Tom Ford Summer 2016 Soleil Collection: Moisturecore Lip Color & Ultrarich Lip Color

March 30, 2016
Is it too early to be looking at Summer 2016 collections already?  Not according to Mr. Ford!  The Tom Ford woman travels all year round, to all kinds of exotic locations worldwide.  Summer in Portofino, Maldives, Tahiti, Puerto Rico… all time, anytime!  And so with that in mind, Tom Ford will be making part of its super popular perennial summer products permanently available this year, and adding to that some new seasonal lip and cheek products.  I had the chance to preview and swatch the Tom Ford Soleil Collection at a press event recently, and would love to share them with you here!
Tom Ford Soleil Collection Summer 2016

There is quite a fair bit to cover with this year’s Tom Ford Soleil Collection for Summer 2016, and instead of rushing through them all in 1 marathon post, I would like to focus on just the lip products today, and save the rests for tomorrow.
Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color
Hot on the heels of 5 new Eye Color Quads that were released just a few months ago [Last Dance reviewed here, and Disco Dust reviewed here], there is understandably nothing new for the eyes this season.  Instead, Tom Ford will be giving us 2 brand new lines of lip color!  And from our experience with those insanely popular Lips & Boys [read here], there is no lipstick like a Tom Ford to drive women into a frenzy.  Seen above are the completely new Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color [SGD77].  These are hybrid lip treatment and color 2-in-1 products, with a core filled with luxurious passion fruit oil and a bright pop of color.  Encapsulating that is a bolder, luminous lip color formulated with plumping melon fruit extract, Tom Ford’s signature moisturizing muru muru butter, and other conditioning esters for optimal comfort.  There are 6 shades to choose from:
Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color swatches
From left to right, the shades are:
  • Carriacou – warm peach
  • Pipa – rosy coral
  • Cala di Volpe – reddish brown
  • Otranto – berry mauve
  • Mustique – rose pink
  • Scandola – pale nude
The Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color are probably sheerest in the family, but they are much more buildable than the Lip Sheers in my opinion, and really do feel fabulous on the lips.  They have the same creaminess as the Tom Ford Lip Color Shine [reviewed here], perhaps even more moisturising.  There is a subtle touch of golden pearl to them that makes these look really expensive and every bit that sun goddess.  They also do last decently long, fading gently to a soft stain over 4-5 hours.
Tom Ford Ultrarich Lip Color
Make no mistake, these are not new renditions of the Tom Ford Lip Color Sheers [reviewed here], but are in fact another class of all-new Tom Ford Ultrarich Lip Color [SGD75]!  I must admit that I was not always the biggest fan of Tom Ford Lip Color.  Whilst I loved the amazing pigmentation of the original formula, I did not find them particularly moisturizing and could sometimes feel a little heavy when applied straight from the bullet.  Now, with the Ultrarich Lip Color, I think I may have finally found my ideal formula!  These are the perfect blend of pigmentation and comfort, and so incredibly lightweight on the lips!  They have the same luminous satin finish, and come in some gorgeous poppy shades!
Tom Ford Ultrarich Lip Color swatches
From left to right, the shades are:
  • Revolve Around Me – warm beige
  • Solar Affair – bright coral
  • Aphrodite – fuchsia
  • Les Mepris – vermillion
  • Temptation Waits – brown with hints of purple
  • Purple Noon – berry
I’ve been wearing Purple Noon lately, and this is probably the most comfortable lipstick I own in such a deep rich hue.  It feels light like second skin, and my lips don’t feel parched at the end of the day.  It leaves a beautiful stain that lasts all day; and since it is so pigmented, I have the flexibility of just dabbing on a little bit more after lunch or at the end of the day and it looks good as new!
All of the Moisturecore and Ultrarich Lip Colors will be available in Singapore from May, and are permanent limited edition.  Of course, for those fans who missed it or are looking to replace their beloved, Tom Ford will also be bringing back the Lip Color Sheer in Paradiso for a limited time.
I now have full swatches and reviews on those cheek palettes – The Afternooner, Bicoastal and Pineo Sole!  Hop on over here to check them out!
xo Linda
This post featured products that were kindly provided for review purposes.  All opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.