Sharing a quick post of swatches of the Tom Ford Lips and Boys today. A fabulous collection of 50 lipsticks with a provocative ad campaign to support it. As you may already know, these went on a one day only sale at Selfridges two days ago and I could not resist picking up some for myself.
As much as I hate buying blind, I figured this might very well be the only chance of me getting ahold of these and I caved. Finally I ended up with two choices, Diego and Alejandro. One Orangey red and one plummy deep red!
Fast forward to two days later I got the chance to preview these ‘boys’ and I am happy to report I am very satisfied with my purchases and can rest easy. So for those of you who don’t have a Tom Ford counter nearby I’ve compiled a little edit of 14 lipsticks which I consider my favourites after a long swatch fest of trying out 50 sinful Tom Ford lipsticks! Hope you enjoy!
Swatches in natural lighting
Shade descriptions & Collection details
Patrick – A light pinky peach
Mathew – A light peachy coral (Slightly deeper version of Patrick)
Michael – A medium rose pink
Diego – A warm bright red orange
Rafael – A warm bright red orange (Marginally brighter than Diego)
Giacomo – A medium berry rose
Adriano – A medium warm coral
Flynn – A light pinky nude
Julien – A light warm medium dusky rose meets mauve
Alexander – A light warm sugar pink
Preston – A light warm pink with slight lilac tones
Justin – A medium bright pink
Alejandro – A warm muted deep red
Wez- A deep warm berry shade
According to the information provided to me, 14 of the shades are repromotes or existing shades.
Here’s the list in case you need to cross checked with your current collection.
Holden – Vanilla Suede
Beau – Blush Nude
Henry – Warm Sable
Addison – Pink dusk
James – Twist of Fate
Richard – Neglegee
Cooper – Pure Pink
Adriano – True Coral
Alejandro – Slander
Collin – Indian Rose
Cary – Casa blanca
Didier – Morrocan Rouge
Xavier – Violet Fetale
Leonardo – Smoked Red
Finish and texture The collection featured quite a number of frosty and shimmer shades in contrast to the regular Tom Ford lipstick line up, which features mostly cream or satin finishes. The ones featured here were some of the more pigmented colours and swatched buttery smooth. They were very comfortable on the lips and of high quality as expected of Tom Ford products.
Formula According to the press release, these lipsticks are said to be formulated with rare and exotic ingredients such as Soja seed extract, Brazilian Marumaru butter and chamomilla flower oil to create an ultra creamy texture with incredibly smooth application, which I believe reflects in the higher price point of these lipsticks.
Packaging and Pricing These mini lipsticks are packaged identical to the full sized lipsticks. The quality feels the same, though much lighter in weight which make them perfect for touch ups and fit into the tiniest of clutches.
Lastly, here’re my Top 5 picks from the new colours. These were stunning worn, and very well pigmented! ❤
Other info The entire collection will release on the 2nd January 2015 and continue to retail till the end of February, after which they will be withdrawn from the counter. Each lipstick will be retailing at S$50 each and with every trio of lipsticks purchased, you will be entitled to a very cute gift box (seen above).