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Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette

September 25, 2022

Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette

There’s a new palette from Tom Ford Beauty called the White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette ($150) which is quite the splurge available at Bloomingdale’s for their 150th Anniversary and also at Tom Ford. The colors looked beautiful and very wearable so I ordered it sight unseen.

Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette

The texture is similar to the Bitter Peach Eyeshadow Quad and Sheer Cheek Duo so I had high hopes the new palette would be just as amazing. Unfortunately this palette was a miss for me. I posted an Instagram Reel with the palette in action and a mini review for those curious.

Texture for the cheek colors and eyeshadows is very stiff just like the Sheer Cheek Duo, however the pigment was lacking and very difficult to layer.

The blush and highlighter shades actually performed well, the colors include a soft dusty rose and pale pink. The two on the skin just aren’t as exciting to me as some other shades. Definitely not unique enough to justify the steep price.

3 of the 4 eye shades applied very sheer. The color story is just beautiful but the pigment and color payoff were lacking. Shades include a matte pale pink bone, a copper rose shimmer, a soft rose brown tan and a deeper chocolate brown. The only shade that applied seamlessly was the copper rose color (which is SO beautiful).

Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette swatches

If you watch my video you can see how much I have to dig the brush into the pans to pick up any color. On the arm colors swatched ok with a dense brush. The eye area is more delicate and mine can’t really handle the level of packing and layering required for the colors to show up. The shadows kind of drag on the skin.

In the look below I pulled some older favorites to play with:

Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette

Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette Look

Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette Look

Tom Ford White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette Look

 

Overall not worth the splurge and if I’m brutally honest this palette I don’t think it would be worth it even it were reasonably priced. Bottom line: save your money, splurge on something that performs well and doesn’t require lots of layering or extra work to make work.

I’ve still found some recent Tom Ford loves in the beauty lineup so I do think there’s lots to love from the line. This palette is just not one of them.

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If you’ve been curious about this palette (like I was) I hope you found this review helpful!

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New Tom Ford Beauty at Nordstrom for Spring

February 15, 2022

New Tom Ford Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

More spring beauty launches are starting to trickle in and I’m excited for new formulas, fresh colors and pretty palettes that are coming out! I hauled some of the new Tom Ford Beauty launches from Nordstrom and I think there are some winners!

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Creme and Satin Matte Rose Garden Lip Colors

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme Eyeshadow Palettes

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme

Tom Ford launched a new eye palette formula called the Eye Color Quad Creme Eyeshadow Palettes ($89 each). These have a unique creme to powder finish that are ultra smooth with a good mix of matte, satin and shimmers. Texture is really unique in the sense that they have a creamy texture and feel but aren’t super emollient like a traditional cream. Colors are easy to blend and layer.

Rose Topaz is a neutral-cool palette with a nude beige pink (almost my skin tone), warm champagne, sparkling silvery taupe and a cool-toned brown with plum tones. Quality is excellent and tones are beautiful. It does pull more cool-toned on my medium olive skin, if you have neutral fair tones I think it will pull more neutral on you.

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme Rose Topaz

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Tiger Eye is my favorite with a shimmery light peach, shimmery coral golden peach, shimmery light taupe bronze and satin warm deep brown. I think this will be great for spring to summer.

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme in Tiger Eye

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Smoky Quartz is an all matte/satin finish palette with a light bark tan, medium light pink terracotta brown, cocoa brown and black-brown. This one surprised me because it looked darker in the pan and swatches than it applies on the eyes. On the eyes it’s almost like a deep but still natural contour eye palette and I love it!

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme in Smoky Quartz

 

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme in Smoky Quartz

Above wearing:

There is definitely a powdery dry down with these on my eyes. It has a soft lightweight texture. Lasting power is quite good. I think all three make for great everyday kind of wear.

Swatches of all three:

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme swatches

New Tom Ford Lip Colors

Tom Ford Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Colors Rose d’Amalfi and Rose de Chine

For the lips Tom Ford launched three new Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Colors ($60 each) to go alongside his new Private Blend Rose Garden Fragrances (also available in minis in the Tom Ford Private Blend Roses Travel Set + Atomizer $200). I bought 2 of the 3 shades in Rose d’Amalfi which is a matte light rose pink and Rose de Chine which is a stunning warmer coral rose. Both have an ultra smooth texture, rich pigment, matte finish and long lasting power.

