On Boys vs. Men Plus Review & Swatches of Tom Ford Lips & Boys Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes

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Tom Ford Lips and Boys, Review, Swatch, Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes, Men are from Mars

Collect boys but settle for a man; for boys are cute and ephemeral while a real man is dapper and perpetual. I mean it literally and figuratively. Intrigued? let’s brainstorm further.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys, Review, Swatch, Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes, Men are from Mars

Inspired by the boys in Tom Ford’s life, this limited edition collection features 50 petite-size lipsticks ($32, 0.7 oz/ 2.0g), 15 of which are re-promote as mentioned by my friend and fellow beauty blogger-slash-Tom-Ford-fanatic, Helen from Lola’s Beauty Secret (she swatched all shades!). I pre-ordered three during the holidays and were shipped one after the other. Finally, my boys are complete so I am more than ready to present ’em in all gallantry.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys, Review, Swatch, Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes, Men are from Mars

Yes these boys are button-cute, size-wise. Here they are standing side by side with some of my Tom Ford “men”.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys, Review, Swatch, Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes, Men are from Mars

They are so cute that subliminally I’m compelled to collect against my will. They make me weak to my knees like kryptonite, ugh! Consistent with the permanent Lip Color line, they are elegantly-housed in dark brown lacquer case with gold embellishment. They are immensely pigmented and ultra-creamy. Wear time is relative, meaning they stay long enough ’til your next meal with minimal fading.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys, Review, Swatch, Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes, Men are from Mars
For a limited time, you get a free lipstick case when you buy three “boys”

Be honest with me. Before meeting your Man, you dated and kissed Boys. Rebel, dirty, cute…just the typical boyfriend material! For our entertainment, let’s personify my Tom Ford “boys”.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys, Review, Swatch, Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes, Men are from Mars

Meet Wes, it’s berry wine with tiny specks of shimmer invisible to the naked eye. He’s the star basketball player, the apple of everyone’s eyes. Playboy, kinda.

Meet Gustavo, it’s creamy brown which compliments my complexion and dyed caramel blonde hair. He’s street-smart and a go-getter but not quite ready for a commitment.

Finally there’s Pavlos, it’s wine brown which is universally appealing. He paints and sings, totally artistic… he’s not that into you ‘tho.

Relatable or not, the point of the matter is… boys will be boys. You can’t force a boy to be a man, only time will tell, only experience will dictate. Not a nagging woman for sure. And just like these Tom Ford “boys”, they’re good for a limited time so if you have extra money to spend, they’re fun to collect and add to your designer stash. As my grandma puts it “when it comes to boys, collect and collect then select.

Grandma was right after all. I thought I can change a boy to be a man. One was a playboy, the other a mama’s boy, and another who ditched me because in his own words, “I was way too smart for him”. Oh well, in your face froglets… because looking fabulous is the greatest revenge, haha! On a positive note, I give major props to the one and only MAN in my life now, my soul mate who understand my lipstick obsession, compliment my smarts, support my goals, and share my fascination for zombies, ugh! You can’t get any manly with a name like Donnie (he only appears on my personal Facebook).

So much to say, so little time. Here are Pavlos, Gustavo and Wes on my lips.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys, Review, Swatch, Pavlos, Gustavo, Wes, Men are from Mars

Tell me about your “boys”. Will you picking up one of Tom Ford’s “boys”? If so, which one?



  1. January 12, 2015 / 9:22 am

    I'm torn…do I spend $32 for a lipstick I can wear a handful of times….or $50 for a lipstick that I'll never use up? This is a delimma for me. I'd like to spend 32 as opposed to 50…but if I start to panic that my favorite is getting tiny, I'll quit using it to save it. Which is dumb, but I know that's what I do. I guess I have to go to a counter, find out which are my faves, buy them in full size and others I like in mini.

    • January 14, 2015 / 6:59 am

      there are 15 re-promotes that are part of the permanent line, hopefully you'll like the mini-versions so you can re-purchase the "men"

  2. January 12, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this post and you! Thank you for the link love, my friend! Your choices of boys are wonderful and look gorgeous on you! I love your pictures of the boys standing next the the men! It is awesome. I can't think of a better way to start the work week than this! <3

    • January 14, 2015 / 7:01 am

      Thanks my friend, my enabler, haha! I try to be creative because after all, what's else to say about the same lipstick and recurring obsession? even myself gets bored too, lol!

  3. January 12, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    You really picked the more interesting shades, awesome! And you wear them well!

    • January 14, 2015 / 7:02 am

      you'll like it in person because it'd quite a unique shade

  4. January 12, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    "The boys" are just adorable, and all three look great on you. I adore Pavlos. Stunning shades

  5. January 12, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    Wes is positively swoon-worthy.

  6. January 12, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, I freaking love all three of these shades and they look amazing on you!

  7. January 12, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    Beautiful product shots!

  8. January 12, 2015 / 11:53 pm

    I've got a good man, though he and I both have a little boy in the brain! His loves video games and comic books, mine likes poop jokes and burping. I'm loving Wes and Pavlos, they are so cute!

    • January 14, 2015 / 7:04 am

      yeah all of us have that "youthful side". I think you'll like these Tom Ford "boys"!

  9. January 13, 2015 / 12:36 am

    Love the personalities you gave them! Pavlos is particularly stunning.

    • January 14, 2015 / 7:05 am

      Thanks much…. fiction or nonfiction, that is the question, haha!

  10. January 13, 2015 / 2:06 am

    These shades are so gorgeous and love how you wrote this post 🙂 I really need to get my hands on some Tom Ford lippies!

  11. January 13, 2015 / 6:45 am

    Wes is a really pretty color!

  12. January 13, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    The Tom Ford packaging is just so divine. And of course these are all gorgeous!

  13. January 13, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    These all look fabulous on you… but girl… why you teasing me for? lol Gorgeous.

  14. January 29, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    If ever I could spend that much on a lipstick, I'd get Wes! Absolutely beautiful on you and I think it'd be flattering on me. I have a $50 gc, I may just have to buy that!

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