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Tom Ford Lip Lacquer Review + Swatches

tom ford lip lacquer

 

The Tom Ford Lip Lacquers ($54) are the newest line of liquid lip products from Tom Ford Beauty. They come in three different finishes; Matte, Metallic, and Patent or High Shine. Some of these lipsticks are liquid versions of some of Tom Ford’s famous lip colors.

 

tom ford lip lacquers

 

I am so excited that finally, Tom Ford released some liquid lipsticks this time because I’m really curious how they would fare compared to some other popular liquid lipsticks that have been hitting the market. For starters, I picked one shade that I like from each finish and tested them. The Mattes are really good formula-wise. They are so lightweight and they’re quite similar to the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments in texture and overall consistency, which is more of a liquid feel as opposed to being creamy. It sets on the lips after a few seconds and it won’t smudge or crease. It’s pretty much waterproof and you can eat or drink with it and the color will still stay put on the lips. There is a slight vanilla scent on all three finishes, and even though the Mattes set on the lips well, they’re not as drying compared to most matte lipsticks. For the Metallic Finish, I think these lipsticks have such smooth metallic glassy particles that really creates a holographic definition on the lips. I find the shimmers to be fine and very beautiful that they’re so wearable as opposed to just looking like you smacked glitter on your lips, like most metallic liquid lipsticks. They are also creamy and non-sticky. The colors can last for several hours even after eating and drinking. The Patent Finish is wonderful as well even though like most high shine lipsticks – you have to be careful because anything can stick to them, like your hair, but I still love how moisturizing the Tom Ford Liquid Patent formula feels. They’re just light, creamy, comforting, and the colors are staining, vivid, and vibrant. Such intense shades with intense shine.

 

tom ford lip lacquer review

 

Pussycat – a muted rose color which is also a popular shade of the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte (reviewed HERE). However, I find this color to look quite muted in its Liquid Matte Finish compared to its solid matte lipstick form. I also think that this is such a beautiful color, and probably the best and most wearable shade of all the TF Liquid Mattes.

 

Pink Sabre – a metallic rose that is so pretty but you won’t even know how pretty it is until you actually wear it. Its combination of rosy and metallic finish make this shade wearable, and I love the smooth soft flecks of rosy pink shimmers which give you an edgy feminine look. Oh, and it’s a pretty hydrating shade too, not to mention that it gives an extra pout. I also think that this particular lipstick is a great topper for the Pussycat Liquid Matte Finish above.

 

Ravageur – a bright red high-shine vinyl. It’s glossy, it’s intense, it’s beautiful, and it’s sexy. This is a hard-not-to-notice type of liquid lipstick, and you can tell by just looking at its swatch below. The Ravageur shade already existed in the Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color line, and it’s almost always out of stock or truly sold-out. Such a love for this beautiful intense bright red shade.

 

tom ford lip lacquer swatches

 

tom ford lip lacquer swatches

I love these Tom Ford Lip Lacquers a lot, not only for its beautiful shades but also for its neat and pretty packaging. I love the well-made brush applicator and it applies precisely on the lips. To sum it all up, I think the Liquid Mattes are very well-done especially when it comes to their waterproof formulation that lasts a long time. They are certainly one of the top liquid matte lipsticks that I’ve tried and I highly recommend them. For the Metallics, I think they’re great to wear alone or as toppers for the Matte Finishes, and as for the Patent ones, almost all the shades in this lineup are so pretty. Lasting power for the Metallic and Patent Finishes is about 4-6 hours on me. The color may fade at the middle portion of the lips after eating and drinking but most of it stays put. Speaking of colors, I only wish that there should have been more versions of different nude colors in each finish as opposed to having different hues of the red ones. In other words, there should have been more shade options for these fab Lip Lacquers, after all, these liquid lipsticks are worth the splurge.

 

The Tom Ford Lip Lacquers are currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Orchard Mile and Bergdorf Goodman.

