Last week Tom Ford launched their seasonal Lips & Boys collection. 50 shades of mini lipsticks to see you through the holidays!
As always, the collection included some new shades, 25 to be precise. And since they have never been seen before, i’m here to swatch everything for you!
What’s exciting this year, is there are mattes introduced to the Lips & Boys. The past years have only been the creams and the metallics. And with matte lips being a huge trend right now, it’s only appropriate that Tom Ford included some in the Lips & Boys collection.
The press package arrived in this lovely lacquered box. Can I just say, Tom Ford sure knows how to kill a girl with major presentation!!!!?? *takes a moment to get over initial shock.
More closeups in the mean time..
The collection consists of 10 metallic finish lipsticks, 10 matte shades & 5 cream shades in a selection of nudes to pinks, to burgundy.
Starting off with these exciting new mattes (my favourites!).
Dominic – A medium blue toned red.
Evan – A neutral taupe-y beige with a hint of rose.
Nicholas – A deep burgundy red.
Ben – A warm deep chestnut brown.
Christopher – A medium-deep warm brown with a hint of rose.
Anderson – A neutral light pink (pulls almost cool toned on my olive skin tone).
Thomas – A medium cool toned rosy nude.
Jared – A warm fuchsia pink.
Christiano – A bright orange-y red.
Dylan – A bright warm red.
The Tom Ford mattes are a very soft matte. Not too dry with a slight creamy slip to it. Although they are drying overtime, I do find this formula to be very flattering as it doesn’t emphasise lip lines too much.
As expected from TF, the pigmentation and colour pay off is out of this world, achieving full opacity in 1-2 swipes. One of my all time favourite lipstick formulas hands down!
My favourites among the mattes are, Dylan, Christiano, Anderson & Dominic. However I did struggle to pick the ‘best’ of the bunch as everything I swatched and wore looked pretty amazing.
And now on to the metallics!
Ryan – A warm reddened rose brown with finest gold micro shimmer.
Inigo – A warm burgundy red with fuchsia micro shimmer (very similar to Black Orchid though redder in tone).
Jon – A deep prune with purple tones & silver shimmer.
Logan – A medium bright fuchsia.
Elliot – A mauve rose with hints of purple & silver micro shimmer.
Graham – A peachy champagne gold.
Douglas – A light baby pink with golden micro shimmer.
Snowdon – A ultra metallic warm peachy gold with rose gold shimmer.
Aaron – A warm medium copper brown.
Travis – A neutral deep brown with rose gold micro shimmer.
Overall the pigmentation and pay off varied within this collection. I found colours such as Inigo apply almost as a creamy satin formula and some apply more patchy and sheerer.
The best colours in terms of formula were, Inigo, Logan, Snowdon & Travis. These swatched very evenly with good colour payoff. Although several passes were necessary, I found these to be the best of metallics.
However my favourites weren’t necessarily the best pigmented! I found sheerer shades such as Douglas & Graham equally captivating. Both apply without any patchiness delivering a beautiful wash of colour. For a more opaque look, try layering it over your favourite nude lip liners. I particularly love Douglas worn like this.
Lastly, swatching the signature Tom Ford creams!
Jack- A muted medium mauve plum.
Ashton – A medium mauve rose brown.
Mitchell – A slightly plummier version of Ashton.
Bradley – A warm beige nude
Alexander – A pale chalky pink.
All shades within the creams swatched with really good pay off with no duds in terms of formula with my top favourite being Ashton. A beautiful everyday shade with wonderfully creamy application.
Least favoured was Alexander. I find it hard to conceive of a skin tone that this would flatter. A strangely pastey shade. Needless to say this look horrible on my medium olive skin.
Hands down one of the best lipstick launches this year. Tom Ford Lips & Boys pretty much knocked it out of the ball park with excellent formulas, amazing pigmentation and colour variety. I would have liked to see more medium pinks & lighter nudes though, as I felt the collection was slightly plum/burgundy heavy.
As mentioned earlier, the mattes are the way to go if you are on the look out for opaque pay off and vivid colour. Loads of great shades to choose from here.
P.S – for lip swatches of the complete collection, do drop by Instagram (@bubblymichelle). I’ll be counting down to Christmas with these boys. ❤
Pricing and Collection Info
The Lips & Boys are now available at Tangs Tom ford counter and the Raffles City Robinsons Tom Ford counter.
Each priced at SGD50.
*Special thanks goes out to Tom Ford Beauty Singapore for providing me with the collection for review.