Here is part II of my Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color review. I know I promised to show you 6 more shades but there was some technical issue with my order which I'll tell you more about it at the end of the post. For now, let's focus our attention on the beautiful Micheal and Jack!
For general information about the Lips & Boys collection including size, shade name, color family, and also swatches and review of Alexander, Preston, Justin, and Pablo, please see my original Part I post here.
Michael and Jack side-by-side
Michael is a bright coral pink shade that I think compliments my complexion really well. The brightness of the shade amplifies with every layer you put on so I normally reserve it to just a couple of layers to keep it appropriate for everyday wear. It has quite a bit of shimmer in the texture but once it is applied on the lips, the shimmer becomes unnoticeable and translates to a soft luminous shine. The coverage sits between medium to full and is buildable to a semi-frost finish.
Michael tends to go on streaky and accentuate lip lines and dry flakes. I would suggest exfoliating and covering your lips with a smoothing lip balm prior to application. The formula is slightly emollient and keeps my lips lightly conditioned throughout wear. It lasts for about 4-5 hours before fading into a soft coral pink stain.
Jack is a medium magenta pink with purple undertones. It looks slightly darker in the tube than it appears on the lips. This is my favorite shade of all Lip & Boys Lip Colors that I picked up. I like how the purple tone strongly comes through on my pigmented lips so it's not just another full-on magenta. The color is bright yet it's also super wearable. It offers a full color coverage in one pass but you can also just dab the lipstick along the lips and sheer out with a fingertip to tone it down a notch. Jack contains a very small amount of ultra fine shimmer in the formula but it is virtually undetectable on the lips.
Texture-wise, Jack is such a dream to apply. It is smooth, creamy, satiny, and basically just glides on the lips without any resistance. It leaves a satin finish that doesn't emphasize lip imperfections, nor does it leave my lips feeling dry during wear. The formula is comfortable, slightly hydrating, and leaves a gorgeous glossy shine that makes my lips appear fuller and healthier. It stays on well for a good 5-6 hours before fading into a purple pink stain.
Swatches of all my Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colors
I included Flynn, which is a light nude baby pink, in the swatch but did not try it on my lips because, hear this, I received it used! I'm sorry but I refuse to wear a used lipstick on my lips for fear of contamination. I cannot believe the place I ordered it from actually sent me a used Tom Ford lipstick! Shocked, I called their Customer Service department just to be informed that the shade was no longer available so they couldn't send me a replacement. I'm glad they refunded my money but the whole experience leaves such a bad taste that I will try not to order anything from them from now on unless absolutely necessary. Another disappointment was when I did not receive Stavros, Collin, and Julian with my order simply because they ran out of inventory 4 days after I submitted my order. :( Oh well, money saved there I guess!
So, how do you like my coverage of the Lips & Boys Collection? A little heavy on the pink spectrum but I know I'm not the only one who loves pink lipsticks! ;)