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Sunkissed Perfection With Tom Ford Beauty Soleil 2019

April 22, 2019

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil 2019 Review and Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil 2019 has launched and I’ve been so excited to play with the collection over the past few weeks. As usual the pieces are limited-edition and come in the beautiful white and gold packaging. Overall I think the collection is really beautiful for that perfect sunkissed look. I purchased several products the minute they launched online and also received a few items as press samples. There are a number of other items in the collection I don’t have featured, but I’m really happy with the items I do have:


Soleil 2019 Lips

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Blush, Lip Color Sheer in Mustique and Carriacou

The lip colors this season are true to the Tom Ford Soleil theme with fresh and sheer color options. I ordered items sight unseen and was lucky that I ended up really loving every piece I bought. I opted for two of the Lip Color Sheers in Mustique (perfect cool toned baby pink) and Carriacou (perfect peach cream). Both are medium in coverage and have a soft glossy finish. I find myself really loving Carriacou for a natural peachy cream lip. Lasting power is pretty good for sheer lip color, although I don’t really consider these “sheer” like the name implies. They are sheer if you compare them to the regular formula lip colors and mattes. I think these have medium coverage.

The Lip Blush is a clear gold flecked color transforming balm that so many of you have been interested in! As soon as I put a sneak peek on stories I was flooded with comments – all of which were mixed. Based on my testing I really like it. It gives my lips the perfect pink flush but it will look different on everyone. I think it’s really flattering on my lips. It’s lightweight, unscented, gives my lips a nice pink glow/stain. Stays put. The only thing not to love is the high price tag. At the $55 price you can find something similar for a lot less like the Dior Addict Lip Glows or Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tints.

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Blush, Lip Color Sheer in Mustique and Carriacou swatches

Lip Gelees seem to be having a bad moment on the internet. On the hands/arm they do not swatch well and look practically clear. As one who does not put counter testers on my lips I can understand why these have been dismissed as fails because I would have passed too had I counter swatched them. I ordered two and received the other two as press samples. I do not think they are as bad as the online reviews. The concept is really nice for a fresh gelee lip look with a slight stain and balm in one. I think the colors are perfect for a sunkissed summer pop of brightness. But the $55 price tag is really hard to justify for something that is sheer, has small packaging, seems to have little product and is more than 1/2 clear. Colors swatched straight from the tube vs. with a lip brush so you can see the actual color. Lustrous is a sheer red, Sunlit is a orange color, Scorching is a light peach, Maldives is a baby pink.

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Gelee

Swatches straight out of the tube versus with a lip brush:

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Gelee swatches

Lip swatches of the items below (forgot to do a detail shot of the lip blush, but scroll down to the bottom to see it on a full face makeup look). All done on bare lips.

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Color Sheer and Lip Gelee swatches


Soleil 2019 Eyes

Tom Ford Acqua Metal Shadows Venus Rising and Violet Argente

There are three Acqua Metal Shadows and I opted for two in Venus Rising a metallic pink and Violet Argente a metallic neutral bronzed mauve pink (so hard to describe this one!). I’ve worn Violet Argente on stories a few times and everyone was asking about it. These are metallic fluid shadows that come with a sponge tip applicator. The applicator is really flexible and a little hard to control for me so I take a separate shadow brush, brush it off the tip of the applicator and then apply to eyes. You can apply directly to the lids and blend with a finger too which works. I need more control so I’ve found using a separate brush to apply is the best. The color is quite intense with one swipe but sheers out to a lovely smooth sheen. Layering increases the intensity and shine. Once they set they stay put all day. It didn’t budge in warm weather for me and I think I’ll be reaching for these all summer long. That being said if these are out of your price range you might want to wait and check out the Bobbi Brown High Shine Liquid Eyeshadow or Armani Eye Tint Liquids coming out soon.

