|Above: Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Flynn, a cool baby pink with subtle shimmer and a cream finish.|
At this point in life, I consider myself fortunate to own all of the pinks and nudes (swatched and discussed HERE, HERE and HERE) in the illustrious Tom Ford lip color line. That was, until the emergence of the "blink and you'll miss is" Tom Ford Lips & Boys release on Black Friday. Available for only 24 hours, this collection of 50 shades in a mini size were available online for a flash. In that golden span of time, I managed to order four shades in the pink and peach family (Flynn, Luca, Julian and Collin) and received Flynn this past week. Allow me to express my unbridaled love...the delicate, yet pigmented, baby pink Flynn is STUNNING!
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches, images of Flynn in action and the Bottom Line...
|Above: A swatch of Flynn in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Applying Flynn...this image demonstrates that while the lipstick is smaller than the classic Tom Ford case, it is not too diminuative to invest in.|
Texturally-speaking, Flynn offers creamy, buildable full coverage with a subtle shimmer that makes lips look lush and full. The formula is as hydrating as all of the Tom Ford lipsticks I've experienced and I don't find the smaller tube (.07 oz) to be off putting. In fact, its lack of heft makes it a very comfortable fit in my already lipstick jam-packed purse!
As aforementioned, Flynn is a soft, cool-toned baby pink...I find it to be slightly cooler and pinker than Nude Vanille (reviewed HERE)--which is peachier overall--darker and pinker than Blush Nude and Vanilla Suede (reviewed HERE and HERE) and much lighter and more shimmery than Pink Dusk (reviewed HERE). All in all, it is a MUST for light pink lovers and I implore you to consider pre-ordering it if you are so inclined; all 50 shades will be available on 12/26 online at Neiman Marcus and, as of publishing date, the pre-order option is indeed available, ideally mitigating the mad dash online on the day following Christmas.
Speaking of online retail therapy, there is a PLETHORA of sales going on right now...here is a rundown of some of the best deals:
- Anthropologie is 30% of select items with the code EXTRAMERRY (ends 12/9)
- Nordstrom has up to 40% select new markdowns for a limited time
- J.Crew has up to 30% off with the code MERRYMERRY (ends 12/9)
- Madewell has 30% off with the code MERRIEST (ends 12/8)
- Club Monaco has 30% off select merchandise with the code WINTERFAVES
- Saks has an up to 40% designer sale for a limited time
- Neiman Marcus has up to 50% off Women's and up to 33% off Men's for a limited time
- And...Barney's NY (currently in the midst of its Designer Sale) and Net-A-Porter are offering free shipping through 12/31!
For specific product suggestions, kindly take a peek at my Cyber Monday post; many of my choices are still on sale within the context of the promotions above!
|Above: I am loving Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Flynn!|
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this brief review and would love to know which Lips & Boys shades have caught your eye or perhaps which ones you've already procured! In case you hadn't yet ascertained this, I firmly stand in conviction that Flynn is utterly heavenly.
May your week be lovely and swift...good things ahead including November Favorites, my Holiday Gift Guide, a fresh FOTD and new product discoveries.
--The Beauty Professor
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