Tom Ford Beauty Vladimir is a moderately cool-toned, medium taupe with a frost finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $36.00 and contains 0.07 oz.
Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pale, golden shimmer. It looked almost lavender-ish applied as it wasn't fully opaque, so the taupe tones meshed with the natural pink found in my lip color. This is one of the more frosted shades in the range. It had semi-opaque coverage with a lightly creamy texture that applied fairly evenly. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. If you want unique, this would be one of the most unique in the launch of 25. Maybelline Silk Stone (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Take a Spin (41) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Sable (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
This decadent wardrobe of rich lip color shades delivers maximum impact. 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 color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity. Showcased in a sleek limited edition clutched sized lipstick case, each lip transforming shade, from James to Henry and Stavros to Francesco, amplifies a woman's individuality while generating an insatiable desire to try more than one.