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Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Sheers Skinnydip and Rose Soleil for Summer 2015

April 30, 2015

There are four featured Lip Color Sheers ($50 each for .1 oz/3g) for the Tom Ford Summer Beauty Collection. The two new shades are Skinnydip and Rose Soleil which come alongside Sweet Spot and Paradisio which are repromoted colors from 2014 (previously swatched here). I picked up the two new shades last weekend from Neiman Marcus Northpark in Dallas with Beauty Professor (we took a quick break from the rewardStyle conference to do some beauty shopping). Both of the new colors are to-die-for gorgeous. In my testing experience with Tom Ford Beauty, I find his lipsticks to be the best beauty product in his line and the new Lip Color Sheers are perfect for summer.

Both colors are shimmers, but they are not frosty. If you’re familiar with the Lip Color Sheer formula from last year, you know some of the colors are sheer and glossy while the brights are glossy but rich. The new shades for Summer 2015 have the perfect mix of pigment and gloss with medium coverage. Skinnydip is a light nude rose peach with some gold shimmer. Rose Soleil is complex deeper rose pink with gold flecks mixed in. Swatched on the arms or the back of the hand they may appear sheer, but on the lips they meld with your natural lip tone to give the prettiest wash of color. On my lips they are visible and show up.

There is a soft vanilla scent to these. Lasting power is medium, they will stay put better than most sheer or glossy lip colors (as in they won’t disappear or slide off within an hour). The sheer finish makes any fading more forgiving so you don’t end up with contrasted color around the edges. I find it won’t last through a meal or snacks, but I find that to be the case with most lipsticks or glosses (unless they are ultra long-wear or stains).   

Some more close ups and swatches:

Skinnydip on my lips along with comparisons swatches shown below. I pulled out last year’s Lip Color Sheers in Pink Dune and In the Buff along with the Lips and Boys in William. There is a similar vibe but to me, Skinnydip has more peach and gold compared to last year’s lip color sheers. Compared to William Lips & Boys, Skinnydip has less frost and is slightly more nude.

Indoor natural light:

In direct sun:

Comparison swatches:

Dior Rouge Dior Baume in Milly (reviewed here)
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 22 Nude Indeed
Tom Ford 2014 Lip Color Sheers In the Buff/Pink Dune (reviewed here)
Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Peter and William (swatched here)

Rose Soleil seems more unique compared to the other lip colors I own. It has a deep rose pink base but has a brightness to it that prevents it from looking dark. The gold flecks add dimension to it. The complexity makes this one look different in the tube depending on the angle or lighting. Sometimes I see more plum and berry, other times I see a darker base with gold flecks. Swatches below.

Comparison swatches below show that Rose Soleil has a unique mix of plum, pink, berry and gold. I find it most similar to MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick but the Tom Ford has more gold, more berry and more shimmer.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #11 and 7 (swatched here)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bel-Ami (arm swatched here)
Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream Lipstick in Fabulous Rose (lip swatched here)
MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI

Quick re-swatch of Sweet Spot and Paradisio for reference:

One last shot of the Summer 2015 Lip Color Sheers in Skinnydip and Rose Soleil:

I’ve been told at the counters that both shades are limited-edition but I haven’t confirmed it yet. Update: I just received confirmation from Tom Ford Beauty that the lip color sheers are permanent this round!! In my opinion both are quite beautiful, soft and fresh. They give the lips a healthy glow with just the right amount of color to show up but still look natural. For me I find both colors to be must-haves and I’ve purchased back ups.
Have you checked out the Tom Ford Soleil Collection for summer yet? In case you missed it:
Cream and Powder Eye Color Duos swatched/reviewed here
Cream and Powder Eye Color Duo comparison swatches here
Cream Cheek Color in Pink Sand swatched/reviewed here

You can find the Lip Color Sheers at Tom Ford counters and stores now. Available online at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tom Ford.

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  • Rachel Polansky April 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    The rose soleil color is gorgeous and right up my alley!

  • Sara BeauTime April 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Rose Soleil is on its way to me. After seeing your post, now I am even more excited to receive it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Zeynep April 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I received both of mine yesterday and I am very pleased. I am so in love with these colors that I feel like I need backups! Great review and the colors look fantastic on you.

  • Sophie L Farrell April 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    These are both really beautiful shades! I'm yet to try any Tom Ford makeup (because of the price) but these could maybe persuade me to take the plunge!


  • Annikky April 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I like Rose Soleil quite a bit, but my biggest interest in this collection the eye shadows.

  • Miss Grapefruit April 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I love the lipsticks from Tom Ford. They are not cheap, but i like them.
    Rose Soleil looks gorgeous.


  • Eileen April 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    These were the two I purchased. Skinny Dip is all about the bronzed goddess vibe and so, pale face that I am, I can only comfortably pull it off when I'm wearing a bit of bronzer like the gold infused beauty in last summer's Unabashed palette. Rose Soleil, on the other hand, is more universal for me. Its deeper color and hint of berry enlivens my complexion in a way that Skinny Dip does not. So, I did something I almost never do–I ordered a back up of Rose Soleil because I can easily see this color carrying over into early autumn.

  • Anonymous April 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I am so happy that these are a part of the permanent collection. I just got 3 of the shadow duos, both mini bronzers, and the cream shadow yesterday. I am glad I can hold off in the lip products. My wallet can take a small break!

  • Blushing Betta May 1, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I think Paradisio and Sweet Spot are calling my name!

  • Anonymous May 1, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Rose Soleil is my kind of color, and it sounds so unique. It mixes my 2 favorite lip colors- berry plum and gold shimmer! I might have to bite the bullet and get it. So glad it's permanent so I can budget for it. (Katherine T.)

  • makeup magpie May 2, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    The two new shades both look lovely on you Sabrina! I picked up the lighter one, Skinny Dip today and can't wait to give it a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fancie May 3, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I love Paradiso and Sweet Spot! Both colors are perfect for spring/summer and they look great on you!

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  • Marรญa Blardone May 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Skinnydip looks gorgeous!
    Lots of love, xx

  • t May 5, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Love the white packaging on these!