Tom Ford Roberto, Tony, Joaquin, Theo, Jay Lips & Boys Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Roberto, Tony, Joaquin, Theo, Jay Lips & Boys Lip Colors
Tom Ford Roberto, Tony, Joaquin, Theo, Jay Lips & Boys Lip Colors

Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark orange-coral with warm, red undertones and a dusting of fine pink shimmer. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that glided on without tugging on the lips. The formula was hydrating and wore well for five and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Gala (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Hot Chills (310) (P, $32.00) is more muted (95% similar). Chanel Shipshape (114) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Rose Rush (735) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Willful (P, $54.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Edge (DC, $7.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dozen Carnations (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Hiro (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contempt (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Ablaze (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Tony Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a light shine. It had good color payoff, though it wasn’t totally opaque, with a lightweight, emollient texture that easily applied on the lips without dragging. The color applied evenly, and the formula was comfortable to wear and hydrating over time. This shade lasted for six hours and left a stain behind. Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (DC, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Popsicle Lips (28) (P, $8.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon Certainly Red (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rolling Red (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sonja (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria Slush (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). YSL Light Me Red (119) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with strong, pink undertones and lighter pink shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied smoothly and evenly to the lips. The color wore well for five and a half hours, and it was lightly moisturizing. Guerlain Lou-Ling (DC, $35.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Pour Troubler (DC, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (DC, $58.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Buxom Menace (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Theo Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, berry-purple with cool undertones and fine violet pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, moderately emollient texture that was comfortable to wear and yielded really smooth, even coverage. This shade wore well for five and a half hours, and it was moderately hydrating over time. Colour Pop Panda (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Drumroll (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Strange & Unusual (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS La Paz (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Liam (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Delusional (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). Guerlain Plum-brella (070) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Jay Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, reddish berry with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, but it was a lot sheerer than anticipated. The color lasted for five hours and left behind a soft stain. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. MAC Quelle Surprise (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Wolvesmouth (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Bee (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ursula (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (DC, $39.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Delusional (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Brandy (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Splendid Blackberry (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Milk Makeup Willow (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) are “clutch-sized” lipsticks; it uses the same formula as the full-sized Lip Colors (which retail for $52 for 0.10 oz.), but the packaging feels the same, just smaller. Tom Ford’s lipstick formula is supposed to be hydrating, pigmented, and have a more luminous finish (there is also a specifically Matte formula available that is much flatter in finish). This year’s launch of Lips & Boys features 25 new shades that are part of the new “metallic” finish, and then the return of 25 shades from last year. In general, the formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy consistency that doesn’t slide around a lot but doesn’t cling to the lips. I get anywhere from three to six hours of wear out of them, and most shades are lightly hydrating over time. The formula is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

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Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color
Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color

Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color
Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color

Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color
Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color

Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color
Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color

Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color
Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color

Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color
Tom Ford Roberto Lip Color

Tom Ford Tony Lip Color
Tom Ford Tony Lip Color

Tom Ford Tony Lip Color
Tom Ford Tony Lip Color

Tom Ford Tony Lip Color
Tom Ford Tony Lip Color

Tom Ford Tony Lip Color
Tom Ford Tony Lip Color

Tom Ford Tony Lip Color
Tom Ford Tony Lip Color

Tom Ford Tony Lip Color
Tom Ford Tony Lip Color

Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color
Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color

Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color
Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color

Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color
Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color

Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color
Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color

Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color
Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color

Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color
Tom Ford Joaquin Lip Color

Tom Ford Theo Lip Color
Tom Ford Theo Lip Color

Tom Ford Theo Lip Color
Tom Ford Theo Lip Color

Tom Ford Theo Lip Color
Tom Ford Theo Lip Color

Tom Ford Theo Lip Color
Tom Ford Theo Lip Color

Tom Ford Theo Lip Color
Tom Ford Theo Lip Color

Tom Ford Theo Lip Color
Tom Ford Theo Lip Color

Tom Ford Jay Lip Color
Tom Ford Jay Lip Color

Tom Ford Jay Lip Color
Tom Ford Jay Lip Color

Tom Ford Jay Lip Color
Tom Ford Jay Lip Color

Tom Ford Jay Lip Color
Tom Ford Jay Lip Color

Tom Ford Jay Lip Color
Tom Ford Jay Lip Color

Tom Ford Jay Lip Color
Tom Ford Jay Lip Color

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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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TF is really making me want to shell out almost $40 on lipstick! And from what you wrote, doesn’t seem like “dupes” suffice since their either too cool, or too warm.

Impressively bold colors. Theo is gorgeous! I’m so glad these are permanent. I don’t really have the will to spend any more money now, but when I do I’ll be looking these up!

Too many colors look good, and I like how some are more unique!! Eeek, thank goodness these are permanent, so I can budget for them or look for promos/discounts.

Hey Nicole, I just read your post last Friday about how you were diagnosed with MS. Is this on top of your other condition?? Oh my goodness, I can’t believe your bad luck. I really hope it’s the mild version. I’m worried about you, please take care.

