Tom Ford Lip Color Matte :: Velvet Cherry and Pussycat (Review, Swatch, Photos)

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Review, Swatch, Velvet Cherry, Pussycat

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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.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Review, Swatch, Velvet Cherry, Pussycat

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 risquΓ© 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 Matte, Review, Swatch, Velvet Cherry, Pussycat

Tom Ford Lip Color Negligee 

Tom Ford Lip Color Casablanca

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?




  1. October 27, 2014 / 7:27 am

    Pussy Cat is a gorgeous color ! It looks stunning on you.

  2. October 27, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    LOVE Pussycat on you! Gorgeous πŸ™‚

  3. October 27, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Tom Ford can do no wrong. These are gorgeous.

  4. October 27, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Oooh Velvet Cherry. That right there's where it's at.

  5. October 27, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I have had my eye on these, the colors look great.

  6. October 27, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    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

    • October 28, 2014 / 7:24 am

      Thanks so much! You will enjoy Velvet Cherry, it's great for the holidays!

  7. Adrian Colon
    October 27, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    I can never pull off such a dramatic color like Velvet Cherry, however; it looks stunning on you!

    • October 28, 2014 / 7:24 am

      Thanks Adrian. There is a perfect red for everyone, you just have to try…trust me πŸ™‚

  8. October 27, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Those are gorgeous. One day, I shall treat myself to a Tom Ford lippie.

  9. October 27, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    Pussycat is such a stunning shade on you! I love how subdued yet classy it is πŸ™‚ and not boring at all!

  10. October 27, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    Your swatches all look so velvety! I love the way the Velvet Cherry looks. Gorgeous!

  11. October 27, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    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!

    • October 28, 2014 / 7:25 am

      LOL! I hesitated to be honest but being a blogger prevailed πŸ™‚

  12. October 27, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    Oh, I don't need another red, but Velvet Cherry is gorgeous!

  13. October 27, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    Pussycat is pretty!

  14. October 28, 2014 / 1:34 am

    They have the best packaging of all time. I love these colors on you! Velvet Cherry is amazing

  15. October 28, 2014 / 6:50 am

    Oh my lord. These are absolutely stunning. I need Velvet Cherry for sure.

  16. October 28, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    These are soooo stunning. I am waiting on a Besame Lip Palette I ordered, those are my favorite strong hold lipsticks.

  17. October 28, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Both of these look gorgeous on you!

  18. October 29, 2014 / 12:16 am

    Both of these have me drooling. Stunning!

  19. January 2, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    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!

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