Swatches and comparisons side by side to a few others including the Armani Eyes to Kill Stellar in 5 Stellar, Hourglass Scattered Light in Aura, Tom Ford Eye Duo in Golden Peach and Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Rose Gold. This is for a color comparison/reference. I really can’t compare formulas because they are all so different. The Tom Ford is the most fluid and metallic.

Tom Ford Acqua metal shadow swatch comparisons

Violet Argente on the eyes with a black liner. Also wearing Gold Dust Soleil Glow Bronzer and the Lip Blush.

Tom Ford Violet Argente


Soleil 2019 Cheeks

Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer Terra and Gold Dust and Sheer Cheek Duo Lissome

The bronzers Terra and Gold Dust have been reformulated this season in a Soleil Glow Bronzer. I have two in the miniature format. (Also available in the jumbo size.) The colors are really similar to the previous launches. This year the Soleil Glow Bronzer has a softer finish which is more powdery with an almost creamy touch. Because they’re so soft it’s almost made the pigment more intense. I recommend applying with a light hand. The 2019 Terra does seem to be slightly more cool-toned than previous Terras. I’ve used the Tom Ford bronzers for years and really do love them. If you’re looking for a new one though I’d recommend opting for one of the NARS summer palettes like Summer Lights (review coming soon). You’ll get more bang for your buck since it’s a full palette for eyes and cheeks. The Tom Ford bronzers are a really nice splurge. I’ve never regretted buying the previous season’s versions and the mini is nice for travel. Just though I’d suggest an alternative if you’re looking for something a little more unique/fun.

There’s also a new Sheer Cheek Duo in Lissome which I think is so so pretty. I’m calling this a must-have. It has a soft peach and soft pink with the prettiest satiny finish. It makes the skin glow without adding any frost or excess shimmer. Formula is the same as previous launches. It has a smooth almost cream to powder hybrid formula that isn’t really all that sheer. It’s super easy to blend, applies smoothly, doesn’t emphasize texture and stays fresh looking for hours.

Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer Terra and Gold Dust and Sheer Cheek Duo Lissome swatches

Swatch comparisons to the original powder versions of the Tom Ford Bronzers and Sheer Cheek Duo in Bicoastal side by side. I swatched everything with a heavy hand. On the face everything applies a lot more sheer especially with blending.

Tom Ford Bronzer swatch comparisons original vs soleil glow


Three looks with the cheeks:

Tom Ford Soleil makeup looks


Tom Ford Beauty Soleil 2019 Review and Swatches

Overall a beautiful launch with easy to wear fresh natural color. Tom Ford Beauty can be quite the splurge and I’ve been really happy with most of everything I’ve tried from the line over many many years. Based on the numerous launches and repeats over the seasons, I don’t think I’d call the bronzers a must-have if you’ve bought previous year’s colors. For me the top stand outs are Lip Color Sheer in Carriacou, Acqua Metal Shadow in Violet Argent and the Sheer Cheek Duo in Lissome. The Lip Blush is a solid thumbs up for me as I really like the flush it gives my lips, but you can 100% find a cheaper alternative that’s just as good.

You can find the Tom Ford Beauty Soleil 2019 Collection out now. I bought my pieces from Nordstrom. Also available at Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora and all other Tom Ford Beauty retailers.

Have you checked out this collection yet? What did you think?




Press samples have a * next to them, all other items purchased by me.

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  • Jessy Ferreira April 22, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    sooo beautiful!! all of it!! loving the crystal lipstick!

    xoxo <3

  • Arianna April 22, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    These products are so luxurious! I love the look of all of them. ❤️

    Arianna |

  • Edited by Jae April 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I need to buy a new bronzer and those Tom Ford ones are intriguing me.. I’m thinking about buying the Chanel cream bronzer — which one would you recommend?

  • cpbebe April 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    what a beautiful look you have created with these! You look gorgeous, so ready for summer. The lip gelees remind me of a product Clarins launched for summer a few years ago. But those were more pigmented, and not as sleek- similar heft and size to a lipstick. These seem more travel friendly.

  • Monica Palacios April 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Hi! Where did you get that bracelet from? Its so gorgeous!

