Tom Ford’s Boys of 2016
Tom Ford’s highly anticipated Lips & Boys 2016 collection features twenty-five new lipstick shades just as gorgeous as the men they’re named after. This collection introduces us to a whole new set of fellas joining the guys from last year. The Boys of 2016 includes 10 mattes, 10 cream satins, and 5 metallics, ranging in shades from pretty pinks and nudes to browns and purple. Tom Ford lipsticks ($36) are a staple of red carpet celeb looks, with loyal fans like J. Lo and Gigi Hadid sporting the shades.
While we covet the entire collection, a few guys standout (as is true in life, is it not?). With the varying shades and textures, these versatile boys look good on more than just your lips.
These boys are the universal, flattering pinks and nudes complementing just about every skin tone. Alexander and Bradley (named after Bradley Cooper) are pinky-peach shades in a cream finish that are quickly becoming our go-to everyday lip color. Douglas and Graham are metallics that we’re layering over our favorite lipsticks for sheen and dimension. TIP: Apply these bad boys to your cheekbones for some serious highlight.
A lipstick collection is not complete without a signature red. These boys are not your typical reds: Cristiano is a rich coral and Logan and Jack give us a mauve and burgundy vibe. Holiday fetes just got a whole lot more festive. Wear with cheer.
Elliot and Jon arrive just in time for the holiday season. Both metallics, these hues give us a darker take on earth tones. We’re seeing Elliot for a day date and Jon for a night cap. Two boys, one day – just the way we like it.
The All-Purpose: Snowdon
This shimmery, rich bronze is one we’re putting on our lips, eyes, and cheeks. In a metallic finish, Snowdon looks good as a bronzed blush, a coppery smoky eye, or a gold-flecked pout. He’s seriously universal (unlike his namesake, Edward Snowden). Dab on with your finger and blend.
Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA.