Tom Ford Throb & Synthetica Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark

Throb

Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, light-medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle throughout. It had a more glittery finish with a high-shine to it, but it wasn’t as glitter-packed as other shades in the formula.

The texture was lightweight, creamy, and had moderate slip, but there were a few areas where I felt like the sparkle/shimmer added and created slight unevenness in a few places, though not particularly noticeable in person (just in the close-up photo). It had semi-opaque coverage in a single layer that stayed on well for four and a half hours and felt hydrating 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.

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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 Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark
Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark

Synthetica

Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm undertones and fine gold and pink pearl that gave it a shiny, metallic finish. Because it’s a little more muted, I’d also say it was like a very, very red-copper (but really isn’t as orange-toned as most copper-hues would be). The texture was smooth, emollient without being too slippery, and lightweight, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear.

It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and had an even distribution of shimmer. There was a smidgen of product in my deepest lip line that I could just barely see in the close-up photo but wasn’t able to discern in person. It wore well for five hours and was moisturizing 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.

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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Synthetica is such a stunning shade! A perfect rosy, coppery, soft red shade that I believe will flatter most skintones and coloring. I’ve got to try this beauty on! 😍

I really like Synthetica but I doubt I could pull it off. Between the undertone and the shimmer on my older lips, it likely would be very unflattering!! It looks beautiful on you, Christine.

Even though my wallet is saying no my eyes are saying yes. I can’t wear glitter on my eyes so my lips are it and these look so pretty. Maybe Sephora’s Rouge 20% Spring Sale?

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