Nov 26, 2016

Tom Ford Soleil Lip Foils & Eye and Cheek Palettes

Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2016 Makeup Collection - Lip Foil - Eye Cheek Palettes - Swatches
Tom Ford Soleil - Winter 2016 Makeup Collection at Nordstrom

Tom Ford's makeup offerings are always a beautiful combination of luxurious packaging and fabulous quality, making them a must-have for those who love to add a touch of luxe to their makeup routine.  This year, though, the Tom Ford Soleil makeup collection for winter 2016 stands apart not just for all those reasons but also because, unlike every other holiday collection, this makeup collection is a celebration of summer.  The collection, which features gold and white packaging and shimmery finishes, is inspired by the island resorts where it's summer all year.  Not surprising, then, that the collection includes a dry oil spray, a broad-spectrum SPF lotion, and a beautiful makeup brush set.  The collection also features a new lipstick formula - Tom Ford Soleil Lip Foils - as well as two limited edition eye and cheek palettes.  The Soleil Lip Foils have a reflective, metallic finish and are available in 6 colors.  Scroll on for more swatches.

Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2016 Makeup - Lip Foil lipsticks - Swatches Private Life - Spanish Flame - Aperture - Creme Conque
Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2016 Makeup - Lip Foil lipsticks - Swatches
Private Life - Spanish Flame - Aperture - Creme Conque
Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2016 Makeup - Lip Foil lipsticks - Swatches  Venus Rising - Creme Conque
Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2016 Makeup - Lip Foil lipsticks - Swatches
Venus Rising - Creme Conque

The Tom Ford Soleil Lip Foil lipsticks have a soft creamy texture and a metallic, frosty finish.  This isn't really a formula that appeals to me - I much prefer creamy satin/matte finishes or just plain glosses without any shimmer to them - but the lipstick feels quite smooth and light.  While the color payoff is quite good, I do think that the underlying skin/lip pigmentation would effect how the color would look like when applied.  

On to the cheek and eye palettes, the Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek palettes are housed in a beautiful white and gold case.  The palettes include a blush, a highlighter, and 4 eyeshadows (similar to a regular Tom Ford eyeshadow quad), and are available in a cool and a warm-toned set.  Scroll on for more photos and swatches. 

Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette - Cool - Swatches
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette (Cool)
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette - Cool - Swatches
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette (Cool) - Swatches
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette - Warm - Swatches
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette (Warm) 
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette - Warm - Swatches
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette (Warm) - Swatches

The Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek palettes would be my favorite from this collection (okay, the makeup brush set too).  The palettes are perfect for travel, and the colors included are great whether you want a soft neutral look or a slightly smokier/darker makeup look.  I liked both the warm as well as the cool-toned palette, though I might like the cool-toned palette just a teeny bit more.

Overall, the Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2016 makeup collection is a great pick, especially if you are looking for a luxurious makeup gift.

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