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Tom Ford Molten Orchid & Pink Sabre Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Molten Orchid

Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a faint, metallic shimmer finish. It had good color payoff, though it wasn’t opaque, that applied evenly across my lips with ease. The texture felt smooth and moved fluidly without losing coverage, though it had moderate tackiness while worn. I felt like it had a good balance of long-wear and comfort with the tackiness, as it did not feel heavy or glue-like to me. On me, this shade stayed on well for six hours and left a faint stain behind. The formula was nicely hydrating during and after wear.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "liquid-gel" that optically "plumps" the lips due to the "mirror-like" finish. It is supposed to be "long-wearing" with "stay-true color" that is hydrating. They are fairly pigmented with most shades being opaque in one layer. The texture was smooth, light-medium in thickness but felt lightweight, and had moderate tackiness, though I'd say less tackiness than most other formulas I've tried that are similar (other opaque, metallic glosses). The wear ranged from five to six hours, and my lips felt hydrating during and after wear. They had a soft, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Tom Ford Orchid Fatale & Ravageur Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Orchid Fatale

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, deep plum with fine, violet pearl and a glossy, mirror-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which applied evenly but settled into my deeper lip lines. The high-shine finish made it so the settling wasn’t as noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture felt watery when initially applied, almost cooling, and very thin, but it thickened to a more gel-like consistency within 15 seconds. The lip color adhered to my lips well for eight-hour with shine that really lasted for most of that period. It was hydrating while worn, too. This updated version seemed similar in color and quality, but the doe-foot applicator intensified the pigmentation as it seemed to apply more product in one layer compared to the flocked applicator of the Patent Finish Lip Color.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and is "long-wearing." 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 did leave behind a stain as well. I often forgot that I was wearing it, as it was just so comfortable, hydrating, and lightweight. 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 had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste. The formula reminds me of products like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer but with a slightly thicker consistency.

As far as I can tell, the formula is the same as the Patent Finish Lip Colors but with a different applicator (doe-foot over a flocked, click-pen), which I felt like deposited more product in a single "layer" than the prior applicator but the colors, texture, and performance were nearly the same. The ingredient lists also seemed to be the same when I tried to read through them line by line. The descriptions from the brand also have the same key words and claims.

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Tom Ford Copper Chic & Metal Flame Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal

Copper Chic

Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic Lip Lacquer Liquid Metal ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The finish emphasized my lip lines slightly as there was a touch of color that gathered in my deeper lip lines, but the high-shine finish made it hard to detect from a normal viewing distance. The gloss was lightweight but had a light-medium thickness and noticeable tackiness, which helped it last for a solid five hours on me. The formula was comfortable and hydrating to wear.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "liquid-gel" that optically "plumps" the lips due to the "mirror-like" finish. It is supposed to be "long-wearing" with "stay-true color" that is hydrating. They are fairly pigmented with most shades being opaque in one layer. The texture was smooth, light-medium in thickness but felt lightweight, and had moderate tackiness, though I'd say less tackiness than most other formulas I've tried that are similar (other opaque, metallic glosses). The wear ranged from five to six hours, and my lips felt hydrating during and after wear. They had a soft, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Tom Ford Erotic & No Vacancy Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Erotic Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Erotic Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Erotic Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Erotic Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Erotic Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Tom Ford Beauty Erotic Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent

Erotic

Tom Ford Beauty Erotic Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a high-shine, glossy finish with barely-there pearl. The formula has a very wet, thin feel going on–cooling in a way–and then quickly develops to a thicker, more gel-like texture that feels plusher on the lips and has light-to-moderate tackiness. The shine lasts incredibly long on this formula, as does the color and the stain that lingers on even beyond that. For me, the shine and color were still noticeable after eight hours (which survived a meal), while the formula was very hydrating and comfortable to wear.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and is "long-wearing." 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 did leave behind a stain as well. I often forgot that I was wearing it, as it was just so comfortable, hydrating, and lightweight. 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 had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste. The formula reminds me of products like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer but with a slightly thicker consistency.

As far as I can tell, the formula is the same as the Patent Finish Lip Colors but with a different applicator (doe-foot over a flocked, click-pen), which I felt like deposited more product in a single "layer" than the prior applicator but the colors, texture, and performance were nearly the same. The ingredient lists also seemed to be the same when I tried to read through them line by line. The descriptions from the brand also have the same key words and claims.

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The Best & Worst of Tom Ford Private Shadows

01/01

Tom Ford Beauty Private Shadow  

Tom Ford’s Private Shadow ($36.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to have “unadulterated color” that’s “highly pigmented, longwearing, and crease-resistant.” The packaging is clever, though for anyone who has more than few eyeshadows in their stash, the compact is rather large relative to the actual pan of product (which is less than average for a full-sized eyeshadow–given the price point, I would have expected closer to 0.07 oz. or even 0.09 oz.). The formula itself varied a lot between shades with enough inconsistency that would make me weary of buying blind online.

The Best & Worst of Tom Ford Shadow Extremes

01/05

Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme  

Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme  

Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme  

Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme  

Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme  

Tom Ford Shadow Extreme ($39.00 for 0.03 oz.) is split into two finishes–metallics (Foil) and glitters (Glitter)–and the performance depends largely on the finish. In general, the formula is supposed to “glide” on with an “ultra-thin, water-resistant gloss of color onto the lids.” Though each compact seemed to be the appropriate size for a standalone eyeshadow, they only contain 0.03 oz. a pop, which made them some of the smaller single eyeshadows on the market. There were some really lovely shades but enough inconsistency that for the price point, it never amounted to being an impressive range.