extra-tempted since the color is limited edition and back ordered at Nordstrom. I’m sort of a sucker that way. Value your opinion!

    • I prefer Formula X, actually, for a dark pink shade :)

      I think it’s worth the splurge if it’s a color you’d wear a lot, if you’d smile every time you opened the bottle and applied it, and things like that. If it’s just the color that you care about, Formula X.