Tom Ford Aphrodite & Carriacou Lip Color Sheers Reviews & Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite Lip Color Sheer ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, brighter medium plum with strong,w arm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without dragging. The texture was lightly creamy, lightweight, and had enough slip that it was comfortable to apply and to wear, but the color wasn’t prone to sliding around while worn. The real “downside” to the product was that it was much more pigmented than advertised. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Tom Ford Beauty Night Mauve (P, $54.00) is cooler (95% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Helena (LE, $36.00) is more muted (95% similar).Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (DC, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Plum (P, $29.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar).Bite Beauty Zin (DC, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar).Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Gospel (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. – $550.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a “semi-sheer effect” with a “creamy” and “hydrating” formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one’s cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you’re someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you.

There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Acetate, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D’abeille, Silica, Polyethylene, Oleyl Oleate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Lanolin Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Barium Sulfate, Vanillin, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)].

Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou Lip Color Sheer ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was far more color payoff than anticipated based on the description of this formula (“sheer”)–some may prefer it this way. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and easy to apply in a single layer as it never tugged. The color applied evenly but had slight settling into my lip lines, though it wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance until the third hour of wear. It stayed on well for three and a half hours and felt moisturizing while worn.

Tom Ford Beauty River (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Isla (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar).Givenchy Nude Cachemire (101) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Blushing Dream (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar).Smashbox Nude Beach (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Urban Decay Streak (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Shakedown (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever C302 (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. – $550.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a “semi-sheer effect” with a “creamy” and “hydrating” formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one’s cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you’re someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you.

There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Acetate, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D’abeille, Silica, Polyethylene, Oleyl Oleate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Lanolin Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Barium Sulfate, Vanillin, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)].