Tom Ford Cool (01) Winter 2016 Eye & Cheek Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01) Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette

Cool (01)

Tom Ford Cool (01) Winter Soleil Eye & Cheek PaletteTom Ford Cool (01) Winter Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) is one of two limited edition, holiday palettes from the brand, and it is the “cooler” of the two, though some shades are still warm-toned overall. The packaging is the signature white of the Soleil collections, and it comes with a large, interior mirror; it felt substantial to hold and clicked together nicely.

The eyeshadow colors applied well, lasted seven to eight hours, and despite having two glittery shades, had minimal fall out over time. The cheek colors were high-quality, pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, though the more matte shade did not feel dense or as buttery as the more shimmery shade (not really unexpected, as that’s how it usually works out between textures). While pricey, it performed well, and you’d think that would be the norm for luxury products, but it isn’t, so I’m glad it did. I think that both the eyeshadow and blush formulas were comparable to their permanent formulas (though the eyeshadows are not the kind found in Nude Dip or Honeymoon, rather the brand’s other quads).

I wish the brand broke out how much eyeshadow/cheek color was in the palette (oh, and names), because then I could give you a more accurate assessment of total value. Typically, the Eye Color Quads retail for $82.00 and contain 0.35 oz., while the Cheek Colors retail for $60.00 and contain 0.28 oz. Based on that, even if you were getting a full-sized quad and two, half-sized blushes, it would only come to $142, and we know it is less than that, given the total weight is 0.45 oz. of the palette and a full-sized quad and two half-sized blushes would come to 0.63 oz. If you’re someone who likes using all-in-one palettes or would easily reach for and use it as a cohesive palette, it might still have more subjective value to you, but otherwise, you would be better off choosing a full-sized, permanent quad and one full-sized blush (or even the Skin Illuminating Powder Duo), as you’d get more for your money and have the ability to choose the coordinating shades.

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Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

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Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush Cheek Color

Cool (Winter 2016) Blush

Cool (Winter Soleil) Blush is a bright pop of medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth, not too firm or too soft in the pan, and blendable on the skin. It had the type of satin finish that became more and more noticeable as the product was buffed and blended on the skin, which resulted in a soft sheen that added luminosity to the skin without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 Eyeshadow

Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1

Cool (Winter Soleil) Eyeshadow #1 is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a glittering finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation (and it was the same both wet and dry) with a smooth, slightly wet-like feel to the touch, though it wasn’t a cream product. This shade applied evenly to the lid, while the flecks of glitter seemed to adhere better to the skin. I did notice that when I blended out a non-glittery shade into this one, my brush inevitably pulled a noticeable amount out, too, so you might want to smaller brushes to minimize finishes mixing, if undesired. It lasted for eight hours with minor fallout.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 Eyeshadow

Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2

Cool (Winter Soleil) Eyeshadow #2 is a medium, purply mauve with warm undertones and a glittery finish. The consistency was smooth, dense, and a little “wet” in a way, but again, it was not a cream product. I don’t think it was necessary for the brand to include two glittery shades in the palette (especially as they are not that different), but this shade performed similarly to the other one. It had good pigmentation on its own, but it did darken and intensify with a damp application. The color lasted for eight hours with minor fallout.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 Eyeshadow

Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3

Cool (Winter Soleil) Eyeshadow #3 is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque, and the eyeshadow had a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. It applied well to bare skin and started to fade after eight hours of wear.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 Eyeshadow

Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4

Cool (Winter Soleil) Eyeshadow #4 is a deep plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, thinner texture that was a touch dry/dusty but did not seem to be problematic in practice, as it blended out easily and wore for eight hours before fading on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter Cheek Color

Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter

Cool (Winter Soleil) Highlighter is a muted, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was intense, so a little went a long way if you just wanted to add some luminosity to the skin! It had a soft, lightly dusty texture that was dense, buttery, and incredibly easy to blend out on the skin. It did add some color to my skin tone, so it would be more of a highlighting blush on those with similar coloring or are lighter, while it should work as a highlighter on deeper skin tones. This shade wore for just over nine hours before fading.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Tom Ford Cool Winter Soleil Palette
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Cool Winter Soleil Palette
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Private Life Soleil Lip Foil
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Oh interesting assessment about getting more bang for your buck from a regular quad and a full sized blush. Never even thought of hat. This is pretty though and I still want it!

Yeah, unless you’re dying for the exact colors + want them in a single component, it really makes more sense to buy piecemeal!

Reason why did not get this…the amount of product and duplicable. The white case itself could not sell me. . Not hard to buy just one eyeshadow set and one blush. Tom Ford is still EstΓ©e Lauder … aka … using MAC strategy and gouging the consumers.

I agree – short of it really appealing to you as a set and/or the exact shades, you might as well mix and match to get something that you’d use more often.

ON FACE:
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Tom Ford Cool Winter Soleil Palette
ON EYES:
Tom Ford Cool Winter Soleil Palette
ON LIPS:
Tom Ford Private Life Soleil Lip Foil

I believe in one I’m wearing Seadragon (I had to reshoot because I screwed up the first photo).

I love that it’s travel friendly, love the heft of it and the quality. I’ve swatched but probably won’t get around to wearing it anytime soon (want it to stay new and pristine ?, silly, I know). Maybe January, ha ha.

While beautiful, the fact that it doesn’t contain a comparable amount of product to its usual quads or brushes, yet costs more is a huge turn-off for me. Also, that the eyeshadow isn’t in that wonderful Nude Dip/ Honeymoon formula is a bummer, too.
Thank you for reviewing this as it saved me from lemming after it! Btw, I do love the look you created using it despite the shadows not being TF’s highest grade formula.

Lots of people have been having difficulty with the eyeshadows, finding that they (a) look identical when applied (2) do not apply whatsoever. I had the same issue at first and contemplated returning it but then on the advice of a YouTuber, tried applying it with my finger instead.

It has great payoff and if anyone is having problems with pigmentation/color payoff with the glittery shades, give the fingers a try! πŸ™‚

I’m happy there’s a cooler toned pallet for cooler people, that scored well!!!

I personally prefer warmer tones on my warm yellow skin. But I’m happy!!

I ended up getting the warm only because the two shimmer eyeshadows in the cool palette looked way too glittery without giving off much color. I am glad to see you gave it a good review.

Hmm – I am not a fan of this palette. It is supposed to be cool, but with all of those pinks I am not too sure. The first pink blush is very pink. I think I like the Lorac Cool eye palette better. It is also much cheaper.

I agree that this palette didn’t really need two glitter shades, but it’s by no means a deal breaker for me. The two satin shades had me bought in on first sight. I’ll need a super light hand for the blush, but I’m overall very pleased with this palette. I’m considering getting the warm as well, I think the shades would work for me as well. I appreciate you approximating the cost breakdown. I don’t usually go for all in one palettes as there’s always something that doesn’t appeal, but I’m not finding that in both of these and it makes an easy option for travel.

Pretty, but for me it’s an easy pass. I do prefere to get my moneys worth in product, an din eyeshadow and blush palettes there’s always a much less loved colour, at least for me, so, sorry Tom, not this one either πŸ™‚

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