New Tom Ford Lip Colors for Fall 2015

Tom Ford added 16 new lip colors to his permanent beauty lineup. He launched three shades that were previously Asia Exclusives and also launched eight lipsticks in full-size form that were formerly in the small Lips & Boys size. I ordered several a few weeks ago – I’m a huge fan of Tom Ford Lipsticks (all his formulas) even though these come with a high price tag of $52 each, the formula is rich, creamy, pigmented, non-irritating and non-drying (they made it into my top three picks of favorite lipsticks). I have a review of 6 shades I picked out plus swatches of 15 of the 16 colors that I swatched at the counter (I missed one that I couldn’t locate at the counter). The new colors that just launched include:

  • Bare Peach is a medium peach silver shimmer
  • Casino (formerly Blake from Lips & Boys) is a metallic plum-brown with gold frost
  • Dark & Stormy (formerly Pavlos from Lips & Boys) is a dark brown with a hint of red
  • Flash of Pink (formerly John from Lips & Boys) is the color I couldn’t locate at the counter
  • Guilty Pleasure (formerly William from Lips & Boys) is a warm metallic peach gold
  • Lilac Nymph is a cool-toned lilac cream
  • Misbehaved is a medium peach cream
  • Naked Coral is a shimmering soft coral
  • Seventh Sin is a metallic copper gold
  • Showgirl (formerly Francesco from Lips & Boys) is a vibrant hot pink cream
  • So Vain is a mauve plum with a slight hint of gold shimmer
  • Something Wild is a medium warm hot pink
  • Sunset Boulevard (formerly Tomas from Lips & Boys) is a hot orange cream
  • Sweet Mystery (formerly Peter from Lips & Boys) is a shimmering champagne nude
  • Virgin Rose is a cool-toned baby pink
The colors I picked out are all neutrals of course. When I bought mine I ordered sight unseen and I did not know that some were repromotes of Lips & Boys. After seeing the other colors at the counter I was tempted by Virgin Rose but suspect it will be too cool-toned for my skin. Casino is gorgeous but looks identical Blake which I already own so I passed.

My picks include Naked Coral, Forbidden Pink, Sweet Mystery, Bare Peach, Guilty Pleasure and So Vain. All performed true to what I’m used to with other Tom Ford Lip Colors. They glide on the lips nicely. The shimmering colors are on the frosty side which emphasized lip lines – although I will say that my lips have been a bit dry lately. These days I prep my lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic or MAC Prep + Prime Lips and let it set for a minute before applying lip color. Both give the lips a nice smooth base with some hydration. They are good bases for lipstick because they have just the right amount of moisture and aren’t too emollient which is a must – otherwise the lip color can tend to slide off.

Colors in different lighting, indoors without flash:

Swatches side by side, note most of the colors I picked had some kind of shimmer in them. Naked Coral, Forbidden Pink and So Vain are the ones with the least shimmer but the formula still has a very slight glossy sheen which makes them glow:

Close up and lip swatches. On my skin Naked Coral and Forbidden Pink are very close. My lips tend to make anything with a slightly bright base turn a bit so you will probably see more of a distinction on your lips versus mine. I have a very slight preference for Forbidden Pink because it has a warm pink base.

I pulled a few other Tom Ford lipsticks to compare and see if a couple were truly dupes of the Lips & Boys. The ones I looked at are 90%+ identical, there are very slight differences. There are still a few of the Lips & Boys available online at Neiman Marcus. Reviews of previous reviews linked below:

One last shot of the new colors lined up side by side:

I definitely have dupes with Sweet Mystery and Guilty Pleasure. If you have either Peter or William you don’t need the repromotes unless you love it, are running low and want to replenish. Naked Coral and Forbidden Pink are very close on me. I have a slight preference for Forbidden Pink although if you like lighter colors I’d recommend you opt for Naked Coral instead – it has a brighter look. Bare Peach is pure love although the shimmer in it requires lip prep so it doesn’t emphasize lip lines. So Vain is a good cool-toned mauve plum that will be perfect for a fall transition color.
All the new lip colors are supposed to be permanent additions to the Tom Ford Lip Color line. I’m still tempted by Virgin Rose but I know it will almost certainly be too cool in color for my skin. Also with the other lipstick launches from other lines this fall, there are plenty of other colors and formulas to choose from.
The Tom Ford Lip Colors retail for $52 each. Available now at Tom Ford Beauty counters. Online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Selfridges.

