Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a glossy finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $54.00 and contains 0.09 oz.
Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale Lip Lacquer Liquid Patent ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, deep plum with fine, violet pearl and a glossy, mirror-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which applied evenly but settled into my deeper lip lines. The high-shine finish made it so the settling wasn't as noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture felt watery when initially applied, almost cooling, and very thin, but it thickened to a more gel-like consistency within 15 seconds. The lip color adhered to my lips well for eight-hour with shine that really lasted for most of that period. It was hydrating while worn, too. This updated version seemed similar in color and quality, but the doe-foot applicator intensified the pigmentation as it seemed to apply more product in one layer compared to the flocked applicator of the Patent Finish Lip Color.
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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 Patent formulas combine a lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish. Intense, vibrant shades evoke the transfixing look of skin-tight vinyl.