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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”!

annie's beauty... TOM FORD makeup LIPS&BOYS

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.

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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 Color 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.

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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.

*XAVIER – 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!

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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! ).

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And a few more shoots of my gorgeous “Boys“!

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See you on my next post beautiful, with a couple of surprises because on that precise day annie’s beauty… will actually turn ONE!

xx, Annie

 

 

INTERESTING FACTS:

* 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 ) ALEJANDROCRIMSON 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

 

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