For a lot of matte lip colors, I’ll prep the lips with something like the MAC Prep + Prime Lip which is a lipstick base to help smooth the lip surface. It also prevents feathering and holds lip color in place.

Satin Matte Lip Color in Rose d’Amalfi (wearing same colors as above)

Tom Ford Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Color Rose d’Amalfi

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Satin Matte Lip Color in Rose de Chine (wearing same as above but with the Tiger Eye quad)

Tom Ford Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Color Rose de Chine

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Tom Ford also launched a couple of his best selling shades in the Rose Prick Lip Color Collection. Shades include Indian Rose (one of my favorite shades) and in Casablanca (deeper rose). The colors are the same as the regular lip color formula, the only difference is the packaging is pink and black which is super fun!

Indian Rose Lip Color below

Tom Ford Rose Prick Lip Color in Indian Rose

Tom Ford Rose Prick Lip Color in Indian Rose

Swatches + comparisons below:

Tom Ford Lip Color swatches

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Overall some solid winners! My favorite quad is Tiger Eye although I’m really loving the simplicity of Smoky Quartz. For the Satin Matte Lip Colors I love both, I think they’re super wearable and fun for spring.

You can find the new Tom Ford Beauty launches now at Nordstrom. Have you checked out the new palettes or lipsticks? Or the new fragrances yet? They sound beautiful!

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Sponsored by Nordstrom. As always all opinions are my own.

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Tom Ford Soleil 2021 Naked Pink Quad + Sunlit Rose Lip Balm

October 12, 2021

Tom Ford Soleil 2021 Naked Pink and Sunlit Rose

Tom Ford launched two new items in the Soleil lineup and I ordered the new Soleil Eye Color Quad in Naked Pink ($89) and Sunlit Rose Lip Balm ($58). I look forward to the Soleil eyeshadow palettes every year as I’m a huge fan of the pretty shimmers for this line. I ordered both from Nordstrom.

Soleil Eyeshadow Quad in Naked Pink

Tom Ford Soleil Naked Pink Eyeshadow Quad

The Soleil Eyeshadow Quad in Naked Pink has a mix of textures unlike the previous year’s First Frost which is all metallic (ie like Honeymoon, Nude Dip, Virgin Orchid etc.). This year’s Naked Pink has a soft shimmery cool pink champagne, a matte soft malted pink, a sparkle topper in a pale rose/mauve glitter and a medium shimmery rose. Pigment is medium soft in this one and on my medium tan skin tone colors look more subdued/natural. Texture is smooth and easy to blend and layer. If you’re looking for super strong pigment this might be too sheer for you. I really like the colors and quality but wish the pigment was a bit stronger/more visible. Still the semi-sheer pigment isn’t a deal breaker for me, I’d rate this a solid B+/A-. It’s one I will wear for the holiday season for a sparkle eye look and I really like it.

Tom Ford Soleil Naked Pink Eyeshadow Quad and Sunlit Rose swatches

A few swatch comparisons below to Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Sous Le Sable and Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk.

Tom Ford Sous Le Sable, Naked Pink and Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

 

Look wearing:

Tom Ford Soleil Naked Pink Eyeshadow Quad and Sunlit Rose swatches

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Closer detail eye look below wearing the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Naked Pink and different lip combo to add more color with Lip Color in Spanish Pink layered with the Lip Balm in Sunlit Rose.

Tom Ford naked pink eyeshadow and spanish pink lipstick

Soleil Lip Balm in Sunlit Rose

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Balm in Sunlit Rose

This year’s Soleil Lip Balm in Sunlit Rose also has an overspray on the bullet. Underneath is a soft pink glow. I really love how pretty it is on my arm but on my pigmented lips it looks really pale. Based on what I see on my hand swatch I expected it to look like Spanish Pink but with a glow. I suspect on most of you Sunlit Rose will look more true to tube versus what it looks like on me. I like the texture – it’s smooth and semi-thick, almost like a Tom Ford lipstick but smoother. It works nicely as a layering product with liner or over a lipstick. Not a must-have for me although the packaging and presentation is really pretty.

Tom Ford Beauty Naked Pink and Sunlit Rose

Swatched next to Tom Ford Balm Frost from 2020 (also reviewed/swatched here).

