Tom Ford Aphrodite & Carriacou Lip Color Sheers Reviews & Swatches

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer

Aphrodite

Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, brighter medium plum with strong,w arm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without dragging. The texture was lightly creamy, lightweight, and had enough slip that it was comfortable to apply and to wear, but the color wasn’t prone to sliding around while worn. The real “downside” to the product was that it was much more pigmented than advertised. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a "semi-sheer effect" with a "creamy" and "hydrating" formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one's cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you're someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you.

There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Acetate, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D'abeille, Silica, Polyethylene, Oleyl Oleate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Lanolin Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Barium Sulfate, Vanillin, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)].

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01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer
Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer

Carriacou

Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was far more color payoff than anticipated based on the description of this formula (“sheer”)–some may prefer it this way. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and easy to apply in a single layer as it never tugged. The color applied evenly but had slight settling into my lip lines, though it wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance until the third hour of wear. It stayed on well for three and a half hours and felt moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a "semi-sheer effect" with a "creamy" and "hydrating" formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one's cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you're someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you.

There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheer swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Acetate, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D'abeille, Silica, Polyethylene, Oleyl Oleate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Lanolin Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Barium Sulfate, Vanillin, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)].

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m one of those who actually loves the excess pigmentation and coverage these actually have as opposed to how the brand described them. Makes me wonder whether and how that may have affected the final grade? If at all? Aphrodite is just lovely looking!

The pigmentation score is based on what the brand says, so if it says sheer but it’s opaque, then it will lose points for that!

Thanks for this info, Christine! I’m now mentally upping the grades in my brain based on all the other factors… Aphrodite is probably then closer to an A- or a straight up A if pigmentation weren’t an issue. Definitely a shade to think about getting during the Sephora sale!

When your top 2 dupes for both products are from the same brand itself, it kind of feels like they are re-inventing the wheel (again… and again) and expecting us not to notice… 😐

Do you know why Saks 10 or 15% off beauty never work for me? They never responded to any of my emails. Please please help. I tried buying givenchy, chanel and dior makeup. Never worked.

There are usually some exclusions – like Chanel is usually excluded from sales! I have purchased Dior, but it can’t be on pre-order.

Aphrodite is really pretty but I’m not dropping $70 (CDN) on a lippie like this; I’m so glad I’ve still got BITE’s Zin (I was really sad when they replaced their original line of lipsticks; Zin was one of my faves).

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