Tom Ford Lip Gelees Reviews & Swatches

Lustrous

Tom Ford Beauty Lustrous Lip Gelee ($55.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a pink-red with cool undertones and a barely-there sheen. It gave my lips a darker, reddish tint but didn’t really lean cool or warm-toned to my eye. It had sheer, tinted coverage, as described, though those with more naturally pigmented lips will likely find that the different shades run together more on their lips than mine (which are light-ish). The color had to be blended in with my fingertip or when I pressed my lips together as the “core” of color yielded an uneven, patchy line of color across the center of my upper and lower lip (as the jelly did not do a good job of combining everything together). The consistency was lightweight, thin, and clingy after the shine wore down, which was a mere half hour after application. It did not feel comfortable to wear; it felt almost like an emollient film and then nothing at all after the shine wore away. I tried to wear it twice in a row, hoping for some hydration, but alas, it was not at all hydrating.

Pat McGrath Succexy (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar).Suqqu Ayasango (04) (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Neotropic (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (80% similar).Cle de Peau Raspberry Snapple (239) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Urban Decay Broadcast (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (80% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Anne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).Suqqu Akibara (02) (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Suqqu Syunake (07) (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, more pigmented (80% similar).Dior Diorosphere (649) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.07 oz. – $785.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “transparent color” and a “wave of glossy shine” that “imparts a cushion-like, conditioning tint.” It has a “sheer color core” surrounded by a “hydrating balm.” The product screams gimmicky, and the performance was so dismal that I can’t help but think that’s all it is. On my lips, I did actually see differences in tints–warmer, cooler, pinker, redder–but anyone with more natural pigmentation will likely find that harder and harder to determine. The transparent aspect was accurate, and the sheerness was really as expected based on the marketing.

What wasn’t expected was that these did not function at all as a hydrating product. I put one on, and I had to reapply before I even finished taking photos of various cheek colors because it had disappeared. The shine lingers for a half hour, at best, doing absolutely nothing (no eating, drinking, or talking), and all that remains is a tight, clingy feeling, no shine, and no comfort. I wore them over and over again, and my lips never felt hydrated during nor did they feel hydrated after wearing the formula all day long. Even upon initial application, “a wave of glossy shine” is a stretch.

To make matters worse, the whole concept of the jelly encasing the tint makes it difficult to apply evenly, as the color portion is tiny and delivers tint to the center of my lips but doesn’t move it outward. In order to get even distribution of color, I had to press my lips together or use my fingertips to spread out the product.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Maldives

Tom Ford Beauty Maldives Lip Gelee ($55.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a barely-there sheen. It had very sheer coverage that looked like a tint of color, which was as intended. I was able to discern subtle differences between these shades applied to my lips, but someone with more natural pigmentation is less likely to see the differences (I could see having a cooler and warmer take but four shades in such a sheer formula seems unnecessary). The texture was very thin, lightweight, and emollient but still managed to feel almost clingy. The minuscule shine lasted for a half hour, while the tint lasted for an hour and a half, but once the shine wore away, it felt clingy and almost drying. The color went on unevenly due to the jelly preventing the actual color “core” from distributing color along the edges of my lips (unless I wanted jelly outside of my lips!).

Pat McGrath Love Supreme (P, $38.00) is more pigmented (90% similar).YSL Nude Lavalliere (44) (P, $38.00) is more pigmented (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Pure Shores (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar).L’Oreal Polished Tango (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Cruising (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar).Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.07 oz. – $785.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “transparent color” and a “wave of glossy shine” that “imparts a cushion-like, conditioning tint.” It has a “sheer color core” surrounded by a “hydrating balm.” The product screams gimmicky, and the performance was so dismal that I can’t help but think that’s all it is. On my lips, I did actually see differences in tints–warmer, cooler, pinker, redder–but anyone with more natural pigmentation will likely find that harder and harder to determine. The transparent aspect was accurate, and the sheerness was really as expected based on the marketing.

What wasn’t expected was that these did not function at all as a hydrating product. I put one on, and I had to reapply before I even finished taking photos of various cheek colors because it had disappeared. The shine lingers for a half hour, at best, doing absolutely nothing (no eating, drinking, or talking), and all that remains is a tight, clingy feeling, no shine, and no comfort. I wore them over and over again, and my lips never felt hydrated during nor did they feel hydrated after wearing the formula all day long. Even upon initial application, “a wave of glossy shine” is a stretch.

