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.
TF’s summer collection does not disappoint. It’s been flying off the shelves here in the US. I already have Pink Haze, Spice, and Spring 2015 and so the only new eyeshadow duo I picked up was Black Oyster which is perfect for date nights 🙂 I also bought the cream blush, Skinny Dip, Rose Soleil, and the travel sized Terra. I’ve been eminently happy with my selections as they all perform as beautifully as they look. Tom Ford really knows how to put out a focused, well-edited collection that captures the warmth of sunny summer days and the sensual magic of balmy nights. Love Tom Ford!
Hi Eileen, sounds like you are quite the collector! The quality of this collection is top notch, and i think you picked the best out of all of them! Don’t you love the new mini-sized bronzers?!??
I’ve no idea when this will land in Australia but I need that cream blush in my life!
Aww…. i understand Aussie usually gets the summer collections at the end of the year? That gives you all that much more time to plan! 😉
Aw sorry about your migraine! Those are horrible, I’ve suffered from them in the past. Hopefully you feel better! Thanks for this post, I kinda went crazy with this collection, I got Pink Glow, Gold Dust, Golden Peach and Pink Sand. Dreading that bill..lol
Thank you so much for your kind words! :* The headache is on and off again, i suspect i’m not getting enough hydration. This collection is doing something bad to all of our wallets!!!
I went for Golden Peach before it sells out! So gorgeous! Now, after reading your review, I really want the Body Oil though! Coconut, yum! 🙂
Hi Eleni, I see you really are considering the Body Oil after your later comment…. but just to reinforce (enabling is my job! LOL)…. YES GET IT! I’m not helping am i??
I picked up Naked Bronze but now I need more lol Still wondering if I need Midnight Sea or Pink Haze. Decisions, decisions!
Hi Sunny, I think if you already have Naked Bronze, you should try 1 of the darker combos. Midnight Sea is incredibly beautiful.
Great post, Linda. I think I might be able to pass this one up, even though it seems Tom Ford will become more available to me online than it has been previously *saving my money for Guerlain*
Thank you Siri! Hmm… personally i find this collection much more exciting than Guerlain’s reinvention of yet another terracotta and meteorites. But what do i know… the moment I lay my hands on some Guerlain i’m sure my heart will melt once again! ;P
Lovely swatches, I got quite a few of the collection online and wanted to swatch others in person, like terra, thinking it would be much darker than gold dust. However, it looks more wearable than gold dust as a contour color because it is more matte. The lipstick colors look very pretty as well.. Looks like I will be adding a few more items to my collection
I hope the rest of my reviews helped (or maybe not) make up your mind! 😉 But you’re living in the land of plenty (MAKEUP!!!) now, so maybe take things slow?
What a wonderful preview! Love everything, this collection will be soo bad for my wallet.
Thank you Sara, also for your link love as always! :* This collection is evil i tell you! I went out and bought whatever else I don’t already have! Not enough….
You’re killing me, Linda. I’m trying so hard to resist! I’m still feeling for Naked Bronze just because I love bronze shades and I have never tried any cream shadows by Tom Ford. I saw the online swatches and they look great!
I hope you enjoy your Naked Bronze Lily……. 😉