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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Winter Collection 2017

November 20, 2017

Tom Ford Soleil Winter Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

This holiday Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Winter Collection 2017 brings us some new makeup in a palette, cheek color and lips. I have four items to review today. The pieces are more on the cool-toned side and have a very pretty mauvey undertone perfect to transition from fall to winter. There is a new Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette called Violet Argente, a new Sheer Cheek Duo called Lavender Lure and a new lip formula called Lip Slick in which I have two shades Hibiscus Kiss and Bitten Berry to swatch for you. There are a few other items in the collection not featured including the Radiant Moisture Souffle. I have last year’s version which I purchased and it’s lasted a long time. I don’t have this year’s to compare to see if it’s the same, but if it is, it’s a beautiful smooth moisturizer that is hydrating and radiant without looking greasy or too dewy. There are also two more shades of the Lip Slick in Spiked Cherry and Red Nectar but I haven’t had a chance to check those out yet.

Up first is the most stunning option the Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette in Violet Argente ($155). I received this one as a press sample but have purchased the other three in Warm and Cool Winter Soleil and the Solar Exposure Palette last year and love them. Violet Argente is the most interesting option with a soft pink mauve satin blush, soft pink highlighter, pale pink satiny shimmer shadow, warm rose with silver and gold shimmer, soft bronze and a bright but deep violet glittery shade. The combination isn’t neutral like the others but it makes for a beautiful look.

The pigment is smooth and soft with medium but buildable coverage. The texture makes it very easy to apply. I personally find I gravitate towards the colors in the Warm Palette but this one is really quite stunning. Lasting power is very good on these palettes and Violet Argente is no exception. There can be a tiny bit of fallout with the purple glitter shade when you apply but it won’t fall off the eyes after you have them on the lids.

Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette Violet Argente Review | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette Violet Argente swatches | The Beauty Look Book

The Violet Argente Palette vs Cool Palette swatched below:

Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette Violet Argente vs Cool Swatches

Up next is the Sheer Cheek Duo in Lavender Lure. At first glance it looks identical like Bicoastal. They are actually very close but Lavender Lure is cooler and softer in undertone. I do think they are very similar but even if I didn’t receive a press sample I would have bought it anyways. It’s really pretty and I love these formulas because the blush is pigmented but very easy to blend so you don’t get clown-like cheeks. The highlighters are also pure love for me with the pretty finish and sheen. These look glowy without getting greasy or oily because they have a unique cream to almost powder like finish. The shimmer is fine and smooth so it’s not frosted. You can layer or mix the colors and they wear well over bronzer. I’ve swatched the Sheer Cheek Duo in Bicoastal and Paradise Lust next to each other below as well.

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Lavender Lure | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Bicoastal, Lavender Lure and Paradise Lust Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Last there are the new Lip Slicks which are conditioning lip tints that come in a twist/click roller ball applicator. The formula is smooth, super hydrating with a pretty sheer tint. Hibiscus Kiss is a cool berry and Bitten Berry is a deeper berry. The finish is very sheer and glossy with a jelly like finish. The packaging was a bit awkward for me to apply but the formula feels so nice on the lips. Lasting power is just like any other balm – it’s not going to stay put long but this one doesn’t slide around, it stays put as long as you don’t have contact with food or drinks. I don’t mind reapplying because it feels so nice. I could not detect any scent.

Tom Ford Lip Slicks swatches Hibiscus Kiss and Bitten Berry

Tom Ford Lip Slicks swatches Hibiscus Kiss and Bitten Berry

Tom Ford Lip Slicks swatches Hibiscus Kiss and Bitten Berry

Below wearing:

Tom Ford Soleil Winter

Overall a small but well edited collection. The Soleil Eye and Cheek Palettes come at a steep price of $155 each and it hit the wallet hard last year when I bought three. They are indeed very spendy and I 100% love them and have no regrets. The Warm one has come on many trips with me and I love the colors in it. I wouldn’t recommend if you don’t love all the colors though. I do think whatever palette you buy you should love most of the colors no matter what the price.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Winter 2017 Review and Swatches

With this Soleil Winter 2017 launch I love every single piece that I tried. I do think Lavender Lure is going to be too close to Bicoastal for many. That being said I do notice a cooler and softer finish on the cheeks so if you’re one who really prefers cool tones then Lavender Lure is going to be THE one for you.

You can find the Soleil Winter 2017 Collection pieces now. Available online at Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Nordstrom, Tom Ford and all other Tom Ford Beauty counters.

Have you checked out the new launches yet? What did you think?

Soleil Winter collection provided courtesy of Tom Ford for review.


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  • Jessica

    I just received my Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette in Violet Argente and it’s fabulous. I think the highlighter is a little light for my light-medium skin tone, but all the powders are smooth as silk.

