Tom Ford The Afternooner Soleil Contouring Compact Review, Photos, Swatches

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. Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior #001 (LE, $65.00) 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.
Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is darker, brighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is brighter, cooler (85% 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). MAC Firebrush (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter (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
5
Application
91%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Highlighter The Afternooner (Highlighter)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Blush The Afternooner (Blush)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Bronzer The Afternooner (Bronzer)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
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

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

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

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

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Tom Ford The Afternooner (Highlighter) Highlighting Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Highlighter) Highlighting Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Highlighter) Highlighting Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Highlighter) Highlighting Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Highlighter) Highlighting Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Blush) Blush Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Blush) Blush Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Blush) Blush Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Blush) Blush Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Blush) Blush Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Blush) Blush Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Contour Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Bronzer Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Contour Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Bronzer Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Contour Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Bronzer Powder

Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Contour Powder
Tom Ford The Afternooner (Bronzer) Bronzer Powder