Tom Ford Aurora & Glimmer Lumiere Lips Reviews & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip

Aurora

Tom Ford Beauty Aurora Lumiere Lip ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, translucent base that seemed to have a subtle, lavender tint. On my lips, the tint translated to a deepening of my natural lip color and made it appear more mauve/cooler compared to normal. The consistency was lightweight, balmy, and emollient with moderate slip, so it was comfortable to apply and to wear. The product only seemed to stay on my lips for an hour and a half to two hours, and I didn’t feel sustained hydration over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula is described as "translucent" and is a "lip balm [that] reacts to the wearer's pH" so that it has a "personalized wash of color." In my experience, a lot of products that are supposed to react to the pH all end up pretty similar when applied and are very subtle in difference, if at all, when applied to my lips. They live up to the translucent part of the spiel, but they have really short wear time--an hour or two before it feels gone--and not that much hydration. I actually really love Tom Ford's Lip Balm (in a squeeze tube), but these just fell short for me. They had a very subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lumiere Lip swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Jojoba Esters, Isostearyl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Isostearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Oleate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates Copolymer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Vanillin, Silica, Tocopherol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Malic Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Bht, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850)

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Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip
Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip

Glimmer

Tom Ford Beauty Glimmer Lumiere Lip ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, translucent base that seems very subtly peach-tinted, but against my warmer skin tones, that tint seems to get completely lost. When applied to my lips and left for 15 minutes, it deepens my natural lip color and gives a soft, natural shine. I didn’t find that this shade differenced noticeably from the original, Universel, shade or the Rougir shade. Aurora runs ever-so-slightly cooler on. The formula lasted an hour and a half hour on me before it felt like it had absorbed or else disappeared, but I expected it to feel more hydrating during and after–I just felt the need for more balm/hydration after it had worn down.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula is described as "translucent" and is a "lip balm [that] reacts to the wearer's pH" so that it has a "personalized wash of color." In my experience, a lot of products that are supposed to react to the pH all end up pretty similar when applied and are very subtle in difference, if at all, when applied to my lips. They live up to the translucent part of the spiel, but they have really short wear time--an hour or two before it feels gone--and not that much hydration. I actually really love Tom Ford's Lip Balm (in a squeeze tube), but these just fell short for me. They had a very subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lumiere Lip swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Jojoba Esters, Isostearyl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Isostearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Oleate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates Copolymer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Vanillin, Silica, Tocopherol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Malic Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Bht, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850)

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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A $55 dollar store type very subtly color-changing, not exactly moisturizing lip balm? One that after the first hour or two needs a more moisturizing balm over it? Major Tom, are you lost in deep space or just lost period? Reminds me of the “Emperor’s New Clothes”. ?

The dupes list leaves me realizing that almost anything that slightly affects the tone of your lips is a dupe, and most dupes would probably leave your lips feeling healthier. I can’t think of better example of a product that it 110% about the name on the package.

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