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Tom Ford Beauty fan? Love a great matte lipstick? Wish granted. In time for the holidays, the geniuses behind the brand finally launched what you and I have been waiting for…eight new colors (2 limited edition, 6 permanent) in velvet matte formula, all with superb pigmentation and impressive longevity. Ready to splurge? dive in for more details, photos and swatch comparison.
For the love of name. Salivating like a hungry hyena, I purchased two shades from the newly-launched line because of their catchy names ($50, Neiman Marcus). Pussycat sounds risqué and Velvet Cherry, a classy drag queen name. Color-wise, while I’m more drawn to bold and dramatic hues, I don’t mind looking coy once in a while. Pussycat is a stunning mauve pink and Velvet Cherry, a seductive dark red.
Same iconic packaging, different formula. Consistent with earlier releases, the matte version is housed in dark brown tube with gold trimming. I am extremely nitpicky when it comes to matte lipsticks because while they offer more saturated color and longer wear time, they tend to dry out lips and leave unsightly cracks. Tom Ford Lip Color Matte is changing the landscape zillas! Both Pussycat and Velvet Cherry exceeded my expectations. They are opaque in one pass, feel creamy and never drying. This is also the kind of lipstick that you put on and forget about it. Unless you are devouring one greasy main course, it won’t rub off or feather out, guaranteed. Wear time is six hours, give or take.
No shine but all glory. While I love the subtle luminosity of Tom Ford Lip Color and balm-like feel of Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer, my lipstick-obsessed self has fallen madly in love with Tom Ford Lip Color Matte. Guess you can’t take out the 90s in me girly.
Here’s a swatch comparison for your better appreciation (reviews are linked):
Tom Ford Lip Color Firecracker
Finally, let’s see Pussycat and Velvet Cherry in action…
Do you like matte lipsticks too? if so, what’s you current go-to?
37 thoughts on “Tom Ford Lip Color Matte :: Velvet Cherry and Pussycat (Review, Swatch, Photos)”
They are gorgeous. I am very jealous of your lip collection!
Don't be, you have more to boot 🙂
Pussy Cat is a gorgeous color ! It looks stunning on you.
LOVE Pussycat on you! Gorgeous 🙂
pussycat loves kath… thanks Kristin!
Tom Ford can do no wrong. These are gorgeous.
believe me, there have been "fails" too
Oooh Velvet Cherry. That right there's where it's at.
I have had my eye on these, the colors look great.
you'll love 'em for sure
Velvet Cherry ALL THE THINGS.
The Velvet Cherry is beautiful.
OMG, Kath—— they are both unbelievably gorgeous on you! And so our obsession with Tom Ford Lipsticks continue!! As always, and excellent review! Pussycat is a definite must-have, but you have even made me want to get Velvet Cherry– and I seldom wear red lipsticks! <3
Thanks so much! You will enjoy Velvet Cherry, it's great for the holidays!
I love 'em both. Like Laura, I am envious of your lipstick collection!
I can never pull off such a dramatic color like Velvet Cherry, however; it looks stunning on you!
Thanks Adrian. There is a perfect red for everyone, you just have to try…trust me 🙂
Those are gorgeous. One day, I shall treat myself to a Tom Ford lippie.
I warn you, once you pop, you can't stop :-))
Pussycat is such a stunning shade on you! I love how subdued yet classy it is 🙂 and not boring at all!
Your swatches all look so velvety! I love the way the Velvet Cherry looks. Gorgeous!
Prrrr! Pussycat is gorgeous!
Me-yow! I love the Pussycat shade – at $50 a pop, though, I'm impressed you decided to swatch them. (Every swipe counts, lol!) Still, as a shade comparison tool, I'm super grateful you did. Thanks for taking one for the team, Kath!
LOL! I hesitated to be honest but being a blogger prevailed 🙂
That's why you're so pro! 😉
Oh, I don't need another red, but Velvet Cherry is gorgeous!
Pussycat is pretty!
They have the best packaging of all time. I love these colors on you! Velvet Cherry is amazing
These shades are lifeeee on you
Oh my lord. These are absolutely stunning. I need Velvet Cherry for sure.
These are soooo stunning. I am waiting on a Besame Lip Palette I ordered, those are my favorite strong hold lipsticks.
Both of these look gorgeous on you!
Oh boy, do I ever need Velvet Cherry!!!!!
These are all stunning! Velvet Cherry is on my list
Both of these have me drooling. Stunning!
I am a TF lipstick addict…started with Blush Nude when they originally launched in the White Tubes & a large collection has rapidly ensued….if you are lucky enough to own a TF lipstick, even Guerlain,YSL & Chanel don't compare! Like you, as much as I love the original formula & also appreciate the sheers, I just adore this matte range. I picked up 'pussycat' & the rapidly sold out 'first time' & love both. Seeing 'velvet cherry' here makes me think I should get that too (& I never wear red!) as it looks great matte…hey I may even go completely out of my comfort zone & get 'black dahlia'….if its still around!