Tom Ford Commando & Starstruck Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark

Commando

Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, light-medium copper with moderate, warm undertones paired with multi-colored pearl (leaned slightly more gold/pink in pearl to my eye) that gave it a high-shine, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips.

From the bullet, I didn’t feel the texture from the pearl/sparkle, and of the Lip Spark range, this had finer shimmer/sparkle compared to some shades, which can have a bit more of a glittery feel and look. There was a touch of product that sank into my deeper lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable in person. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating 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 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

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fragrance, Vanillin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alumina, Alcohol, Water, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492).

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Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark

Starstruck

Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer. The color applied fairly evenly with decent distribution of the shimmer/sparkle across my lips, though the differing sizes and thicknesses of the shimmer and sparkle seemed to give a bit more of an uneven finish close-up.

It was definitely one of those products that looked better in person–with light reflecting off the sparkles–than in a close-up photo, which definitely emphasized the individual particles of sparkle more. It also had a shinier finish, which always camouflages minor imperfections. The consistency was lightweight, emollient, and a little slippery, though it was comfortable to apply and had minimal texture when I pressed my lips together. It stayed on well for four hours and was moisturizing while worn.

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 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.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Spark swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fragrance, Vanillin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alumina, Alcohol, Water, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492).

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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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These are definitely the main two I am most interested in, now to decide. Probably impossible to do so without trying both on to see how each looks on me, I guess? I’m oddly veering towards Starstruck even though it only got a B. It actually looks amazing worn!

I have determined I can typically wear glosses with sparkling finishes, but not lipsticks. I find it works better for me to wear a lipstick and then just put a hint of gloss on top. I pass on the lipsticks, as they never seem to look as good on me as they do on you.

I like the look of Starstruck, but I can’t get over the price in Canadian dollars or the fact that I’ve heard that Tom Ford Lippies go bad fairly fast, so unless I’m going to use it every day it just wouldn’t make sense to me. Now, if I win the the 70 mil lottery tonight then that would be a different story!

To be honest, I am not really impressed with these two shades. For a start, they do look quite similar to each other and sheer in colour. I wish they were more pigmented for the price. They are pretty, but not $US 55 pretty. Here they would retail for over $90…

I’m oddly very tempted by these; I don’t typically like sparkly or metallic lips but these look so nice on you, Christine! I will definitely check them out at my TF counter.

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