Tom Ford Aphrodite & Les Mepris Ultra-Rich Lip Colors

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.

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Tom Ford Aphrodite Ultra-Rich Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Ultra-Rich Lip Color Aphrodite
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
83%
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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. NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) 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.

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Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Cheek Color Pieno Sole
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%

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.

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Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Contouring Compact The Afternooner
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Starry Night
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
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