Tom Ford Wild Ginger & Scarlet Rouge Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger Lip Color

Wild Ginger

Tom Ford Wild Ginger Lip ColorTom Ford Wild Ginger Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer that was nearly opaque in coverage. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear as it glided on without tugging. It could have been more smoothing and flattering, as there was noticeable color in my lip lines in the close-up photo but wasn’t as noticeable in person due to the shine of the finish and brightness of the color. It wore well for five hours and 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 have an "ultra-creamy texture" with "smooth application" that will deliver "pure color." The lipstick tends to have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural to luminous finish with some shades with very fine pearl and others with more metallic shimmer. The consistency is typically creamy, lightweight, and has moderate slip, which makes it comfortable to wear and to apply but is not the most long-lasting lipstick formula. The wear tends to range between four and six hours with some shades performing above and below that range. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge Lip Color

Scarlet Rouge

Tom Ford Scarlet Rouge Lip ColorTom Ford Scarlet Rouge Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium red with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The color payoff was nearly opaque in a single stroke, but my lip freckle peeked through. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery or thick, and easy to control for more precise application without a lip brush. It stayed on well for five and a half hours, left a slight stain behind, 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 have an "ultra-creamy texture" with "smooth application" that will deliver "pure color." The lipstick tends to have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural to luminous finish with some shades with very fine pearl and others with more metallic shimmer. The consistency is typically creamy, lightweight, and has moderate slip, which makes it comfortable to wear and to apply but is not the most long-lasting lipstick formula. The wear tends to range between four and six hours with some shades performing above and below that range. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric
  • theBalm Balm Springs Blush
On eyes:
  • MAC Power Hungry Eyeshadow Palette
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I really love Scarlet Rouge! However, I also have UD Bad Blood, so I know I don’t actually have a gap in my stash with this shade. MAC Yoni Crush looks pretty similar, too, I think?

While I appreciate your reviews, as a long time reader I feel like with the release of more high end/designer brands (Gucci, Tom Ford, D&G, Burberry, etc), products like this luxury $54 lipstick are becoming much more common, hence more commonly reviewed. I appreciate quality makeup products and am a buyer of mid to what I consider high end products. I just don’t have any interest in spending that much on a lipstick, when $20-$30 is more than enough to spend to get a quality lipstick; and my husband for sure wouldn’t approve of that excessiveness, nor should he. I have no problem with others’ enjoying these luxuries, but feel like this blog has taken more of a turn toward luxury items rather than easier to find high end beauty products. I know many don’t have physical locations to test these products because some aren’t even at Sephora or nearby department stores, but that is essentially my point. I would love it if there were more reviews of Tarte, Too Faced, Clinique, nars, and thebalm palettes. Even items like morphe or violet Voss would be helpful because there are so many swatches online but I honestly can’t trust other bloggers to give an unbiased opinion or do an accurate review of the quality. Even a first impressions quality (application/pigmentation/blendability) opinion would be beneficial rather than your usual vigorous and time consuming testing. I think you do a fantastic job, just wish the blog was more middle of the road with bargain items thrown in price wise, which would also make it more inclusive.

Hi Alisha,

I have reviewed the majority of Tarte, Too Faced, and NARS products that have been released this year. I definitely can’t get them all, especially since I buy Tarte + Too Faced out of pocket and can’t budget to buy every single release they have. I buy Clinique here and there, but it is not a brand that is as popular as the other brands I have prioritized. For example: I have reviewed 223 NARS products, 153 Too Faced products, and 112 Tarte products this year. The majority of brands I review do not have $54 lipsticks… here’s a look at some of the brands I’ve reviewed the most this year: MAC (574 reviews), ColourPop (347 reviews), Urban Decay (212), Anastasia (189 reviews), LORAC (172 reviews), Bite (108 reviews), Kat Von D (107 reviews), Huda Beauty (99 reviews) and that’s only the top ~15 or so brands (out of over 80) in terms of number of reviews I’ve done. Just those brands alone encompass 53% of reviews I’ve done this year thus far – and none of those are designer.

Tom Ford makes up 187/4312 reviews, and then the next higher-end brand would be Chanel (98/4312), followed by Marc Jacobs (96/4312), Hourglass (74/4312), Pat McGrath (63/4312), though those brands are all more like high-end than luxury and none have $50+ lipsticks – the blog is not at all dominated by luxury price point products. Tom Ford is one of the most popular brands on Temptalia–from those actively seeking to purchase the brand to those looking to dupe the brand–and a lot of the brands I prioritize are based on what posts get more viewed, what brands get more viewed, what brands are searched for, what’s being buzzed about, etc. Tom Ford just released over 50 new lip products in the course of a few weeks, and so while I’m working as quickly as I can to review them, I can’t review them all at once so the reviews are spread out as I work through them. Last year, I reviewed 142 Tom Ford products – both this year and years past, I have generally reviewed most of the new products the brand releases so there’s no increase or decrease in how I’ve treated the brand from year to year.

