Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Black Dahlia :: Review, Swatch, Photos

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Black Dahlia, Review, Swatch, Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Holiday 2014. Sofia Vergara Makeup

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Last week, I shared my Tom Ford Beauty stash featuring Pussycat and Velvet Cherry from the new Tom Ford Lip Color Matte collection. Given my proclivity for dark and daring shades, I ordered Black Dahlia in a heartbeat. Was it a wise decision? scroll down for more details, photos and final verdict.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Black Dahlia, Review, Swatch, Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Holiday 2014. Sofia Vergara Makeup

As earlier noted, Tom Ford released brand spanking new shades for its widely-anticipated matte lip color line (6 permanent, 2 limited edition). Black Dahlia happens to be one of the limited edition so better stock up if this hue is right up your alley.

Black Dahlia is quite an intimidating yet alluring dark wine shade. It’s not for the faint of heart but if you want attention without even trying, this is the perfect lippy to rock especially this time of the year.  Personally, it reminds me of the 90s when raisin puckers was hugely popular!

Formula-wise, lipstick aficionados know that mattes tend to dry out lips and emphasize cracks. While Tom Ford has perfected the art of fusing matte and hydration, I still encourage lip exfoliation before wearing Black Dahlia. Because of its solid pigmentation, it does underscore every lip line, nook and cranny if you may, which can be quite unforgiving #noexaggeration

Despite the trivial con, there is more to love with Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Black Dahlia: creamy texture, outstanding wear time (six hours sans eating), budge-proof, luxe feel and ambrosial fragrance.

Do you actually need Black Dahlia if you already own Tom Ford Bruised Plum or Black Orchid? Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog posted a side-by-side comparison. Frankly speaking, don’t ask an enabler like moi because my predictable answer will be “a girl can never have too many lipsticks; like red, berry can be interpreted in hundred and one shades”. Excuses, excuses, haha! Here’s a living proof featuring vampy berries from my stash (reviews are linked). Beside Black Dahlia is Velvet Cherry, also from the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte. It’s not berry but a deep dark red. I purposely included it just for gradient reference.

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Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Velvet Cherry

Givenchy Violine Precieux is berry rose

Marc Jacobs Cabaret is true plum

Charlotte Tilbury Night Crimson is red plum

Gucci Luxurious Tiger Lily is holo plum with pink and blue flecks

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  1. November 3, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    This color is stunning!

  2. November 3, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    This. All of this. Also I'm so drawn to Velvet Cherry.

  3. November 3, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    OMG, I knew it was going to be gorgeous on you, but even the imagination failed when compared to seeing it on you! AMAZING!!!!! You are going to cause a major multiple car pile up, if you walk down the street wearing Black Dahlia! Thanks for the link love, my friend! <3 <3 <3

    • November 4, 2014 / 7:41 am

      haha, you made me smile w/ your comment. my pleasure linking to you 🙂

  4. November 3, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    You always have the most gorgeous lipsticks!

  5. November 3, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    So gorgeous on you.

    This reminds me of a lippie I wore in the 90's. It was a matte deep red by L'Oreal. I can't for the life of me remember the name, now. I didn't go for the brown that was so big, then but I like red. 😀

    • November 4, 2014 / 7:42 am

      Wonderful!!!I went for brown and dark wine like these.

  6. November 3, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    This is gorgeous color and it looks great on you!

  7. November 3, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I love that color on you…and on me! You make me want to buy all the reds and berries.. And during the FNF sale at Sephora, I may have bought my first two Givenchy lippies because of you! One of them is swatched above! Lol

    • November 4, 2014 / 7:44 am

      woohoo! i'm rolling the red carpet for you. you'll love it for sure. it's still one of the best, formula-wise!

  8. November 3, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Love the swatches. That lip color is gorgeous on you!

  9. November 3, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I love how you can pull off any lip colour.

  10. November 3, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Seriously beautiful! That is a great color on you.

  11. November 3, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    Shades like these will always spark my interest – it's the lip color that works best for me I think and it's so easy to wear – you barely need any eye make-up because it's so eyecatching!

    • November 4, 2014 / 7:44 am

      I agree. I call this my effortless look, less makeup but go all out w/ lips!

  12. November 3, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Black Dahlia and Tiger Lily are amazing. You look gorgeous in these deep shades.

  13. November 3, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Oh. Man. Black Dahlia is TO DIE FOR!!!!!!! You look stunning with a dark, vampy lip!!!

  14. November 3, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    I am ALWAYS up for a vampy plum or red!

  15. November 3, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Such a gorgeous shade- looks amazing on you!

  16. November 3, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    I really like this color! I need it now!

  17. November 4, 2014 / 1:25 am

    Tom Ford WINS!

  18. November 4, 2014 / 2:22 am

    The more I see this lip color, the more I feel like I need it. Absolutely gorgeous!

  19. November 4, 2014 / 2:42 am

    Freaking love this lipstick! OMG!

  20. November 4, 2014 / 2:58 am

    I NEED this like yesterday! OMG this shade is gorgeous!!!! Beautiful girl!

  21. November 4, 2014 / 3:46 am

    I'm not much of a lipstick person but gosh you are making me want this. Black Dahlia looks phenomenal on you.

    • November 4, 2014 / 7:43 am

      thanks much Mercedes. this is a recent fave in the grand scheme of things… i mean lippies, lol

  22. November 4, 2014 / 4:07 am

    Girl, you are rocking this color like nothing else – gorgeous!

  23. November 4, 2014 / 10:48 am

    Whoa the shade is fabulous and you look fabulous wearing it!!

  24. September 9, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    this is honestly breathtaking on you. I am … speechless. I think I would not dare to wear it because it looks really, really sexy. Elegant expensive sexiness <3

    • September 9, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks much. I think you'll love it, it's great for Fall/Winter

  25. September 29, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    what a beautiful color! I really want TF lipstick but at the moment they way to pricey for me 🙁

  26. November 15, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Owning a TF lipstick is on my #goals list!

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