Tom Ford Soleil Collection is new for summer, though long-time Tom Ford buyers will likely see a familiar theme woven through the color story–Soleil doesn’t change up much. This year’s collection seemed more on the gimmicky side with the Lip Gelees, which were awful in pretty much every way, and the 24K Lip Blush, which I didn’t review but featured flecks of 24K gold suspended in a clear base that would change color based on your pH.
The newest iteration of bronzing powder dubbed Soleil Glow were nice but the brand has these shades year-round and in a very comparable formula; I’d rather see some variation in color, depth, or finish–like a deep, rusty-red bronze with a little shimmer or a light-medium, rose bronze with faint pearl. Lissome, a cheek duo, was pretty and very true to the vibes of Soleil each year. The four new Lip Color Sheers were a bit more pigmented, on average, than expected but were decent.
This launch included a new liquid eyeshadow formula, and they were marketed as translucent and were rather pigmented, so they missed the mark by a lot there. That being said, they weren’t the best liquid eyeshadows either. The brand’s Cream Color for Eyes is a substantially better formula, and if I was going to splurge on a cream eyeshadow, that’d be the one I’d go for (it’s an all-time favorite and one of my favorite products by the brand, period).