tom ford is making a drake-inspired lipstick

Tragically, it's not called Champagne Papi.

by Emily Manning
26 October 2015, 12:01pm

Last week, Drake dropped the hotly anticipated video for infectious single Hotline Bling, which, due to its soft neon hues and geometric sets, racked up comparisons to the work of James Turrell, prompting the 72-year-old artist to note how "truly honoured" he is to learn that "Drake fucks with me". Now a different shade of Drake is making headlines: the "deep burgundy" hue of a just announced Tom Ford lipstick inspired by the 6 God.

The lipstick is part of Ford's Lips & Boys collection, a series of limited edition shades inspired by the notable men in Ford's own life. The shade is one of 50 colours that will arrive this week (insert your own October's Very Own pun).

We'd be lying if we said we weren't slightly disappointed that the shade doesn't flex a mighty Drake pun. Sure, Mariah Carey is already doing a champagne-colored MAC collab for the holidays, which takes "Champagne Papi" off the table -- but think of the other possibilities. "Tuscan Leather" or even a goth moment inspired by his old, clever handle @DrakkardNoir would have been classics.

Nevertheless, we're excited that Ford is creating a bit more gender balance in the beauty world by bringing boys into the mix. The word is still out on whether Drake or other binary-bending rappers like Jaden Smith will actually rock the lipstick, but you never know. What a Time to Be Alive indeed.


Text Emily Manning
Photography Alasdair McLellan