Monday, December 8, 2014

Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Flynn = Baby Pink Heaven

tom ford lips and boys flynn swatch
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...

tom ford lips and boys flynn swatch
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.

xx,

--The Beauty Professor

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16 comments:

  1. Ah finally! I've desperately been waiting for your review on the Tom ford minis! I purchased Julian, Flynn and Ian as well. I absolutely adore Julian and Flynn but not too sure about Ian. Seems too light for my NC25-30 skin tone.

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    1. Thank you...that is great to hear, Divya! It sounds like we are both definitely nude pink lovers ; ) I had my eye on Ian but thought it might be too light (closer to a slightly pink Vanilla Suede), even for my tastes!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Finally...some interesting colors. I always felt the TF lipstick colors were a tad boring and dated (that's just me). Going to place my order right now on NM! Thanks for the swatch and update!

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    1. Hi Sarah...I agree...this new range is endlessly interesting and it's a pity they are LE and so difficult to obtain. I hope Tom Ford chooses to make many of these shades permanent!

      Happy choosing...let me know which ones you select!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. I like that shade on you. I tried to buy Wes but it was sold out :(

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    1. Thanks, Clever Girl!

      Everything sold out quite quickly! Try again on the 26th!

      xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Oh Flynn is just gorgeous on you! I ordered it, as well as Collin and Giacomo. Says they won't ship until January 5th, but that's ok, I'm just glad I was able to get in on this pre-order. yay! Thanks so much for the heads up!! Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Thank you ever so much...I know that one must be patient when ordering Lips and Boys right now but I assure you, you won't regret the planning ahead!

      xoxo and have a great week as well,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. I so agree with your review of Flynn. It is absolutely beautiful. I love nude lipsticks. This will surely be a favorite!

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    1. Hi Jan,

      Thank you...so glad that you love Flynn, too!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. BP that pink is stunning! I've never regretted any of my tom f. lippes that I've ordered online! So cute the size. Funny how us nude lovers CAN see a difference in every pink. Received my CT bronze & glow. OMG all bronzer and especially illuminators are NOT created equal! Lol Its so finely milled and using my nordstrom bucks was even better to get it at discount. Hope end of semester obligations aren't running u down too much. Sent back my Shu :( may go with 554 shade. Xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Lynn...this shade would be amazing on you! Yes!!! I knew you'd love the CT Bronze and Glow...isn't it insane? Wearing it this minute!

      I am running on little sleep and lots to do but hanging in there nonetheless...a few more days and then a BREAK!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. I love all Tom Ford lipsticks. I can't wait to hear your thoughts about the other pinky nude ones!

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    1. Hi MG!

      Thanks, my friend...as soon as my other TF's arrive, they shall make a major debut on the blog ; )

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. Love Tom Ford!! Thanks for posting ;) is it similiar to Armani 504 Flesh?

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    1. My pleasure...I would say that it is cooler than the semi warm #504 Flesh...they have similar depth but are like cool and warm sisters ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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