Tom Ford Aphrodite & Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new lipstick formula in the summer collection. It’s supposed to have “full coverage, high-shine lip color” that hydrates and lasts for six hours. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to mostly opaque, but they have moderate slip and a thinner texture that they never reach full coverage. The formula does have a luminous finish with slight shine but isn’t glossy. It’s a very lightweight formula, which makes it comfortable to wear, but the more emollient, thinner consistency seemed to hurt longevity–they lasted between three and five hours for me. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating on me–more hydrating than Tom Ford’s standard lipstick on the whole–and had a light vanilla scent.

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine fuchsia micro-shimmer and subtle sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and sat well on the lips. The color lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Guerlain Pink Bangle (064) (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Splurge (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Passionate (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Confident (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $8.49) is darker (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Loubiminette (P, $90.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $36.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with warm undertones and a very fine micro-shimmer. It had some shine, but it was less glossy than some of the other shades in the range. It had mostly opaque coverage, but the natural lip color comes through, so deeper and darker lips may alter the way this ends up looking on. It wore well for four hours, was moderately hydrating, and was comfortable to wear. Some of the color seemed to gather a little in lip lines when applied. MAC Origami Orange (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Frenemie (LE, $7.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bad Angel (330) (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Liaison (RD306) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Guava (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blossom Bright (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Geneva (48) (DC, $58.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Suzy (460) (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Toying Around (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Purple Moon Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Purple Moon Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Nano-Nude Eyeshadow Quad
  • Sephora Tiramisu Eyeliner
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These look pretty and comfortably light, but they remind me so much of previous TF releases and territory well covered in my stash with products providing better longevity; not a must have for me.

I’m so glad I saw your review today, I’ve had Aphrodite in my Nordstrom cart for a few days but I think I’m going to skip it. I was hoping for longer wear time, and the lanolin is a total deal breaker for me. Thanks for saving me $50!

You know, I think I’m so over TF lipsticks. For colors that are so dupable and so expensive they should be good enough to earn an A+ rating, which is sadly not the case. I look at your dupe comparisons and see so many other brands, same colors, with better ratings.

I think lipstick is one of those categories that is pretty hard to improve on by leaps and bounds purely on a price level.

Not to mention these particular shades have been done by TF ad nauseum as well.

Still love the weirdo shades he pulls out for the Boys collections though 🙂

I have dupes for everything but Aphrodite . . .it’s in my cart! I think it will be a fun, sheer Spring and Summer shade. Thank you for the reviews!

I think the colors are beautiful. I was hoping for a better score. I think the name is totally unfitting for the lipstick. The obviously are not “ultra-rich” . They look kinda sheer to me. Anyway, I’m in love 🙂 I have Les Mepris on the way. But, I need Aprodite soon.

I got Aphrodite and purple noon from the collection. I have few of the lipsticks from TF permanent line but I find these to be way more hydrating and I actually prefer that. I am going be wearing these 2 colors all through the summer. I also wish TF withhold bring out more colors in the Patent lip color formula.

Les Mepris caught my attention from the start, but after seeing the oh-so-lovely Solar Affair in your other review I think it may have to move to second place… Still super pretty though!

Wow, these are both such beautiful and very wearable shades! I love Led Mepris best. Problem is the longevity factor. Rating a B at $55 is just not something I’d want to throw $$$ down on. Especially when there are dupes amongst other brands at $37 and less.

Thank you for the dupes Christine. It hardly makes sense buying these for more than 50 dollars when the pigmentation is hardly ultra- rich and less expensive dupes are available. Both shades are really quite dupable. I think i have similar ones in Chanel ultra hydrating range.. Roussy and Ina, I think; and these look quite similar.

So pretty! I prefer (semi)sheer lipstick to lip gloss and like it for casual summer days. A sheerer, less formal version of Raspberry Pink sounds really nice. I love Les Mepris, but it’s hard to tell if it has enough pink in it to work on me without seeing it in person.

This has helped me see I will skip these. I am dark so I need and desire lots of color. I can’t fathom spending $60 on a tube of lipstick when I can get two BiTE tubes or three MUFE or even two Too Faced Melted liquid lippies and a nail polish LOL. I don’t think a lipstick should cost over $36 that’s the most I’ll pay cause I love the Burberry formula.

Thanks

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