I'm in Selfridges and just had confirmation that this year's boys are permanent...
Ahoy 'C'. Good to see you. I feel your challenge. It'll take some getting used to----figuring out the little quirks, etc but it's not insurmountable. I'm liking quite a bit about it. I've not yet tried it on my mobile devices.
Somehow I became unsubbed to this thread--- the heck!!
I bought four boys on black friday. I got to swatch "most" in person. I didn't buy any that I couldn't swatch, unfortunately. The SA said she only got 3 in of: drake, egon, daniel, and 3 others that I can't remember so she didn't make testers of them. She goes, "oh, but I can show you lip swatches!" and I'm like "really?" and she....... pulls up temptalia's round up of the boys..... and I start cracking up, and say, "too bad they're not really that accurate." I think she kinda got offended at that, but oh well. I wasn't about to be sold at the counter by a SA showing me blogger photos of shades.
I don't know how I felt about her refusing to make testers. I appreciate that she's saving product for customers, but this might lead someone to buy a shade they don't know they'll like-- then return it, and now that limited (for now) product is going in the trash.
I ended up with: Malik, Joaquin, Daniel, and Jay. Jay is beautiful, but a tad sheer. I can't wait to pair it with a vampy liner. I wanted to swatch some of the more "different" shades like egon and vladimir, but she didn't have testers. So I didn't walk away with them.
Even had to ring up the flagship store in Knightsbridge just to confirm it.
Same information over here like Sugar & Spice said , the lips & boys are available at Douglas and the shop marks them as "limited". It's confusing because I've read on several blogs that they're supposed to be permanent.
Anyway, I couldn't resist and got three of the more unusual colours: Stavros, Roman and Theo. I'd loved to have some of the lighter colours as well, but because of those recent reports about TF lipsticks going bad I decided not to buy too many. Although all my TFs are still in best condition so far.
I got my eye on Roman. There's another one as well... Vladimir... I didn't get a chance to look at Theo, let me check out T's site... No actually, I don't trust her lighting... Let's see if Karen has anything, she's around 2 shades lighter than me.