Tom Ford Lips & Boys 2016 | Photos & Complete Swatches

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!

Tom Ford Lips and Boys 2016

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.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys 2016

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..

Tom Ford Lips & Boys

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!).

Tom Ford Lips and Boys 2016

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!

Tom Ford lips & boys swatches

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!

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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.

Overall Thoughts

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.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys 2015 – Photos & Swatches

Tom Ford Lips & Boys 2015 – Photos & Swatches

After last years successful release, Tom Ford is back again with his irresistible clutch-sized Boys, and best of all they are here to stay!

TF Lips and Boys closeup

I had the pleasure of meeting them in person at a press preview, so I took plenty of photos and swatches to enable you and help you decide which one’s you’d like to take home!

Here’s a look at the glorious 50, sitting pretty in their new home!

Tom Ford Lips and Boys New 2015

This years collection consists of 25 old Boys with an additional 25 new fellas.

In case you missed out the last time, the popular colours are back, so you can grab them without any danger of it selling out 🙂

*Please check out this post for a detailed review on the ones I picked from the first release!

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For those of you who did manage to grab your favourites, the 25 new Boys are definitely something to consider. These come in a new pearlescent, metallized finish. Designed to be worn on their own or layered with one another.

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Without further delay, hear’s a look at the new collection!

25 new Boys, ranging from golds to nudes, to reds and berries! The selection as always is mind blowing with something for everyone!

Tom Ford Lips and boys

Onto swatches!

Row 1

Lips And Boys 2015 swatches

Please note that everything swatched here is around 2-3 passes for maximum intensity, just so you see the colours clearly.

Row 2

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Row 3

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Row 4

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Row 5

Tom Ford lips and boys 2015

First Impressions

I found almost all the new shades contained a certain percentage of shimmer or micro glitter as expected. However since many of you have been inquiring, i’m happy to report that NOT ALL 25 come in that high metallic finish.

Some shades such as Tony, Roberto and Kingston had very little or fine shimmer. Good news for those of you who prefer a more satin finish.

Pigmentation wise, most of these swatched with semi opaque coverage in a single swipe. With an exception of the lighter shades needing more layers. Overall I like the formula of these and feel they are worth the luxury price tag!


My favourites from the new range were mostly pinks and rosy nudes. I liked that they had a beautiful sheen to them and applied smooth and even without any streaks.

My picks


Left to right there’s Louis, Austin, Jake & Daniel.

Other than these I also loved, Kingston (Row 1), Drake (Row 2), Egon (Row 4) and Roberto, Theo and Jay from Row 5.

Collection information (relevant to Singapore).

The Lips & Boys collection is set to launch on the 4th December at the Tangs Orchard Tom Ford counter AS WELL AS the Tom Ford Boutique at Marina Bay Sands Shoppes.

Each lipstick will retail at $50 and will include a novelty lipstick box (seen below) when purchasing a set of three of your favourites 🙂

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This year there’s also another larger box set of 10 containing pre selected shades, Ian, Beau, Julian, Addison, Leonardo, Demsey, David, Egon, Daniel & Theo which will retail at $500.

P.S- If you are feeling spendy, or looking for a generous gift for someone special, there’s ALSO a magnificent lacquered box set containing all 50 at $2500!

Now wouldn’t that be the perfect Christmas gift?! ❤ Me thinks YES!

Tom Ford Lips & Boys : Review, Photos & Swatches

Tom Ford Lips & Boys : Review, Photos & Swatches

Welcome to a long overdue post on my favourite lipstick release of 2014. The much awaited, over hyped and loved, Tom Ford Lips and Boys.

I already posted an initial swatch and first impressions post over here around the time it launched, and now a full review complete with lip swatches. I hope you find the additional information useful!

I have broken down this post in to two parts. The reds, and ‘the rest’. Personally my favourites from any lipstick release are the reds. So I tend to pick up a bulk of them. And as you may have guessed, I picked up all the lipsticks from the red category!

Here’re my darlings.. The REDS.

Tom Ford lips and boys swatches

Tom Ford lips and Boys reds

Left to right it’s – Alejandro. Luciano, Diego, Rafael and Adriano (True Coral)

Alejandro – A neutral medium deep red with a slight berry tone.  Alejandro is a satin finish and had very good pigmentation along the lines of the regular TF lipsticks. I found that with this particular shade I preferred to touch up the corners of my mouth with a lip brush to get that sharp clean edge.

Luciano – A medium true red with blue tones. Luciano is a satin finish but marginally so and was more like a luminous cream finish when applied. I also noticed there were random glitter particles in the bullet, which never EVER seemed apparent when worn. This lipstick had very good pigmentation and glides on smooth and is also very long wearing. One of my favourites texture wise.

Diego – A warm red orange. The texture of Diego was more creamy and less opaque than the others. It was actually similar to Jack (reviewed below) which was also a thinner formula. I liked that these two felt extra hydrating on the lip and also applies super smooth like butter. Somewhat reminiscent of the Tom Ford Sheers.