To make matters worse, the whole concept of the jelly encasing the tint makes it difficult to apply evenly, as the color portion is tiny and delivers tint to the center of my lips but doesn’t move it outward. In order to get even distribution of color, I had to press my lips together or use my fingertips to spread out the product.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Sunlit

Tom Ford Beauty Sunlit Lip Gelee ($55.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a sheer, peachy-orange tint that gave my lips a slightly warmer, orange-red appearance. I have less natural pigmentation, so I could differentiate a bit between the translucent shades but anyone with moderate pigmentation likely wouldn’t notice much, if anything. It was difficult to apply the color evenly as the jelly prevented the color from getting to the edges of my lips (without then getting jelly outside my lip lines, too). It was emollient and glided on without tugging, but it was thin and didn’t feel hydrating at any point. The shine lasted for a half hour, tops, and there was no moment during, after, hours later, that this actually felt hydrating. The tint was noticeable for about an hour and a half on me.

Pat McGrath Succexy (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Suqqu Syunake (07) (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, more pigmented (80% similar).Dior Diorosphere (649) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Neotropic (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (80% similar).Cle de Peau Raspberry Snapple (239) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Urban Decay Broadcast (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Anne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Suqqu Ayasango (04) (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Suqqu Akibara (02) (P, $26.50) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.07 oz. – $785.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “transparent color” and a “wave of glossy shine” that “imparts a cushion-like, conditioning tint.” It has a “sheer color core” surrounded by a “hydrating balm.” The product screams gimmicky, and the performance was so dismal that I can’t help but think that’s all it is. On my lips, I did actually see differences in tints–warmer, cooler, pinker, redder–but anyone with more natural pigmentation will likely find that harder and harder to determine. The transparent aspect was accurate, and the sheerness was really as expected based on the marketing.

What wasn’t expected was that these did not function at all as a hydrating product. I put one on, and I had to reapply before I even finished taking photos of various cheek colors because it had disappeared. The shine lingers for a half hour, at best, doing absolutely nothing (no eating, drinking, or talking), and all that remains is a tight, clingy feeling, no shine, and no comfort. I wore them over and over again, and my lips never felt hydrated during nor did they feel hydrated after wearing the formula all day long. Even upon initial application, “a wave of glossy shine” is a stretch.

To make matters worse, the whole concept of the jelly encasing the tint makes it difficult to apply evenly, as the color portion is tiny and delivers tint to the center of my lips but doesn’t move it outward. In order to get even distribution of color, I had to press my lips together or use my fingertips to spread out the product.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Scorching

Tom Ford Beauty Scorching Lip Gelee ($55.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, pink-coral with warm undertones and a barely-there sheen. It had sheer coverage–tinted just as described–that I could detect against my lip color those with darker or more naturally pigmented lips may have to hunt for it. The texture was thin, emollient so it didn’t drag, but it sank into my lip lines, went on unevenly, and felt clingy. The shine was weak, and it did not seem to be in line with the product’s claims, while the color lasted for just over an hour, the shine was gone within a half hour. I wore it twice in a row (so about three hours in total), and it just did not feel hydrating at all.

Pat McGrath Succexy (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar).Dior Grege 1947 (169) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (85% similar).L’Oreal Luminous Coral (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar).Smashbox Nude Beach (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (85% similar).NARS Lip Priming Balm (LE, ) is darker, more pigmented, less glossy (85% similar).YSL Corail Intuitive (15) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar).Burberry Clementine (261) (P, $34.00) (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Neotropic (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Urban Decay Streak (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.07 oz. – $785.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “transparent color” and a “wave of glossy shine” that “imparts a cushion-like, conditioning tint.” It has a “sheer color core” surrounded by a “hydrating balm.” The product screams gimmicky, and the performance was so dismal that I can’t help but think that’s all it is. On my lips, I did actually see differences in tints–warmer, cooler, pinker, redder–but anyone with more natural pigmentation will likely find that harder and harder to determine. The transparent aspect was accurate, and the sheerness was really as expected based on the marketing.

What wasn’t expected was that these did not function at all as a hydrating product. I put one on, and I had to reapply before I even finished taking photos of various cheek colors because it had disappeared. The shine lingers for a half hour, at best, doing absolutely nothing (no eating, drinking, or talking), and all that remains is a tight, clingy feeling, no shine, and no comfort. I wore them over and over again, and my lips never felt hydrated during nor did they feel hydrated after wearing the formula all day long. Even upon initial application, “a wave of glossy shine” is a stretch.

To make matters worse, the whole concept of the jelly encasing the tint makes it difficult to apply evenly, as the color portion is tiny and delivers tint to the center of my lips but doesn’t move it outward. In order to get even distribution of color, I had to press my lips together or use my fingertips to spread out the product.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

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