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Tom Ford Aphrodite & Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Colors

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new lipstick formula in the summer collection. It’s supposed to have “full coverage, high-shine lip color” that hydrates and lasts for six hours. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to mostly opaque, but they have moderate slip and a thinner texture that they never reach full coverage. The formula does have a luminous finish with slight shine but isn’t glossy. It’s a very lightweight formula, which makes it comfortable to wear, but the more emollient, thinner consistency seemed to hurt longevity–they lasted between three and five hours for me. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating on me–more hydrating than Tom Ford’s standard lipstick on the whole–and had a light vanilla scent.

Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine fuchsia micro-shimmer and subtle sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and sat well on the lips. The color lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Splurge (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Pink Bangle (064) (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Passionate (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Confident (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Janet (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherries Jubilee (P, $25.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with warm undertones and a very fine micro-shimmer. It had some shine, but it was less glossy than some of the other shades in the range. It had mostly opaque coverage, but the natural lip color comes through, so deeper and darker lips may alter the way this ends up looking on. It wore well for four hours, was moderately hydrating, and was comfortable to wear. Some of the color seemed to gather a little in lip lines when applied. MAC Origami Orange (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bad Angel (330) (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Guava (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Liaison (RD306) (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $50.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blossom Bright (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Suzy (460) (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $35.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Toying Around (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Ultra-Rich Lip Color Aphrodite
Aphrodite
Aphrodite
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
83%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Ultra-Rich Lip Color Les Mepris
Les Mepris
Les Mepris
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
83%
Total

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Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer paired with a natural sheen. Stila Bronze (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Cream Cheek Color formula is supposed to “instantly brighten” the face for a “healthy glow and a natural burst of color.” It had a thin, emollient texture that had a light tackiness to it overall, but it applied well to the skin and went on evenly. The cream blush (bronzer?) worked well over bare skin as well as was workable when patted over liquid foundation (I used Tarte’s Rainforest as my base), but that light tackiness made it easier to work with over bare skin. The formula is comparable to the one in Pink Sand (released last year, and it was also re-released in this year’s summer launch). It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural sheen and finer shimmer than you’d think, going off of the swatch, once applied. It lasted for seven hours on me before turning patchy.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Cheek Color Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
83%
Total

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Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact

Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact ($108.00 for 0.70 oz.) is a mega-sized compact that features three products: a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. It’s limited edition for summer and features the brand’s signature white packaging they often used for the summer collections. I was dismayed at the price point when pre-ordering, but it is massive; it is the size of their large-sized bronzing compacts, but the content weight is really the equivalent of three full-sized cheek colors. Though I’m not sure about ever hitting pan on something like this, the upside is that each shade is contained inside its own well and each well is large enough to use the shades individually. Small to medium brushes worked best; large brushes were too big for individual use. The brand states that the compact can be used individually or together for “sheer to medium coverage” and “both matte and radiant.” All three shades were smooth, while the blush and bronzer were a little firmer in the pan, fairly blendable, had medium coverage, and lasted for at least eight hours. The colors are more dupable, and the pigmentation is medium–which is as described–but may not be what you’re looking for.

The Afternooner (Highlighter) is a light, peachy-gold with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It read as a subtle highlighter on the skin; enough that it’s more than a finishing powder but was not overtly shimmery or metallic in the least bit. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to apply and never emphasized pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Dream Flashes Bellini (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Capri (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Afternooner (Blush) is a slightly muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, though it could be layered another time or two for nearly opaque coverage, I think. The texture was smooth and blendable, but it was a little firmer in the pan so you might want to use a denser brush to apply this shade unless you want a very sheer wash of color. It wore well for eight hours.
MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Desert (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Torrid (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Blush) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Afternooner (Bronzer) is a subdued, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that was a little firm in the pan. I actually thought it was a contour powder (given that it’s a “Contouring Compact”), but Tom Ford’s website calls it out as a bronzer–but this is why in the swatch photo, I’m wearing it as a contour. There’s enough rosiness to the color that it could work as a contour for some skin tones. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (LE, $49.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Bondi (P, $38.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Medium Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Contouring Compact The Afternooner
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
91%
Total
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Sneak Peek: Tom Ford Soleil Collection Photos + Swatches

Tom Ford Soleil Collection will be available shortly, and the brand seems to potentially be making a debut Sephora on April 1st (for cosmetics included in this launch!) specifically. Several items I received as press samples, and the remainder I pre-ordered for, but a lot of what I pre-ordered (all but one item) ended up being on backorder, so I’m not sure what availability will be at other retailers who have taken pre-orders, as a heads up. I ended up cancelling all but one of my pre-orders and ordering when it launched at Nordstrom.

Tom Ford Soleil Collection

Tom Ford Soleil Collection for Summer 2016

Tom Ford Soleil Collection for Summer 2016
Tom Ford Soleil Collection for Summer 2016

A sensuous series of bronzers, highlighters and skincare designed to illuminate summer skin throughout the year.

March 2016

The Details

Sheer Cheek Duo, $78.00 (Limited Edition)

Cheeks go both ways with Bicoastal, a pair of petal-perfect pinks that give a light-reflective finish to bronzed summer skin. A soft pink highlighter and a bold rose blush can be applied wet for a soft veil of color or dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy. Use shades alone or together for long-lasting color that blends easily.

