Lip Sheers: Overall, the Lip Sheers were aptly named as they all provide a very light wash of color on the lips. Depending on your lip pigmentation certain shades may not show up on you. Having said that, the colors were really gorgeous and I hope these get re-released at some point, as I managed to break my tube of Pink Dune and it's nearly unwearable right now.
Sweet Spot: This is a bright peachy-pink coral. I like it but I don't love it, as I feel like I've seen similar colors, and I think the shade might work better in a gloss formula. Still, it's very summery and pretty.
In the Buff: I was expecting something a little browner and was afraid this wouldn't work on my coloring, but was pleasantly surprised at this light golden beige shade. It's got enough shimmer that I can wear it with a wash of gold or tan eye shadow and a touch of bronzer and not look dull and tired, but it's sheer enough that I can also wear it with a smoky eye (love it with teal and bronze especially).
Pink Dune: This was easily my favorite of the three lip sheers I purchased in the spring of 2014. It provides a light wash of shimmery golden pink that's neither too warm or too cool. This is basically my go-to spring lip color besides Bobbi Brown Pink Gold, which is a tiny bit more pigmented and the gold is more noticeable. In terms of that other famous pink-gold shade we all know and love (NARS Orgasm), I found Pink Dune to be a little more subtle and just a touch more neutral, less of a cool pink. Scroll down to see comparison swatches.
Left to right: Sweet Spot, In the Buff and Pink Dune:
Lips & Boys: The Lips & Boys collection was released for the holiday 2014 season and consisted of 50 (!) mini lipsticks all named after the men that Mr. Ford was influenced by.
Left to right: Luca, William, Stavros and Wes:
Luca: (coming soon)
Stavros: (coming soon)
Wes: This is a very pretty deep purpley plum that's not too dark against my pale skin. I was really surprised at the staying power too, as it didn't budge for a good six hours yet didn't feel dry, and there was no feathering or bleeding to speak of. Now I'm sorry I didn't pick up some of the other dark shades!
William: I had heard that William was nearly identical to Pink Dune, which I love, so naturally I pounced on it. In the tube they don't appear that different, but when swatched you can see that William is a tad warmer and peachier than Pink Dune. As for the actual color, it's super pretty and it will be in regular rotation in the spring.