Tom Ford Fetishist & Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Fetishist

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The liquid lipstick had a smooth, lightweight, and thin consistency that wasn’t watery, so it applied evenly and had a fair amount of coverage. The dry down didn’t take too long, and it didn’t seem prone to emphasizing my lip lines (but didn’t smooth them out either–occasionally matte, liquid lipsticks can do this), but after it had dried down, it was noticeably tight and clingy on my lips. It was uncomfortable to wear, though it certainly lasted a very long time–it was still going strong after eight hours–but left my lips feeling dry after six hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

The matte formula is supposed to be "feather-light" with "concentrated color" that is a "fade-resistant, full-coverage velvet matte." It is supposed to "smoothing moisturizers" in it, though I'd say the matte version of the Lip Lacquers isn't very moisturizing in any way. The formula was quite pigmented, certainly "feather-light," and very long-wearing, but they clung noticeably to lips and made my lips feel tight throughout wear, which made it an uncomfortable formula to wear. The dry down took 15-30 seconds on my lips (but took forever on my arm!) and typically dried down to a fairly smooth finish and didn't seem prone to "cracking" or separating around my lip lines. They lasted over eight hours but were drying on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Pussycat

Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. The texture was smooth, thin, and fluid initially going on, and it had a longer dry down time when I applied it on my arm (swatches were taken after 10 minutes) but was more typical in dry down (15-30 seconds) on the lips. It has a really clingy dry down, though, that felt immediately drying on me and made my smile look stiffer as my lips just didn’t have the same flexibility as normal. The liquid lipstick wore exceptionally long–still was going strong after eight hours–and was one of the harder-to-remove formulas I’ve come across. It was moderately drying over time, though it wasn’t comfortable to wear at all (I expected it to leave my lips feeling much worse than they actually felt in the end).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

The matte formula is supposed to be "feather-light" with "concentrated color" that is a "fade-resistant, full-coverage velvet matte." It is supposed to "smoothing moisturizers" in it, though I'd say the matte version of the Lip Lacquers isn't very moisturizing in any way. The formula was quite pigmented, certainly "feather-light," and very long-wearing, but they clung noticeably to lips and made my lips feel tight throughout wear, which made it an uncomfortable formula to wear. The dry down took 15-30 seconds on my lips (but took forever on my arm!) and typically dried down to a fairly smooth finish and didn't seem prone to "cracking" or separating around my lip lines. They lasted over eight hours but were drying on me.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte swatches.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Oh dear, how I wish Pussycat hadn’t been so drying and clingy that it actually is noticeable. You know? Because cats! Silly, I know. But considering that one of my all-time favorite lipsticks ever is named “Catfight”, one oughtn’t be surprised, right? 😸

Anyway. The formula on these sound more like a torture device than a luxury lipstick. Skipping!

KJH, I so need to get “Because Cats”! Which I haven’t gotten so far, because of a CAT! He’s been slowing down quite a bit lately, so no more pouncing up on area I use to apply makeup. It’s safe to finally buy it. Also a bit sad, because I realize my big lunk of phloof is getting old.

There isn’t much I like about these lip lacquers – the matte finish looks unnatural, the drying effect that you spoke of Christine and the names of the products….

There are tons! It honestly depends more on shade than one standout formula, but there are absolutely ones that dry down and don’t emphasize lines or look “cracked.”

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!