  • Bicoastal Soft pink / bold rose

Soleil Contouring Compact, $108.00 (Limited Edition)

Tom Ford debuts his first luxurious face palette, featuring three sensual summer shades in one limited-edition ivory- and gold-colored Tom Ford Soleil compact. The blush, highlighter and bronzer add natural dimension and sensuous color in a cream-like powder formula that effortlessly glides onto skin with a soft, even finish. Vibrant coral blush gives cheeks the perfect touch of color, the nude highlighter mimics the sun reflecting off the skin and the sultry bronzer enhances a healthy radiance. Use shades alone or together to contour a seductive, natural glow. Provides sheer to medium coverage, both matte and radiant.

  • The Afternooner Coral / ndue / bronze

Cream Cheek Color, $65.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Sand Coral (Repromote)
  • Pineo Sole Bronze

Skin Illuminator, $65.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Firelust Golden coral (Repromote)

Cream and Powder Eye Color, $60.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Naked Bronze Gold / bronze (Repromote)
  • Black Oyster Silver / charcoal (Repromote)
  • Golden Peach Copper / coral (Repromote)
  • Midnight Sea Blue / blackened taupe (Repromote)

Bronzing Powder (Small), $68.00 (Permanent)

  • Gold Dust Soft bronze (Repromote)
  • Terra Medium bronze (Repromote)
  • Bronze Age Deep bronze

Ultra-Rich Lip Color, $52.00 (TBA)

Full-coverage, high-shine lip color that moisturizes lips. Lips appear smoother, softer and suppler, while reducing lip flaking. Luminous and vivid lip color lasts up to 6 hours.

  • Purple Moon Berry
  • Temptation Waits Brown
  • Les Mepris Coral-red
  • Aphrodite Plum
  • Solar Affair Coral
  • Revolve Around Me Beige

Moisturecore Lip Color, $55.00 (TBA)

Two innovative formulas in one lip product. In the center, a liquid core infused with passion fruit oil provides luxurious moisture in a pink pop of color throughout every Moisturecore Lip Color shade. A luminous lip color encases the core, infused with an exotic blend of melon fruit extract, murumuru butter and plant-derived esters that helps condition lips. Sprinkled with subtle golden pearl to complement bronzed, summer skin. Shades, ranging from sandy nude to rosy mauve, provide a soft veil of lightweight, color that lasts for hours.

  • Scandola Sandy nude
  • Mustique Rosy mauve
  • Otranto Berry
  • Cala di Volpe Bronze
  • Pipa Rosy coral
  • Carriacou Peach

Lip Color Sheer, $52.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Paradiso Coral (Repromote)

Bronzing Primer, $98.00 (TBA)

Flawlessly blending into any skin tone, Tom Ford bronzing primer creates a buildable, stunning luminosity. Use before applying bronzer for an enhanced, exotic radiance or smooth onto cheekbones for a sheer veil of golden shimmer. The lightweight formula instantly moisturizes, revitalizing skins vibrancy.

Radiant Moisture, $98.00 (TBA)

Replenish, hydrate and illuminate skin with a rich, luxurious whipped cream that instantly re-energizes skin’s appearance apres-soleil. Featuring Tom Ford’s exclusive infusing complex, this rich souffle formula returns radiance and vitality to fatigued skin. Small golden pearls enhance a sexy, natural glow while skin feels flooded with moisture, plump and vibrant with youthful energy. The Tom Ford infusing complex infuses skin with a potent combination of specially selected nutrients that help skin stimulate its natural repair mechanisms. By helping skin cells replenish their natural energy, it fundamentally rejuvenates the complexion, so it looks and feels brighter, fresher and less tired. High-performing antioxidants help protect the skin, creating a vital-looking face. The skin is left looking renewed, resilient and smoother.

Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a middling group of cooler silvers/grays–a smoky eye with a hint of blue–but disappoints across the board. If you tend to like your eyeshadows sheerer, it might still fill those requirements, but the lack of blendability in the darkest shade makes it a lot less foolproof to use, even accounting for preference towards sheerer coverage.

Starry Night #1 is a pale, bluish gray with cool undertones and a pearl shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage with a thin, dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. This needs a good base to adhere to or else has a very sheer, faded appearance on the skin. It lasted for seven hours before fading noticeably. theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Oyster Mushroom (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rondelle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #3 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I120 Snow Gray (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night #2 is a bright, silvery lilac with cool undertones and flecks of metallic silver and warmer lavender-pink sparkle and micro-glitter. The base is semi-sheer but has a heavy dosage of glitter, so it had more semi-opaque coverage overall. The texture was lightly creamy and almost wet-like to the touch. The glittery bits applied smoothly and evenly over the skin, and while not immune from fall out, it was only a minor amount after eight hours (pretty good for no adhesive base). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sex & Disco (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Electric Illumination (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night #3 is a muted, medium gray with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a little thin but not too dusty or powdery. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Thunder and Rain #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Trumpeter Koel (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Balance (Left) (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Tink (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chateau (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #4 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Dios (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night #4 is a faded, dark navy blue with a pearly sheen. It had disappointing color payoff with a firmer consistency that made it harder to apply and blend out on the skin. The color lasted for six and a half hours before fading on me. MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Minx (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Imaginary (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Indigo Blend #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Moonlight Blue (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Blue Velvet (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tory Burch Beauty Midnight (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Atlantique #3 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Starry Night
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
76%
Total
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