Tom Ford Beauty Balm Soleil Soleil Lip Balm ($56.00 for 0.1 oz.) has a mostly transparent base chocked full of finer pearl and larger sparkle that seemed to shift from pale gold to greenish-gold with hints of opalescence. It had a shiny, twinkling finish that had good dispersion of all of the shimmer/sparkle, so that it actually had an even amount of “coverage” all over my lips. The texture was lightweight, balmy with moderate slip, but it was thin enough so it didn’t feel like it was going to slide everywhere. When I pressed my lips together, I didn’t feel the grit or texture of the sparkles.
It’s a new, limited edition lip balm for the holiday season that’s supposed to have “soothing hydration” with a “pearlescent finish” that “mimics the look of bright sun glittering on crystalline snow.” It seemed to live up to what it was trying to model itself after; it did have a glittering effect that was shiny and reflective. It lasted two to three hours on me but was moderately hydrating, just not as hydrating as I’d expect or look for in an actual lip balm. As a sheer lipstick, it was decently hydrating.
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