Tom Ford Balm Frost vs Sunlit Rose

 

Tom Ford Soleil 2021 Naked Pink and Sunlit Rose

Have you checked out the Tom Ford Soleil 2021 Naked Pink Quad + Sunlit Rose Lip Balm items? What did you think?

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New Tom Ford Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

September 15, 2021

Tom Ford Beauty Haul New Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 and Blush Explicit Flush

I have a beauty haul roundup with some new launches from Nordstrom! Tom Ford Beauty recently launched some new products in the Shade and Illuminate lineup and new lip colors. I’ve been putting the new Concealer and Blush Duos to the test and have a closer look today.

Tom Ford Beauty Haul Nordstrom | The Beauty Look book

Shade and Illuminate Concealer

I’ve been a long-time fan of Tom Ford foundations and one of the best splurges I’ve made is the Shade and Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation (I wear either 5.7 Dune or 6 Natural). Tom Ford launched a new concealer called the Shade and Illuminate Concealer ($90, currently exclusive to Nordstrom) and I ordered a couple shades in 3W0 Latte and 3W1 Golden.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 Latte

It’s quite the splurge but I really like the super creamy opaque formula. I’ve found it has phenomenal coverage for under the eye and is crease-proof. Coverage is medium but buildable. It has some skincare elements infused to add a glow and smoothing effect. I prefer concealer to be slightly lighter than my skintone for brightening but try to keep it as close a match as possible.

With this formula I feel 3W0 Latte is a great match for me. There wasn’t any oxidizing or darkening so the color works perfect for me.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 Latte

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 Latte

Swatched below compared to a few other favorites in the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Cle de Peau Concealer and Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion for color reference. If you’re similar to my skin tone and prefer a lighter shade for more brightening I’d recommend going lighter to the 2W0 Beige or 2N0 Creme.

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Concealer vs NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Cle de Peau Concealer and Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion

Shade and Illuminate Blush

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush Duos

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush ($90) is a new formula of blush. There are currently four shades available at Nordstrom. These have a silky smooth texture with sheer to medium coverage. On my skin they have a satiny finish. Each duo has one matte and one shimmer shade but I found the shimmer to be very subtle (almost barely there). So if you love non-shimmer blushes these will be perfect for you!

These apply flawlessly on the skin. If you remember the original Tom Ford blushes they had a subtle micro pearl with a subtle sheen. These pull more on the matte side but have the same beautiful buildable soft texture. I swatched these with a heavy hand on the arm, but you’ll see in the face beauty looks below they look quite natural.

  • 02 Explicit Flush has a beige peach shimmer + coral matte
  • 03 Peach Poison has a matte peach + deeper brown with some gold shimmer
  • 04 Cherry Blaze has a soft pink + peachy coral with a slight shimmer
  • 05 Sundrunk has a pink beige matte and a soft rose pearl

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush swatches

Lip Color

I noticed a few new shades of Lip Color ($58) and decided to order 2 of them in Pink Charade and Neutral Party and love them both. Pink Charade is a neutral cool toned pink and Neutral Party is a medium neutral pink brown shade. Both are creams and have smooth full coverage.

Tom Ford Lip Color Pink Charade and Neutral Party

Tom Ford Lip Color Pink Charade and Neutral Party swatches

Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Gloss

Last I have swatches of the four new Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Glosses ($58 each). These run on the sheer side so they’ll add a soft wash of color. They feel really comfortable and hydrating. I find they work best layered over a pencil or lipstick.

  • 21 In the Buff is a pale sparkling champagne gold
  • 22 Sunrise Pink is a pretty pink rose (my favorite!)
  • 23 Bare Assed is a shimmery cool rose-plum with gold shimmer
  • 24 Honeyed Coral is a berry plum with gold shimmer

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Glosses

Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Glosses swatches

Beauty looks below wearing:

Look 1: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Explicit Flush, Lip Color in Pink Charade + Gloss Luxe in In The Buff

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush in Explicit Flush, Lip Color in Pink Charade + Gloss Luxe in In The Buff

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Look 2: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Peach Poison, Gloss Luxe in Honeyed Coral

Shade and Illuminate Blush in Peach Poison, Gloss Luxe in Honeyed Coral

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Look 3: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Cherry Blaze, Gloss Luxe in Sunrise Pink