I haven’t reviewed any Dolce & Gabbana or Gucci this year, and I’ve only reviewed 28 Burberry products over the entire year, though Burberry lipsticks are $35, which is more high-end than luxury. (Luxury price tier would be Tom Ford, Serge Lutens, Cle de Peau, Christian Louboutin.) I tried to go through and add up the designer/luxury brands I’ve reviewed, and it comes up to 672 reviews for the year so far – 15.6% of total reviews. For “drugstore” price point, there are around 543 reviews or 12.6%. This means 71.8% of my reviews this year were mid-end brands (e.g. MAC, Tarte, Too Faced, Kat Von D) and “low” high-end brands (e.g. Kevyn Aucoin and Wayne Goss).

Ok so I went and looked and there were 5 pages of Huda reviews including sneak peaks and press releases. So for 99 reviews you must include each shadow in a palette? I’m not complaining, I don’t like Huda, just trying to say that if you count each color in a palette as an item and there are 35 colors or whatever, it is going to skew the “big picture” as you said. I have no idea what you get and don’t get as press samples (I know it says somewhere on each review); I was under the impression that you received way more than you could ever review so it was a matter of selecting. I’m not trying to say go out and buy Clinique or whatever. Kevyn Aucoin is low “high end” at $32 a lipstick? Anything more than $25-$27 is considered expensive to me. But hey, I grew up in a small town where I had to make due with drugstore and Avon makeup. It was a 60 mile drive to a smallish department store that sold Clinique and Estée Lauder. Maybe my preference is more low and mid end products I guess.

Hi Alisha,

Yes, since I test each product individually, they are counted as individual reviews as they have their own Glossover rating. I don’t think that it should skew the big picture since all brands are counted the same, and some brands have more palettes than others – but I guess it feels a little weird to say that a 30-pan palette is only “worth” the same as a single lipstick review? I don’t know why that’s an issue! I could see if I only reviewed 1 palette for the entire year? and I was trying to act like I reviewed tons of products – but with 4000+ reviews this year, I thought I could finally say I was doing my fair share of reviews. I think I reviewed most of the new Huda Beauty color products that released this year but did not review any of the regular matte liquid lipsticks I don’t think.

Every single review has disclosure – at the very beginning – it says purchased or sample and/or affiliate link. I buy a significant portion of products I review – I spend anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 each year on reviews and that number goes up each year as less brands send product samples.

I’m not sure if you saw that I showed how many reviews I did for the specific brands you were asking for 🙂 I was merely explaining where Clinique falls on the priority list since that isn’t a brand that I review lots of, but of the few brands you asked for more reviews of, I just was at a loss as to trying to meet your expectations since I cover a good percentage of NARS, Too Faced, and Tarte releases each year, which were brands you specifically called out about.

High-end is expensive – I never said it wasn’t – but Chanel, Dior, etc. are also high-end and Chanel lipsticks are around $38, so yes, Kevyn Aucoin at $32 would be lower on the high-end scale. All of the pricing tiers are based on a spectrum – it’s not a specific amount, e.g. $32 or $34. I tried specifically to breakdown how I calculated the total # of reviews in such a way I thought would please you, but I obviously was incorrect since it seems that your focus is actually on mid-end and not high-end? NARS’ Audacious Lipsticks are $34 and they have single eyeshadows for $29, which I would consider high-end, so my assumption was to include brands of similar price points (high-end) but exclude designer brands (Chanel) per your comments. I never once said high-end was cheap or affordable.

I genuinely am not sure what you are looking for, so I apologize for wasting your time. You had asked for more reviews of Tarte, Too Faced, Clinique, NARS, and the Balm, and I thought I had done a decent job of covering Tarte, Too Faced, and NARS this year but obviously I’m doing a shoddy job from your perspective.

I never said you were doing a shoddy job! I said more than once that I trust your reviews more than other blogs because of transparency and that you actually test products rather than just show swatches. Personally, I wouldn’t have the patience to do wear tests on each eyeshadow, so I commend you for your dedication. I know you disclose if you purchased the item or not, I even said that before you went on about it. I figured your blog was one of the most popular so why shouldn’t you get tons of press samples to review? I say this based on google searches. I’m not discounting your time and effort on a large palette; I’m moreso saying when you throw a number out like 99, it can appear like you have reviewed more of a line or category (% wise) than in it appears when there are large palettes. I’m not saying you didn’t review the line properly or enough! All I meant is 3 – 18 shadow palettes is going to push up the number and % compared to Chanel quads. It doesn’t matter though! I’m not trying to argue with you! This was not my intention. Perhaps you should consider putting your argumentative skills and education to formal use. I’m going back to being a reader and non-commenter because obviously constructive criticism is not welcome. You won, ok? I’m disengaging. It’s just makeup…

Hi Alisha,

I absolutely welcome constructive criticism – I tried to go methodically through your comment and address each point and provide evidence to back it up since I took your comments to heart and wanted to confirm that the numbers backed up that I did not inadvertently shift the blog’s focus 🙂 I apologize that my numbers weren’t clear – they were number of reviews of individual products, regardless of whether they were in palettes, sets, or sold on their own – and not percentages unless there was a % (e.g. 75%). For example, I never intended that 99 to reflect a percentage but a whole number.

