Boys meet girls: The new Tom Ford Beauty collection on everyone's lips

Boys meet girls: The new Tom Ford Beauty collection on everyone's lips

The great kiss-off

Text: Renée Batchelor

You've seen Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys collections in the past — but be prepared for the girls to join the fray

Tom Ford has another trick up his (well-tailored) sleeve and this time, it's a more inclusive version of his much-loved Lips & Boys collection. In the past, the collection of 50 miniature lipsticks was limited to the designer's muses and favourite men. This time he's giving some love to the ladies. Tom Ford will reintroduce 50 of the Boys and unveil 50 new Girls — sensuous lipsticks named after the women in his life.

Because the range is meant to appeal to wide tastes, expect a variety of textures: Cream, matte, metallic, sheer and ultra-rich so you can layer your lippies or wear them alone. These luxurious mini lipsticks also come with exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil for a comfortably creamy texture and a smooth finish when worn. And because they are after all, different genders, they are adorned differently. The Boys keep their mahogany casing while the Girls are decked out in ivory.
Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Girls in Gala, Lily and Edita, $50 each

What to expect from the Girls? A feminine palette in two finishes: 25 sheer formulas in shades like Lily, Isamaya, and Romy and 25 glossy, full-coverage formulas, in colours like Naomi (Watts?), Isla (Fischer), and Violet. The shades are likely named after the actresses, models and glamazons that Mr Ford comes into contact with in his various roles as director, designer and tastemaker. The full spectrum of colour is represented from luscious neutral nudes and mauves to bold pinks, corals, and rosy reds — expect the perfect balance between pigment and luminosity. If you're feeling the urge to splurge, get all 50 Boys or Girls shades for $2,500, but in the meantime, check out our favourite shades (above) and below.Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Girls in Ismaya, Zelda and Carine, $50 each

$50 each. Available at Tom Ford Beauty counters