  • oldernotwiser? April 23, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I have hit pan on my original Terra, which was the small size, but still lasted years. In fact, I probably have a couple months before I need to buy a replacement. I tried out the two Soleil at Nordstrom recently. I had no makeup on, so this wasn’t the greatest test, but what I found was that the new Terra barely showed up and the new Gold Dust was way richer than the old one and very orange on me. Because Terra is so much less yellow – orange than any other bronzer I’ve looked at, I probably will purchase the new Terra and if necessary, maybe find a new brush for application.

  • Anne Capitant April 24, 2019 at 2:33 am

    I love the lip shade Carriacou and the eye shade Violet Argente! I don’t have a bronzer from Tom Ford as of yet and like both of these but can’t decide which I’d use more!

  • Lyse Davitt April 26, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Your photos are gorgeous. Love looking at your blog.

  • Jody Su April 26, 2019 at 9:11 am

    This is a beautiful collection. Thanks for the review.

  • Tahrer April 26, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I’m such a sucker for Tom Ford packaging and the Violet Argente is so ♥♥♥ but I can’t justify purchasing when I have so many similar colors in my collection.

  • Valerie Manke April 26, 2019 at 9:29 am

    The aqua metal shadows are gorgeous!

  • Erin April 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Carriacou is gorgeous! As is Violet Argente! So many tempting things here.

  • MBAMommy April 26, 2019 at 9:39 am

    The gold flecked gloss seems so luxe but I have way more balms and glossed right now so it will have to be a no-go.. haha

  • Leann April 26, 2019 at 9:57 am

    The blush duo caught my eye. I’m also interested in seeing the face highlighting palette when it comes out

  • kelleyhasapis1 . April 26, 2019 at 10:07 am

    This collection is so beautiful! Those eyeshadows!

  • Jane S April 26, 2019 at 10:27 am

    I think I can do without the lip gelees but the bronzer!!!! now that’s a different story!

  • Ilina Sandler April 26, 2019 at 10:35 am

    One of these days I’m finally going to splurge on some TF powder products. I’m super so I think that these might be too dark on my skin tone.

  • Sue April 26, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Tom Ford products are sooo beautiful!

  • Faith Dionida April 26, 2019 at 10:44 am

    I need the acqua metal eyeshadows!

  • murphmeister April 26, 2019 at 10:58 am

    wow these all look so good – i think i need that venus rising eye!

  • Eve April 26, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Love that tom ford bronzer!!

  • Kristina L.H. Grier April 26, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I love Tom Ford’s summer collections! I think this year’s release is my favorite so far and I’m dying to get my hands on that new bronzer formula!

  • inkchick April 26, 2019 at 11:45 am

    That Venus Rising really looks worth the splurge!

  • Amanda April 26, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Great post!

  • Cherry April 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I have my eye on the lip blush due to the packaging and the gold flecks and also I’m in love with pH balms. However, I agree, the price tag and others offer similar products so I think I might not splurge on this. I’m trying to be good and not buy based on just packaging alone. haha

  • stephanieamccoy April 26, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Lissome is sooo pretty!

  • nelle April 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Great post and swatches, but I agree I can find a balm for a lot less!

  • Jessica April 26, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I just want to buy Tom Ford for the packaging. Gorgeous.

  • Aspasia April 26, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    The bronzers and cheek duos look amazing! Thank you for the swatches of the lip gelees, very helpful.

  • Catherine Cashew April 26, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Beautiful collection. The sheer cheek duo in Lissome is on my list!

  • tiffany April 26, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    so so happy they released mini bronzers. definitely eyeing them!!

  • Catherine Shi April 26, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Carriacou is stunning on you! So appreciate your lip swatches and thoughtful perspective on the gelees. The concept seems straight up my alley but the news has been so negative so far. Might try to go play with one at real counter.

  • J Lee April 26, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Every time I see the Tom Ford packaging, I die a little bit because it is so gorgeous. The carriacou color is fantastic on you!