Shade and Illuminate Blush in Cherry Blaze, Gloss Luxe in Sunrise Pink

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Look 4: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Sundrunk, Gloss Luxe in Bare Assed

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush in Sundrunk, Gloss Luxe in Bare Assed

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Tom Ford Beauty Haul Nordstrom | The Beauty Lookbook

I’m really pleased with everything. The concealer is quite the splurge but performs exceptionally well. It has that same creamy feel as the formula from Laura Mercier and NARS but with better coverage. Out of the blushes my favorite is Cherry Blaze with Sundrunk in close second. I’ll have to play around with the lip colors more to see if they’re dupeable with other shades but I think Pink Charade is a nice neutral-cool pale pink. For the glosses I think Sunrise Pink is the perfect medium rose pink I’ve been looking for!

You can find all the items available now at Nordstrom. Have you checked out any of the new launches yet? They just added Byredo Makeup and Westman Atelier to Nordstrom too! I may splurge on one of the Byredo lip colors or balms soon.

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Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions my own.

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Tom Ford First Frost Eye Color Quad + New Balm Frost

October 27, 2020

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad and Balm Frost | The Beauty Look Book

There are two new launches from Tom Ford Beauty and I have a look at the Tom Ford First Frost Eye Color Quad ($88) along with the limited-edition Balm Frost ($56). As a die-hard lover of Tom Ford I knew I had to have both and ordered them without hesitation from Nordstrom.

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad and Balm Frost | The Beauty Look Book

First Frost Soleil Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad | The Beauty Look Book

The Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow quad comes in the white and gold packaging and has that same pressed metallic formula as Nude Dip, Honeymoon, Body Heat etc. I will say that the current online stock images seem to be off for the First Frost palette as it is a cool-toned palette with pink and taupe while the stock images show something warmer with more peach and bronze tones.

First Frost has four smooth metallic shimmers. They’re easy to blend and layer. You can apply them with a wet brush for more intensity/shine but I prefer using a regular dry eyeshadow brush like the MAC 239S, Tom Ford 12 Eye Contour or Hourglass No 3 or No 12. Colors are a white pearl shimmer, medium rose pink that has a warm base but flashes a cool-pink and gold shimmer, a neutral-cool taupe brown with silver shimmer, deeper cool toned bronze.

On my medium-tan skin the colors look more contrasted with my skin and more cool-toned. If you’re lighter or warmer in complexion the colors will pull less pale/frosty and look more true to pan on your skin.

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Some comparison swatches to last year’s Soleil D’Hiver (reviewed here) and Nude Dip. The colors are in the similar color family to my eye. The main difference is in the undertone and depth of the colors.

Tom Ford Soleil D'Hiver, First Frost and Nude Dip

Beauty look below wearing:

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Balm Frost

Tom Ford Frost Balm Soleil Neige | Sabrina The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Balm Frost Review Sabrina The Beauty Look Book

The Tom Ford Balm Frost this year has a sheer pink iridescent base coated with the prettiest dusting of sparkles on the exterior. It looks incredibly beautiful straight out of the box and has that perfect holiday feel. The sparkle is a top coat on the exterior but underneath you still have a pale iridescent shimmer that flashes silver, iridescent green, and pale gold.

On my arms vs lips it looks completely different. On the arm swatch below I see more white and gold. On my lips it is very sheer but the sparkles leave a pale pearlescent sheen. The color on my lips is almost white with a super soft pale pink glow.

Swatches below on the arm next to the Tom Ford Gloss Luxe in Crystalline, Tom Ford Balm Frost, Dior Lip Glow in Holo Pink (discontinued), Dior Lip Glow in Rose Gold, Fenty Gloss Bomb in Diamond Milk

Tom Ford Balm Frost swatch comparisons

I’m surprised how different this looks on everyone I’ve seen try this! I have a more pigmented natural lip, sometimes it’s more brown other times it’s more purple – so any sheer lip color will look different on you than it does on me. Also my natural lip shows through around the edges often. With this one I feel the frost/sparkle contrasts with my natural lip to give it a more frosted look. If you add a liner or lipstick underneath it doubles as a fun top coat.

