Tom Ford Beauty has released a new shade of nail lacquer in the fall collection called Black Cherry ($32 for 0.41 fl oz/12 ml, made in France). It’s a lush deep blackened cherry just like the name implies. The undertones are a deep purple with a very slight hint of red. I have mixed feelings about many of the original nail colors released by Tom Ford. Some of them like Viper, Pink Crush and Bordeaux Lust are extremely sheer requiring at least three coats for full even coverage. Others like Bitter B*tch, Ginger Fire, Indian Rose, Toasted Sugar and most of the newer releases have excellent coverage. I didn’t know what to expect with Black Cherry but am so happy it applies flawlessly with two coats. It’s a super dark vamp with a slight jelly finish but goes on the nail evenly without any issues. On me it’s almost a pure black. The plum base prevents it from looking too harsh but it’s still very very deep.
In sunlight at an angle you can see some of the plum undertones:
Swatched with two coats (it’s absolute perfection):
Tom Ford Rose Crush Lip Gloss, Indian Rose Lipstick, Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad (sold out online, but still available in stores for a limited time, check Neiman Marcus Fashion Island or Beverly Hills)
Next to the black leather card case you can see the nail polish has a bit of plum undertone on the nails, but it’s still extremely dark:
Chanel card case, Wallet Clutch by Clare V.
Some nail polish comparisons to:
Chanel Feu de Russie (discontinued)
Chanel Western Light (discontinued)
Chanel Strong (discontinued)
I’m 100% in love with this polish. I don’t think it will be everyone’s cup of tea since it is so dark and you can probably duplicate this easily with other shades. I couldn’t find anything in my collection quite like it, but most of my vamps have more red or plum versus black.
Tom Ford Black Cherry retails for $32. You can find it now at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Tom Ford and Harvey Nichols.