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Tom Ford Stavros, Julian, Addision Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches (The Lost Boys)

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio

Tom Ford Lips & Boys is a collection of fifty (yes, FIFTY!) shades of miniature-sized lipsticks that are all limited edition. They were released as an “early access” deal during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. The collection was set to launch officially on Tom Ford’s site on the 28th but launched early on the 27th. (My husband said, “Tom Ford duped you, because he got tired of you duping him!”) Within about six hours of launching, Stavros, Julian, and Addison had already sold out! I snagged these three (which I’ve dubbed The Lost Boys) on Cyber Monday. As some retailers are taking pre-orders now and shipping when they fully launch on December 26th, I thought what better way to kick off the Lips & Boys reviews than with the first three to sellout!

You can check out sneak peek swatches here and here for the other shades. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

When you purchase three shades from Neiman Marcus, a box that fits the three is included. It’s a thick, glossy cardboard box with the gold logo to close it.

Tom Ford Stavros Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, dark taupe with mauve and cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips evenly. The consistency was creamy and glided over lips easily. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was moisturizing over time. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (P, $18.00) is lighter and less shimmery. MAC Soft Sable (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes. As a heads up, this shade isn’t even available for pre-order from what I could find, so it may be reign as the hardest shade to get–and it’s no wonder, as it is a more unique shade.

Tom Ford Julian Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cool-toned, muted, medium-dark pink with a lilac tone to it and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and hugged for longer-than-average wear but didn’t feel clingy. The formula was lightly creamy, comfortable to wear, hydrating, and lasted for five hours on me. NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is darker. MAC Vivid Imagination (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Le Metier de Beaute Fiji (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tom Ford Addison Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly. I think the texture could have been slightly smoother overall, though. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Addison is the same as Pink Dusk, which was previously released. NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is a smidgen darker, cooler. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is slightly darker. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. Givenchy Rose dโ€™Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is darker. MAC Flavour (LE, $16.00) is more matte. NARS Bolero (LE, $25.00) is more matte, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
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Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color vs. Full-Size Lip Color

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color vs. Full-Size Lip Color

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
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Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color Trio
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Tom Ford Stavros Lip Color
Tom Ford Stavros Lip Color

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Tom Ford Stavros Lip Color
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Tom Ford Stavros Lip Color

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Tom Ford Stavros Lip Color
Tom Ford Stavros Lip Color

Tom Ford Julian Lip Color
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Tom Ford Julian Lip Color

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Tom Ford Addison Lip Color

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Tom Ford Addison Lip Color

Tom Ford Addison Lip Color
Tom Ford Addison Lip Color

Tom Ford Addison Lip Color
Tom Ford Addison Lip Color

Tom Ford Addison Lip Color
Tom Ford Addison Lip Color

Tom Ford Addison Lip Color
Tom Ford Addison Lip Color

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
  • MAC Red Obsessed Casual Colour
On eyes:
  • Colour Pop I Love This
  • Tinsel
  • Lectra
  • Farah
  • Onai Super Shock Shadows; Eyeko Blue Teal and Powder Pink Eyeliner

Product Availability

Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color $36.00/0.07 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Oh dear, Christine. Please don’t take this as an insult, but when a color like Stavros doesn’t do you justice, I know it’ll work on my cool skin tone. But very rare indeed is a color that doesn’t work for you!

I love it on you too, Christine. Grays are great on my neutral/cool tones, but this one is exceptionally pretty on you IMO. The whole look in that pic is totally ethereal and captivating. Like Everyday Editorial.

There’s so much dimension to it. It’s gunmetal, it’s lilac, it’s mauvey-brown, it’s gray, and it’s a very muted purple. I’m excited to try it on its own, but also with different liners (definitely Sebastian and Lydia from OCC, Soar from MAC…) to see what I can bring out in it. It’s really something special. You seriously look like Queen of the Badass Fairies in this. Which is exactly how I want a pricey lipstick to make me feel.

I think it’s gorgeous and you rock it well. I think that makeup should be what makes the individual feel good and themselves with a bit of sass. But, I absolutely would want a friend to tell me if it looked . So no harm,no foul either way.

Agreed…Stavros not working & wouldn’t work on me either. Is a fab colour though & probably the most unique shade I’ve ever seen in any range & think it would look really funky on the right person.

Well, since Stavros was the only one I’d consider, I can safely pass on this collection. However, I think NYX may have a similar shade (Lunar, I think…?), as well as Rimmel. I’m heading out the door soon, but I’ll check my stash for any similar shades later this evening. Since this is the type of shade that calls to me, I know have something close.

I can’t believe is not available for pre order. This is going to be one of those things I guess. Darn it! …kicks stones aroumd while ranting…
Where did you got if from? NM, right?

I got it from Neiman Marcus – maybe like 9AM on Cyber Monday? I didn’t get up SUPER early or anything! but luckily snagged it.

Hopefully it’ll be back at TF and Nordstrom on 12/26 at least. Bloomingdale’s had them but don’t have them up now. Saks, NM, and BG have them for pre-order.

Still waiting on my Stavros/Richard/Julian/Liam dates. So excited to see two of my boys looking so fine here ๐Ÿ˜‰ Richard’s backordered and delayed but the other three are just taking forever. Hopefully by today I’ll have my boys, save coy Richard. Stavros is so special and unique and I cannot wait to try him (he will be kept by my Sebastian, Melt Space Cake, and PLBC Pewter Cauldron. ALL THE GRAY LIPSTICK!).

Haha I like what Shaun said about you and Tom Ford ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the box, too. I wonder if we’ll get that here!

Stravros is such an interesting shade! I’m actually surprised to hear it’s hydrating over time, especially since it has an interesting finish. Can’t wait to see the rest of the boys! I’m waiting for your reviews before I make up my mind abut them (but really, no pressure :p)!

Can you believe, I initially started off with saying, “I’m only going to pick up 3” … then it turned out to be “5” at the TF website, then it grew to “9” courtesy of Saks and BG … and then, somehow, NM got me to pre-order “3” more … LOOOOL

But I am adamant, “12” is my limit, I swear XD

Cristy’s recap:
The original TF “5”: Wes, Didier, Leonardo, Alejandro & Cooper

Saks #1″: Luciano
BG “2”: Alasdhair, Omar & Francesco

My NM “3” Pre-Order: Diego, Liam & Pablo

And I mean it, I’m done, lol … but, if I am truthful, the other color 2 colors that interest me a bit are Sebastian & Blake … I picked up Omar, the shade between those 2 … maybe it will stay a happy medium of both.

Can’t wait to see your other 47 lip swatches and reviews! And I agree, I love Stavros on you … its like a lilac”y” gray … pretty!

That’s exactly what I did. “Oh, how good of me! I only bought two.” The next day, “Wait, Stavros is in at Saks???? *Buys three more* My total is up to 6 now (Stavros, Liam, Alsdhair, Olivier, Julian, Richard) but they’re all so pretty… ๐Ÿ˜‰

The packaging is so cute. I like all three of these. Stavros is really nice. The slightly purple icy browns like that from the 90s seem to be cropping up again. I always loved it.

I got mine on Cyber Monday from Neiman Marcus. I wanted that box and Nordstrom free shipping packaging takes foreverrrrrrrr to arrive. Stavros will never look food on me….makes me look like the dead. I have a color like that. Hope your grade the other colors too

Nordstrom was already out of one of them… Stavros maybe? I just know one of the three I needed was out, but Neiman Marcus still had them – plus on Cyber Monday, they were doing the gift card with $x purchases, too!

These will be released on 2Jan from where I’m at in the world. Depending on how much they decide price it here, I may very well pick those two up! I’m into unique but wearable shades but three seems to be the magic number here. Hahahaha. Which shade do you think I should keep a look out for in your reviews, to add to these two?

How would you describe that colour? To be honest, what pulled me into looking at the colour was the fact that Guillermo is one of the cast members of The Jimmy Kimmel Show xD It helps that the colour looks pretty unique ๐Ÿ˜€

All of them are pretty but I like Stavros the most. It’s very unique and not something you’d expect from a high end company

Ha cute name for the set ( both the actual name and what youve dubbed these:) )! I loved the matte lips collection from TF but don’t love any of these thankfully…well there were some pink and violety ones that I saw pics of elsewhere that I thought looked great but I think I can pass on these 3 ! Im trying to do a big purge of my makeup collection before i buy more lol. Having trouble closing some of the drawers, figuring out what’s what etc :s Aha! I noticed youve tried the color pop shadows – will you be reviewing those too? Ive been holding off on those thanks to their ridiculous shipping fees to Canada.

Addison & Julian are pretty. Not sure why Stavros sold out – it looks like a zombie / morgue shade, maybe it looked more lilac or violet in the promo pics? Anyways, at least these are cheaper by the oz than the full size. MAC could learn some lessons here on how to price products

It’s an awesome shade to me – definitely not zombie or dead to me in any way, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it could just be me ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, wow! Funny story! ๐Ÿ˜€ I like the presentation of three, very tempting and luxe, quite lovely that thru don’t feel breakable! Yet, dare I ever try one? Not while I’m broke! But I quite admire Stavros, of the three shown. It reminds me of a layered look I used to do, but in one swipe, Stavros is killing it! Snd you look so lovely in those colour pops as well as the rest of it! Very soft and gorge, Christine! ๐Ÿ˜€ I look forward to the other 47! ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Sunday! <3

Realizing the number of TF Lips and Bous with names of guys I’ve had trusts with makes me feel confused! Ha! Julian was a German Foreign exchange student I was in limbo with awhile as he visited years later.. I Can’t wear him, just.. No. Addison is quite complete a compliment on you as well! Is anything not? I’m happy for you & thankful for the posts. They always give me something beautiful to look and think about. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stavros is really cool. I’m such a sucker for something interesting when it comes to lip colors! At least you have a few weeks to mull it over. 19 days to go!

Haha! Perhaps his middle name? He’s on your Luis everyday, so he has no competition, tell him, maybe he won’t make a joke! Oh, on the MAC RED red red eyeshadows, there are three comments I made, not thinking they went through, that I see sitting there, and id like to please ask you if it’s possible to please delete two that say the same basic thing as one does? Otherwise, my feeling like an idiot will just beam! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you! I’m definitely mulling.. ๐Ÿ˜€

Fantastic! Yay! I meant lips* up there, btw, not Luis, and thank you greatly if you can delete 2 of 3 at the bottom of that post! ๐Ÿ˜€ They need a creamy beige for Mellan ๐Ÿ™‚

Stavros is quite fascinating to me. I did think of getting it but the chicken in me awakened at the thought of it making me look like I was eating cigarette ashes. ๐Ÿ™ See! This is why I get jealous of you, Christine. You pull any color off with the smoothness of a cat. Julian and Addison look all right but just donโ€™t cast that spell that Stavros does. Ah, well…maybe I can convince a fellow cousin to get it for me as a Christmas gift.

OMG OMG I have been looking for a color just like Stavros! So mad I sat out the Black Friday sale now, but I will have to pick up a tube when it comes to the counter.

I’m loving Stavros! It was really hard to choose which colors to get, I ended up ordering Didier, Leonardo, Blake, and Alasdhair. I love all of them, but feel like I made safe choices so I will totally get Stavros and the gold one, can’t remember the name. Thanks so much for the reviews!

I’m late to this thread (been busy) but I wanted to add that the shades in the first photo are perfect togetherโ€ฆeyes and lip. Really perfect together. I’m not sure on Stavrosโ€ฆ.indeedโ€ฆI can’t deal with 50 shades and have repeatedly seen them online and ordered one. Because 50 just kills me. Too much choiceโ€ฆjust too much. I guess, thinking for a second, the more unusual, if wearable, the better since I really don’t need any $32 mini lipsticks.
All look lovely.

Hey Christine, I am super frustrated with all these amazing and unique purples I can’t get my hands on. TF Stavros and several Nars Audacious lipsticks (Ingrid, Dominique, Silvia). Do you know why this is happening to me???? Is there a shortage of purple dye or something????

They are out to get you ๐Ÿ™

Honestly, I think they don’t make as many of them as they do more typically popular shades.

These colours do not work for me not being a pink girl. But I think Stavros is a colour that is going to work on a very limited number of complexions. I am not sure it is going to be a winner for Tom Ford.

I thought the same thing about Stavros. I thought I’d be in the minority of people who would want it. But looks like everyone’s obsessed. It is really beautiful.

Stavros is gorgeous and very daring for a brand like TF, though I suspect it would be completely unwearable on my NW10 skin. I’m already death warmed over this time of year. ๐Ÿ˜› Julian is also very pretty – my kind of pink! – but I don’t wear pink lipstick often enough to really justify it. I’ll be excited to see some of the darker shades, though. Thank you for putting the time in to review all of these, Christine!

I love the eye looks in these photos! So pretty! I have been just loving my colour pop eyeshadows! Just Friday I wore the gorgeous tinsel colour, today I am wearing bea eyeshadow, all by itself, it’s so sparkly and unusual colour!! Oh and I absolutely am loving the first lipstick on you! Just breathtaking!!

Before even reading the review I felt the same – Stavros is such a unique shade and see thats what you mentioned and trust me if I ever plan to pick something from this collection it would be this ๐Ÿ™‚
really challenging shade it is

I think I’ll just dupe Stavros. Scouring NYX before I head for Sebastian, which I’ve been eyeballing because it’s weird yet *flattering* like Melt’s Space Cake! I’m going to have more weird lipsticks than I know what to do with soon ๐Ÿ˜›

omg Stavros is in class of his own! glad to hear that the formula works wonders too coz a few people i came across on ig mentioned Aladshair as being streaky.. what a tragedy to a beautiful color. Christine do you know which one of the boys is closest to color of the year – Marsala? My guess is Guillermo or was it Blake? What do you think?

So torn. Even if these are actually a better value, can I justify the price for minis in colors similar to a dozen others in my stash? And all for the sake of trying a new brand? But they’re so pretty…

Stavros is an interesting shade, but I think with my skin tone, it would just look muddy on me.

If you’ve really wanted to try Tom Ford AND there is a color that interests you (whether that’s you’ll wear it all the time or it’s more unique to your stash), sure. If nothing interests you, skip.

LOL @ your husband’s comment! A further LOL @ the Lost Boys ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, a smug chuckle because I guessed the only dupe would be Sebastian from OCC! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, OK, it was’t the only dupe you gave. But I was close, dammit! ๐Ÿ˜€

Stavros is many kinds of awesome. I’m fairly certain it would make me look like a ’90s zombie, and I’M TOTALLY OK WITH THAT because it’s gorgeous! I would totally rock it. In the lab. And if anyone questioned me, I’d eat their brains. Or maybe comment that it doesn’t get much more ‘work appropriate’ than taupe, right?

seeing this makes me a little depressed… i tried to order the remaining 43 shades on cyber monday on neiman, they held the order “in process” for a week, and then cancelled my boys due to “quality issues”. funny enough other stuff i ordered in order to reach that 2000 dollar margin for a 500 giftcard shipped, but just not the boys. SIGH. without cyber monday discount i dont think i will every lose it and try to order the full set anymore…

So. Funny story. Yesterday I got an email from the SA that sold me my first Tom Ford beauty products and he was just casually asking if I wanted him to set aside anything from Lips and Boys. I was like UMMM SHYEAH.

I ended up getting Stavros, Richard, and Liam (for my cousin)

Got a Stavros today. Yes, by itself, it looks terrible on me. But today the makeup artist mixed it with another color. So I mixed it with Leonardo which I have as Smoked Red. The color totally changed to a point that it was unique and wearable. Nordstrom only had two he said at this store. And one was still there today a week later.

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