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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Tom Ford Holden, Beau, Henry, Gustavo, Pavlos Lip Colors
Tom Ford Holden, Beau, Henry, Gustavo, Pavlos Lip Colors

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is segmented into color families, and this post features the “nudes to browns.” I liked Beau, Henry, and Gustavo, but the other two shades were misses for me, unfortunately!

Presently, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Saks are both accepting pre-orders for the Lips & Boys collection; they officially release on December 26th (and will also be at other retailers and Tom Ford’s website at that time). Nordstrom also put up various trios (no savings, they’re $96 each) for pre-order. Neiman Marcus has a gift card event thorugh 12/16 that includes the Lips & Boys.

The Lips & Boys shades seem a lot smaller than the full-sized Lip Colors in their tubes, but in terms of actual product, it’s 0.07 oz. vs. 0.10 oz. These are actually cheaper by the ounce at $457.14/oz. compared to $500/oz. for full-size. I liked that the packaging felt the same as full-sized, just smaller, but it didn’t feel cheapened. The bullet of lipstick itself was also wide enough at the base that it didn’t feel really skinny or difficult to use, and it wasn’t prone at breaking at the base as some miniature-sized lipsticks are.

Holden Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light golden beige with warmer gold shimmer that gives it a more frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it applied unevenly and tended to settle into lip lines over time. This didn’t feel as smooth on the lips as other shades in the range. I found it a little drying over the three hours it lasted on me. For reference, this is the same as Vanilla Suede. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Beau Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a pinky-peach beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly (which is more impressive, given the creaminess and lightness of this particular shade). On me, the color wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. For reference, this is the same shade as Blush Nude. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Henry Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark orange-brown with lighter gold micro-shimmer. It had rich color payoff that covered the lips with smooth, even color while being easy to apply. It was hydrating over the five hours it wore on me. For reference, this is the same shade as Warm Sable. The finer shimmer in this made it harder to dupe. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Gustavo Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a smattering of fine, plummy-red shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, though you could see a smidgen of my lip freckle peeking through. It had a creamy, slightly more emollient consistency compared to the average shade in this formula, that glided on easily. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Pavlos Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a darkened burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and very fine ruby red shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a very high slip consistency, which made it difficult to apply with any precision. Most lipsticks will be crisper when applied with a lip brush, but this one absolutely needs a lip brush. The color settled into lip lines after about an hour and a half of wear and progressively worsened over the next four hours. It was lightly hydrating, but it was very high-maintenance to wear as it feathered slightly after three hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014


Beautylish Lucky Bags go on sale 12/26! Choose from three Lucky Bag styles—Bold, Natural and MUA.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your go-to holiday lip? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerGuerlain Garconne + Bobbi Brown Canary

Thanks to Rosie for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Tom Ford Collin, Cary, Didier, Guillermo, Wes Lip Colors
Tom Ford Collin, Cary, Didier, Guillermo, Wes Lip Colors

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is segmented into color families, and this post features the “plums.” I loved how the range incorporated cooler and warmer-toned plums and from lighter to deeper shades. This was one of the better-performing families in the 50-shade range.

Collin Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and was comfortable to wear. The consistency was lightly creamy, while this shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cary Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a warm, plummy red with a satin finish. It’s darker and warmer compared to Collin with a redder tone to it overall. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and looked smooth on the lips. It wore well for five hours on me, was lightly hydrating, and comfortable to wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Didier Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cool-toned, berry-red with subtle fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly but the natural lip color will come through so those with more naturally pigmented lips may find this turns redder. The color lasted well for five hours, was lightly hydrating, and left behind a subtle stain. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Guillermo Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a plummy brown with warm undertones and a very fine, softened gold shimmer. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, easy-to-apply consistency that went on smoothly and evenly. This shade wore well for five hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Wes Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deepened, burgundy-red with ruby red shimmer. It was semi-opaque with a very slippery, emollient consistency that tended to move around. I had feathering with this shade after three hours of wear (total wear time was five), and I don’t usually get feathering. It tended to sink into lip lines and could look streaky, particularly if you pressed your lips together. I think this one needs a lip pencil and to be applied using a lip brush to be wearable. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Sephora has their end of the year sale right around the corner, and VIB Rouges can get 20% off with code EXTRAROUGE beginning today. The sale begins officially on 12/25 and all customers can get an additional 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20, through 1/1/2015.

Edited: Looks like the code isn’t working right – hopefully they fix it shortly since they announced this in a mass email to VIB Rouge customers this morning! Reader Celia reported that if you switch to Canadian checkout, enter the code, then switch back to U.S., then enter the code, it will work. Reader Amber said that Sephora told her they’re working on it as of 1:30pm EST.

A few noteworthy sale items:

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Busy, busy week for me, but I’ll have a little breathing room today (not for long, though!). I need to wrap and ready gifts for next week. Hope everyone’s been having a lovely weekend so far :) By the way, if you’re looking for a makeup forum to join, definitely consider /r/makeupaddiction, they’re incredibly welcoming and positive :)