Summer 2021 Swatches: Tom Ford, Rare Beauty, NARS

Tom Ford Soleil Collection includes a new, limited edition gold-shimmered gloss ($56) and limited edition eyeshadow duo for the summer ($65).

Rare Beauty True to Myself Discovery Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00) debuts April 13th online (this is actually the only press sample in this post; the others I purchased) and includes seven shades, though one (the center shade) is mostly plastic (PET) glitter.

NARS Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00) is limited edition for summer and includes nine eyeshadows–two matte, seven shimmers–in a square-shaped compact.

I wanted to share these swatches ASAP with Sephora’s sale going on now through the 19th (depending on your tier!).

Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Duo

Rare Beauty True to Yourself Palette

NARS Summer Solstice Palette

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It’s interesting seeing how different the Rare Beauty palette is compared to the releases from Holiday. Based off the swatches, it seems like the quality of the eyeshadows is also quite different. I wonder what compelled them to put such a large pan of pressed glitter into this palette.

The layout of the Rare Beauty one is pretty. When you look at the two eye palettes side-by-side, these Rare Beauty shadows looks like they may have drier texture than the previous releases (especially next to the NARS palette).

The ONLY thing here that I’m liking is the Tom Ford e/s duo! But at $65, I’m just not 100% sure about that. Besides, how often would I even be using it, something else for me to consider!

I must admit that I am liking the Nars Summer Solstice palette – although it does remind me of Smashbox’s Petal Metal palette of a couple of years ago. The swatches look great and I love the soft shimmers and the rosy gold themed shades.
The gold Tom Ford shade looks lovely too – but not the black cream shade.
The Raw beauty palette is not really that impressive to me.

The Tom Ford duo is nice, but not $80 CAD nice. The summer Dior quints are more appealing.
Granted, I need a new duvet cover, so that’s probably one of the reasons too.

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