Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color
Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color

Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color ($48.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a reddened plum with a cream finish and a natural shine. NARS Christina is redder and has a golden shimmer. Guerlain Rose Bengale is slightly brighter and has pale pink shimmer. MAC Red Dwarf is more berry, less pink. MAC Positively Dashing is slightly darker and pinker. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is brighter and pinker. Hourglass Nocturnal is very similar but a little redder. Dior Ruby is a touch darker. MAC Offshoot is browner. MAC Craving is very similar. Maybelline Bit of Berry is a little lighter and pinker.

As you can see, there are numerous shades that are similar to this one; some shades are a little redder, others are a bit pinker, and a few are fairly close. Casablanca has good color coverage, as it applied opaque and hides my lip freckle quite well. It has a creamy, smooth consistency that enables it to glide on evenly and easily. Even though it has opaque color and a creamy feel, it doesn’t sit heavily on the lips. It’s comfortable to wear, and it wears well–a solid five hours–while lightly moisturizing the lips.

Tom Ford’s lipstick range is vanilla-scented but doesn’t have any discernible taste. It comes in a square tube with gold metal accents and brown “paneling” on the exterior of the tube. I like that the outer tube doesn’t hold fingerprints, and there’s a satisfying click when you close the lipstick, so it stays together better if you toss it around in a bag. The brand’s logo is cut into the tip of the lipstick.

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Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color
Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color

Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color
Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color

Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color
Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color (Diffused Flash)

Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color
Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color (Studio Lighting)

Tom Ford Casablanca Lip Color
Tom Ford Casablanca 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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I really like the TF formula, but I do find myself wishing that the colours were a little more unique. Guerlain’s Rouge G’s are very wearable, but almost all of them have something that makes them different than other shades in the same family. It helps justify the price. 

OMG this is a beautiful color! I love it. I don’t know if I am ready to pay 48$ for a lipstick yet! But seriously, it looks amazing.

In the photos, it looks very similar to MAC Brick-o-La, which I have and love a lot. Don’t think I could ever spend $48 on a lipstick though. Seems so wrong!

Terri – why is it wrong? There’s clearly a market for lipsticks in that range, and if people are willing to spend the money on them, what does it matter? I’m willing to spend $48 on a Rouge G, so I probably would spend the money on a Tom Ford lipstick if I found a shade I *had* to have, but that’s my decision. Not yours, and not your place to judge me on what makes me happy.

Terri – why is it wrong? There’s clearly a market for lipsticks in that range, and if people are willing to spend the money on them, what does it matter? I’m willing to spend $48 on a Rouge G, so I probably would spend the money on a Tom Ford lipstick if I found a shade I *had* to have, but that’s my decision. Not yours, and not your place to judge me on what makes me happy.

Terri, if you don’t like it, just ignore it. I wouldn’t spend 48 dollars on a lipstick now (my budget doesn’t allow it and I tend to go for cheaper versions of colors I like) but if there are people who want to buy them, so be it. Imo life would be so boring if we only had a limited array of choices for things!

Wow, GORGEOUS on you, Christine!  What a beautiful color…..I may have to save up and try some of the amazing TF products. 

Temptalia is the biggest blog! Her readership figures are massive!!
 
Anyway – this is lovely on you – i thought it would have had more brown tones in it from when I swatched on my hand!

This looks a bit mauve-y to me… I know you described the color as reddened plum, but would you say that it looks mauve as well? Sometimes, we describe the same color in different ways. 🙂

How to you apply your lipstick? brush?…if so, which one?  just from the tube?  How so?  Your lipstick applications are the best…smooth, perfect and beautiful even on shades that are not appealing…I love TF lipsticks….

this is one of the best lip colors you have ever worn.  it is gorgeous on you.  i spend a ton of money on makeup but have never spent that much on a lipstick.  but i think i might now…..thanks
 

I haven’t seen anything from Tom Ford that I’m not LUSTING for. When I graduated and have a stable job, I would definitely save and splurge for these!

I’ ve spent tons of money for cosmetics (900usd as an ex. For the Nac venomous villain) but I.ve never spent that money for a sole lipstick. I did it once for a Tom Ford Blush lipstick and I am amazed by its quality, it’s texture and it’s applying, it’s my favorite lipstick , so as you can guess I will spent my euros for a Tom ford again. Not sure about this color as my skin is far more lighter than yours. Great work Christine. You’re such an inspiration!

Christina, how do you get your lipstick to last long? You’ve mentioned in some posts that you’ve gone for several hours. I would have to reapply every 20 mins for full coverage with MAC lipsticks. My lips just seem to soak all it in after a few minutes 🙁

Oh. I thought noy way there will be a colour that will tempt me – I am happy with Lauder or Shiseido, but this colour looks fab. And I know I can trust your pictures, I ordered a few times only after jdging swatches from you.

It suits you great, also. Fresh, elegant and not a tad boring.

Thank you (or, no – not when I look on my account;-)

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