Tom Ford Steel Magnolia & True Coral Lip Color Mattes Reviews & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte

Steel Magnolia

Tom Ford Beauty Steel Magnolia Lip Color Matte ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with moderate,w arm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging, but it didn’t sit as well on my lips as I would have liked.

The lipstick had a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that was dense and a bit more substantial, which, unfortunately, led to the product separating along some of my deeper lip lines. It wasn’t noticeable in person initially, but it settled more noticeably over its five-hour wear time. On the upside, the formula was lightly hydrating.

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 be "richly pigmented" and have a "luxurious, velvet matte finish." The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to fully opaque with lightweight, velvety textures--creamy enough to glide on nicely but not enough slip to feel slippery or slide around on the lips when worn. The wear time varied from shade to shade with richer shades lasting over six hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and often lightly hydrating. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Matte swatches.

Ingredients

Castor Oil, Di-Isostearyl Malate, Tri-Octyldodecyl Exemplary Tray Agent, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Lanolin Oil, Candelilla Wax, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Bis Di-Glyceryl Poly Adipate Acyl-2, Hydro Jeneyi Suited Polydecene, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Squalane, Wheat Germ Extract, Soybean Extract, Barley Extract, Coconut Seed Butter, Chamomile Flower Oil, Shea Butter , Cholesterol And Ceramide 3, Acrylate Copolymers, Linoleic Lake Acid, A Tree In Tok Chicago Frills Reel Silane, Calcium, Sodium Beam With Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Beam Silicate, Synthetic Fluorinated Sample Logo Graphite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Barium Sulfate, Alumina, Vanillin, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Blue No. 1 Lake, Carmine, Copper Powder, Red No. 201, Red 104 Arc (1) Lake, Lake Red No. 202, Red No. 226 Lake, Lake Red Lake No. 227, yellow No. 4 Lake, Yellow No. 5].

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Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte

True Coral

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Lip Color Matte ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a neon, deeper reddish-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single stroke, which applied somewhat evenly, but I was surprised it wasn’t perfect. These types of hues are often done right more often than something lighter.

The texture felt lightweight, creamy without being too slippery (almost more like a powdery cream), and was comfortable to apply and to wear. The color stayed on decently for five hours, but there was minor settling into my lip lines over time–the vibrancy made it harder to see it in person.

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 be "richly pigmented" and have a "luxurious, velvet matte finish." The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to fully opaque with lightweight, velvety textures--creamy enough to glide on nicely but not enough slip to feel slippery or slide around on the lips when worn. The wear time varied from shade to shade with richer shades lasting over six hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and often lightly hydrating. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Matte swatches.

Ingredients

Castor Oil, Di-Isostearyl Malate, Tri-Octyldodecyl Exemplary Tray Agent, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Lanolin Oil, Candelilla Wax, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Bis Di-Glyceryl Poly Adipate Acyl-2, Hydro Jeneyi Suited Polydecene, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Squalane, Wheat Germ Extract, Soybean Extract, Barley Extract, Coconut Seed Butter, Chamomile Flower Oil, Shea Butter , Cholesterol And Ceramide 3, Acrylate Copolymers, Linoleic Lake Acid, A Tree In Tok Chicago Frills Reel Silane, Calcium, Sodium Beam With Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Beam Silicate, Synthetic Fluorinated Sample Logo Graphite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Barium Sulfate, Alumina, Vanillin, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Blue No. 1 Lake, Carmine, Copper Powder, Red No. 201, Red 104 Arc (1) Lake, Lake Red No. 202, Red No. 226 Lake, Lake Red Lake No. 227, yellow No. 4 Lake, Yellow No. 5].

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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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Man, I really wanted Steel Magnolia until I saw that it was so similar to MAC Baroque The Internet, and it didn’t grade as well as that one.
What a letdown. But, perhaps I should look at it as a blessing of money saved.

Same goes for True Coral. I have UD Tryst, close enough.

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