Tom Ford just released 100 new lipsticks — 50 Boys and 50 Girls — in little clutch-sized luxury tubes for your fall beauty pleasure. It’s been a growing collection of lipstick named after 100 of Ford’s closest buds.
The full range of this epic drop contains lipstick finishes in cream, mattes, metallic, sheers, and “ultra rich.” The Boys lipsticks are in the dark mahogany-colored tubes and contain more of the pigmented and matte shades, and the Girls lipsticks in white tubes have more sheers and shimmers.
I don’t know what it is about cosmetics with people names (or gender identities), but everyone definitely seems to have some sort of reaction to them, much like a novelty toothbrush or tiny novelty vanity license plate — but way better because it’s luxury lipstick. Overwhelmed by the paralysis of choice? Obviously you’d try and find your name first, right? It’s only natural for the dabbling narcissist. But if that isn’t an option (mine never is!) then perhaps you can build a history and a myth behind the names — or just go by my subjective personality-typing of these lip colors based on their name, gender and shade.
Alain will correct you when you mispronounce his name phonetically, but it’s cool because he’ll be just self-deprecating enough about it that you don’t feel like an asshole. Just don’t let it happen twice.
Amber has an eagle-eye for counterfeit designer handbags and she will let you know.
Anne remembers everyone’s birthday in the office, the names of your parents and siblings, and all the best places to visit wherever you’re going on vacation, and you can’t even remember if there’s an ‘e’ in her name or not. Come on. Anne deserves better.
There are usually no less than 24 browser tabs open at any given moment on Beatrice’s computer.
Carolyn’s poison of choice is a fernet and coke. She developed a taste for them after being introduced via an ex-lover, who she’ll only refer to as “the Argentinian.”
Your parents still ask you why things had to go south with that handsome young man, Charles… and honestly, you don’t know.
Connor is never getting his perfectly worn-in vintage David Bowie tee back, he just doesn’t know it yet.
Dakota can find a way to make cowboy boots look cool with literally any outfit and even though you said you hate cowboy boots, suddenly you want cowboy boots…
This is the bitch your crush won’t shut up about, and you know what, Chris? If she was so friggen’ perfect then why didn’t you just stay in São Paulo with her and make it work, huh? Would’ve saved us a lot of time here.
Federico made a really big deal about flat versus curly parsley, but after tasting his homemade ravioli, you know what? The man has a point.
You’ll likely receive a subtle eye-roll (or a withering stare) from Georgie if you ever call them Georgina, despite appearances.
You’ve known Greta forever, but… did she always have that lower back tattoo?
One day Joan is going to get the hell out of this small town, and finally realize her dream of living in slightly bigger town. Baby steps, Joan.
Insisting that no life experiences are without meaning, Lena happily has her student loans on auto-pay as she figures out how a masters degree in documentary film will tie into her ceramics line.
Loulou is the only woman to ever look good in a high-waist bikini bottoms.
He’s a lot to handle, but Magnus has never disappointed. Not once. Not ever. Magnus.
Nico didn’t come here to listen to you whinge about your not-boyfriend. Nico came here to do karaoke, and you’re either in or You. Are. Out.
Warren and you have secretly always been a little bit in love with one another but do you dare risk the friendship? Let it simmer but don’t wait until he’s walking down the aisle with someone else!
Alright, alright, I’ll stop, but this is really fun to do! While Ford neglected to name a lipstick after me, Sable, he does actually have a foundation shade named after me that is indeed my shade (what a coincidental honor)!
At $36 a pop, these mini lippies are not cheap, but they’re not completely out of reach if you want to indulge. Or if you wish to indulge someone else, there are gift sets that come in a three-piece for $108 or the whole 50-piece set for $1980. Mind you, the Girls are limited edition, but the boys are here to stay. They’re all available right now at tomford.com.
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