Tom Ford Kyril, William, Sebastian, Omar, Blake Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Kyril, William, Sebastian, Omar, Blake Lip Colors
Tom Ford Kyril, William, Sebastian, Omar, Blake Lip Colors

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is segmented into color families, and this post features the “metallics.” Some of the colors are cool-looking, but I think the performance of the majority in the metallic family leave something to be desired. At this price point, you really should be getting near-perfection (if not perfection). There just shouldn’t be application issues like streakiness or patchiness. The only one I liked in this set was Sebastian, as it had the color payoff that was expected, but it wasn’t perfect, either.

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.

Kyril Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a very light silvery-white with cool undertones and pearly shimmer. It’s semi-sheer and somewhat streaky. I don’t think that this feels or looks like a luxury lipstick on its own; it will work better layered, of course, but on its own, it’s disappointing. It lasted for two hours and was neither hydrating nor drying, though it had a fair amount of slip. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

William Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with lighter golden-copper shimmer and a light metallic sheen. The finish is more like a matte frost, as it doesn’t have a lot of glossiness or shine, but there’s a fair amount of shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff but applied evenly. It lasted for three hours on me, but it was drying over time, and I could feel a bit of the shimmer after two hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sebastian Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and lighter golden orange shimmer. This one had more of a metallic sheen without being totally matte. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and lasted for four and a half hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Omar Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deepened, copper-shimmered brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s really a darker version of Sebastian to me, though it’s not as shimmery and has weaker color payoff (semi-opaque). This one was lightly hydrating, though, and it still wore well for four and a half hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Blake Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark plummy-brown with warm undertones and copper shimmer. I love the idea of this color, but in practice, it needed improvement (and at this price point, it should be top notch). It had a more emollient consistency, so the color didn’t go on as evenly and looked almost patchy. The color coverage was semi-sheer to semi-opaque in places, but it wasn’t as pigmented as Tom Ford’s Lip Color formula usually is. It wore well for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tom Ford Kyril Lipstick
Tom Ford Kyril Lipstick

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Tom Ford Kyril Lipstick

Tom Ford William Lipstick
Tom Ford William Lipstick

Tom Ford William Lipstick
Tom Ford William Lipstick

Tom Ford William Lipstick
Tom Ford William Lipstick

Tom Ford William Lipstick
Tom Ford William Lipstick

Tom Ford William Lipstick
Tom Ford William Lipstick

Tom Ford William Lipstick
Tom Ford William Lipstick

Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick
Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick

Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick
Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick

Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick
Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick

Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick
Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick

Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick
Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick

Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick
Tom Ford Sebastian Lipstick

Tom Ford Omar Lipstick
Tom Ford Omar Lipstick

Tom Ford Omar Lipstick
Tom Ford Omar Lipstick

Tom Ford Omar Lipstick
Tom Ford Omar Lipstick

Tom Ford Omar Lipstick
Tom Ford Omar Lipstick

Tom Ford Omar Lipstick
Tom Ford Omar Lipstick

Tom Ford Omar Lipstick
Tom Ford Omar Lipstick

Tom Ford Blake Lipstick
Tom Ford Blake Lipstick

Tom Ford Blake Lipstick
Tom Ford Blake Lipstick

Tom Ford Blake Lipstick
Tom Ford Blake Lipstick

Tom Ford Blake Lipstick
Tom Ford Blake Lipstick

Tom Ford Blake Lipstick
Tom Ford Blake Lipstick

Tom Ford Blake Lipstick
Tom Ford Blake Lipstick

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Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color $36.00/0.07 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
  • Tom Ford Love Lust Blush
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Escapade
  • Pink Haze
  • Platinum Cream Eyeshadows
  • Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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If you are pale you might find Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick in the color Air Kiss has the same vibe. You can see in Christine’s comparison swatches that the two look different on her, but I’m pale and Air Kiss looks darker on me. Plus it’s a great formula.

What a shame about Blake … I was really debating on picking that one up on the 26th … but I dunno now. That patchiness would drive me crazy and I’d feel the need to keep constantly checking on my lips throughout the day wearing that one πŸ™

Blake was the one that appealed to me the most as far as uniqueness goes… but I could tell the swatch wasn’t the greatest and here’s the proof. However, good news that it is hydrating… do you think it would be more even over a lip liner? I might be willing to make it work.

It could definitely be improved with a lip liner, since it would help give it more to cling to, I think. Plus, the lip liner will help fill in any gaps.

William is really pretty on you, subtle. I love the way Blake looks, too, I’ve been waiting for my order of it to arrive. Too bad Kyril is such a disappointment.

Kryil’s just one of those shades that makes me wish TF had separated them out… like a layering family (there are at least three in my memory that are easily layering shades).

Thank you so much for the reviews of Lips & Boys, and for the swatches you had up right away. I had sympathy for your poor lips that day. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this particular review; Blake looked amazing in your original swatches (and wasn’t one that caught my eye from the promo photos). Despite the so-so B- grade, I’m pretty sure I’ll end up getting Blake. I was thankfully deterred from purchasing some that had originally caught my eye after your original posts, seeing that the TF “official” swatches were quite inaccurate. I appreciate you, Christine! By the way, you look gorgeous in pretty much every single lip color you swatch for us.

Sebastian and Omar are pretty, if you can wear those shades. Blake is more my color, love the shimmer, but too bad about the pigment and patchiness.

Too bad. Blake would have been a good one for me, but I did notice the patchiness on your original swatch and it’s good to confirm that it was not an anomaly. Overall, I feel the warm colors get a little short shrift in the L + B collection. The fuchsia and pink range are so numerous, it’s almost hard to distinguish between some of them.

your swatches are unmatched (trust me, i follow about 300 blogs)
i wouldn’t have gone for those shade, but that look great on you πŸ™‚
i love your highlight, what is it?

So sad to hear about the performance of the metallics overall. Still getting Blake and William only bc I have nothing like them. I ordered my list too soon before the neimans promotion too. Def appreciate all of the lips and boys reviews!

Blake is gorgeous! But, not for that performance at its price. I was a little disappointed that nothing in the dupe list was that close…but I saw Revlon Sandstorm on that list! Haha, and I just managed to pick it and Icy Violet up last week. ACW had all of those Revlon throwbacks on its site. A bit irritating, considering how they were hard to find in person, and now an overstock/discontinued sale site has them, but I finally got them!

Glad you scored Sandstorm! It is a real shame TF didn’t nail it – it is always a really pretty color yet not one that seems to make it into brands’ permanent ranges.

What a bummer that all but Sebastion look so uneven. Omar and Blake are such gorgeous colors, the patchiness makes me so sad to see. Kyril and William are definitely for layering only, it looks like. πŸ™

I really love the colour of Blake – I’d want it for myself, but I’ve tried that combo of brown/burgundy and gold on myself before and it doesn’t really flatter, dammit! πŸ˜› Perhaps I should be glad the rating wasn’t as fantastic, LOL!

I also have a bit of a soft spot for Kyril (despite its difficulties), just because at least it seems to be a not super dry, actually somewhat pigmented shimmery silver while lipstick, which I feel are sort of few and far between… (although looking at the dupes list I may be wrong, heh!)

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