  • Naked Coral looks gorgeous on you Sabrina, so do So Vain and Forbidden Pink. I'm interested in Something Wild, love the name and the color too. Wondering if I should bite the bullet, but they are permanent, so maybe later. Ah ! Anyway, happy weekend !

    • Hi Swathi – they definitely are tempting aren't they? It's why I could not resist, but yes it's a good thing they are permanent so no rush to buy. Also they are launching more shades of Lips and Boys for holiday so it's probably best to wait anyways 😉

  • This is such a useful post, thank you! I need So Vain and I'm also considering Dark & Stormy/Pavlos.

    • Thank you Annikky – glad the post helped!

  • I bought Forbidden Pink & So Vain and they are just perfect! Xx

    • Forbidden Pink is pretty good 🙂

  • Forbidden Pink looks like my jam. I'm also loving So Vain. And I totally feel you on Virgin Rose. I love the swatch, but I'm too olive for it. 🙁

    • LOL I know!! Gah for olive skin sometimes!

  • So Vain looks so gorgeous!

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  • I bought Forbidden Pink, So Vain and Something Wild and love all 3. Virgin Rose was too cool-toned on me as well.

    • Thanks for the input on Virgin Rose, I think I am going to pass. It's not like I need another lipstick anyways lol 😛

  • I love So Vain and Forbidden Pink! ♥ Thank you for the swatches 🙂

  • These look beautiful! So many I love must go check instore.

    • There's definitely a lot to play with – you can't ever go wrong with an in person visit to the TF counter 🙂

  • Naked Coral and So Vain are my faves here!

  • So Vain is so pretty, I must have it. Thanks for all the swatches, they are very useful.

    • Thanks Sara! I think So Vain is such a you color 🙂

  • Thank You Sabrina for the excellent description and swatches. You're the best! All the shades look beautiful on you too. I like to copy exactly what you buy because I have nearly the same coloring as you including my lip pigment. Yes I'm a copy cat!

    • Thank you Cateepatee – so nice to hear we are skin twins!!

  • I know you lover your neutrals, Sabrina (and they all look pretty on you), but So Vain looks especially beautiful! 🙂

    • Thank you Lena – you are too sweet 🙂

  • Sabrina, your photos are always first rate! I love that you show the lipsticks from different angles as well as with different light angles. We really get an excellent idea of how the colors play. As for your gorgeous lip swatches, those are the frosting on the cake. I've said it before, but I'll say it again–you could smear your lips with ketchup and it would look fabulous! LOL

    When I went to the counter to check these out, I ended up with Forbidden Pink, Naked Coral, and So Vain which really surprised me. I thought for sure it would be too extreme on my thin, old lips, but it actually looks lush and jammy and goes very well with all the silver in my hair. It was the SA at the counter who convinced my to try it and I'm so glad he did. I think TF puts out one of the best lipsticks on the market. TF=Good stuff 🙂

    • Thank you Eileen – as always you are too kind. I feel like you are the beauty blogger cheerleader – your support means the world to me as I'm sure it does to many others. Yes TF does lipsticks really well. I'm going to be in trouble when Lips & Boys launches this holiday. Good think 1/2 of them are repromotes!

  • I'm so happy TF has released some more permanent lipsticks! I love your picks, Bare Peach especially! Thank you as always for a fantastic review and swatches! 🙂 xx

    • Thanks Ellie – Bare Peach is such a good one!

  • Really do love Tom Ford Lipsticks! It's been ages since I bought one though! I'm guessing the price went up $2 since I last bought them!

    • I know!! Inserts major sad face – I'm so sad they went up in price!

  • SH

    FYI, I was at South Coast Bloomingdales yesterday and noticed they had moved a bunch of counters around. Turns out they are building a Tom Ford beauty counter 🙂