Beauty Professor · Apr 8, 2016

Tom Ford 2016 Soleil Collection...A Pictorial

Happy Friday, lovelies! Today's provides an image-heavy encounter with the Tom Ford 2016 Soleil Collection, which, incidentally, is pure bliss. From the white lacquered packaging to the lush hues housed within, the products (currently available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks and Sephora) are effortlessly wearable and endlessly beautiful.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

From lip color and eyeshadow to fragrance and bronzer, I have had a ball integrating the spring and summer Tom Ford releases into my regular routine...the saturated colors have invited me to stray from my comfort zone while still feeling suitable for everyday wear.

Up first is the *Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color (available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks and Sephora). I had the chance to try three of the six shades (I also swatched the Sheer Lipstick in Sweet Spot for color comparison):
  • Sweet Spot is a peachy coral
  • Le Mepris (also reviewed HERE) is a super-flattering coral-meets-red...this will be my summer shade.
  • Aphrodite is a lovely, cool-toned fuchsia pink
  • Temptation Waits is a rich russet brown that looks almost like a deep berry plum on the unique.
The Ultra-Rich Lip Color formula is extremely hydrating, intensely-pigemented and impressively long-lasting. It has a touch of shine (more than the TF traditional cream formula) but more opacity than the sheer versions. The formula feels weightless on the lips and has just enough slip for easy, forgiving, relatively imprecise application, even on the go! I hope that Tom Ford continues to release new shades in this particular formula (baby pink, nude beige!) as I will continue to be a fan.

Swatches in direct sunlight.

Tom Ford Sweet Spot.

Tom Ford Le Mepris.

Tom Ford Aphrodite.

Tom Ford Temptation Waits.

Tom Ford Bronzing Powder.
Next is the gloriously natural-looking *Tom Ford Bronzing Powder (available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks and Sephora). The recent release of the deeper Bronze Age brings the shade offerings up to three:
  • Terra is a muted light tan with no perceptible shimmer.
  • Gold Dust is a luminous tan (slightly warmer than Terra) with gorgeous, finely-milled gold flecks.
  • Bronze Age is rich, warm medium bronze with a soft, satin matte finish.
The formula applies smoothly and blends like a dream...I can wear all three shades with my light-medium NC 25 skin and rotate based on the desired look. Terra is fantastic for a light wash of color and when I want a bit of glow, I reach for Gold Dust. Due to its depth, I am confident that I will be reaching for Bronze Age all summer as my skin invariably takes on a touch of color.

Comparison swatches in direct sunlight.

Perennial favorites.
Additionally, I had to include the Tom Ford Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight (reviewed HERE), which I love to sweep over bronzer for a gossamer veil of illumination and the Eye Color Quad in Disco Dust (reviewed HERE) for a glistening apricot eye. I reach for both of these versatile gems multiple times a week!

Swatches in direct sunlight.

The glowing apricot eye.

Golden Peach and Naked Bronze...get them whilst you can!
I am thrilled to discover that the Cream and Powder Eye Shadow in Golden Peach and Naked Bronze (available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora) have made a reappearance this season!
Both shades are stunning neutrals that I have relished using for the past year (Golden Peach review HERE and Naked Bronze review HERE). The cream formula has insanely good color-payoff and doesn't crease or migrate over the course of wear. The shimmering powder shadow sets the cream and adds an additional lustre that masterfully stays in place (no fallout!) for incandescent eyes that seamlessly translate from day to night.

Swatches in direct sunlight.

The Tom Ford High-Definition Eyeliners.
Part of the Spring 2016 release, the *Tom Ford High-Definition Eyeliners (available at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom) are exceptional!
Retractable (no need for a sharpener!) and intensely opaque, they nimbly glide onto even the most sensitive areas of the orbital zone (like the waterline) and are completely indelible once they set. I wear the obsidian Black shade on my lower waterline almost daily and marvel at how kind the formula is to my sensitive, contact lens-wearing eyes. In the images at the end of the post, I experimented with the sky blue Azure shade (once again, along the lower waterline) and love how it provides a pop of color that still works well with neutral eye shadow selections.
Truly, this is one of the best eyeliner formulas on the market!

Swatches in direct sunlight.

Finally, the Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum (initially reviewed HERE) and Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil (perfect to add moisture and glow to one's limbs and decollete) expertly capture the essence of summer.
With notes of amber and coconut that instantly call to mind a sunbaked paradise, both elixirs artfully capture the luxurious leisure of summer; clean, comely and captivating, they are utterly beguiling.

Summertime in glass bottles.
In the images that follow, I am wearing:

Sweet Spot on the lips.

Le Mepris on the lips.

Aphrodite on the lips.

Temptation Waits on the lips.

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this summertime beauty-drenched post and would love to hear what is calling your name from the Tom Ford 2016 Soleil Collection (currently available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks and Sephora)!
Good things ahead, including a foundation intensive and a host of new product procurements...I am also in the midst of addressing your latest batch of lovely comments and emails; )
Have a marvelous weekend,
--The Beauty Professor
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.
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