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The Best & Worst of Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color (2017)

Tom Ford Dressed to Kill Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Dressed to Kill Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($54.00 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.” Since it debuted, I’ve been a big fan of the formula–if you like glossy, pigmented, and long-wearing color, it’s a strong contender to consider for your glossy lip needs. The formula has a more watery feel that develops in a tacky, gel-like consistency that adheres exceptionally well to the lips with glossiness that lasts around six hours and color that lingers for as long as ten hours. It’s a comfortable formula that is lightweight and hydrating enough that I often forget I’ve had it on all day. The only part I don’t like about it is the applicator.

The brand originally launched eight shades but recently added five more to the range, which have been reviewed. Here’s a recap of how each shade has rated (including the original eight)…

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The Best & Worst of Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2017 Collection

01/07

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Violet Argente Palette | Look Details

Tom Ford Violet Argente Palette | Look Details

Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2017 Collection has been reviewed, which means it’s time to look at how well everything did from best to worst! My personal favorite was Soleil Bloom, a highlighting powder, which was lovely, though duped by more affordable products for sure. I’m also weak for shimmery, rose gold lip colors like Orchid Soleil. The Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette was a miss for me due to performance (and at that price point, it needs to be perfect!).

01

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Bloom Nightbloom Powder

LELimited Edition. $80.00/0.28 oz.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Bloom Nightbloom Powder ($80.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, light-medium copper with warm, rosy undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Tom Ford Beauty Bitten Berry Lip Slick

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. Read full review.

A-

03. Tom Ford Beauty Spiked Cherry Lip Slick

Tom Ford Beauty Spiked Cherry Lip Slick ($54.00 for oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a mirror-like shine. Read full review.

A-

04. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Soleil Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Soleil Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy copper with warm undertones and fine, gold, copper, and pink pearl. Read full review.

A-

05. Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lure Sheer Cheek Duo ($80.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting and blush duo that includes a light, warm pink and a medium, warm pink. Read full review.

B

06. Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette

Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) contains four eyeshadows and two cheek colors. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
4
B
2
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
89%
product
9
pigmentation
9
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
89%

Make Up For Ever Black Friday 2017 | Artist Shadow Palette Ideas

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows
Much Ado About Plum

Beginning November 22nd (and ending November 27th), Make Up For Ever kicks off their Artist Shadow Black Friday deal where you can purchase 12 Artist Shadows for $75 (a $252 value). Last year, Anastasia had a 50% off sale on their single eyeshadows, and I put together some “quads” for inspiration, so here are some ideas for filling up 12 slots. If you have yours planned, I’d love to hear it 🙂 I avoided picking brow bone type shades as those can depend on the skin tone!

The first set of shades were selected to fit a plum theme–slightly cooler, warmer, and more earthy plums and taupes. If you want more mattes in yours, try switching out a few of the shimmery taupes for some of the browns listed in the Neutrals or Mattes below.

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Pat McGrath 35MM, Sedition, McGrath Muse LuxeTrance Lipsticks

01/08

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick

35MM

Pat McGrath 35MM LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage–with a creamy, smooth consistency that felt a bit thinner and more emollient than other shades in the range. The majority of the shades in the formula apply well and look flattering on my lips, but I felt that this one was more prone to gathering in my lip lines, though it wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color stayed on well for seven hours and was hydrating.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.14 oz. - $271.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "intense color payoff" with "comfort" and "rich hydration" that has a "satiny sheen." Of the shades I've tried, they are richly pigmented, long-wearing, incredibly comfortable to wear from start to finish, hydrating, and generally flattering on the lips. The texture was smooth, velvety, and creamy enough to glide across the lips with ease but never felt slippery or too clingy. Most shades performed exceptionally well, and while pricey, they at least lived up to a lot of the claims. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

35MM
35MM
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Also In This Review

Week in Review | November 11th through November 17th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂

What was your week in review like?

My skin tone/coloring:

Favorite look you worn:

Most used product of the week:

Any new beauty discoveries:

Week in Review

01

Pat McGrath She's Heaven

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

Pat McGrath She's Heaven LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm rosy undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A+

Permanent

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

02. Pat McGrath Lavish

Pat McGrath Lavish LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm rosy undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A+

03. Pat McGrath Unnatural Natural

Pat McGrath Unnatural Natural LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A+

04. Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017

Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, rosy mauve with cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

A+

05. Huda Beauty Electric #6

Electric #6 is a rich, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. Read full review.

A+

06. Pat McGrath Realness

Pat McGrath Realness LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A+

07. Pat McGrath Pink Ultraness

Pat McGrath Pink Ultraness LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep plum with cool undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Tom Ford Beauty Dressed to Kill

Tom Ford Beauty Dressed to Kill Patent Finish Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium red with neutral undertones and a glossy, high-shine finish. Read full review.

A

09. Tom Ford Beauty 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. Read full review.

A

10. Huda Beauty Smokey #3

Smokey #3 is a medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, moderately dense, and cream-like but not too thick or stiff. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Nov 11, 2017 — Nov 17, 2017

86%

Average Score
A
50
B
42
C
16
D
4
F
2

Total Reviews (114) — Brands Reviewed (13)

Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

01/22

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Distortion Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00 for 0.90 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that launches at Sephora on 12/1 and will be in-stores on 12/11. It will only be available through Sephora or Urban Decay directly (and they’ll have it 12/11 online and in-stores on 12/14). The concept behind the palette is that the first row of eyeshadows are “transformers,” which can be layered on top of the other 10 eyeshadows to “instantly transform” them.

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette