Tom Ford Vladimir, Roman, Egon, Eddie, Derek Lips & Boys Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Vladimir, Roman, Egon, Eddie, Derek Lips & Boys Lip Colors
Tom Ford Vladimir, Roman, Egon, Eddie, Derek Lips & Boys Lip Colors

Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pale, golden shimmer. It looked almost lavender-ish applied as it wasn’t fully opaque, so the taupe tones meshed with the natural pink found in my lip color. This is one of the more frosted shades in the range. It had semi-opaque coverage with a lightly creamy texture that applied fairly evenly. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. If you want unique, this would be one of the most unique in the launch of 25. Maybelline Silk Stone (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Soft Sable (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Take a Spin (41) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Roman Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a smoky, subdued taupe-brown with cooler undertones in the base with green-gold pearl shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy consistency that didn’t tug on the lips and felt comfortable on. The color wore well for almost five hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC I'm Glistening (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Detox (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Icon (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Studded (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Egon Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutrla-to-cool undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that applied evenly and didn’t feel heavy or clingy on. The lipstick wore well for four and a half hours, and it was lightly moisturizing. I felt like this was another more unique shade. MAC Whirls & Twirls (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC I Love Winter (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sunset Punch (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Gemz and Roses (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Concord Grape (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Rebel (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, light-medium brown with champagne gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, which went on fairly evenly, but I noticed the shimmer didn’t spread out as evenly as it could have. The texture was comfortable to wear and wasn’t gritty. It was neither drying nor hydrating over the four-hour wear time. NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Patchouli (DC, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spanish Flame (02) (LE, $53.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Uh-huh Honey (P, $28.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC By Design (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Silk Stone (P, $7.49) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty William (LE, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Derek Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with a ton of warm, gold shimmer. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a creamy, lightly emollient texture that was comfortable to wear. The formula was moderately hydrating and lasted for five hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Blake (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (95% similar). MAC Caliente (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Conspiracy (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Accident (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Wrath (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Carnal Instinct (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Omar (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Molten Bronze (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC I Get So OOC (LE, $19.50) is 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 Vladimir Lip Color
Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color

Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color
Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color

Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color
Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color

Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color
Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color

Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color
Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color

Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color
Tom Ford Vladimir Lip Color

Tom Ford Roman Lip Color
Tom Ford Roman Lip Color

Tom Ford Roman Lip Color
Tom Ford Roman Lip Color

Tom Ford Roman Lip Color
Tom Ford Roman Lip Color

Tom Ford Roman Lip Color
Tom Ford Roman Lip Color

Tom Ford Roman Lip Color
Tom Ford Roman Lip Color

Tom Ford Roman Lip Color
Tom Ford Roman Lip Color

Tom Ford Egon Lip Color
Tom Ford Egon Lip Color

Tom Ford Egon Lip Color
Tom Ford Egon Lip Color

Tom Ford Egon Lip Color
Tom Ford Egon Lip Color

Tom Ford Egon Lip Color
Tom Ford Egon Lip Color

Tom Ford Egon Lip Color
Tom Ford Egon Lip Color

Tom Ford Egon Lip Color
Tom Ford Egon Lip Color

Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color
Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color

Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color
Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color

Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color
Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color

Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color
Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color

Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color
Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color

Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color
Tom Ford Eddie Lip Color

Tom Ford Derek Lip Color
Tom Ford Derek Lip Color

Tom Ford Derek Lip Color
Tom Ford Derek Lip Color

Tom Ford Derek Lip Color
Tom Ford Derek Lip Color

Tom Ford Derek Lip Color
Tom Ford Derek Lip Color

Tom Ford Derek Lip Color
Tom Ford Derek Lip Color

Tom Ford Derek Lip Color
Tom Ford Derek Lip Color

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

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
On eyes:
  • Tarte In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette
On cheeks:
  • Tarte Accentuate Blush
  • Tarte Glow Highlighter

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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Thank you so much for all of these swatches and reviews. It makes me happy that I ordered them. I was on the fence while waiting for the swatches but now that I see all of the colors it makes me excited to get my order. These are some pretty special colors that are somewhat unique without being over the top or unwearable.

I would wear every single one of these and this was a really tough group for me, but I went for the plum neutrality of Vladimir and Egon. They are similar, but just different enough.

Egon is a real winner. I think it would good great on me. I’m not sure I’ll pick it up though. I’m glad these are permanent now. i love how beautiful Derek is. I wish I could pull it off but it’s way too warm!

First, I don’t think it’s quite fair for one person to be able to pull off so many unusual lip colors! 😉 You always rock them in your review photos.

Second, I was hoping to knock a few of these off my list, as they’re the more unusual shades in the line and are fairly similar. Alas, I think I added one! They seem a little more wearable up close, but they remind me of some of the late 90s brown shades I used to wear.

These are not colours I would wear but I really appreciate how broad the colour are in this launch. There are some really unusual colours.

If I got rich tomorrow, I would have to buy all 5 of these! These are gorgeous. But for the time being, I would choose Derek. It’s unusual enough that even it’s dupes don’t quite capture it’s nuances! Vladimir is another stunner, but one I would probably put with a wilder or smoked eye look, as it’s sort of “nude” in a way. Time to put aside $70!

I’m really, really tempted by Vladimir, Egon, Eddie, and Derek, for some reason, even though I’m not normally one to get frosty lipsticks. I’m trying to decide which ones will look best with my NC15 complexion and pigmented lips, though. Don’t want to waste $35 on something that doesn’t look right! I’m most tempted by

I hope you can try them out in person, so you can get the perfect one! But don’t be afraid to return — too pricey not to love!

It must be the shimmer because even though I have MAC Rihanna II I generally don’t like colours like these on my lips and here I find me liking them all.
D–n you Tom Ford, you do this just to get me to part with all my money!

I’m obsessed with Derek on you, it goes perfect with your coloring! I haven’t purchased many high end lipsticks, mostly because lipstick is the one makeup product I feel I haven’t full mastered yet… but Derek is too tempting and I had to get it. Thanks for the great reviews, Christine! You haven’t steered me wrong yet. 🙂

The shimmer and finish on this lipstick line are absolutely stunning and they definitely set these colors apart from most other similarly-colored neutrals. I love Derek and Roman; if only they weren’t so expensive!

I would think so. The hint of pink or red does worlds to make them more “natural” looking. If it weren’t for how many lipsticks I already own, Egon and Derek would be very tempting!

the one thing ive noticed about the tom ford lips and boys line is that the shades tend to be quite unique/odd, definitely not shades that you see a lot of people wear. while it’s great for consumers to have a wider selection, i cant help but wonder how well frosty light shades like eddie or vladimir would sell…

Hey Christine, great review! After seeing this I went out to buy Derek! Turns out they were sold out, but Tom Ford’s Casino from the regular lipstick line is a perfect dupe. I couldn’t tell which was which from the swatches! It was more expensive but at least it was a full size. Just wanted to share! Thanks I love the blog!

OH WOW Egon is a beauty! It’s my favorite among the bunch. All of them looked unique and wearable though but Egon is an instant fave. It just sucks that TFB is not available in my country.. Thanks for the swatches!

I’m freaking out over Roman. There is like .5% chance I would ever wear it but what an awesome color! I love how cool-toned it is and how interesting! I think I might get Derek for its blend of golds and rusty colors. Agh, why do they have to be so beautiful?!

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