Stop everything: 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 part of a growing collection of lipstick named after 100 of the designer’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 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. If anthropomorphizing makeup is the next thing, allow me to get a big head-start with the perfect candidates to kick off that weirdness.
Overwhelmed by the paralysis of choice in which one of 100 lipsticks to get? I mean, obviously you’d try and find your name first, right? If that isn’t an option (mine never is!) then perhaps you can go by my subjective personality-typing of these lip colors based on their name, gender and shade.
Amber has an eagle-eye for counterfeit designer handbags and she will let you know.
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…
You’ll likely receive a subtle eye-roll (or a withering stare) from Georgie if you ever call them Georgina, despite appearances.
Insisting that no life experiences are without meaning, Lena happily has student loans on auto-pay as she figures out how a masters degree in documentary film will tie into her ceramics line.
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 out.
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.
He’s a lot to handle, but Magnus has never disappointed. Not once. Not ever. Magnus.
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.
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.
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 (the highest 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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