Rafael – A warm bright orange red in a cream finish. This one was perfection in terms of pigmentation, texture and colour. I love how smooth it applies and the colour just pops when worn. Although Diego and Rafael are almost identical when worn, there’s a hint of brightness in Rafael that makes this one extra special.

Adriano (True Coral) – Adriano is a neutral coral red with a hint of pink. I find that this applies almost opaque in a single swipe and slightly magnifies lip lines making the lips look a bit dry.

Here’re some swatches (please note that Alejandro and Luciano were rather difficult to capture true to colour and the lip swatches would give you a better indication of what they look like in real life)

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Tom Ford Alejandro




Tom Ford Rafael


Tom Ford Diego



Next up, ‘the rest’.

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As you can see I took the less predictable route and forced myself to try some colours that are out of my comfort zone.

Here’s the first batch, some peaches, pinks and purples.

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Tom Ford Patrick matthew michael swatches

Left to Right- Michael, Matthew, Patrick, Alexander, Jack

Michael – A warm, medium pink with slight coral tones in a satin finish. Michael applies smooth and even without any dragging achieving opaque coverage in two passes. Lovely as far as colour and texture goes.

Matthew – A warm, medium peachy coral shade in a satin finish. This was one of my very first picks of the three I was given as press samples. The colour goes on very smooth and offers a semi opaque pay off in a single swipe.

Patrick – A warm, light peachy coral pink in a cream finish. I like that it can be built up to a near opaque colour which is great for those with pigmented lips like myself. Although layering this made it prone to sliding around and application became less even due to it’s creamier than necessary texture.

Alexander – A cool, light bubblegum pink. Alexander is a satin finish and was one of the poorer formulas from this collection. The colour was harder to apply as it went on patchy. On the brighter side, it can be built up to a full coverage and somewhat masks the patchiness so it’s less visible. Personally i’d advise skipping this unless you are a sucker for a cool pink and can’t stay away!

Jack – A medium, muted purply pink in a cream finish. This glides on smooth and creamy, a real pleasure to wear. Although it was a shade I wouldn’t normally gravitate to, the lovely texture of this was a winner which made lip lines less visible and kept my lips hydrated and comfortable throughout wear. It’s a favourite!

Onto swatches.

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Tom Ford Jack swatch


Tom Ford Michael


Tom Ford Matthew swatch


Tom ford Patrick swatch



Lastly, I picked up some frost finish lipstick (a first for me) and a single nude. Shocker!

Tom ford lips and boys

Sebastian – A warm metallic copper with orange tones, which I found was the perfect shade to warm up Peter and achieve my ideal shimmering summer lipstick. The formula of Sebastian was beyond perfect. I love the way it glides on the lips delivering super coverage with no unevenness or streaks. It looked like liquid copper. If you fancy frost finishes, this is a must have.

Peter – A neutral, light champagne beige with subtle hints of pink. This applies very sheer and needs at least three passes to build up the coverage so you see the actual colour. I also noticed that while it’s course of wear, the shimmer tends to settle in the lip lines. I remedied this by smushing my lips together from time to time, to even it out.

Addison (Pink Dusk) – Part of the permanent collection and available in a regular size, Addison is a light neutral pink with a slight warm undertone. It’s a cream finish and formula wise a dream. It achieves full coverage in two passes, very creamy and applies without any unevenness. A must have shade for all Tom Ford lovers.

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Peter tom ford lips and boys



Here’s one more set of swatches all in one.

Tom Ford lips and boys swatches

Lastly before I give you the bottom line, i’d like to leave you with a little info about the Tom Ford lipstick formula and why they are so desirable.

I put it down to the extremely light weight texture paired with excellent pigmentation. It’s a mix that’s hard to beat, as usually full coverage lipsticks can most certainly be ‘felt’ on the lips and you are very well aware that they are on!

I also I love that the Tom Ford lipsticks wear really well. They last hours and hours without fading or leaving that ugly white ring in the inner corners of the lips (something we are all too familiar with and loath). Expect these to wear for 3-4 hours or more. The darker shades go well into 5 hours on me and hardly ever need to be touched up.

The bottom line

So these tiny lipsticks can be quite expensive even thought they are much cheaper than their regular sized counterpart. That being said, there are plenty of new shades that make up this collection and most of all they are limited edition which means they won’t be around for long.

I’d recommend trying out Rafael, Luciano, Addison, Michael, Matthew and Jack as they are the best of the lot where formula is concerned.

Other info

The Lips and Boys are available online at Selfridges in the event you can’t find your preferred shades at the counters. This is where I purchased a majority of my lipsticks too.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys retail at £26 and come with 2g of product (The full size lipsticks contain 3g).

Lastly, thank you for stopping by, and wishing you a wonderful week ahead!