Taking a cue from one of his favorite women, Tom Ford is planning a Beyoncé-style drop of his new lipstick collection: Lips & Boys, which consists of 50 lipsticks, will be released all at once. As reported by WWD, each lipstick will come in a miniature size (because Ford understands the economy of clutch space: “People carry teeny-tiny little bags today, and are trying to fit their iPhone, money, and a key”) and each color is named after a significant man in Ford’s life. Apparently, Ford has no significant men named Bob or Joe in his life. There’s an Xavier, a Stavros, a Didier, a Giacomo, a Guillermo, and a Gustavo.
There are three chances to buy the lipsticks: The first is on November 28 at 12:01 a.m., when they will be available on Tom Ford’s website for four days. On December 1, they’ll go up on the websites of Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s, and then will be available in stores on December 26.
But let’s face it: The collection will probably be sold out by then. Shopping for boys is so complicated. Click through the slideshow for a preview of some of the shades.