Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Tom Ford Soleil Summer Collection
Tom Ford Soleil Summer Collection

Tom Ford Soleil Collection is the upcoming summer launch that is available for pre-order at Neiman Marcus and Tom Ford. (You can find the official launch info here.) As always, this is just an early look at swatches as I work through testing everything. I’ll have full reviews, photos, swatches, dupes, and all that jazz as soon as I can. I did want to point out that three of the four eye duos include repromoted Cream Colors: Golden Peach has Pink Haze, Naked Bronze has Spice, and Midnight Sea has Spring 2015 (yes, that’s the name!), and Black Oyster is new.

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Collection for Summer 2015
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Collection for Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 Tom Ford Soleil Collection captures the sensuality of summer. Eyes smolder in burnished tones or metallic shades while cheeks glow with luminous warmth. Completing the captivating effect, the Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil veils the skin in golden light.

The model is wearing:

Intensive Infusion Ultra Rich Moisturizer/Illuminating Primer
Traceless Foundation SPF 15
Concealing Pen
Shade and Illuminate
Brow Sculptor in Taupe
Cream and Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze
Cream: brush along lash line, over the lid and underneath the eye, blend up towards the brow
Powder shade: apply to inner corner of eye and over lid
Eye Defining Pencil in Metallic Mink
Extreme Mascara in Raven
Lip Color Sheer in Skinnydip
Cream Cheek Color in Pink Sand
Bronzing Powder
Shimmering Body Oil on body

Eye & Cheek Compact ($95.00) (Limited Edition)

Introducing the new edition of the Tom Ford Eye & Cheek Compact, an exotic palette of summer shades inspired by soft, naked glamour and burnished, sun-touched skin. Eyes are softly smoked in a veil of golden violet while cheeks are highlighted in rose gold and enhanced with vibrant, plum blush. Packaged in a retro-chic, ivory and gold-colored Tom Ford case.

  • Pink Glow Golden violet, rose gold, plum

Cream Cheek Color ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color instantly brightens the face for a healthy glow and a natural burst of color. The pearlized, peach-pink shade gives cheeks gorgeous luster and a stunning radiant finish. packaged in an ivory- and gold-colored Tom Ford compact.

  • Pink Sand Pearlized peach-pink

Cream & Powder Eye Color ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

This two-tiered eye color pairs two coveted formulas in one to create a lustrous and sexy summertime eye. The ultra-pigmented, metallic cream shadow glides onto lids with a rich, molten glow and the sparkling celestial powder intensifies the look with alluring shimmer.

  • Naked Bronze Gold / bronze
  • Black Oyster Silver / gray
  • Golden Peach Bronze / rose gold
  • Midnight Sea Teal / taupe

Shimmering Body Oil ($95.00)

Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil captures the sultry effect of sun-kissed summer skin and tempts the senses with a fragrance of scorching sensuality. This silky and lightweight oil iilluminates the skin with shimmers of gold and platinum leaf. The captivating fragrance wraps a bouquet of white florals in a golden, amber-sandalwood embrace, as tempting as a white-sand beach, as irresistible as the perfect tan.

Lip Color Sheer ($50.00) (Permanent)

  • Sweet Spot Coral (Repromote)
  • Paradiso Pink-coral (Repromote)
  • Skinny Dip Peach pink
  • Rose Soleil Plum

Large Bronzing Powder ($95.00) (Permanent)

Tom Ford bronzing powder features a silky, lightweight texture with an exclusively formulated mineral blend of sunstone, amber and black tourmaline crystals combined with unique pigments to flawlessly highlight your skin’s natural radiance. presented in an ivory and gold-colored compact. Also available in clutch size.

  • Gold Dust Medium dark
  • Terra Dark

Small Bronzing Powder ($65.00) (Permanent)

Tom Ford bronzing powder, presented in a clutch-size, ivory and gold-colored compact, features a silky, lightweight powder texture. developed with an exclusively formulated mineral blend of sunstone, amber and black tourmaline crystals combined with unique pigments to flawlessly highlight your skin’s natural radiance. Also available in full size.

