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Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer ($35.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deep, gray-black with very fine silver shimmer paired with cool undertones. L'Oreal Drop Dead Gorgeous (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Color Club Show Time (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Creator (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal The Queen's Ambition (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Fashion Polish (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Batty (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Cosmic (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It was nearly opaque in a single coat, though I applied two for good measure. The consistency was not too thick or too thin, so it flowed easily across the nail with even coverage and didn’t gather along the edges. I didn’t notice any brush strokes, bubbling, or unevenness, and the shimmer is so fine that the nail feels completely smooth once everything dries down. I think that the shimmer is almost too fine, because it does get lost in the strong black base; it almost provides more of a break in the way it looks as far as texture goes than being a shimmery shade. On me, the polish wore well for seven days with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Out Nail Lacquer

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I honestly love the softening effect of the silver shimmer particles! This is great to see, because I have a gorgeous $2 dupe, Electric by Pure Ice that lasts a good 5-6 days before it gets icky-looking. However, the Color Club version would probably wear like iron based on how my other CC np wears.

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