Hello! I’ve been having an intense week, and between juggling work and a 3-day old migraine, I haven’t been having much energy to do anything else. But there is nothing quite like a good dose of gorgeousness to perk things up! And I’m really excited to be able to show you the very latest Tom Ford Summer 2015 Soleil Collection! The collection will officially launch here in Singapore this Friday 8 May 2015, and I am very privileged to be able to check out everything in person. Feast your eyes out with these close-ups and swatches!
Tom Ford Summer 2015 Soleil Collection seeks to capture the sensuality of the golden summer light against bare skin. Eyes smolder in burnished tones and metallic finishes, against glowy cheeks and shimmering skin. Take a closer look in this campaign video here!
I have not had the chance to test out these products in depth yet, but I wanted to get you the complete swatches and some very preliminary thoughts so you still have time to get a hold of these. As always, Tom Ford limited editions run out in the blink of an eye, so it is a good idea to be prepared.
The “must-have” piece of the collection, is the Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Palette.
What had appeared to be redder in the early promo images is actually a very lovely, complex burgundy with golden & baby pink micro-shimmers! Described as golden violet, it leans warm on me but the pale frosty pink and sheer shimmer wash give the flexibility to vary the final look. The cheek shades are really very interesting with a warm-ish rose gold highlighter and satin plum blush with a sheen.
What is completely new this season, are the Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Colors. These come dual-layered, with the top lid snapping open to reveal a powder eyeshadow, and the bottom twists open to reveal a cream shadow in a glass jar.
There are 4 Cream and Powder Eye Colors, but unfortunately the shipment for Naked Bronze has yet to arrive when I was there today.
Swatches for Golden Peach are below, layered on left, cream middle, and powder on right. This is probably the “sweetest” and most everyday wearable combination, although it is very reminiscent of the In The Pink trio from Fall 2013.
Swatches for Black Oyster are below, layered on left, cream middle, and powder on right. This is the most contrasting pairing, with the deep charcoal cream and brilliant silver glitter.
Swatches for Midnight Sea are below, layered on left, cream middle, and powder on right. This is the most striking pair as the blue powder shade is the most opaque, and the choice of pairing it with a deep bronze cream shade is really unexpected.
The Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer formula returns this year with 2 repromotes – Sweet Spot and Paradiso – and 2 new colors – Skinny Dip and Rose Soleil. With the exception of Rose Soleil, these are not shimmery, the luster of the lipsticks had reflected light to cause the swatches to show up as such below.
Another brand new item, one which has never been seen before, is the Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color.
On my first swatch, this very first cream cheek color in Pink Sand has a formula that is very reminiscent to Illuminating Cheek Color from Summer 2013. It is very emollient, and the color is very sheer. Although it looks rather pink in the pan, it actually swatches out a rose golden color.
The Tom Ford Bronzing Powders are back, and this year they are also available in a smaller size that is easier to handle for those of us with smaller palms, and of course much more convenient for traveling. It is the same size as the cream cheek color, both approximately 3/5 the size of the full-sized bronzer, as you can see from the picture below.
And finally, there is 1 incredibly special item – Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil!
It is so easy to overlook this, after all, the promo images didn’t seem like much. But trust me, this one smells AMAZING… slightly coconut-ty and warm, the way summer should smell… but remember, this is Tom Ford, so it is much more than that! And the shimmers are just spectacular! I would not use this all over my body, but on the hair, shoulders, and maybe dab it with a brush on the cheek bones.
Seriously, just look at that! Gah!! I can’t even!
I hope I’ve given you enough to think about for the next couple of days. For those of you in Singapore, here is the price list for your reference:
Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color – SGD85 [reviewed here]
Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact – SGD146 [reviewed here]
Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color – SGD87 [reviewed here]
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer – SGD72 [reviewed here]
Tom Ford Bronzing Powder – SGD160 (Large) / SGD102 (Small) [reviewed here]
Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil – SGD160
I’ve been told the Eye and Cheek Compact will be slightly delayed, but they will be taking reservations once the collection launches this Friday, 8 May. So head on down and check everything out for yourself!
I am very grateful to Estee Lauder Singapore for giving me the opportunity to preview everything. They had also kindly provided me with some press samples, which I will be reviewing in greater detail over the next few days.