  • Gold Dust Medium dark
  • Terra Dark

Availability:

Pre-order at Neiman Marcus and Tom Ford

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Saturday, March 14th, 2015

One of my favorite color to wear for spring is a softer version of plum, so I thought I would share some of my favorite more muted plum lipsticks today.

  1. Guerlain Garance — a very warm plum with a soft sheen
  2. MAC Marque — a gold-shimmered plum
  3. Estee Lauder Irresistible — a neutral-warm medium plum
  4. Tom Ford Indian Rose — a neutral pinky-plum
  5. Bite Beauty Rosewood — a lightly warm-toned plum

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection
Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection

Tom Ford’s Spring collection is short and sweet with products for eyes and nails. My favorite product was Spring 2015 Cream Color for Eyes, as I’m a huge fan of his cream eyeshadow formula for its rich color payoff, impressive long-wear, and blendability. The new Eye Color Duo were decent to good, but the lighter shade in each duo could have applied more smoothly over bare skin. I think the shades in each duo pair well and layer exceptionally well to create a true third color; the lightest shade is better layered over the darker one than alone, from my experience. The collection is now online at Neiman Marcus,
Nordstrom, and Saks.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a blackened green with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a fine lighter green shimmer. It was nearly opaque in a single coat, though I applied two to be sure. The finish was naturally glossy when it dried down, and the coverage was smooth and even. It wore well for seven days on me with very minor tip wear. NARS Shutter (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Night Porter (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Dior Amazonia (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Deborah Lippmann Billionaire (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tom Ford Indigo Night Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.41 oz.) is an inky, blackened navy blue with fine, brighter blue shimmer. It was opaque after two coats of polish, and the color went on evenly with smooth, glossy end results. The texture was slightly thin with this shade. This shade also lasted for seven days on me with very minor tip wear. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Distortion (LE, $10.00) is warmer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Mazel Tov Madness (LE, $3.99) is brighter. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter. NARS Night Flight (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Double Trouble (LE, $16.00) is brighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

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Black Jade

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Indigo Night

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9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) consists of a white with a bluish iridescence and a blackened navy blue. I want to like it, but I find the lighter shade can be finicky to apply, as it tended to thicken and bunch up (almost flake off from the pan) when used damp. If used dry, the color payoff was sheerer and less metallic, but dry application was the most forgiving. The darker shade was easy to use either damp or dry, and it remained blendable even when applied with a dampened brush.

Crushed Indigo (Left) is a brightened white with a blue iridescence that gives it a cool-toned, bluish-violet sheen. It had a metallic finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was semi-opaque. The product would thicken and clump together when applied with a damp brush if you weren’t careful. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $18.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Ice Queen (P, $5.99) is less iridescent. Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is similar. theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is grayer. Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin’ (LE) is less metallic. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P) is less metallic. MAC Crystal Avalanche (P, $15.00) is less metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Crushed Indigo (Right) is a blackened navy blue with lighter and darker blue shimmer for a soft, frosted finish. The texture was soft but a little dry, and the color payoff was semi-opaque to opaque (dry to damp), but it was a very buildable formula. On the skin, it was blendable and easy to work with. The color wore well for nine hours before fading. Guerlain Les Nuees #1 (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag (LE, $15.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter. NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is warmer. NARS Ubangi (P, $25.00) is a cream product. Dior Cosmos (281) (P, $31.00) is warmer, cream product. Disney by Sephora Midnight (LE) is similar. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #4 (LE) is brighter, lighter. Urban Decay Goddess (LE, $18.00) ios similar. MAC Lunar (LE, $19.50) is brighter, lighter. bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

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Longevity

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Crushed Indigo (Left)

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Product

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Texture

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Longevity

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