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Tom Ford Boys and Girls Lip Colors – The Girls

October 4, 2017

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford launched 50 shades of girls lip colors with the Boys and Girls Lipsticks ($36 each) this year with two formulas, Lip Color Sheer and Ultra-Rich Lip Color. I stopped by my local Nordstrom the week they launched and picked out a handful to purchase. I’ve been a huge fan of Tom Ford lipsticks from the very start and each year I look forward to seeing their new mini clutch-sized launches. They did Lips and Boys for two years and this year they added a Lips and Girls which I think is super fun. After covering my hand with swatches I ended up with twelve of the Lips and Girls Sheers and five of the Lips and Girls Ultra-Rich formula. A few thoughts on each formula and then swatches + descriptions below.

The Girls Lip Color Sheers are just as the name implies, “sheer.” They are ultra smooth, hydrating and have a gorgeous sheen. Most of the colors I saw had some degree of shimmer for the sheer finish, although I did notice a few non-shimmers. They are sheer though. Many of the colors I picked out ended up looking very similar once on my lips. I should have picked some of the deeper or brighter colors for more variety. All the colors I tried were smooth in coverage except Carine and Lena, both of which were a bit streaky on my lips. To me these have a similar vibe to that of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and YSL Volupte Shine Oil in Stick, just with a little less slip, not quite as balmy, and with a tiny bit more pigment. Lasting power isn’t going to be exceptional since they are sheer and glossy so reapplication is going to be necessary. I don’t mind since they feel so comfortable on the lips.

The Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Colors have more pigment with a soft glossy finish. I absolutely love this formula and wish the entire line of Lips and Girls had been like this. I have and love the full size Revolve Around Me and the Lips and Girls are just as good in terms of pigment, coverage and comfort. They hug the lips nicely and the colors are gorgeous. On my pigmented lips some of the shades I picked also look similar, the difference will be more noticeable if you have lighter colored lips. I’ll note the difference in undertone below.

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Colors are split into three sets below, two sets of the sheers and one set of the ultra-rich. Up first are:

  • Carine is a light shimmery beige nude
  • Edita is a neutral nude beige shimmer
  • Nina is a soft peachy shimmer
  • Beatrice is a light baby pink with iridescent blue shimmers
  • Julianne is a medium pink beige shimmer
  • Alicia is a light neutral-cool pink shimmer

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Sheers Carine, Edita, Nina, Beatrice, Julianne and Alicia | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Sheers Carine, Edita, Nina, Beatrice, Julianne and Alicia swatches | The Beauty Look Book

All lip swatches on bare lips, foundation shade worn on the skin is the Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation/Concealer in Natural. I feel like a broken record about this one but it’s really one of the best ones I’ve used in a long time and has still held up really well in the Florida heat/humidity. In case you still have not seen the review, it’s posted here with swatches of Bisque, Natural and Sable alongside MAC Studio Fix Fluid swatches for reference. For those who want to know my MAC shade, I fluctuate between NC25 and NC37 in the liquid because I tan easily. Right now I’m the equivalent of NC37. I don’t know what shade I am in the powder, many years ago I used to use C3 and C4 but I developed a severe allergic reaction to the powder and have been scared to re-try it since.

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Sheers Carine, Edita, Nina, Beatrice, Julianne and Alicia | The Beauty Look Book

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Second set includes:

  • Carolyn is a shimmery neutral pink brown with silver shimmer
  • Ellie is a cool mauve shimmer
  • Lara is a light mauve brown shimmer
  • Fabiola is a creamy mauve brown pink
  • Lena is a pale aqua colored shimmer
  • Isamaya is a sheer violet

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Sheers Carolyn, Ellie, Lara, Fabiola, Lena, Ismaya | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Sheers Carolyn, Ellie, Lara, Fabiola, Lena, Ismaya | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Sheers Carolyn, Ellie, Lara, Fabiola, Lena, Ismaya lip swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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Third set is with the Ultra-Rich:

  • Katherine is a soft beige pink, it’s similar to my fav Bradley but Katherine has a bit more pink
  • Marisa is a pretty medium pink
  • Zoe is a peachy pink cream
  • Isla is a coral peach
  • Valentina is a plum mauve

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Ultra Rich Katherine, Marisa, Zoe, Isla, Valentina | The Beauty Look Book

Bradley added below to the arm swatch set below, review + swatch of that color in this post here.

