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Tom Ford Lips and Boys – 25 New Shades for 2016

November 29, 2016

Tom Ford Lips and Boys The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford just launched 25 new shades and 25 repromoted colors of their clutch-sized Lips and Boys Lipsticks ($36 each for 0.07 oz/ 2.07 mL). As the ultimate lipstick junkie I was beyond thrilled when a press box arrived at my door containing all 25 new shades in a drop-dead gorgeous black lacquer box. I’m so excited to be able to share swatches of the new colors with you today. This year Tom Ford Beauty added a new soft velvety matte finish formula for the Lips and Boys and they do not disappoint. For those new to Tom Ford lip colors this is a great way to start with the line as the full-sized lip colors are $50+ each. This is the third year that that they’ve launched the lips and boys minis and I think it’s one of the most fun launches during the holiday season. I’m still waiting for them to launch one named Andrew for my husband, but for now there are lots of other shades to play with.

Tom Ford Lips Boys 2016

I’ve been a huge fan of Tom Ford lip colors since the initial launch. My first one was Pink Dusk as it was the only wearable neutral in the original lineup for me and to this day it remains one of the best neutral pinks. The lipsticks are expensive but I find the textures to be excellent and usually find at least several colors I fall in love with from each seasonal launch regardless of formula (sheer, ultra rich, shine, foiled, etc.) The $50+ price tag is still not something I am happy about but I still buy colors with each launch and have been happy with most of my purchases. Formulas are always good, but when I buy sight unseen sometimes colors just don’t work for me as I hoped. Below I’ve swatched and photographed the new Lips and Boys in the order they came presented in the press box. For skintone reference I’m wearing the Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation Concealer in Bisque with Laura Mercier Candleglow Setting Powder #2 on top. As always colors are all swatched on bare lips. If you think you see a darker line around the outer edges of some shades – it’s just my natural lip color showing through. I have pigmented lips. Row 1 includes:

  • Douglas (shimmer) is a medium baby pink shimmer
  • Bradley (satin) is a peachy flesh nude with a sheen
  • Alexander (satin) is a pale nude pink, note that Tom Ford launched another shade called Alexander in 2014, this year’s is different
  • Ashton (satin) is a medium mauve plum rose
  • Thomas (matte) is a cool-toned matte pink rose

Tom Ford Lips and Boys 2016 The Beauty Look Book swatches Tom Ford Lips and Boys 2016 The Beauty Look Book swatches tom-ford-lips-boys-2016-swatches-1-lips

Row two includes:

  • Christopher (matte) is a matte mauve brown
  • Ben (matte) is a matte deep brown red
  • Evan (matte) is a matte peach nude, but on my pigmented lips it pulls mauvey, if you have regular colored lips this will probably be more true to what you see in the tube
  • Dominic (matte) is a cool toned blue red matte
  • Travis (shimmer) is a brown shimmer, this one has a slightly sheer finish and slightly patchy on me

Tom Ford Lips and Boys 2016Tom Ford Lips and Boys 2016 Christopher, Ben, Evan, Dominic, TravisTom Ford Lips and Boys 2016 Christopher, Ben, Evan, Dominic, Travis

Row 3 has:

  • Graham (shimmer) is a semi-sheer golden shimmer, it has a transparent finish so my natural lip color shows through
  • Aaron (shimmer) is a warm coppery brown shimmer
  • Snowdon (shimmer) is a peachy pink rose gold shimmer
  • Dylan (matte) is a bright matte warm orange red
  • Jack (satin) is a deep plum, note there was a previous color called Jack from 2014 which was more purple, this year’s is more mauve plum

Tom Ford Lips and Boys Graham, Aaron, Snowdon, Dylan and JackTom Ford Lips and Boys Graham, Aaron, Snowdon, Dylan and JackTom Ford Lips and Boys Graham, Aaron, Snowdon, Dylan and Jack

Row 4 colors include:

  • Anderson (matte) is a matte neutral pink, it pulls cool-toned on my complexion
  • Jared (matte) is a hot fuchsia pink
  • Logan (shimmer) is a shimmering iridescent fuchsia
  • Cristiano (matte) is a bright orange matte
  • Mitchell (satin) is a muted neutral plum

Tom Ford Lips and Boys Anderson, Jared, Logan, Cristiano, Mitchell Tom Ford Lips and Boys Anderson, Jared, Logan, Cristiano, Mitchell Tom Ford Lips and Boys Anderson, Jared, Logan, Cristiano, Mitchell

Row 5 colors are plums:

  • Nicholas (matte)
  • Ryan (shimmer)
  • Inigo (shimmer)
  • Jon (shimmer)
  • Elliot (shimmer)

Tom Ford Lips and Boys Nicholas, Ryan, Inigo, Jon and Elliot Tom Ford Lips and Boys Nicholas, Ryan, Inigo, Jon and Elliot Tom Ford Lips and Boys Nicholas, Ryan, Inigo, Jon and Elliot

All side by side:

Tom Ford Lips Boys 2016 The Beauty Look BookTom Ford Lips Boys 2016 New Shades Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Lips Boys 2016

It’s really hard to narrow down my favorites because there are so many amazing colors. Out of the entire collection there are only two that I’m not crazy about. Alexander 2016 is too pale for me but I have a hard time pulling off nudes. If you are like me in coloring but want a good Tom Ford nude that won’t wash you out, check out Revolve Around Me Ultra Lip Color. Travis also came off a bit patchy but it can be smoothed out if layered on the lips a bit more. Other than those two, all the others performed really well in terms of pigment and texture. The shimmers this year have a smooth finish in the shimmer, no chunky sparkles or frost. If I could only pick six of the new colors, I would say my favorites include Elliot, Snowdon, Mitchell, Evan, Douglas and Bradley.