  • Lisa C April 26, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I was holding out on the mini bronzer for the sale and I waited too long, now it’s sold out.

  • Evelyn April 26, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    The lip blush is so pretty!! and the packaging!! Thank you for the detailed descriptions

  • rachlovespenguins April 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I probably won’t purchase anything from this release, but Lissome really is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Maryam April 26, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Tom Ford packaging is just simply beautiful!

  • Cassidey April 26, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Lissome is so pretty!

  • Miss_Demeanr April 26, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I’m liking the trend towards more lighter, sheerer makeup, so Tom Ford’s latest launch is appealling. That Lissome is stunning. The price tag, however, is giving me serious pause, especially when considering how much product you get.

  • Stephanie R. April 26, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Lissome looks stunning! And I’ve been wanting a Tom Ford bronzer for a few years now. Might have to take the plunge during this sale!

  • Calvin F. April 26, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Impressive I like the subtle ones, make great gifts.

  • Linda S. April 26, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Everything looks amazing. I love the packaging.

  • Laura Schmaltz April 26, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    I just can’t get excited for this release which is odd considering I usually love Tom Ford. The swatches look beautiful – but just so similar to past summer releases in my opinion. And I read somewhere that the Aqua Metal Shadows are very similar to MAC’s formula, so I might just look for similar shades from MAC and save some $$.

  • Kristy Michael (WalkaboutKrist April 27, 2019 at 1:01 am

    I’ve never tried the Tom Ford bronzers, but Soleil Glow Terra is very tempting!

  • Whitney Lau April 27, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Always love Tom Ford!

  • roxymisha April 27, 2019 at 3:44 am

    The sheer cheek duo is on my wish list after reading your review and several others. The colours are beautiful and it is so practical having two colours in one palette.

  • Marie April 27, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I really like how to the blushes and bronzers, the undertones are great.

  • Meghan M April 27, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for a great post! Everything looks so pretty

  • Jasmin Lentzel April 27, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I heard a lot about the Glow Bronzer and I would love to try it out!


  • Olivia Paxinos April 27, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    so sad that they didn’t have any cream blushes in this line- I LOVE that formula!!

  • Samina April 27, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    The Tom Ford packaging is simply stunning and the lip blushes and lip gelees look so interesting! Also lissome looks amazing!

  • Jaclyn Benigno April 27, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I love Tom Ford’s luxe packaging! The Soleil Glow Gold Dust looks like a perfect summertime bronze, but I’m thinking about opting for one of the NARS summer palettes instead because it’s such a better bang for the buck.

  • Margot April 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I am so tempted by the Acqua Metal eyeshadows! They look beautiful!

  • Virginia Marie Gonzales April 28, 2019 at 1:48 am

    I’m really interested in the Acqua metal eyeshadows!!! The swatches look stunning 😍

  • Lindsey April 28, 2019 at 3:51 am

    I’m incredibly tempted by those bronzers. They’re beautiful colors.

  • Odielle April 28, 2019 at 4:00 am

    I can only say I wish I could afford the bronzers and lipsticks.. they look so beautiful…

  • Julia April 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Absolutely stunning, but hard to justify the price on most of the items I think. I am tempted by the Acqua Metal shadow in Violet Argent.

  • Jane S April 28, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Hi Sabrina! Did you see the new eyeshadow quads? Will you purchase them?

  • Lisa April 28, 2019 at 11:20 am

    I love tom ford, those colors look amazing on you!

  • Mel Borhi April 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    This lip shades are beautiful so vibrant

  • Sara Smith April 28, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    The colors are beautiful, but the high prices are pause-worthy.

  • Cherlee April 28, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Beautiful colours/products to share with my daughter

  • ShariD April 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I don’t own any Tom Ford makeup, but these gorgeous blushes are on my much buy list.

  • Erin N April 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I love this makeup! You look amazing.. I wish I had all of it, lol.

  • Love3570 April 28, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to try out the Soleil Glow Bronzer in Terra. Looks like such a great product.