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Ultra Rich Katherine, Marisa, Zoe, Isla, Valentina swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Lips and Girls Ultra Rich Katherine, Marisa, Zoe, Isla, Valentina swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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Tom Ford Lips and Girls | The Beauty Look Book

Overall thoughts is I love the formula, it’s truly top notch. The Lip Color Sheers are as the name implies “sheer” and while I knew that was what I should expect, I feel like I could have skipped more than 3/4 of the colors I bought because they look so similar once they are on the lips. Out of the 12 sheers I bought 4 of them broke at the base which is heartbreaking so I’m going to hopefully exchange those at Nordstrom. This has never happened to me before with any Tom Ford Lipstick (and I’ve tried all of the formulas) and based on the fact that most of mine are still ok, I think it could have just been duds. For those suspecting it might have been heat that melted or softened them at the base – I make sure everything is back at air-conditioned room temperature before swatching. I love the Ultra-Rich formula – it is one of the best formulas I’ve tried. I love the smooth glossy finish and the colors are really quite pretty.

Out of all the colors I bought, my top 5 picks: Nina, Ellie, Katherine, Zoe and Valentina. Although Katherine is a pretty good dupe for Bradley so they are most likely too similar to justify owning both (if you don’t want dupes).

There are some new shades of Lips and Boys but I decided to skip them this round which is a good thing because there are tons of new shades in the Lip Color and Lip Color Matte formula which I’m dying to see in person.

You can find the Tom Ford Boys and Girls at all counters now, the girls shades are available individually for $36 each, in a 50 piece set for $1,980 and also in a trio set at Neiman Marcus for $108. I bought mine from Nordstrom. Also available at Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beautylish and Tom Ford Beauty. They are limited-edition.

Have you checked these out yet? What did you think?

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  • These are all such gorgeous colors! Thank you for including the photo testimonials. That really helps to pick out shades. Thank you!

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  • billyidol929

    I think they changed the shape of the bullet this year (made it thinner) bc I also noticed many of them broke while swatching. I only bought one and I have to be so careful with it. After so many years of these lipsticks I feel like the colors are all so similar

  • Lea Ann Pringle

    Sabrina, honestly I’d be lost without you. I got Zoe at Nordstrom and really love it!
    You have the ability to choose a wearable MLBB shade which would take me several attempts and returns.
    I feel the Ultra-Rich formula is moisturizing, shiny, and good pigmentation.
    I might need or want Marisa. I’m also thinking about Tom Ford blush in Love Lust or Inhibition. My wallet is aching! πŸ™‚

  • Eileen

    That’s too bad about some of the bullets breaking, Sabrina. Definitely return them. I have Rinko and Greta and have been wearing one or the other every day since purchasing them. So far, they’ve held up well and I haven’t had any problem with either one of them. I love the formula as it is hydrating and makes my lips look smoother and a bit fuller without any of the irritation I usually get from so-called plumping formulas. As for the need to reapply, that’s never been an issue for me as I’ve always preferred formulas that are translucent and a bit on the balmy side. All considered, I think this years collection has been quite a success. Surely, out of a hundred colors, there should be something for everyone.

    • Thanks Eileen – I ended up returning the broken ones. Rinko is such a pretty color – glad yours have held up well!

  • Thanks so much for reviewing this. It’s crazy how much the colors looked the same once they were on!! Not surprised the formula was fab though.

    • I know! But in all fairness my lips are on the pigmented side so they will probably not look as similar on others with less natural pigment in the lips.

  • This is such a huge collection πŸ™‚

    – Lily Kanaya
    http://www.Glowlicious.Me

    • I know! It was a lot to look through at the counter lol.

  • Suzanna

    Wonderful review and photos, as usual! I like all of these colors on you. There’s nowhere for me to see what these look like in person, so I am going to blind-buy Valentina since I know that it will work for me.

    As for breakage, a Lips and Boys Jack that I had for a while (from the original collection, not the new L and B) broke after some consistent use.

    • Alison

      Oh, Jack was definitely my fave from the first collection. So sorry it wasn’t continued.

    • Thanks Suzanna, so sad to hear Jack broke πŸ™

  • Kyla Ewing

    They are all gorgeous, but I especially like “Katherine, Edita, Beatrice, Carolyn, Ellie & Lara (that’s a lot), LOL. I will definitely get to a TF counter to swatch these babies!! LOL

    • Yes, definitely get to a counter to see in person. Also check out the new shades of regular lip colors if you like fuller coverage.

      • Kyla Ewing

        Thank you! I can’t wait to check them out! πŸ˜€

  • Wow, can’t believe Tom Ford has a lipstick with my name! I just wish the color was different, I would buy it asap – but I will definitely try to see more swatches and stuff to see if really like it xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

    • Aaahh I totally get that! Wish there was one with my name!

  • Cory Hitt

    so excited for these!
    x cory http://www.coffeespoonsblog.com

  • Erin Russell

    AAAAH THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. So so pretty! But so flipping expensive lol, no way would I be spending that for a blue lippy lol the neautrals are stunning though πŸ™‚

    Erin || MakeErinOver