To recap, new shades include: Alexander, Bradley, Jack, Ashton, Mitchell, Graham, Douglas, Snowdon, Aaron, Travis, Ryan, Inigo, Jon, Logan, Elliot, Anderson, Thomas, Jared, Cristiano, Dylan, Dominic, Evan, Nicolas, Ben and Christopher.

Repromoted colors include: Julian, Collin, Cary, Ian, Addison, Flynn, James, Richard, Patrick, Michael, Justin, Giacomo, Rafael, Luciano, Leonardo, Jake, Austin, Eric, Hiro, Roberto, Alejandro, Tony, Joaquin, Drake and Alex. I have my picks from the past two years swatched from 2014 here and 2015 here.

The Tom Ford Lips and Boys are available now at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and all other Tom Ford Beauty counters.

Many thanks to the Tom Ford Beauty team for making my lipstick dreams come true. Lips and Boys provided courtesy for review.


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  • Kiran November 29, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Ashton and Elliot are gorgeous, I can’t even begin to imagine how patient you are to have taken all of these incredible photos! Well done, beautiful post and amazing swatches xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • Eesha November 29, 2016 at 4:04 am

    My heart is drawing towards matte shades.. they look so amazzzing <3

  • Amanda Hollingsworth November 29, 2016 at 4:19 am

    The mattes are amazing……even before your post I had most of them in my online shopping basket. I’m not a huge fan of Lips & Boys because I just can’t cope with the 2g size but as ever your pictures could sell ice to eskimos. Oh to have been a fly on the wall when you unpacked this package. Stunning work Sabrina although I imagine this is as close to pleasure your work must get. An amazing year in beauty and this has to visually be the icing on the cake. Xx

    • SJ Sellers November 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      i second Amanda’s compliments of your swatch skills and gorgeous photography! I also always appreciate your careful descriptions. While i’m sure it was a LOT of work (and lip care!) to capture these swatches, I would have been like a kid in a candy store!!

      I wasn’t going to buy any of these as my lipstick collection is getting (gulp!) large… but after seeing your post, there are a few I may not be able to resist!!!

  • Candice November 29, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Wow these are incredible lipsticks!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Millerette November 29, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I think Dominic is my favorite ?❀️

  • Clever Girl Reviews November 29, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I picked up Mitchell!

  • Tali November 29, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Re these limited edition? Sephora already has a few sold out!

    • Eileen November 29, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Hi Tally,

      Each year TF keeps 25 of the previous shades and introduces 25 new ones so who knows what will make the cut. It keeps the collection fresh and modern. Check out Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. They have the collection and free shipping.

  • jen November 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

    can i have ashton, douglas, and dylan please? how amazing! I love tom ford lipsticks!
    jen / velvet spring

  • Kelly November 29, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Stunning as usual. Very informative with stellar photography true to colour. Thank you Sabrina!

  • Eileen November 29, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I’ve seen complete swatches of the new “boys” on some other blogs and, in every case, the lighting was either too light or too dark, but yours–like Goldilocks–is just right πŸ™‚ All the colors look vibrant and true. I bought Ashton, which is my kind of color, and then surprised myself by falling in love with Snowdon. On my naturally rosey lips, it registers as a lovely rose gold shade which is a perfect compliment to when I’m wearing Disco Dust on the eyes. I really like the whole concept behind the Lips and Boys collection. The huge selection, from tame to adventurous, makes it easy to try out shades and finishes that are outside of one’s usual range.

    • Gail November 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      I second that – I can’t commit to buying anything online without seeing Sabrina’s swatches first! Thank you Sabrina for the beautiful swatches as always. πŸ™‚

  • Lottie November 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    These look beautiful, so creamy! I’ve always wanted a Tom Ford red lipstick! Such a classic! x

  • Tanja November 29, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    What a great post! I love Snowden and have had a hankering for a metallic lipstick lately.

  • jonirae November 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

    It’s funny, between Christine over at temptalia, Karen over at M&BB, and now you, I can see how a lot of these shades look really different depending on the person! It’s so helpful, though, because with no counter nearby it can be hard to judge from just one set of swatches! πŸ™‚

    I ordered Elliot, Snowdon, (those two I was certain I wanted!) and Douglas, (I’m not sure yet if I can pull him off, he might be a bit too light for me!)

    I was torn between Ashton and Mitchell, and eventually decided to forego both of them, (well, my wallet decided!) but now I’m thinking about rethinking that! πŸ™‚ I thought they were maybe too similar both to each other and to other lippies I own, but that’s never stopped me before!! Jack has caught my eye as well, and I should probably pick up a red as well, right? lol, Tom, my man, you may be the death of me!! (since I’m gonna starve after I spend all my $ on lipsticks!!)

    thanks so much, Sabrina!! this was a lotta swatching, my lips are chapping just thinking about it!!

    • Evelyn November 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Yes, they do look quite different, plus computer settings! I got Ashton which looks completely different on me than all of the above but I still love it. I am waiting on Inigo, I think I need to add Jack and Dominic to my to-buy list! I love Sabrina’s swatches, they really do show off the colors even though we have different coloring.

  • Shari Greenman December 1, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Great post…thank you.

  • Bonnie Hwang December 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

    thank you so much for posting these swatches. I always found your swatches were the most true to color for me.

  • Kristin Barnes December 3, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Wow what beautiful shades and a lovely review!! You take the best photos and have the most amazing swatches, so thank you! Love your blog. I think my favorite shades are Ashton and Thomas. Will check them out! <3

  • Gail December 3, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Another great review.

  • Kalam December 3, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Amazing and I will start to follow your post from now on πŸ™‚ thank you for such an informative post! I’m tempted to get the whole set as I’m a makeup artist! But do you know which site can get the set for a better rate?;)