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The story with me and “The Boys” was pretty much like this… I first saw them and I said “yup, I have to have them!”. So I got five… Then five more instantly followed! It definitely was “love at first sight”!
The “infamous” Tom Ford Lips&Boys lipsticks are a limited edition ( LE ) collection relaunched on Tom Ford’s website on 27th December, last year but they were previously available on selfridges.com ( 25th ), nordstrom.com, bergdorfgoodman.com, neimanmarcus.com and saks.com ( 24th ). The collection sold instantly so thy had a relaunch on 26th December. From what I remember there was also a one-day-only flash sale on Selfridges, on 1st of December.
The clutch-size lip colours wear the names of the gentlemen that had a meaningful influence on “the man” himself, Mister Tom Ford. There are 50 shades of ( grey?! nope ) of lipstick, few of which seem to be colours which came out with certain collections that now were re-promoted under a different name*.
The formula is the one Tom Ford had us used with from his Lip Colour Lipsticks ( I already reviewed a couple here, here and here ); that rich, creamy and very pigmented finish that feels very comfortable on the lips and almost weightless.
Now beautiful, allow me to introduce you to “The Boys“!
PATRICK – is a bright coral laced with pink, a more wearable bright coral if you ask me. Excellent for the upcoming spring and summer!
*ADRIANO – is a true coral which I had to have in my collection! It’s placed somewhere in the middle of its colour family*. I see it as the perfect balance between his brothers Luca – a highly pearlized pinky-peach coral and Rafael – a bright tangerine.
LUCIANO – is a brightened cherry red with blue undertones, a true red with deep blue undertones and a luminous finish.
*ALEJANDRO – is a medium-dark, smoked fuchsia red, with very fine shimmers in it which won’t transfer on the lips but will give this lipstick a beautiful luminosity. It is the lipstick which will always look flattering on any skin type, therefore a favourite in my books!
COOPER – is what they describe a pure pink. A highly brightened fuchsia pink, with cool blue undertones and fine fuchsia pearl particles as a finish.
*ALASDHAIR – is the most “special” shade of the ones that I got and everyone’s favourite! It is a rich blackened orchid, the type of colour I was craving for for the past months. Excellent for a dark, vampy lip, the kind I love to wear during the colder months.
*XAXIER – is a mid-toned purple, with a good dose of pink in it. A very fun colour and one of my favourites!
*COLLIN – a muted, medium-dark plummy rose with warm undertones and satin finish.
PETER – is a highly pearlized rose gold shade, which I didn’t expected to like this much precisely because of its finish. But on my lips it looks like a natural, everyday nude, easy to apply on-the-go.
FLYNN – is a neutral pale pink shade. And you know how much I love my nudes! Flynn was probably the first one to go to my shopping basket!
The packaging is the classic, iconic mahogany and gold.
The size of these lipsticks is smaller and you get less product ( 2g ), but if you think this through you’ll realize that you actually get more product for your money than with the regular 3g lipsticks. Also in a variety of shades!
Next you have lip swatches of a couple of my favourites: COLLIN, ADRIANO, ALEJANDRO, XAVIER, and ALASDHAIR ( of course! ).
And a few more shoots of my gorgeous “Boys“!
See you on my next post beautiful, with a couple of surprises because on that precise day annie’s beauty… will actually turn ONE!
* The following are a list of re-promotes and dupes of the already existing shades in the permanent line. So maybe you’d like to reconsider buying any of those, if you already have them in your collection.
( LE ) HOLDEN – VANILLA SUEDE
( LE ) BEAU – BLUSH NUDE ( P )
( LE ) ALASDHAIR – BLACK ORCHID ( LE )
( LE ) ADRIANO – TRUE CORAL ( P )
( LE ) ALEJANDRO – CRIMSON NOIR ( P )
( LE ) COLLIN – INDIAN ROSE ( P )
( LE ) XAVIER – VIOLET FATALE ( P )
( LE ) HENRY – WARM SABLE ( P )
( LE ) WILLIAM – PINK DUNE ( LE )
( LE ) ADDISON – PINK DUSK ( P )
( LE ) CARY – CASABLANCA ( P )
( LE ) JAMES – TWIST OF FATE ( LE )
( LE ) RICHARD – NEGLIGÉE ( LE )
* They are classified in 10 colour families, each containing 5 shades:
– NUDES TO BROWNS: HOLDEN, BEAU, HENRY, GUSTAVO, PAVLOS
– SILVERS TO BLACKS: CASEY, ORLANDO, PETER, STAVROS, ALASDHAIR
– METALLICS: KYRIL, WILLIAM, SEBASTIAN, OMAR, BLAKE
– LIGHT PINKS TO MAUVES: IAN, FLYNN, ADDISON, JAMES, RICHARD
– POP PINKS TO ROSES: ALEXANDER, PATRICK, MICHAEL, JOHN, GIACOMO
– FUCHSIA TO MAGENTAS: PRESTON, JUSTIN, COOPER, JACK, FRANCESCO
– CORALS TO ORANGES: LUCA, MATTHEW, ADRIANO, TOMAS, RAFAEL
– REDS: RORY, DIEGO, ALEJANDRO, LUCIANO, LEONARDO
– VIOLETS TO ORCHID: OLIVIER, JULIAN, PABLO, XAVIER, LIAM
– PLUMS: COLLIN, CARY, DIDIER, GUILLERMO, WES