The formula is supposed to be a "liquid-gel" that optically "plumps" the lips due to the "mirror-like" finish. It is supposed to be "long-wearing" with "stay-true color" that is hydrating. They are fairly pigmented with most shades being opaque in one layer. The texture was smooth, light-medium in thickness but felt lightweight, and had moderate tackiness, though I'd say less tackiness than most other formulas I've tried that are similar (other opaque, metallic glosses). The wear ranged from five to six hours, and my lips felt hydrating during and after wear. They had a soft, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Tom Ford Lip Lacquer delivers pure, unadulterated liquid lip color in three decadent formulas—Liquid Matte, Liquid Metal, and Liquid Patent. Drenched in long-wearing, stay-true color, lips delight in the lightweight, comfortable textures infused with smoothing moisturizers. Liquid Metal is an innovative liquid-gel with optical plumping effects. Pure metallic color with mirror-like dimension glides on with lustrous impact.