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Tom Ford Soleil Collection – Ultra-Rich Lip Color

April 1, 2016

One of the new lip color formulas this summer in the Tom Ford Soleil Collection is called the Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($52 each). These are packaged in the white and gold tubes with a similar lipstick shape to the Lip Color Sheers but the Ultra-Rich Lip Color formula this summer is more creamy with fuller coverage and more of a moisturizing feel.

These are described as, “A vivid and high-shine lip color that moisturizes lips instantly. Over time, lips appear smoother, softer and suppler. This luminous and vivid lip color collection lasts up to 6 hours.” 

After playing with 4 of the 6 shades over the past week I have found they do indeed offer instant moisture to the lips. On my lips they feel like a hybrid between the regular Lip Color and Lip Color Sheers with a smooth and creamy feel. Coverage is very impressive – it’s basically flawless with medium to full coverage that is easy to build without looking or feeling heavy. Lasting power is very good – I didn’t test for up to 6 hours per the description but the colors lasted for 4 hours without fading or budging.

The four shades I have shown in the below photo from left to right:

  • Le Mepris (my press sample says Le Mepris but online it’s labeled Les Mepris) is a bright reddish coral color. I’m normally drawn to neutrals but this one stands out as a knock out summery coral red. It has the perfect mix of red in it so brightens the complexion without looking garish.
  • Revolve Around Me is one of the most perfect flawless nudes I’ve ever tried. As many of you know I love nudes but because I have pigmented lips so many look like concealer on my lips or look patchy. Revolve Around Me has amazing full coverage on my lips and covers the surface with a smooth veil of color. It’s clearly a beige nude on me but has enough color that it does not wash out my lips like Nude Vanille, Blush Nude or the SS16 Lip Shine.
  • Temptation Waits is a medium brown cafe shade. My press sample was labeled Sex Oyster. I confirmed with the Tom Ford team that they changed the name to Temptation Waits so if you see that around on other blogs or websites know they are the same shade, the actual name is Temptation Waits. This one has a semi-sheer to medium finish but you can swipe and build for full coverage. It has a tiny bit of rose in it so it’s not a pure brown.
  • Solar Affair is a peachy coral. I thought this one would be my favorite since I’m drawn to coral shades. The color has a bit too much warmth and orange so when combined with my olive skin it makes my skin look more yellow, almost sallow. It’s a lovely color – when I compared Solar Affair next to Le Mepris, the red one won me over.
Swatches:

More close ups and lip swatches, for reference I’m wearing the Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation in Bisque 4 in these swatches. Up first is Les Mepris:

Revolve Around Me:

Temptation Waits:

Solar Affair:

Two sets of swatch comparisons below, Set 1 includes the neutrals:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Honeycomb (lip swatch here)
Tom Ford Lip Color Nude Vanille
Tom Ford Lip Color Sable Smoke (lip swatch here)
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Skinnydip (lip swatch here)
Tom Ford Lip Color Sweet Mystery (aka Lips and Boys Peter, lip swatch here)
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Chai + Molasses (lip swatch here)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme J’Adore (lip swatch here)

Set 2 for the corals:

Tom Ford Lip Color Naked Coral (lip swatch here)
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Sweet Spot (lip swatch here)
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Paradiso (lip swatch here)
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Gingersnap, Persimmon + Gazpacho (lip swatch here)

The formula is a winner in my book. I didn’t think they could make a better lip color formula, but these new Ultra-Rich Lip Colors far surpass the regular Lip Color formula because it has a softer slightly more creamy feel which makes them glide easily on the lips. The Ultra-Rich Lip Colors do have a bit of shine to them which makes them look a bit less opaque than the regular Lip Colors. I think the formula is definitely worth checking out this summer.

You can find the Ultra-Rich Lip Colors at all Tom Ford Counters now for $52 each. My top 2 favorite shades include Le Mepris and Revolve Around Me. I haven’t checked out the other shades yet (there are 6 total), but right now I have plenty to play with. 

Available in stores and online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora (coming soon) and Tom Ford.

Ultra-Rich Lip Colors provided courtesy of Tom Ford for review consideration.

