Tom Ford Beauty Near Dark is a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a natural finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $57.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Tom Ford Beauty Near Dark Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. The consistency was moderately emollient and felt more slippery on the lips, even during wear, so I could see this one potentially feathering on anyone who may be prone to that (but it did not do so on me). It had semi-opaque pigmentation that wasn't buildable, and the color did not apply as evenly as expected but did not settle into my lip lines, which was a surprise. The color wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time.
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.