Tom Ford Beauty Viva Lips & Girls Soft Shine Lip Color is a bright, medium-dark reddened fuchsia with neutral-to-cool undertones. It read as more of a “warmer” fuchsia on me between the vibrancy and the lack of distinctive blue undertones. It had faint fuchsia and pink micro-shimmer throughout, which gave it a lightly shiny, luminous finish but didn’t look like heavy frost, so it didn’t emphasize my lip texture or lip lines.
On my lips, it had a lightweight texture that had some slip, which helped it apply evenly and smoothly across my lips without dragging, but it wasn’t heavy and didn’t slide around while I wore it. One stroke yielded nearly opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The lipstick stayed on nicely for five hours, left a very faint stain behind, and was lightly moisturizing over time.
Tom Ford Beauty Candy Lips & Girls Soft Shine Lip Color is a brighter, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool undertones and a soft, pearly sheen–luminous but not overly shimmery, so it didn’t appear frosted or metallic applied to my lips.
The texture was lightly creamy, lightweight, and on the thinner side, but it didn’t feel clingy and was kind to lip imperfections, though there was a smidgen of product that I could see in my deeper lip lines in the close-up photos but not in person. The color payoff was nearly opaque in a single layer, and it applied evenly without tugging. It wore well for four and a half hours, felt lightly hydrating over time, and left behind a faint, fuchsia stain.