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Tom Ford True Coral & Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

True Coral

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, shiny finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips. The lip color felt more watery when I initially applied it, but it developed into a more gel-like, lightly tacky texture that was very smoothing and comfortable to wear. The color was still going strong after eight hours, while the shine had lasted a solid six hours on me. The formula was hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.07 oz. - $771.43 Per Ounce

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.”  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 feel like it gives a more jagged edge).

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 does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear.

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. The color range is more limited with all the shades being brighter, medium-to-dark in color, and between warm red and cool pink.

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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Tom Ford Casablanca, Exotica, Dressed to Kill Patent Finish Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca Patent Finish Lip Color

Casablanca

Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca Patent Finish Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep red with subtle warm undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied without streaking, though there was slight color that had pulled into my lip lines, which wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture smooth, watery, and easy to spread initially but developed a light tackiness and more of a gel-like feel after a minute or two.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.07 oz. - $771.43 Per Ounce

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.”  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 feel like it gives a more jagged edge).

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 does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear.

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. The color range is more limited with all the shades being brighter, medium-to-dark in color, and between warm red and cool pink.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color swatches.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Tom Ford Bitten Berry & Spiked Cherry Lip Slicks

01/07

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

Bitten Berry

Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick ($54.00 for oz.) is a subtle, dark plum with cooler undertones and a glossy, high-shine finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage, as described, with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was lightweight, non-tacky, and very comfortable to wear, though it took me a couple of uses to realize I did not need to apply much to get even coverage. There was slight color that filled my lip lines, but I did not notice it from a normal viewing distance. The color lasted for four hours and was nicely moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.10 oz. - $540.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Slick formula is supposed to be an "oil-infused tint" that hydrates lips and gives a "daring hint of color" and "high-shine." The applicator is a rollerball, which slides across the lips easily, though first you twist to release the formula. I can't recall the last time (if ever) I've tried a lip product with that type of applicator! The texture of the gloss was emollient with a lot of slip and almost jelly-like but not quite as dense. The formula had a mirror-like shine and yielded a sheer to semi-sheer, noticeable tint to lips that lasted for four hours but was very hydrating. I didn't notice any scent or taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Slick swatches.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Pink Trip, Queen’s Violet, Space Bubble Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

Pink Trip

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and fine violet and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly. The texture was medium in weight with noticeable stickiness. What I liked most about this shade was how smooth it made my lips look–it made my lip lines disappear! On me, the gloss wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I could feel the minty tingle for 25 minutes.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines. The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

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Pink Trip
Pink Trip
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Queen's Violet

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B+

Space Bubble

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MAC Electric Rainbow, Rave Bunny, Pearly Girl Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

Electric Rainbow

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, light-medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a green-to-gold shifting shimmer. It was almost like an electric coral as the base color was quite neon, though it wasn’t nearly as bright applied as the coverage was only semi-opaque. I could see the shimmer shift from warmer to murkier, greener as I moved, and that combined with the shiny finish made the color that sat in my lip lines less apparent in person. The gloss was moderately tacky but easy to spread across the lips. The tingling feeling was noticeable for 20 minutes, while the gloss stayed on well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines. The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

Browse all of our MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

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B+

Rave Bunny

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Pearly Girl

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Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Collection

01/04

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Kit

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Kit

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Kit

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Kit

Winter Solstice

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Kit ($33.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains four “semi-sheer” lipglosses that are supposed to be “comfortable” and “non-sticky” with a “unique pearl complex” that has a “unique color” on the lips. They can be worn layered or alone. They’re fun glosses for layering or wearing alone, as they have a nice shift and shimmer. The texture wasn’t too thick or sticky, so they layered over other products nicely and the sheerer bases prevented them from causing other lipsticks from streaking or breaking down too readily.

B+

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8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Hypnotic

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