Tom Ford Beauty Exotica is a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark berry with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $57.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Tom Ford Beauty Exotica Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cooler undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage. The lipstick was lightly creamy with some slip, but it didn't feel thick or heavy, and it did not slide around while worn. It wore well for five hours, left a subtle stain behind, and was moisturizing while worn.
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.