  • Lauren Heil April 28, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Amazing post! Tempted to purchase some of these now 🙂

  • Janette April 28, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    The lip gelees look like something I want to try! Interesting

  • Jessica S April 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    love the lip blush

  • Allison Machnicki April 28, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks for the review! I love TF lip sheers!

  • AZL_01 April 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Wow! Love Tom Ford so much, but it’s so expensive!

  • Debbie Yoder April 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    All lovely colors!

  • LILLIANM April 28, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    i would be interested in the Soleil Glow Bronzer

  • Donnas April 28, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I love these products; I’m especially interested in the lip blush. What a novel product.

  • Kelly Kimmell April 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    The metal eyeshadows look amazing. I want to try them.

  • mahaba39 April 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Great review! The eyeshadows are so pretty!

  • marciaf April 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Sadly I’ve had a lot of TF lipsticks go bad so I’m staying away from them but his blush always is a winner.

  • dlhaley April 28, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing the Tom Ford Beauty Soleil 2019 Collection.

  • Linh April 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    The blush looks so beautiful and the eyeshadow looks really great on you

  • Nova April 28, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Shimmering shine of earth tones and pink reflections. Nice.

  • janetlindsey April 29, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Wanna try TF mascara and eyeshadow

  • Alia April 29, 2019 at 6:08 am

    The sheer cheek duo looks so stunning! Adding that to my wishlist. The colours look so flattering.

  • cynthiac April 29, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I like just a touch of sparkle on you. So attractive!

  • Kim Henrichs April 29, 2019 at 8:39 am

    These are seriously all so beautiful and I NEED them!

  • D O April 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Tom Ford makeup is always so nice!

  • realitygreene April 29, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    The Acqua Metal Shadows look stunning. I don’t think I could chose just one!

  • Nikilarock April 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I have yet to purchase a Tom Ford product, but I have quite a few of his lipsticks on my wishlist.

  • Nicole L April 29, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I love the Aqua Metal Shadows. The shades are very pretty.

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole April 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    The lip gelees look so much better applied with a lip brush – wow. I’m definitely adding that Sheer Cheek Duo in Lissome to my must-have list!

  • hofken April 29, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    I haven’t tried Tom Ford yet – still waiting for something unique

  • luckysunset April 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Colors are great, prices are high

  • Kirsten Kimball April 29, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I’m not familiar with Tom Ford beauty products but those are beautiful.

  • rosannepm April 29, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I love the Tom Ford Beauty Face collection. It has everything I would need love focusing on eyes and lips Rosanne

  • Sandy Bonesteel April 30, 2019 at 4:06 am

    I think I would love the Lip Color Sheer and the Lip Blush.

  • Sandra April 30, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Love the shades.

  • Antoinette M April 30, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Beautiful shades. I would like to try the Lip Blush!

  • Eda Gur April 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    They give a very radiant effect, I love Tom Ford!

  • Anita April 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Tom Ford makes great products and the shapes are beautiful

  • Neha Kaul April 30, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Sunlit and Lustrous are such lovely shades to wear especially during the day!

  • Amy Deeter April 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    absolutely beautiful. love the shades

  • Julie April 30, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    What a pretty collection! I love how summery everything feels.

  • VICKI LYNN RAINS April 30, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Gorgeous collection

  • tiffany dayton April 30, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Really beautiful.

  • mizztara71 April 30, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    This is a stunning collection.

  • SCOTT BRUNSKILL April 30, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    sweet….a beautiful collection

  • donna porter May 1, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Tom Ford Beauty Soleil has some beautiful colors.

  • kathy pease April 30, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    These products look awesome. I love trying new products.

  • starzine May 1, 2019 at 4:19 am

    I really like the lip blush.

  • usnamom2014 May 1, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Such pretty colors.

  • JoElla May 1, 2019 at 11:31 am

    In the pan, the colors look rather boring. After seeing them swatches I might need them.

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