Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid is a slightly cool-toned, dark burgundy with a pearl finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $55.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Tom Ford Black Orchid Lip Color ($60.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark red-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and fine ruby red pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on fairly evenly, but the darker color pulled into lip lines and looked almost blackened in the lines as a result. The consistency had more slip than most of Tom Ford's lip colors, which gave it a soft sheen, but it also made it move around more, so it might be more prone to feathering for some (it didn't for me, but that's not something that happens to me often!). The color lasted for five hours and left a slight stain behind, while the formula was very lightly moisturizing. MAC Media (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (DC, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Inigo (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Revlon Black Cherry (P, $8.49) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Mahogany (601) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Jasper (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Liev (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (DC, $7.49) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Becca Merlot (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Prim (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
To Tom Ford, there is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip. It is the focus of the face and it has the power to define a woman's whole look. Each lip color is Tom Ford's modern ideal of an essential makeup shade. Rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.