Tom Ford True Coral & Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

True Coral

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, shiny finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips. The lip color felt more watery when I initially applied it, but it developed into a more gel-like, lightly tacky texture that was very smoothing and comfortable to wear. The color was still going strong after eight hours, while the shine had lasted a solid six hours on me. The formula was hydrating while worn.

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

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.07 oz. - $771.43 Per Ounce

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.”  It’s a click-style product with a flocked, slanted applicator where the liquid color flows from. I’m not particularly fond of the applicator, though it is not rough or hard to use, but the flocking makes it harder to get really precise, clean edges (sometimes I feel like it gives a more jagged edge).

The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It has great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear.

The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding on these two shades. It has a strong, vanilla cake scent–not your typical vanilla but something sweeter–and noticeably stronger than other Tom Ford lip products. The formula reminds me of products like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer but with a slightly thicker consistency. The color range is more limited with all the shades being brighter, medium-to-dark in color, and between warm red and cool pink.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color

Cherry Lush

Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium pinky red with cool, blue undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had good color coverage, but there was still translucency so my lip freckle came through slightly. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and easy to apply as it felt watery initially and became more gel-like within a few minutes. The color was still going strong after eight hours of wear (with no feathering), while the formula was moisturizing over time.

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

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.07 oz. - $771.43 Per Ounce

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.”  It’s a click-style product with a flocked, slanted applicator where the liquid color flows from. I’m not particularly fond of the applicator, though it is not rough or hard to use, but the flocking makes it harder to get really precise, clean edges (sometimes I feel like it gives a more jagged edge).

The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It has great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear.

The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding on these two shades. It has a strong, vanilla cake scent–not your typical vanilla but something sweeter–and noticeably stronger than other Tom Ford lip products. The formula reminds me of products like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer but with a slightly thicker consistency. The color range is more limited with all the shades being brighter, medium-to-dark in color, and between warm red and cool pink.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color 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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Oooh, I love the look of True Coral! I will probably add the NARS dupe to my wish-list, since the price is better and I absolutely love the Velvet Lip formula.

True Coral is amazeballs! And 8 hours of color is definitely a welcome level of wear! I may need this come Spring 2018 Sephora VIB Rouge sale.

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