    I wish I had gotten the warm one when I got a chance. I’m so sad it’s limited edition…but I’m already excited for the 2018 version.

    • So glad about your haul! I adore the warm version but Neiman Marcus is still has their Solar Exposure which is similar but more neutral.

  • nic

    Love cool tones and that highlighter is screaming at me. Love it as a blush and eye makeup.

    • Thanks nic! I love the cool tones in this collection as well πŸ™‚

  • Bicoastal is one of my favorite blushers – ever. I love the cool tone of Lavender Lure, but it appears a bit too similar to Bicoastal I couldn’t justify getting both. I also adore the warm eyeshadow in the palette, but not too crazy about the other colors. The Cool palette from last year was more my cup of tea!

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

    • Me too! I adore Bicoastal – if you can test in person you might change your mind, but yes they are very similar. I can see how the palette colors aren’t for everyone. I’d say wait and see what the single shadows look like that are coming out soon!

  • BobBob

    I love Tom Ford products but seeing those Lip Slicks makes me think of all the rollerball lip products and body glitter roll ons I had in the late 90s and early 00s. While the colors are gorgeous I cannot handle any high end brand using a rollerball applicator.

    • LOLLLL … I too kinda had a weird feeling about the roller ball applicator.

  • Trish

    I just purchased the Violet Argente pallate and the Spiked Cherry and the Hibiscus Kiss lip slick after reading your review and seeing your swatches. Thank you so very much for all that you do!

  • Maven

    I own the Violet Argente and the Warm Palette and I love both. I skipped on the lavender lure for me it is too close too the Bi-Coastal. I did pick up the New Tom Ford Soleil Night bloom Powder which is beautiful so much better then his previous powder releases that I didn’t care for this one is his best by far.

    • I also picked up Night Bloom but haven’t tried it yet πŸ™‚

  • Suzanna

    I am on the road and haven’t checked in for a week–and now this! The price is probably going to stop me from purchasing this palette but those are cool colors that look good on me. I also love that blush event though I normally use a coral blush. Will skip those glosses but those other two items are definite lemmings. Good thing there is no Tom Ford counter in the mountains. I may have to order sight unseen. They look great on you for a change of pace!

    • Thanks Suzanna – yes at the price I can say it’s a safe pass unless you 100% love it!

  • This collection looks absolutely gorgeous
    Beauty Candy Loves

  • Michaela Sun

    I have the eye & cheek palette and I absolutely adore the colour combinations! The only thing I am not 100% happy is the violet shade in the eyeshadow. Does anyone find that shade particularly hard to apply on the eyelid? I have tried using it with my finger, as well as all the eyeshadow brushes I own, but still finding it hard to get the colours on my eyelid. Anyone has the same issue or is it just me ?

  • Glenda

    It’s not featured here, but I bought – and returned – the Orchid Soleil lipstick. Beautiful package, but the color wasn’t for me. Maybe it would look pretty on someone with a darker complexion!
    From here, I really like the blush and highlighter duo. The lipslicks are interesting, but I’d choose something else over these expensive ones.

    • I tried to buy it but it was sold out everywhere when I looked. I read reviews that it was SO metallic and unflattering I decided not to try to track it down. You’ve assured me it was a good choice so thank you πŸ™‚

  • Eileen

    One of the things I love about Tom Ford collections is that they are so well edited, tell a color story, and don’t try to be all things to all people. Some will love this new collection and find it perfect for their coloring, needs, and taste. Other people will prefer something else. That’s all goodβ€”to each his/her own. Personally, I’d much rather see collections that have me saying Yay or Nay rather than Meh. So what did I say when I went to the counter to see this new winter collection? For me, it was a Yay! I bought the palette as all the colors flatter my coloring. I gave the lip colors a miss as I can’t stand rollerball anything. They take me back to my teen years in the sixties when we coated out lips in goo using rollerballs. 😝

    • Hi Eileen – love that it’s a YAY for you! I can totally see the palette being your kind of colors πŸ™‚

  • Charli Griffith

    Love the review and I am having major regret at not purchasing these during the VIB sale😞
    I have been on the hunt for the lipstick but haven’t found it. However after reading the comments I may end up not continuing the hunt.

  • mameow

    I was very on the fence with the eye palette as it had bad review elsewhere and I was just generally unsure since most people seem to be disinterested – it’s been on Selfridges for weeks and hasn’t sold out! This is definitely rare for a limited edition item especially when it’s Tom Ford! But after your swatches I caved in, beautiful colours and as someone who loves purples and violets, that violet shade is PERFECTION.

    Thank you so much for the review!

  • Melissa.rva

    Everything Tom Ford represents a dream for me, I really hope to try this brand one day ! Xoxo