Formula-wise it had minimal texture on the lips – I didn’t feel any texture from the sparkle. It has nice moisture but isn’t as hydrating like the Fresh Sugar Lip Balms or a lip oil. I think it’s fun and I love how beautiful it looks. For me it was worth the splurge although I the Soleil Lip Blush is more special with the pink tinge it gives the lips (the clear base with gold flecks). You can still find the Lip Blush individually or in a Soleil Lip Blush Eye Duo Set.

Tom Ford Soleil Neige Balm Frost

Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad and Balm Frost | The Beauty Look Book

Overall love! Both were worth the splurge for me. I bought the Tom Ford First Frost Eyeshadow Quad and Balm Frost from Nordstrom. You can also find them at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and all other Tom Ford Beauty retailers.

 

 

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Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Face + Eye Palettes – Rose Cashmere + Red Harness

July 13, 2020

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Face Eye Palette Review

I finally got my hands on two of the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Face Eye Palettes – they’ve been nearly impossible to find as they sold out quickly earlier in the year. They finally popped up online at Nordstrom last week and I ordered two of them in Intensity 0.5 Rose Cashmere and Intensity 1 Red Harness. Quick note that I’ve seen some color options sell out and restock online a few times. If you’ve had these on your radar and don’t see the color you want, check back online.

I just received my order in the mail so I have a first impressions review. I wanted to get up some quick swatches and thoughts for those who have been curious about them. I’ve also been testing out the Soleil Glow Tinted Moisturizer in Dune 5.7 and will have a more detailed look soon, but wanted to give you a quick preview here.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Face Eye Palettes come in four shade options. At $155 each they are crazy jaw dropping expensive. Each palette has 4 eyeshadows, 1 highlighter and 1 contour powder. The eye colors are all shimmery and have a similar soft metallic pressed texture to the eyeshadow quads like Nude Dip and Honeymoon. Contour and highlighter powders are softer similar to the texture of the Sheer Cheek Duos (current one Lissome reviewed here) and not as intense/frosty as the Skin Illuminating Duos (all 3 swatched here in case you’re curious). Quality wise these are excellent – the texture is smooth, color is easy to build, pigment is medium. Lasting power is really good as the powders adhere well to the skin.

Rose Cashmere / Intensity 0.5

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Palette Rose Cashmere Review

Intensity 0.5/Rose Cashmere is the lightest color palette option and also the most neutral. The highlighter is a pale yellow shimmer with a soft sheen and the contour powder is a soft tan satin. On my skin the highlighter looks yellow and the tan powder is just slightly darker than my skin tone. The four eyeshadows are like my dream palette with a pale metallic ivory champagne, satiny rose peach, a shimmery mauve tan and a shimmery deeper light tan/taupe. I think the colors make for a beautiful soft wash of color and glow but there aren’t enough shades for a complete eye look – you will still need to add a deeper color for liner or contouring.

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Palette Rose Cashmere Review

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Palette Rose Cashmere Swatches

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Palette Rose Cashmere Look

Above wearing:

Normally I would add a blush for more color but I wanted to show just the palette on my medium/tan skin.

Red Harness / Intensity 1

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Face Eye Palette Red Harness

Intensity 1/Red Harness surprised me – it’s warm but very wearable! There is more contrast with the eyeshadows in this palette for a more complete look. The eyeshadows include a shimmery pale cool moonlight, shimmery warm copper/orange, shimmering red/pink and a softwash metallic plum. The highlighter is a beautiful soft peachy shade with a hint of champagne and the contour is a cool medium brown.

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Face Eye Palette Red Harness

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Face Eye Palette Red Harness

Look below wearing Red Harness. Lip color is Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink with Gloss Luxe in Impulse on top.

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Face Eye Palette Red Harness

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Face Eye Palette Red Harness Makeup Look

Glow Tinted Moisturizer

Tom Ford Soleil Glow Tinted Moisturizer in Dune 5.7

Last is a quick look at the Soleil Glow Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15. The shade range isn’t as comprehensive as the foundations and they don’t have my usual shades Natural 6 or Sable 6.5. However in some of the formulas I can get by using Dune 5.7 and  since it’s a sheer finish I decided to try it. It’s visibly lighter than my skin tone when I swatch it on my hand or face but it did oxidize a full shade on my skin so it ended up working for me color-wise. The formula is a sheer finish. When blended it pretty much disappears into a natural glow. I wish I could give this a rave review – I’ve been a fan of many Tom Ford base formulas in the past. I can’t though. The Tinted Moisturizer in this formula is not special enough, unique or pigmented enough to make a noticeable difference on my skin. I do like how it gives a natural glow but I think the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer does the same thing for my skin for a more reasonable price – and I actually like the coverage better (review here). In the Tom Ford range I think the Soleil Glow Foundation is a much better option for the same glow, more coverage and a better shade selection.

