Hello lacqueristas! I’ve been eyeing the Tom Ford nail polish range for the longest time… given how much I love the cosmetic line, I expect the same quality from the lacquers as well. The colors in the range are all gorgeous, classy and sultry, you would expect nothing less from the man after all. I had a hard time picking, but finally decided on African Violet as it looked the most chic and stood out the most from the rest of the line.
African Violet is a bright magenta with a purplish undertone. It is a luscious cream formula that dries down extremely fast, leaving a super shiny finish. This is probably the fastest drying nail lacquer I have ever tried, and is second best to none (perhaps except Guerlain, reviewed here) in terms of shine.
The only thing I noticed, was the formula itself is somewhat thin, and requires 3 coats to be fully opaque and streak free. I was happy to see that these lasted a decent 3 days without chipping and only minor wearing off at the edges, not quite a world record but certainly far longer than some other brands (looking at you, Chanel!). Tom Ford also uses the traditional narrow bristled brushes, but I did not have as much trouble with these as I do with some other brands.
True to the rest of the Tom Ford beauty range, the nail lacquers are priced on the luxury end of the market at SGD45 a bottle. However, it does come with 12ml of product, slightly more than the standard 10ml, or a pitiful 6ml in some cases (that’s right, boo to ya, Lancome!).
So, have you had the chance to try out Tom Ford’s nail lacquers yet?