Tom Ford Cala di Volpe, Carriacou, Mustique, Pipa Moisturecore Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is supposed to have two formulas in one. The center is described as a “liquid core” that “provides luxurious moisture” while the exterior is hydrating, has golden pearl, and yields a “soft veil of lightweight color that lasts for hours.” The formula is lightweight, moderately emollient, and somewhat hydrating. It didn’t have great longevity as wear ranged from two to four hours depending on the shade. They don’t really have a “soft veil” of color, as most of them are fairly pigmented. It is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste. In general, the formula is a little heavier but has noticeably less shine than the also-new Ultra-Rich Lip Colors.

Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark, caramel brown with warm, yellow and orange tones and fine golden copper shimmer. It had more of a frosted finish, but the shimmer was fine enough that it wasn’t noticeable as a textural element. It wore well for three and a half hours, was lightly hydrating, and was comfortable to wear overall. MAC Glamour Era (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Synopsis (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Beach (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Marzipan (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Python Bag (012) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Monica (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fabiola (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Fig Prosecco (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Romy (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Gaetane (16) (DC, $58.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Henry (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Jupiter (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Mochachino (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage (a lot more than a veil!) with a creamy, light-medium-weight consistency that applied evenly but pulled a bit into lip lines. It wasn’t too noticeable from afar, just in the close-up shot. The formula had a fair amount of slip and only wore for three hours on me. It was lightly hydrating while worn. Tarte Mimosa (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Call Back (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Blow Up (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). YSL Le Nu (70) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (DC, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Rosecliff (DC, $28.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (DC, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Marlene (458) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Almondine (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a very creamy consistency that was difficult to apply evenly–it was streaky, somewhat uneven, and pulled into lip lines while worn. The color lasted for two and a half hours. Wet 'n' Wild A Short Affair (P, $0.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Catty (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Gubby (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (DC, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Camelia Blanc (327) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Tease Maker (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sophia (LE, $36.00) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Intime (93) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love's a Gamble (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $36.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly for the most part. The texture was lightweight but balmy, so it applied easily and without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for three hours and was lightly moisturizing. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is glossier (90% similar). Chanel Lettre (216) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lovelight (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Lovelight (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Mango Sorbet (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nina (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby (DC, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Guava (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Desinvolte (97) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Pamplelune (DC, $35.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Easy (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Succexy (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Ethereal Orchid (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Corail Urbain (51) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Truth (DC, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Call the Hairdresser! (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Full Fantasy (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Play It Soft (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Etonnante (131) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Cala di Volpe Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Carriacou Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Mustique Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color
Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color
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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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Tom did a sheerer lipstick a number of years back and I still love it.. a colour called Bare if I am not mistaken which is a beautiful beige nude. The only one here I am interested in is Mustique, but I have a handful of the dupes which are definitely close enough. I’m passing on this collection. Shocks me a bit the say that, but much of it includes repromos with many of the lip colours mimicking previous purchases from regular line or lips and boys collections. No love for Tom today. 😛

The wallet needs a break between Tom Ford collections, especially as they have gotten rather massive lately!

Cala de Volpe is pretty, and the rest are meh, but for $55, these need to be stunning. IDK, these swatches remind me of the Revlon Lip Butters. At this price point, I would rather go with a Guerlain Rouge G. Or maybe 2 of the dupes and still have change left over

Pipa is so pretty! AND, is a warm lip color that I just might be able to pull off! I was feeling disappointed about Mustique, but I think it’s probably too light for me anyway.

Oh wow! Pipa looks different on you than me! I may have layered too much though. These are pretty mush. One has to be gentle I discovered. I’ll give mine another go . I’m glad I didn’t order Mustique which was my first choice. I really like the formula. I’m hoping to get a hold of at least one more. I’m waiting to see how Ortrando does. But, I love Cala Di Volpe and Carricou. Gosh, the price hurts. I really wish TF would add this to the permanent line. But, I think I say that about all the LE items.

Pipa was instantly my favorite, the color reminds me of my current obsession – Chanel’s Desinvolte. (Sure enough, Desinvolte is listed as a 90% dupe) 🙂

Pipa and Cala de Volpe are just so lush looking! I love a good moisturizing, hydrating lipstick going into the dry, hot part of the year, but I’m still not comfortable pulling the trigger on a $55 lipstick yet. Even though last year I had no problem nabbing an $85 eye cream or a $100+ TF perfume? I would if I didn’t have such a massive amount of lipsticks to use up. But my big drawback is that knowing me…it would likely spoil before I got to use it ALL up! Who knows, perhaps in May?

All about utility, I think. Plus, you can very readily get a good lipstick for under $20. Lipstick is one category that (IMO) is easy to work with on a budget and not miss out.

This is definitely true! I pretty much have a weird $37 mental limit that I have yet to go over. Not yet, anyway! I did see a luscious dupe that you listed above for Cala de Volpe in MAC tonight: Mineralize Glamour Era! I may need to back for that….?

I actually liked the colors, all of them. I liked the finish and they weren’t chalky. Unfortunately, I will never sever spend $55.00 for a tube of lipstick. Unless, of course, inflation makes $55.00 become $30.00 or less.

Great review- thanks! You are looking exceptionally pretty lately, BTW. ( I mean, you always look great and pull together interesting looks with the products you review, but lately you’ve been looking extra pretty!)

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