Tom Ford Beauty Contempt is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark orange with a pearl finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $55.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Tom Ford Beauty Contempt Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange with warm undertones and an ultra-fine, golden pearl, which gave it a more luminous finish. The lipstick felt creamy with moderate slip, so it did not feel or look heavy on the lips but applied without tugging. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. I noticed that the formula smoothed out my lip lines quite a bit. This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours and felt hydrating to me.
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.