Tom Ford Bolt, Control, Firestar Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark

Bolt

Tom Ford Beauty Bolt Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is full of fine, silver shimmer suspended in a translucent base with slightly larger pink and blue micro-sparkle. It looked complex swatched, but as soon as I applied it to my lips, it lost a lot of its potential due to how poorly it went on–it clumped up, felt gritty, and had uneven (sheer) coverage that didn’t build up at all. I could only see it working decently applied over another lip color with fingertips or a lip brush, which might help prevent it from clumping up in places. It lasted for three hours and was hydrating (thank goodness for something positive!).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "look" like "loose glitter on lips" with "uniform payoff" and "multidimensional color" paired with an "emollient" feel. The pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque that adhered evenly and fairly smoothly to my lips. The consistency varied from emollient without any grit/texture from the glittery bits to slightly noticeable during application but didn't feel gritty or rough to me while worn (for any of the shades).

The texture had slip but was lightweight and on the thinner side, so it did not feel slippery. Only one shade was problematic--Surge--which clumped up and was sheerer compared to the other shades. They lasted between four and six hours and were lightly hydrating over time. They had a hint of vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients


01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark

Control

Tom Ford Beauty Control Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and flecks of multi-colored sparkle (dominated by purple). The consistency was emollient with moderate slip with a little bit of texture coming from the shimmer/sparkle in it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly, but it was uneven along the inner areas of my lips with slight product that sat in my deeper lip lines. The shimmer/sparkle could have distributed better, too. It wore well for five hours, left a faint stain behind, and was moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "look" like "loose glitter on lips" with "uniform payoff" and "multidimensional color" paired with an "emollient" feel. The pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque that adhered evenly and fairly smoothly to my lips. The consistency varied from emollient without any grit/texture from the glittery bits to slightly noticeable during application but didn't feel gritty or rough to me while worn (for any of the shades).

The texture had slip but was lightweight and on the thinner side, so it did not feel slippery. Only one shade was problematic--Surge--which clumped up and was sheerer compared to the other shades. They lasted between four and six hours and were lightly hydrating over time. They had a hint of vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark

Firestar

Tom Ford Beauty Firestar Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and flecks of gold, copper, and pink micro-glitter. The pigmentation was semi-opaque in one layer, but the more emollient consistency made it difficult to apply more than two layers as it started to feel rather slippery and settle more and more into my lip lines. The consistency was lightweight and comfortable to wear with minimal “grit” from the sparkle coming through during application. It stayed on well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn.

  • Ciate Topaz (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • MAC Banana Muffins (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "look" like "loose glitter on lips" with "uniform payoff" and "multidimensional color" paired with an "emollient" feel. The pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque that adhered evenly and fairly smoothly to my lips. The consistency varied from emollient without any grit/texture from the glittery bits to slightly noticeable during application but didn't feel gritty or rough to me while worn (for any of the shades).

The texture had slip but was lightweight and on the thinner side, so it did not feel slippery. Only one shade was problematic--Surge--which clumped up and was sheerer compared to the other shades. They lasted between four and six hours and were lightly hydrating over time. They had a hint of vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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P.S. — These shades appear to be available outside of the US only, despite the US website actually referencing several shades (that did not launch here), but Tom Ford’s PR team confirmed that they’re not expected to launch in the US at this time.

Product Availability

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Spark $55.00/0.1 OZ.
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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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Control is a beautiful shade, and Firestar looks especially nice on you. It’s a pity the application doesn’t live up to the price point.

Tom Ford has been having a bit of a rocky quarter! So many ups and downs. That silver is truly tragic and I want to say personally, I appreciate you taking one for the team, Christine. Hopefully you didn’t have to go out of the house with that on. It looks dreadful and I say that in the nicest way possible.

If they ever bring these to the US, I would like to see how Firestar looks on me compared to my tube of UD Wildfire. Finally time to bring that little orange gem out and in to rotation!

As for Bolt, Wednesday covered that commentary perfectly! βœ“πŸ˜‰

Shame on you, Tom Ford, for bringing out a lipstick that costs so much and performs so poorly. If I am going to spend $70+ Cdn for a lipstick, it had better score at least an A-.

Control looks beautiful with your hair coloring! I prefer to use these as toppers over a variety of lipstick types and shades and have been enjoying the shades I purchased..

For all the apparent texture issues, Bolt actually looks great on you, Christine. It’s super reflective and interesting. Then again, might it be the photo and editing?

A lot of things look “decent” from afar, though, especially when light reflects off of it, but if someone were sitting down and having dinner with you? They’d see every bit of awfulness.

I got Control from the UK and its so beautiful. I use it with a primer to keep it from sliding around. I wish the case was magnetic. Its so lretty but the click shut seems cheap, considering.

Firestar is a lovely shade, perhaps a tad too orangey for me. But at this price point, all of them are a bit average. And as for Bolt…well, it’s bolted……

These look so beautiful in the tube, shame they don’t perform well. Love Control on you though, it goes so well with your hair!

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