Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact Review, Photos, Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact

Soleil Afterglow

Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Soleil Contouring Compact ($108.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer housed in a white compact, which contains a ton of product (as it should, I suppose, at this price point!). Per the brand, all three are supposed to provide “sheer to medium coverage.” The only one that was true to the idea of “sheer to medium” was the bronzer, whereas the highlighter and blush were rather pigmented.

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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) Soleil Highlighter

Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter)

Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) is a very light pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a fine, luminous sheen. It appeared more cool-toned on me, though it seemed more neutral/warmer in the pan and swatched heavily. The consistency was smooth, denser and firmer in the pan (typical of this type of formula), and a little drier as the powder came away from the surface. I would recommend using a moderately dense brush with this formula. It had good pigmentation and was easy to apply. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) Soleil Blush

Soleil Afterglow (Blush)

Soleil Afterglow (Blush) is a bright, medium pink with cool, bluish undertones and a semi-matte finish. It ha good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage in about one and a half layers. The consistency was firmer in the pan, as it was denser, but it did not seem really stiff–just dense, and a regular blush brush picked up product just fine. There was something about the texture that seemed a bit chalky to me, though. It blended fairly easily and lasted for eight hours on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) Soleil Bronzer

Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer)

Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that was blendable on the skin. The texture was in line with the other two shades–denser, smooth on the surface, but required a denser brush to get product to come away from the surface of the pan. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Fluid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Jardin Eclatants Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Grape(vine) Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
On lips:
  • MAC Pearly One Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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As expensive as this is, I would love to purchase a palette. I love the Soleil packaging. However, I find this and last year’s Afternooner too light for my skin tone. Does anyone else want Tom Ford to bring back the eye and cheek palettes for the summer??? I would love to see those return in place of these large face palettes. So far, loving the smaller blush/highlighter Soleil palettes.

Haven’t been impressed with the new palettes. I’m referring to the Pink Glow eye and cheek palette from 2015, and there was a similar palette in 2014, I believe. I prefer that presentation.

I ADORE this!! And I know I’d truly use it and get my money’s worth, but I just can’t spring for it right now!!

I’m glad I have Plum Pop though!! As the blush was my favourite here, so I can at least look at the bright side 😛

Christine I did not like this one at all even before your review the bronzer is such a funny shade and the blush is way too bright I don’t even like the highlighter in this one. I still like the Afternooner & I think Tom Ford missed the mark with this new one.

Definitely color will be down to personal preference, but if you don’t like bright blush, I’m not surprised this one didn’t work well for you!

Christine,
I have never seen one of these in person, can you estimate the measurement of the pan size, especially the vertical. It just doesn’t look like it would accommodate my blush and bronzer brushes. Thanks so much!

I really do like the color selection that was put together for this cheek trio, but something is missing. Their blush formula must be the new one, and not the wonderful one from before the change. Oh well, money saved, I suppose. ?

This one is different from the original powder blush formula (the ones sold as singles), and it’s still different from the reformulation, too!

For $108, I would demand a much better rating than a B…heck, it would have to apply itself and maybe weed my garden for me! I also don’t like the sorts of cheek palettes where you have to be careful to work around one of the pans to get at the one you want – is this large enough that it’s easy to get a blush brush or a large powder brush into just one pan?

I love makeup and name brand makeup even more.
Probably I am getting older and already have too much makeup.
I just cannot seem to swallow buying Tom Ford anymore especially when there are so many other good brands out there and less the price. Yes, I know there is quite a bit of product.
Even Suqqu cost less. It is not just the price but the value…. A B rating for that price. It is grocery for a week if that more than a week.

https://www.instagram.com/suqqu_uk_official/

I check this link time to time for new products. There is also a link on its instagram, top of the page check the Atelier link on the blog, on how to purchase by phone in one of its blog.

I haven’t bought in a long time. But I did buy the brush set with the elusive Small eyeshadow brush during Fall 2016.

I have an email from Suqqu. They call me. Ask what I want and I buy it by phone. They call my phone number which I give by email. I ask for some free samples. The shipping I think by phone cost a bit more, but I get good customer service. I tell them to ship from Harrods. I don’t like shipping from Selfridges. Too much problems with customs. Harrods is devine.

I think you can do by email, but I want free samples, and I tell them what I want. They tell me immediately what they have.

Selfridges no longer sell brushes. Eye shadows have been revamped. Limited items are hard to get.
It is like buying Mac limited items. But they do try hard to replenish. There are bloggers from Asia and Europe who likes Suqqu. So they know how to purchase fast.

I know your question was short, and I gave you a longggggg answer. I really don’t buy a lot of Suqqu, but what I have bought, I am happy with….Also, the prices from Great Britain is cheaper than purchasing it in Japan….even if you don’t buy it from the wonderful Kelly at Ichibankao at crazy markups

Thank you for a very thorough answer, Stacey! 🙂 It’s definitely very hard to get SUQQU through Selfridges for their LE items, though I swear I have not seen so many ever arrive!

One more thing. I can buy any item in stock. So it might not show up on the web, but if Suqqu has it, they will sell it to you. Also, I had bought NOT Suqqu cosmetics along with Suqqu products over the phone, the same order. I just wish I could test the foundation colors before buying.

The smaller shade range + lack of testing has been why I’ve stayed away! I’m also not sure if they are scented (I haven’t bothered to research, though), and I know their cleansing oil is very heavily fragranced.

This looks pretty but do you think it would work for pale skin tones??? I feel like if I used a light hand on the blush, it could work. Would the bronzer work for pale girls?

The compact looks lovely though I would have expected the bronzer to be cooler toned. I bought the Afternooner last year and have been extremely pleased with it. Passing on this version, which looks equally high in quality and volume of products!

I purchased The Afternooner last year, then I returned it becuase I felt guilty.. too much money for a compact… For this one I have no doubts: it’s a pass. It is not appealing to me as The Afternooner, and I love cool tones! I purchased the cool palette instead. It’s more expensive but I feel I’ll use it more. I’m not a bronzer person so I really feel I’m waisting money with these huge compacts. Beying a makeup enthusiast I don’t care about quantity of pruduct: I’ll never be able to hit pan on any of my eyeshadows or blushes or bronzers.

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