Hi Katherine. It’s not completely official now. I have had a spot on my MRI since 2013. it was never followed up on. That was a mistake, I just recently got a new neurologist. She was shocked and first thing she said upon looking at my chart was that since I was an otherwise very health young person, she does not think the Trigeminal Neuralgia came out of nowhere… usually that would involve trauma or something. People with MS often get ATN. My dad has MS. I have had some weird things like foot drop a few years ago,. So, she did some labs, had the MRI repeated and a lumbar puncture. the labs and MRI showed positive. But, the Lumbar puncture came back negative. She said 8 % don’t show up in the CSF (my dad’s never has showed in CSF). So, she is sending my info to a expert at the hospital. So, now I’m waiting. It stinks. I do not want to have MS of course. But, if I have it, I need to get on the treatment right away. It may explain a lot of things and help control the pain better which has been agonizing since winter rolled in. I see my dad in a wheel chair and it’s heart breaking. It’s just really hard waiting on Dr’s to take vacations. 3 years of my life has gone by with a struggle. My daughter was little when this started. Now she is almost a pre-teen. I don’t think she remembers me how I was.
Sorry to gush that on you. Sometimes I spill too much on here. Usually I will go back and delete a lot of it. But, I feel like I have friends here. So, I’m not right now. Thank you for your well wishes. I know the “bad luck” is annoying. But, hoping it will turn around soon. All I can do is keep searching. There is a dr. at mayo in Az. that I called right before Thanksgiving who specializes in Trigeminal Neuralgia. I’m trying to get in there as well.
Have a good week! 🙂

Thanks Christine. I’m sorry for spilling all my health woes on the blog. I was having a bad week and just wanted to explain. Thank you for creating this wonderful place. 🙂

Wow, I can’t even imagine what you must be going through. It’s so much to take in. I really hope you find out soon, sometimes the wait and unknown is the worst. And once they find out the problem, they can figure out the best way to treat or manage it. Thanks for letting me know, and I’m always here if you need me. I know a lot of people here are rooting for you

Thanks Katherine! I’ll keep you posted. 🙂 I have to have an MRI &stay of the chest to rule out Sarcoidosis. Thats the other possibility for my positive lab enzyme. I don’t have that though, I’m pretty sure. Its just a standard procedure thing. My Dr called yesterday. She said the enzyme reads high on MS or Sarcoidosis typically.Sarcoidosisus caused nodules on lung tissue. Daily medical facts with your makeup reading:)

Thanks Rachel! I guess I was grouchy when I typed all that. I’m doing okay. Just tired out from all the Holiday stuff. But, I’m sure everyone is. Hope you have a nice Holiday!

Nicole: I’m hoping you get to that spot where you are pedaling forward and by that I mean effectively able to manage your health issues. Chronic illness dictates we will never be the people we were and there certainly is a lot of sadness tied to that…man, I know that scene only too well. But then we learn how to cope and manage and find joy in other things which we might have otherwise overlooked as healthy people. I’ve been struggling for the last I don’t know how many years to turn this damn annoying task driven hyper active jack rabbit personality of mine into a plodding and purposeful tortoise… dammit it’s torture, but I’m getting there. Your daughter will see your struggle and admire you for your determination to face it head on. Hugs to you 🙂

“Pedaling forward” certainly is a goal. It definitely has been a fight it feels and I’m becoming exhausted. At this point- 3 years in- I’ve come to understand “triggers”for the pain I have and try to avoid those things logically. One major thing is the cold, wet,windy weather we get in Ohio for about 9 months of the year. Problem is with moving, my daughter who is a 10 and has lived with me since he left when she was 3, won’t sign the legal document. Somehow he has those rights even though he does nor has he ever paid support, he sees her on some Holidays. So now I’m faced with this decision of do I just go? I would of course be taking my daughter. After 6 months , if he takes no legal action to try to bring her back, his rights are forfeited. I know my quality of life was a gazillion times better in summer . Something has to give. Its a big risk. My daughter is my life and he is the kind of person who would take her to hurt me. So, now I’m dealing with that on top of it all. Sorry to spew all of that. Just sucking! Thanks for your kind words Wendy and sorry for spilling everything. Hugs back! 🙂

Those are all pretty! I can’t wear Roberto but the rest are contenders! I have Coulis but I prefer the finish of Tony. I also have considered getting Gash and Metallic Jelly but I think I like these finishes better.

These while pretty, are fairly common, easily obtainable shades. Not like Hiro, Derek, Egon or some others from the past few sets. I do really love Theo, but would be more likely to get Too Faced Melted Jelly. I think? But yeah, only Theo jumps out to me.

Wow, Theo looks amazing, but it will have to wait. Originally I thought it would be too similar to Xavier from last year, but not the case. The pigmentation here looks far superior too.

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