 

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Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi VS Sole di Positano Eau de Parfum Review

Hello All! Ever been a fan of Tom Ford scents? Actually, I’m not, and what samples I’ve tried from his line of fragrances before didn’t register much to my memory. Although, in fact, I may have remembered having sniffed the Orchid Soleil and it was little too overwhelming for me. That is, until, I happen to wander inside Sephora and decided to test the Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua by chance. It literally blew my mind. The first spritz of the scent pretty much made my heart stop for a few minutes. I wanted the scent right then and there, but I had to wait until it completely settled on my skin so that I could judge its dry down. Unfortunately, while the top notes were exhilarating, the dry down was a bit of a letdown because it seemed too acidic for me. The TF Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua (Eau de Toilette) is a perfect fresh harvest of mandarin citrus scent that is SO good but it gets a little bit acetic with time. Yet still, I couldn’t get past my experience with that scent, so I decided to try it’s Eau de Parfum version hoping that the dry down won’t be that disappointing. Yes indeed, it’s a much more pleasing and much more pronounced scent. Because I love the scent very much, I also tried the Tom Ford Sole di Positano which is the latest release in Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection.

 

tom ford sole di positano compared to mandarino di amalfi

 

I haven’t found a lot of reviews that talked about or compared these two scents, so I hope this review will give you an idea as to how these scents are compared to each other. To start, the Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi and Sole di Positano Eau de Parfums are pretty much similar fresh scents that will jumble your brain synapses the moment you sniff them. I’ve never smelled such perfect scents in my life. They might be kind of alike, but if you pay close attention enough, then you’ll notice that they do have their differences.

 

tom ford mandarino di amalfi review

Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi (1.7 oz: $230, 3.4 oz: $312, 8.4 oz: $595) – A slightly more intense version of the Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua which smells like fresh bursts of strong mandarins that are slightly sweet and perhaps a bit floral. It’s one of the freshest and strongest mandarin citrus burst I’ve ever tried and its middle notes pretty much stayed strong and fresh for the first one or two hours. Later on, as the scent approaches its dry down, it becomes slightly acidic or herbal-like, but not so much like its Eau de Toilette counterpart (Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua). The scent pretty much lasted a long time on me, probably for a good 4-6 hours until it requires reapplication.

tom ford sole di positano review

Tom Ford Sole di Positano (1.7 oz: $230, 3.4 oz: $312, 8.4 oz: $595) – Its top notes don’t start as strong as the Mandarino di Amalfi, instead, its moderate citrus scent is more balanced and more steady. It is also more floral and a bit tarty than the Amalfi, with hints of jasmine as it reaches its middle notes. This scent is very clean and very sparkly. It tends to last up to 4 hours on me, give or take, and its dry down remains fresh as the first spritz. It may be a bit milder than TF Mandarino di Amalfi, but this scent is much more reliable as it doesn’t change its notes much from top to end.Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi VS Sole di Positano Eau de Parfum

If you ask me which scent I would prefer between the two, I think I may be a bit leaning towards Mandarino di Amalfi. Why? because I like that it’s more intense. But, I also love the Sole di Positano because of its clean and balanced scent that I know I could use anywhere and everywhere, and it also seems to be more versatile. For me, the difference between the two is probably just about 0.5 in points. Ha! In fact, there’s a moment where the two of them start to smell the same as they reach their middle notes unless you really pay close attention to their respective scents.

tom ford mandarino di amalfi reviewI will definitely still be using these two scents as we get closer to the colder days. They’re simply hard to get enough of, and unless I’ll find a nicer Fall-Winter fragrance soon, I think I’ll definitely come back to these two Tom Ford scents.

 

Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi VS Sole di Positano Eau de Parfum

As I wrap up my favorite scents this summer, I definitely think that these two TF fragrances are now at the top of my list as my favorite summer scents of all time, aside from the Hermes Garden Collection (reviewed HERE) and the Atelier Cologne Clementine California (also HERE). Both the Mandarino di Amalfi Eau de Parfum and Sole di Positano are such perfect Summer vacay scents that are incredibly fresh, a tiny bit fruity, a bit floral, and most of all, very clean, well-crafted, and well-balanced. The only caveat is that they’re really pricey. However, the 1.7 oz bottle not only looks luxurious and unique, but it also lasts a long time.

Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi VS Sole di Positano Eau de Parfum

 

If you’re looking for something to remind you of that perfect Summer stroll along the beach, or that enchanting Mediterranean afternoon vibe, look no further, who knows? you might just love these Tom Ford scents as much as I do.

Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi VS Sole di Positano Eau de Parfum

The Tom Ford Sole di Positano & Mandarino di Amalfi Eau de Parfums are available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Barneys NY, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, & Macy’s

 

 

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