Above are swatches of the Tom Ford Soleil Glow Tinted Moisturizer in Dune 5.7, Soleil Glow Foundation in Natural 6.0 and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in 3N1 Sand.

That wraps up my Tom Ford haul review! I am still in a bit of sticker shock over the steep price tag of the Shade and Illuminate Palettes. I’ve splurged on many in the past and have loved most of the ones I’ve bought. I am happy with both of the palettes I hauled and will get a lot of use out of them. I have no regrets purchasing them – they perform really well and I love the soft washed glow they give. I don’t know that I can say they’re $155 worth it – but I do like them. I am trying to really love the Tinted Moisturizer and while I think it performs ok, I definitely don’t feel it’s worth the steep price.

You can find the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palettes at Nordstrom. I also hauled the Soleil Glow Tinted Moisturizer from Nordstrom as well.

 

Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

 

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Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors – New Shades

June 24, 2020

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020

There are new shades of the Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors ($55 each) and I hauled five of them sight unseen online. As a long-time Tom Ford lip lover I’m always excited to see new colors launch. The Ultra-Shine Lip Color formula is a super saturated glossy lipstick. These are one-swipe wonders on me with an emollient balmy almost gloss-like finish. I ordered based on the online stock swatches and have to say none of the ones I picked look anything like the stock photos. The undertone is spot on, but all the shades I picked are significantly lighter in color. I was expecting brighter vibrant colors but I still like all but one of the lipsticks I ordered.

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020

Quick note that some of the shades aren’t available at all sites so you may have to do a bit of shopping around. I found the ones I wanted from Nordstrom and Sephora. All the colors are creams – meaning they have no shimmer.

  • L’Amant is a neutral nude pink
  • Veridique is a bright but lighter coral peach (also shown here)
  • Du Ciel is a pale blue based pink
  • La Notte is a medium pink rose in the tube, on my lips it pulls more pink-brown
  • L’Eclisse is a soft plum mauve

Swatches:

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Color swatches - new shades

Swatch comparisons:

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Color swatches vs Lip Colors

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Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020 Summer

Close ups + lip swatches of each color starting with L’Amant:

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Amant

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Amant

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Veridique

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Veridique

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lipstick Veridique

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Du Ciel

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Du Ciel

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Du Ciel

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La Notte

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine La Notte

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine La Notte

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L’Eclisse

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Eclisse

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Eclisse

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Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020

My favorites are L’Amant, La Notte and Veridique. I applied them in the above swatch photos on bare lips but you can adjust the depth or tone with a slightly deeper lip pencil. The only shade I did not like was Du Ciel – blue based light pinks don’t really work on my complexion by themselves. Still the shade was smooth and I didn’t experience any streaking/patchy issues like I do with some paler lipsticks.

Based on a quick look at my existing Tom Ford lip stash I wouldn’t call any of the ones I hauled must-haves as I have a lot of colors in the same color family. I do think the quality of the Ultra-Shine Lip Color is excellent and true to Tom Ford’s typical standard. There are some fun shades for summer for an easy to wear look. I do really love the formula and think if you try one you won’t be disappointed with the quality and wear. In case you missed the last review a couple years ago, existing colors are swatched in my Summer 2018 post.

Part of me was looking forward to new bronzers and or cheek duos for summer but maybe all they planned was launched back in October for the Soleil Neige collection. I did order the new Soleil Summer Glow Tinted Moisturizer in Dune 5.7 but have not tried it yet. I will keep you posted as I put it to the test though!

Have you tried any of the new lip color launches this spring/summer? There were new shades of Lip Color and Lip Color Matte that launched too. I haven’t looked into those but if you’ve tried any, I would love to hear what you thought!

 

I hauled my Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors from Nordstrom and Sephora. Also available at Tom Ford and Beautylish.

 

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