It seems the best summer beauty comes from Tom Ford each year. Of course the white and gold packaging is hard to resist, but what do you do when everything is soo good and you can’t pick??
The collection this year includes,
11 Ultra Shine Lip Color (SGD76)
2 Soleil Lip Color Sheer (SGD76)
1 Soleil Lumière Lip (SGD76)
Soleil Contouring Compact (SGD180)
Soleil Sheer Cheek Duo (SGD119)
Soleil Illuminating Glow Stick (SGD88)
2 Soleil Cream and Powder Eye Color (SGD90)
Shade and Illuminate Eye Color Duo (SGD61)
The Soleil Ultra Shine Lip Colors are incredibly juicy saturated lipsticks with the comfort of a balm texture. For a glossy lipstick, I find the payoff of these beyond impressive. Two strokes for full-on saturated lips.
The formula doesn’t feel heavy or over emollient. The perfect light airy feel of a summer lip.
These are great as an everyday lipstick, they don’t make my lips peel or dry out. Therefore, all i’ve been reaching for these past weeks!
Wear time would be around 3-4 hours depending on the shades you choose. The darker ones seem to wear better and stain the lips.
Here’s 7 of the 11 shades released. The colour range is in fact pretty good, with something for everyone!
On to swatches!
Luscious – A neutral mauve rose
Rapturous – A warm berry pink
Ravenous – A blue based medium pink
Exuberant – A bright coral
Lavish – A light peach
Bare – A nude with pink tones and fine shimmer
Nubile – A warm rose nude
Here’s one more set of swatches taken in store!
Next up, complexion offerings of the Soleil collection.
Among the brand new additions is a double ended Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick in the shade Sunstruck. Similar in size and design to the one’s released by Dior last year (which I also happen to love).
The product consists of a bright apricot blush and a bronze highlight. A balmy formulation for glossy sun-kissed summer skin.
The blush shade as evident is saturated and vivid. The kind of effortless, summery, healthy flush we strive for. The colour blends well to achieve a very natural looking flush, no harsh edges or colour streaking.
The highlight shade looks wet on the skin with very fine sparkle that’s noticeable once blended out.
Wear time of this depends on wether you set with a powder. On it’s own I find I can get about 6-7 hours wear without noticeable fading.
For those who favour a powder formula for the cheeks, this year we have another addition to the Soleil Sheer Cheek Duos. Exotica Flora. Unlike the blush highlight combos of previous seasons, this years addition comes with two blushes! A bright coral and a pink.
I’ve swatched this alongside some of the other Sheer Cheek Duos. As you can see the colour payoff is beautiful but does require a light hand on application.
Exotica Flora (as seen above) has the most brightening effect among the duos. I love that the colour of these are buildable and should work great on all skin tones alike! Especially the medium to deeper complexions!
On the cheeks these maintain an ethereal translucent quality and always seem to blend into the skin without any powderiness.
If I had to pick favourites from the collection, it’d be at least one of the lipsticks, either Exuberant or Ravenous. Sunstruck Shade & Illuminate Stick and the Sheer Cheek Duo.
They are best of the collection.
Of course, this time around there’s nothing I consider a miss and the quality was top notch! If you are in the mood to spend, the Tom Ford Soleil collection is exactly where you should begin!
*This post contains some PR samples and some products purchased by myself.