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  • Wow Le Mepris is GORGEOUS! I just bought Paradiso, but I've been thinking of returning it in favour of Le Mepris. The only question is… do I need another coral-y red lipstick?? haha

    • Haha I totally know what you mean! Paradiso pulls a lot more pink, like a watermelon-like red while Les Mepris is more red-coral without any pink. Similar but slightly different, right?! Hahaha πŸ™‚

  • These lipsticks are simply gorgeous! They look so hydrating and moisturising on the lips too! I would love to check them out! x

    Kayleigh | http://kayleighmakesup.blogspot.co.uk

    • Hi Kayleigh – yes they are really stunning. I think they are definitely worth the splurge.

  • Revolve Around Me looks amazing! Definitely on my wishlist!

    Audra | southernnyorker.com

    • I can't get over how perfect it is. I don't know if it's permanent or LE but I may need a backup.

  • Les Mepris is perfect!

  • Hi Sabrina! Are Solar Affair and Sweet Spot as close in color as they look? I was going to pass on these until i saw your review/photos! I will confess that I wish the prices would stop rising on these lippies. I've been buying them for a few years now and I've always thought….I can't go over $50 for a lipstick! LOL!

    • Hi Kristina – yes Sweet Spot and Solar Affair are pretty much identical, at least on my lips. The Lip Color Sheers (Sweet Spot) have some shimmer in them which makes them less opaque and a bit more transparent but they are still really pigmented. The Ultra-Rich Lip Colors (Solar Affair/new one) is a cream and slightly deeper in color. But the colors are really really close.

      I feel your pain about the prices but I love the formula so much I think it's worth the splurge!

    • Kristina

      Thank you for the reply! These do look so beautiful! I'm thinking Revolve Around Me and Le Mepris will be my picks! πŸ™‚

  • Sabrina – Thank you so much for posting swatches!!!! I am in love! I agree, the Le Mepris and Revolve Around Me are perfect on you!!! I'm going to get them both! I may also try Solar Affair at the counter as my undertones are much pinker than yours and Corals typically suit me.

    I was LOL'ing at "Sex Oyster". hilarious.

    thanks for the post!!!

    • Hi SJ πŸ™‚ I think the coral will look stunning on you!

  • These look so gorgeous! Revolve Around Me is a beautiful nude x

    http://www.xxchloescloset.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Revolve Around Me is so perfect I'm thrilled it works for my pigmented lips!

  • Les Mepris, Revolve About Me, Aphrodite and Purple Noon from this range for me. I have no doubt that Revolve About Me is going to be the absolute star of this grouping. But I would encourage you all to look at Aphrodite……it's so pretty. I don't do orange of brown so Aphrodite throws a glorious raspberry pink into the mix which is so pretty for Summer. Xx

    • I've been wondering about Aphrodite but I suspect it's going to be too bright for me.

  • Hahaha what is up with the old name of Sex Oyster? I hope that was someone's April Fools Joke and not actually under consideration.

  • Revolve Around Me and Temptation NEED TO BE MINE. Just beautiful. Excuse me will i sell a kidney to pay for these.

    http://www.mytwopence.com/

    • LOL, I feel that way when he launches new perfumes.

  • I tried on revolve around me at sephora and fell in love, but I'm having a really hard time justifying the $68 CAD price tag… I was reading your post about the charlotte tilbury lipsticks, do any of her nude lipsticks pass as similar? (e.g. nude kate, hepburn honey, penelope pink, etc). I've been on the hunt for the perfect nude for a while, and like you I have very pigmented lips so it's hard to find one that doesn't gather and show my natural lip color through it!

  • I tried on revolve around me at sephora and fell in love, but I'm having a really hard time justifying the $68 CAD price tag… I was reading your post about the charlotte tilbury lipsticks, do any of her nude lipsticks pass as similar? (e.g. nude kate, hepburn honey, penelope pink, etc). I've been on the hunt for the perfect nude for a while, and like you I have very pigmented lips so it's hard to find one that doesn't gather and show my natural lip color through it!

  • I have been hunting for the perfect nude for a while now and I tried on Revolve Around Me in sephora and absolutely fell in love, but I'm having a hard time justifying the $68 CAD price tag. I was wondering if any of Charlotte tilbury's nudes were similar (e.g. nude kate, penelope pink, hepburn honey)? or if there are any other nudes that are similar! Like you, I have very pigmented lips so it's hard to find a nude that doesn't wash me out but that also doesn't gather and have areas where my natural lipcolor peeks out. Thank you!