Tom Ford Lip Colour – Violet Fatale Review

Tom Ford Lip Colour – Violet Fatale Review

I am so excited! It’s my birthday today and I am loving all the lovely surprises coming my way – including this awesome birthday cake my hubby ordered for me! I am delighted and I am equally kicked about sharing this lovely lipstick with you – this is my birthday gift to self!! Ya…I am one of those people who gives gifts to herself!! Why wait for someone else to add joy to your life, when you can do it yourself! I had been thinking of the Tom Ford lipsticks for ages.  Finally took the plunge and got one for myself for my birthday! And was this shade a YAY or NAY? Let’s find out:

Tom Ford Lip Colour - Violet Fatale Review

Product Details:

To Tom Ford, there is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip. It is the focus of the face and it has the power to define a woman’s whole look. Each lip color is Tom Ford’s modern ideal of an essential makeup shade. Rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale


$50 in US / I bought for INR 4000 for 3 gm.


The packaging consists of a square dark brown tube with golden detailing and sharp edges. It is heavy and looks very class and luxe. The lipstick does not have a magnetic closure and has a regular twist up mechanism.  The TF engraved on the lipstick bullet is absolute killer – it’s such a deterrent to using it!

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

My Experience with Tom Ford Lip Colour – Violet Fatale:

Color:  The shade, Violet Fatale, is an intense violet in the tube, but on the lips, the shade is more muted violet with hints of pink and fuchsia in it! I find the colour very becoming and interestingly unique. Violets and purples generally wash me out and give me a sickly parlor, but this one just brightens up the face. There is no shimmer or glossiness, but the colour is absolutely vibrant. This shade again will suit most skin tones and look appealing.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Texture:  The texture is lightweight and creamy. It glides on smoothly and feels nourishing/hydrating. The formula is very comfortable to wear – definitely of the finest I have come across. Reminds me of my Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Pigmentation: This shade felt a bit lighter and sheerer than Wild Ginger. Look at the arm swatches – they are a single swipe of the product. Still, the shade is extremely pigmented – fully opaque in one swipe and 90-95% colour deposit in a single layer.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Initially, I felt bad that the colour was not true to the tube and you can’t even build it up to the colour in the tube, but I knew this before picking up the shade. And I am glad. Because I find the colour on the lips more appealing than the one in the tube.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Lasting Power: I got about 5.5 hours wear time post which it left a lovely pink stain which lasted another couple of hours and had to be taken off completely with a makeup remover.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

To sum this up for you:

Pros of Tom Ford Lip Colour – Violet Fatale:

  • A beautiful vibrant color.
  • Lightweight creamy texture.
  • Excellent pigmentation.
  • Hydrating.
  • Easy to apply from the tube.
  • The lipstick applies smoothly – no tug or pull!
  • Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
  • No feathering or bleeding.
  • Iconic luxe packaging.
  • Good lasting power.
  • Packaging is convenient for applying and touch-ups.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Violet Fatale

Cons of Tom Ford Lip Colour – Violet Fatale:

  • Availability.

IMBB Rating:

A definite 5/5 product.

My Birthday Cake 😛

Makeup Birthday Cake

LOVE LOVELOVE this one! The shade is fairly unique and so pretty.  The quality is top notch! This one’s an absolute winner for me! I am loving it so much that the “TF” engraved on the lipstick is now barely visible! It breaks my heart to see it disappearing, but I adore the shade too much to not apply it! I think that’s the crux of buying a high end product – you should be able to love it and use it often. That is what will make it worth having bought! This today is the MOST EXPENSIVE lipstick in my stash and I intend to finish it.

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35 thoughts on “Tom Ford Lip Colour – Violet Fatale Review

  1. Happy Birthday KK….. *pompom* *pompom* *pompom* *pompom* Have an awesome party night!!! That birthday cake is awesome….so thoughtful of your hubby *jai ho* That phone looks real *drool* *drool*

    1. Thanks Jomol!!! Had an awesome day so far! So excited!! Yes, the cake was a fantastic surprise! LOved it! My sis sea, at least 1 thing on the cake should have been real!! 😉

  2. Happy Birthday KK *pompom* *pompom*
    That is one awesome cake *drool* apt for you *hihi*
    great review ..I like voilet one a lot *drool*
    can i anpad ask one question *shy* what are those dots on the lipstick *waiting* 😛

    1. Thanks Sowmya! Ya, the cake is totally “ME”!!

      I went back and looked at the lippy again…the dots are a bit of sweating on the lipstick…probably because of temp diff. The camera’s macro mode has picked it up!

  3. Wow kk…. Another tom ford…. And happy birthday darling….. Ur hubby sure knows what makes u happy…. Tht cake is so cuteeeee….. Awwwwww

  4. wish you a very happy birthday, K. you got the perfect cake. the lipstick is absolutely stunning on you. i think you carry violets just beautifully!! :))

  5. happy birthday kk……the cake looks so pretty….each and every thing is so detailed………and the color of the lipstick…. *woot* *woot* looks beautiful on you *powder* but the price makes it a complete splurge item….. *happydance* *happydance*

    1. Thanks Swati! Yes, the price point is a big deterrent! Thats why it took me sooooo long to pick one up too! But i justified it with being a birthday gift! “wink” “Wink”

  6. Happy birthday K…the review well detailed … I always love to read yours….and the colour looks beautiful on you. Have a lovely time..

  7. Happy Birthday KK…. the cake looks amazing *haan ji* *haan ji*
    And the lipstick… looks gorgeous on you, you ahve carried that violet very well *happy dance* *happy dance*

  8. “Aray O’ Samba!!! kitni lipshticks thein???” *woot* violets aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but you rpck them…just so your type of vibrant shade and you know which part i want from cake 😛 beautiful shade, lovely review and wonderful cake but where is the watch??

  9. Happy Birthday, beautiful! And that cake is amazing! *clap* *clap* And great review as always. The shade is so pretty! *drool* *drool*

  10. Happy Birthday, KK! Hope you had a great day! 🙂 Loved the pictures! The lipsticks looks too good on you! 🙂 And that cake is so wonderful! *woot*

  11. I loved loved loved the cake.. *drool* Wish u wonderful life ahead and happy wala b’day gal.. *clap* *clap* N I totally agree with gals above, u definitely carry violets with such ease n grace just like my mil.. *jai ho* nt in terms of age but ur grace n enthu to sport violets.. *jai ho*

  12. HAPPY B’DAY *powder* *pompom* *pompom* loved that lipstick on you such a unique shade it is *jai ho*

    OMG that cake is epic *drool* *drool*

  13. Happy bday kulpreet…dat was really a lovely cake..
    N d lipstick z soo beautiful…vsh i could carry dat violet as comfident as u do…

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