Again, I was merely trying to set the record straight and clarified where you can find the information so that you can get it on the fly and know what I’ve purchased and when 🙂

I can only ask so many times how I can cover NARS, Tarte, and Too Faced better or if I have done those to your satisfaction, that would be great to hear, since it did not seem I did so per your original comment, and I would certainly welcome greater insight on where I went wrong on three of the most reviewed brands on the blog for you personally as it really seemed to be a concern for you and I am unsure how to take that comment constructively (from my perspective I’ve reviewed 3/5 brands you requested quite thoroughly, and I am never going to be able to review any single readers’ desires 100%).

I took your comment constructively because I listened to you and tried to see what I could do better (or tried to figure out where I was falling short for you), and I responded to it with care and respect for your requests by acknowledging them, trying to understand how to improve, trying to see what I did or did not review and to what degree based on your concern, and tried to alleviate your concern by showing the numbers that the blog’s focus continues to be on mid and high-end brand with a small portion on mass/drugstore/affordable brands and then on the other extreme, luxury brands. I tried to assure you that the blog is not shifting to only reviewing luxury brands. I’m just not sure what else you were looking for from me, if not an explanation or assurance that I heard your requests and that the blog wasn’t changing focus?

I just wanted to say that I understand your point of view but I look at it from a very different perspective! I appreciate how Christine focuses on reviewing high end releases as quickly and thoroughly as possible because at the end of the day, a $54 lipstick that’s a dud is going to be more of a loss to me than a $12 drugstore lipstick (or a MAC lipstick even.) That’s, I think, am objectively good reason to focus on higher end brands. We shell out more, it’s important to know an objective assessment of the quality.

The other reason I think that focusing on higher end and/or well established brands is worthwhile is because drugstore products vary ALOT depending on what country you live in. Outside the US, a lot of people don’t have easy access to Wet ‘n’ Wild, for example. Similarly, niche brands don’t always expand to the international market for some time and therefore it’s hard to get hold of their products. Even more well known brands can be like this – for example, where I live, Sephora doesn’t carry Bite Beauty or Anastasia Beverly Hills. I can buy the latter online but not the former, to my frustration after reading some glowing reviews on here. On the other hand, brands like Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, Estée Lauder – they have a well established presence in most parts of the globe.

Just my two cents!

I understand what you’re saying, we don’t have Gosh or Barry M. I don’t buy hardly any drugstore products because many times I end up not liking them and could have just bought something better and to just keep trying stuff out (no testers) is wasteful. I understand what you mean as far as wanting a review on the high priced items because it is more of a loss, but one still has to be in the market to spend $30+ on a lipstick when MAC and UD have fabulous options. But everyone has their thing, I’m not trying to say nobody buy or review expensive makeup! While I wouldn’t drop that much for a lipstick, I walk around with a diamond over 2 carats (plus the setting) on my finger. I have no idea what countries get what brands. Some things I was hoping to find are like the bare minerals ready hidden treasure or other 14.0 releases, Laura Mercier (her palettes are hit or miss), Bobbi Brown palettes and releases and Inglot gel liners. They are not the most popular maybe, but I don’t think they’re that unpopular with readers. Although, a lot of times I see products on “dupethat” that I wonder if duping would be worth it because I have no idea of the quality.

Hi Christine,

Both shades look great on you. However an abit confused….aren’t these old shades? I’m pretty sure ‘wild ginger’ was part of Tom Ford’s initial launch line of lipsticks (in white casing) years ago. Has there been a re-release or something?

Hi Nishi,

When Tom Ford released his line, I was not able to afford many products to review myself. After changing how we show readers’ makeup recommendations for our weekly feature, The Hit List, I saw many Tom Ford lipsticks show up as favorites that I did not have images for – since they are permanent, I wanted to change that. I never got the chance to review these before, so I hope that better late than never applies here.

I see….thanks for clarifying Christine. I thought these shades were familiar so cldn’t be from Tom Ford’s numerous new lipstick releases. Both gorgeous colours altho would have preferred Wild Ginger to be more orange as opposed to orange/red (am constantly on the look out for a ‘true orange’…so far, only orange shades by YSL have made the grade for me). Wonder how Tom Ford’s ‘Flame’ from the matte range compares to ‘Wild Ginger’.

Wow, Wild Ginger is one of my favourites and one of the stronger performers in the Lip Colors for me! I thought the shade extensions were really disappointing and seemed to have significantly less coverage than the older shades. The formula also seems softer. I’m so glad you’re reviewing the older shades though! Are you planning to review the single eyeshadows?

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